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MISSION STATEMENT

FOR MEMBERS OF THE FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTIC SUPPORT GROUP.

  • To provide a support and advice service for those dentists practising Functional Orthodontics.
  • To promote the pursuit of excellence and ethics and to address the need for co-operation amongst colleagues working in this field for the benefit of the profession and the welfare of patients.
  • To promote a structured method for acceptable record-keeping.
  • To provide protocols for initial records and informed consent.
  • To research the literature and to record the appropriate studies.
  • To provide access for members to these studies when requested.
  • To work in close association with the British Society for the Study of Cranio-Mandibular Disorders (BSSCMD) on these aspects of diagnosis and protection.
  • To provide an avenue for recourse against those who instigate unfounded accusations of professional treatment.
  • To provide a support group for those who are so accused.
  • To provide access to informed legal counsel.
  • To provide where possible a register of those prepared to act as expert witnesses.
  • To work in close liaison with and as an adjunct to the Dental Defence Union and Dental Protection.

DEFINITION OF FUNCTIONAL ORTHODONTICS:

Treatment which allows the facial bones and associated structures to develop to a balanced relationship.


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