Antoine Saade

Antoine Saade

Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Lebanese University

Dr. Saadé graduated in 1984 from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Saint Joseph University. He earned in 1985 a Certificate of Anatomy and Physiology from Paris V University followed by a Degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Paris VI University (1986), a Certificate in Orthodontics from Paris V University (1987) and a Certificat d’Etudes Cliniques Spéciales Mention Orthodontie (CECSMO) Paris VII University (1988). In 2019, he received the degree of Doctorate in Odontological Sciences from the Faculty of Dental Medicine at the Lebanese University.

Dr Saadé is a lecturer at Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Dental Medicine since 1996 and past chairman of the Department from 2010 till 2015. He has several publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals.

Lecture title: Skeletal Age Assessment on CBCT

Lecture Abstract: Skeletal age assessment is a required procedure in several fields of medical and dental specialties prior to intended treatment. In orthodontics, the aim of bone age estimation is to provide the accurate time from which an orthopedic correction of jaw discrepancies could be initiated. This decision relies traditionally on hand-wrist or lateral cephalogram radiographs to detect modifications on epiphyses and cervical vertebrae.  However, as use of CBCT in dental practice has increased in the past years, it prevented prescription of additional radiographs. In this lecture a new method for skeletal age determination based on CBCT’s craniofacial shape is developed. Results of this procedure are promising, yielding a high accuracy when compared to conventional methods.