Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-

Multidisciplinary approach: Need for the hour


Vidya K Shenoy 
 Department of Prosthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Vidya K Shenoy
Department of Prosthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka
India




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Dear Editor,

As the saying goes, "when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" in the past there was a narrow scope for dental practice. Today, the skilled clinician is no longer limited to one treatment modality. Multidisciplinary approach has become an integral part of everyday dentistry. With the advancements in the technology, materials and the methods in dentistry, there are more options to treat our patients. The multidisciplinary approach will allow the patient to benefit from a more comprehensive treatment. The ultimate goal should be to create an ideal treatment environment where the patient is comfortable and the clinician can deliver an effective treatment. The team should discuss every aspect of the treatment plan in detail and ensure that the patient's problems are addressed.

The article by Kumar et al. on "full mouth re-restoration of partially edentulous dentition: A periodontic, endodontic, orthodontic and prosthodontic interrelationship - 2 year follow-up" [1] is a good example of how multidisciplinary approach can be beneficial in a complex clinical situation. Readers can also go through the article "forming an interdisciplinary team: A key element in practicing with confidence and efficiency" by Spear. [2]

References

1Kumar S, Bhat GS, Bhat KM. Full mouth re restoration of partially edentulous dentition: A periodontic, endodontic, orthodontic and prosthodontic interrelationship-2 year follow up. J Interdiscip Dent 2012;2:211-4.
2Spear FM. Forming an interdisciplinary team: A key element in practicing with confidence and efficiency. J Am Dent Assoc 2005;136:1463-4.