THE ORTHODONTIC PROFESSION

ORTHODONTICS - A SPECIALIST PROFESSION

The qualification of specialist in orthodontics and the corresponding title are granted to students who have completed a specific, highly-demanding 4-year training programme subject to a strict selection process (after having completed a course of studies in basic dental surgery).

The qualification in question is the Certificat d’Etudes Cliniques Spéciales Mention Orthodontie (Certificate of Specialised Clinical Studies in Orthodontics – CESCMO) or Certificate of Internship.

The above-mentioned qualifications, and only those two qualifications, grant orthodontists the right to register on the departmental list of orthodontic specialists established and approved by the Order of Dental Surgeons.

 

Dr Palucha is registered on the list of orthodontic specialists in Paris.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

You can ensure that the orthodontist treating you is a specialist by checking the list of specialistes in dentofacial orthopaedics on:

 

 

  • www.annuairedentaire.com → Recherchez parmi les 40 000 Chirurgiens Dentistes → Liste Spécialités → ODF (pour Orthopédie Dento-Faciale) → Liste de Régions → Ile–de-France → Paris (75) → Précisez votre recherche par NOM → enter doctor’s name for checking
  • and established by the Conseil Départemental de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-Dentistes (the departmental governing body of dental surgeons).

ORTHODONTICS AND BEYOND

Orthodontic treatment can prove to be complicated, especially when the treatment is multidisciplinary in nature and involves several different specialists. The key to the success of complex treatment lies in the skill of each of the practitioners involved, their close collaboration and the proper coordination of the treatment, the coordinating role often being performed by the specialist in orthodontics.

 

By way of illustration, the orthodontic specialist may have to maintain a working relationship with one or several of the medical specialists listed below:

ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST/DENTAL SURGEON - TWO DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS

For information, a dental surgeon treats cavities, root canals and gum diseases, carries out scaling and whitening, extracts teeth when they are too badly decayed and fits dental crowns, implants and other prostheses to replace missing teeth.

 

Dentists may refer patients of any age to a specialist in orthodontics and treat the patient where necessary in respect of their field of competence.