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Chooryung Judi Chung

Chooryung Judi Chung

Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Chooryung Judi Chung, a professor at the Department of Orthodontics, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea received her DDS from Yonsei University and her orthodontic training and Ph.D at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. She was a visiting scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Chung is the director of Korean Association of Orthodontists, advisory committee member of the World Implant Orthodontic Association and the Scientific Chair of the 2023 International Cleft lip and Palate Association meeting in Seoul. Her clinical and research interests include interdisciplinary treatment for adults and digital dentistry.



Orthodontic management of ankylosed upper incisors


This lecture will provide an overview of orthodontic managements to correct patients with ankylosed maxillary incisors and share the treatment options along with long term prognosis.

Ankylosis of the upper incisal is one of the most complex, difficult and fearful clinical situations that an orthodontist can confront. Presence of one ankylosed incisor, a tooth that will not move, will make every aspect of your treatment plan somewhat extra-ordinary. In addition, although specific features of ankylosis is well documented in the literature, even its differential diagnosis can be a perplexing problem in the real clinical setting.


Aims, Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Aims: To overview the orthodontic managements to treat adults associated with ankylosed maxillary incisors. 

Objectives: This lecture will provide an enhanced understanding of the biologic background, differential diagnosis, treatment options, treatment outcome and long-term prognosis of orthodontic treatment associated with ankylosed upper incisors.

Learning outcomes: Following this presentation, delegates should have acquired knowledge regarding differential diagnosis, select treatment options and understand the possible risk and benefits during the orthodontic management of patients with incisal ankylosis.