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A machine learning framework for automated diagnosis and computer-assisted planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery. PGM Knoops, A Papaioannou, A Borghi, et al.

Date: September 2019. Source: Scientific Reports 9, 13597 (2019). Abstract: Current computational tools for planning and simulation in plastic and reconstructive surgery lack sufficient precision and are time-consuming, thus resulting in limited adoption. Although computer-assisted surgical planning systems help to improve clinical outcomes, shorten operation time and reduce cost, they are often too complex and […]

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The Prevalence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder Among Patients Presenting for Orthognathic Surgery. J Duininck, AG Becking.

Date: September 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 77, Issue 9, Supplement, Pages e11–e12. Objective: Patients suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) experience severe psychological distress resulting from an illusory physical deformation. Over the past decades, research has shown that patients suffering from BDD often seek medical help at departments other than […]

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Lay People Esthetic Evaluation of Primary Surgical Repair on Three-Dimensional Images of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients. E Staderini, M De Luca, et al.

Date: September 2019. Source: Medicina, 55, 576; doi:10.3390/medicina55090576. Objective: Previous literature has disclosed that facial attractiveness affects the esthetic evaluation of nose and lip deformity on frontal and lateral photographs. However, it has never been debated if the removal of the external facial features on three-dimensional (3D) models (“cropped assessment bias”) could provide a considerable […]

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Prospective Evaluation of Perioperative Steroid Dosing on Postsurgical Edema in Orthognathic Surgery. M Fay, JC Doucet.

Date: September 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Volume 77, Issue 9, Supplement, Page e11. Challenge: While there exists good evidence to support steroid use, there is no consensus on the optimal dose of methylprednisolone to be used in orthognathic surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate the postoperative effects of […]

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Effect of facial profile convexity on the perception of mandibular asymmetry using three‐dimensional stereophotogrammetric images. GS Duran, FÖ Taşdelen, F Dindaroğlu.

Date: September 2019. Source: Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research 2020;23:110–117. DOI: 10.1111/ocr.12349. Objective: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that sagittal anomalies have an effect on the perception of mandibular asymmetry. Secondly, it aimed to determine the asymmetry perception threshold of orthodontist and laypeople. Setting and Sample Population: A total of 90 […]

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Predicting sleep apnea from 3-dimensional face photography. P Eastwood, SZ Gilani, et al.

Date: August 2019. Source: Journal of clinical sleep medicine (JCSM) 16(4). Objective: Craniofacial anatomy is recognised as an important predisposing factor in the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Two-dimensional (2D) photography has shown that craniofacial features are related to the presence and severity of OSA. Three-dimensional (3D) has potential advantages over 2D imaging as […]

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Three-dimensional analysis of lip changes in response to simulated maxillary incisor advancement. J Au, L Mei, F Bennani, A Kang; M Farella.

Date: August 2019. Source: Angle Orthod. 2020;90:118–124. Objective: To assess the immediate response of lips in three dimensions (3D) resulting from simulated maxillary incisor advancement Materials and Methods: : Incremental maxillary incisor advancement was simulated by placing wax of increasing thickness (þ2 mm, þ4 mm, þ6 mm) on the incisors of 20 participants, and the […]

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Customized Three-Dimensional Printing Spacers for Bone Positioning in Orthognathic Surgery for Correction and Prevention of Facial Asymmetry. S Dumrongwongsiri, HH Lin, LS Niu, LJ Lo.

Date: August 2019. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Volume 144, Issue 2, p 246e-251e. Abstract: Orthognathic surgery is a powerful tool for correction of facial asymmetry and malocclusion. The goal is to achieve good dental function and facial aesthetics. Three-dimensional simulation is used for surgical planning, and bone gaps could be created to achieve facial […]

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Thesis. Development and Usability Testing of a Custom Positioning Surgical Guide for Soft Tissue Breast Reconstruction. JR Joury.

Date: August 2019. Source: ERA: Education and Research Archive, University of Alberta. Abstract: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women with more than two thousand new cases diagnosed every year in Alberta [1]. Women endure both physical and psychological hardship from the disease and treatment. Surgical treatment often includes a mastectomy that removes […]

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Methods and Challenges in a Cohort Study of Infants and Toddlers With Craniofacial Microsomia: The Clock Study. DV Luquetti, ML Speltz, ER Wallace, B Siebold, BR Collett, AF Drake, … CL Heike (2019).

Date: August 2019. Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Volume: 56 issue: 7, page(s): 877-889. Objective: The Craniofacial microsomia: Longitudinal Outcomes in Children pre-Kindergarten (CLOCK) study is a longitudinal cohort study of neurobehavioral outcomes in infants and toddlers with craniofacial microsomia (CFM). In this article, we review the data collection and methods used to characterize this […]

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Spatially Detailed 3D Quantification of Improved Facial Symmetry After Surgery in Children With Unicoronal Synostosis. L Öwall, TA Darvann, HB Hove, L Bøgeskov, S Kreiborg, NV Hermann.

Date: August 2019. Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Volume: 56 issue: 7, page(s): 918-928. Objective: To assess improvement of soft-tissue facial symmetry in children surgically treated for unicoronal synostosis (UCS) in infancy, to correlate pre- and postsurgical facial asymmetry and to evaluate whether the improvement was visually recognizable.Presenter: Design: Case–controlled follow-up. Patients/Settings: Eleven Danish children […]

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Three-dimensional facial development of children with unilateral cleft lip and palate during the first year of life in comparison with normative average faces. S Brons, JW Meulstee, TGJ Loonen, et al.

Date: July 2019. Source: PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.7302. Background: Stereophotogrammetry can be used to study facial morphology in both healthy individuals as well as subjects with orofacial clefts because it shows good reliability, ability to capture images rapidly, archival capabilities, and high resolution, and does not require ionizing radiation. This study aimed to compare the three-dimensional […]

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Effect of maxillary expansion and protraction on the oropharyngeal airway in individuals with non-syndromic cleft palate with or without cleft lip. N Alrejaye, J Gao, D Hatcher, S Oberoi.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213328. Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate three dimensionally the effect of the combined maxillary expansion and protraction treatment on oropharyngeal airway in children with non-syndromic cleft palate with or without cleft lip (CP/L). Methods: CBCT data of 18 preadolescent individuals (ages, 8.4 ± 1.7 years) […]

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Stem cell enriched lipotransfer reverses the effects of fibrosis in systemic sclerosis. Almadori A, Griffin M, Ryan CM, Hunt DF, Hansen E, Kumar R, et al.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218068. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218068 Abstract: Oro-facial fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma;SSc) has a major impact on mouth function, facial appearance, and patient quality of life. Lipotransfer is a method of reconstruction that can be used in the treatment of oro-facial fibrosis. The effect of this treatment not only restores oro-facial […]

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Functional decline in facial expression generation in older women: A cross-sectional study using three-dimensional morphometry. C Tanikawa, S Takata, R Takano, H Yamanami, Z Edlira, K Takada.

Date: July 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(7): e0219451. Abstract: Facial expressions play an important role in the communication of emotions and thoughts. It is no exaggeration to say that the face is an organ of communication. Aging is related to impairment of various motor and cognitive functions. A recent study that examined the perception of […]

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Facial Gender Affirmation Surgery. DE Morris, LP Zhao.

Date: July 2019. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 30, Issue 5, p 1403–1405. Abstract: Facial procedures directed at gender affirmation are uniquely tailored to the individual patient and may affect soft tissue and skeletal structures over the entire face—from the chin through the upper forehead. Complete photographic and radiographic documentation that addresses these areas […]

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Nasal soft tissue changes after two different approaches for surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion. AY Fındık T Baykul T Yazıcı.

Date: July 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 48, Issue 7, Pages 957-961. Abstract:The aim of the study was to evaluate the nasal soft tissue changes in patients who underwent surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) using two different surgical approaches. Thirty-two patients were included in the study, and divided into […]

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Evaluation of preferred lip position according to different tip rotations of the nose in class I young adult subjects. J Feghali, E Khoury, NM Souccar, R Akl, J Ghoubril.

Date: June 2019. Source: International Orthodontics (Online). Introduction: The mouth plays an important role in the overall aesthetic appearance of the face. The aims of this study were to determine the optimal antero-posterior (AP) lip position relative to various rotations of the nasal tip and assess the impact of the nasolabial angle on facial aesthetics. […]

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Increased facial asymmetry in autism spectrum conditions is associated with symptom presentation. M Boutrus, SZ Gilani, GA Alvares, MT Maybery, DW Tan, A Mian, AJO Whitehouse.

Date: June 2019. Source: Autism Research. ©2019 International Society for Autism Research, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Abstract: A key research priority in the study of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) is the discovery of biological markers that may help to identify and elucidate etiologically distinct subgroups. One physical marker that has received increasing research attention is facial […]

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Capture, Learning, and Synthesis of 3D Speaking Styles. D Cudeiro, T Bolkart, C Laidlaw, A Ranjan, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 10093-10103. Abstract: Audio-driven 3D facial animation has been widely explored, but achieving realistic, human-like performance is still unsolved. This is due to the lack of available 3D datasets, models, and standard evaluation metrics. To address […]

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Learning to Regress 3D Face Shape and Expression from an Image without 3D Supervision. S Sanyal, T Bolkart, H Feng, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 7755-7764. Abstract: The estimation of 3D face shape from a single image must be robust to variations in lighting, head pose, expression, facial hair, makeup, and occlusions. Robustness requires a large training set of in-the-wild […]

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Dense 3D Face Decoding Over 2500FPS: Joint Texture and Shape Convolutional Mesh Decoders. Y Zhou, Ji Deng, I Kotsia, S Zafeiriou.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Abstract: 3D Morphable Models (3DMMs) are statistical models that represent facial texture and shape variations using a set of linear bases and more particular Principal Component Analysis (PCA). 3DMMs were used as statistical priors for reconstructing 3D […]

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Expressive Body Capture: 3D Hands, Face, and Body from a Single Image. G Pavlakos, V Choutas, N Ghorbani, T Bolkart, AA Osman, D Tzionas, MJ Black.

Date: June 2019. Source: 2019 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Long Beach, CA, USA. Proceedings Page(s): 10967-10977. Abstract: To facilitate the analysis of human actions, interactions and emotions, we compute a 3D model of human body pose, hand pose, and facial expression from a single monocular image. To achieve this, we […]

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Effects of Different Head Positioning Methods on Facial Soft Tissue Analysis Using Stereophotogrammetry. NG Amuk, KG Topsakal, HB Keklikci.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 77, Issue 6, Pages 1277.e1-1277.e10. Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the sagittal tilt of the head in different head positioning techniques using an inclinometer and facial stereophotogrammetric measurements. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out in 45 participants (26 […]

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Full‐Arch Implant‐Supported Rehabilitation Guided by a Predicted Lateral Profile of Soft Tissue. JJ Shao, C Xue, H Zhang, L Li.

Date: June 2019. Source: Journal of Prosthodontics. Abstract: In full‐arch implant‐supported rehabilitation of patients with severe periodontitis, prediction of lateral facial profile with modified dental position remains a challenge, especially for patients with protruded anterior teeth. This clinical report describes a digital workflow to predict lateral profiles and then guide the implant placement and restoration […]

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Do intraoperative steroids reduce facial swelling? A new assessment tool for assessing facial swelling. E Brecher, M Kugathasan, A Viswanath, M Papageorge.

Date: May 2019. Source: International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 2019; Vol 48: p 210. Abstract of the 24th International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Background: Post-operative swelling is a common sequala to surgical extraction of impacted third molars. The use of intraoperative steroids to is a common practice among […]

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Uniform 3D meshes to establish normative facial averages of healthy infants during the first year of life. Brons S, Meulstee JW, Nada RM, Kuijpers MAR, Bronkhorst EM, Bergé SJ, et al.

Date: May 2019. Source: PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217267. Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) surface imaging systems are replacing direct anthropometry as the preferred method for capturing facial soft-tissues. Aims of this study were: (1) to develop normative average 3D faces of healthy infants aged 3, 6, 9, and 12 months and (2) to describe normative average 3D […]

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Smile dimensions in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. NM Souccar, DW Bowen, Z Syed, TA Swain, CH Kau, DM Sarver.

Date: May 2019. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12278. Objective: To test smile dimension variations in adult African American and Caucasian females and males. Setting and Sample Population: The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and Hospital. Three hundred and ninety‐four participants were recruited; African American females and males distributed over five age […]

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3DFaceGAN: Adversarial Nets for 3D Face Representation, Generation, and Translation. S Moschoglou, S Ploumpis, MA Nicolaou et al.

Date: May 2019. Source: International Journal of Computer Vision (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11263-020-01329-8. Abstract: Over the past few years, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have garnered increased interest among researchers in Computer Vision, with applications including, but not limited to, image generation, translation, imputation, and super-resolution. Nevertheless, no GAN-based method has been proposed in the literature that can […]

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Integration of digital technology in the workflow for an osseointegrated implant-retained nasal prosthesis: A clinical report. L McHutchion, C Kincade, J Wolfaardt.

Date: May 2019. Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Volume 121, Issue 5, Pages 858-862. Abstract: This clinical report describes the integration of digital technology into the treatment of a patient with an osseointegrated implant-retained nasal prosthesis. The surgery was planned digitally to determine the optimal implant positions. Implant placement surgical guides were digitally designed […]

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EDAR, LYPLAL1, PRDM16, PAX3, DKK1, TNFSF12, CACNA2D3, and SUPT3H gene variants influence facial morphology in a Eurasian population. Y Li, W Zhao, D Li et al.

Date: April 2019. Source: Human Genetics 138, 681–689 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00439-019-02023-7. Abstract: In human society, the facial surface is visible and recognizable based on the facial shape variation which represents a set of highly polygenic and correlated complex traits. Understanding the genetic basis underlying facial shape traits has important implications in population genetics, developmental biology, and […]

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MeshMonk: Open-source large-scale intensive 3D phenotyping. JD White, A Ortega-Castrillón, H Matthews et al.

Date: April 2019. Source: Scientific Reports 9, 6085. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42533-y. Abstract: Dense surface registration, commonly used in computer science, could aid the biological sciences in accurate and comprehensive quantification of biological phenotypes. However, few toolboxes exist that are openly available, non-expert friendly, and validated in a way relevant to biologists. Here, we report a customizable toolbox […]

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AMASS: Archive of Motion Capture as Surface Shapes. N Mahmood , N Ghorbani, NF Troje, G Pons-Moll, MJ Black.

Date: April 2019. Source: Cornell University Library – arXiv.org, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Abstract: Large datasets are the cornerstone of recent advances in computer vision using deep learning. In contrast, existing human motion capture (mocap) datasets are small and the motions limited, hampering progress on learning models of human motion. While there are many […]

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Linking the Expression of Facial Shape and BMI via the Hippo Signaling Pathway. S Ali, DE Ehrlich, LM Moreno Uribe, BA Amendt, MK Lee, JR Shaffer, ML Marazita, SM Weinberg, SF Miller.

Date: April 2019. Source: The FASEB Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1_supplement. Abstract: Obesity rates have more than tripled in children and adolescents in recent years. While many studies have examined the relationship between obesity and chronic illnesses, the impact of obesity on craniofacial form is less understood. Research in this area has suggested that obesity […]

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A Morphometric Assessment of the Influence of EGCG on Down Syndrome Facial Morphology. J Cintron, M Dierssen, R Gonzalez, J Sharpe, N Martinez-Abadias, J Starbuck.

Date: April 2019. Source: The FASEB Journal, Vol 33, No. 1_supplement. Abstract: Down syndrome (DS) is a genetic birth defect that results from Trisomy 21, which causes an overexpression of human chromosome 21 (HSA21) genes. Overexpressed HSA21 genes disturb development by altering morphogenesis and growth, resulting in cognitive impairment, characteristic facial morphology, and many other […]

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MeshGAN: Non-linear 3D Morphable Models of Faces. S Cheng, M Bronstein, Y Zhou, I Kotsia, M Pantic, S Zafeiriou.

Date: April 2019. Source: Cornell University Library – arXiv.org, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. Abstract: Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are currently the method of choice for generating visual data. Certain GAN architectures and training methods have demonstrated exceptional performance in generating realistic synthetic images (in particular, of human faces). However, for 3D object, GANs still […]

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Quantitative evaluation of local head malformations from 3 dimensional photography: application to craniosynostosis. L Tu, AR Porras, A Oh, N Lepore, GC Buck, D Tsering, A Enquobahrie, R Keating, GF Rogers, MG Linguraru.

Date: March 2019. Source: Proc. SPIE 10950, Medical Imaging 2019: Computer-Aided Diagnosis, 1095035. Abstract: The evaluation of head malformations plays an essential role in the early diagnosis, the decision to perform surgery and the assessment of the surgical outcome of patients with craniosynostosis. Clinicians rely on two metrics to evaluate the head shape: head circumference […]

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Three-dimensional Analysis of Nasolabial Soft Tissues While Smiling Using stereophotogrammetry (3dMD). M Parra, R Pardo, ZS Haidar et al.

Date: March 2019. Source: International Journal of Morphology, 37(1):232-236, 2019. Abstract: The nasolabial region is the central esthetic unit of the face and is considered one of the most important determinants of the facial esthetic. The facial morphometry of soft tissues is a very important tool in facial surgery. Advances have been made recently in […]

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Three-Dimensional Assessment of Morphological Changes Following Nasoalveolar Molding Therapy in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A Case Report. E Staderini, R Patini, A Camodeca, F Guglielmi, P Gallenzi.

Date: March 2019. Source: Dentistry Journal, 7(1), 27. Abstract: The applications of computer-guided technologies for three-dimensional image analysis provide a unique opportunity to quantify the morphological dimensional changes of the face in a practical and convenient way. Symmetry of the nasolabial area is one of the main factors of facial attractiveness as well as being […]

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Quantifying faces three-dimensionally in orthodontic practice. C Tanikawa, O Akcam, K Takada.

Date: March 2019. Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery (ONLINE). Objective: The purpose of this study was to formulate and demonstrate a method for quantifying and visualizing the three-dimensional (3-D) configuration of the soft tissues of the face at rest to facilitate a quantitative and instantaneous understanding of a patient’s static facial form characteristics. Materials and […]

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Three-dimensional Facial Stereography and its Application in Orthognathic Surgery. SS WANG, J SHI, YJ SUN, ZJ XIE.

Date: March 2019. Source: Chinese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol.1 No.1. Abstract: The facial three-dimensional stereophotography technology is based on digital stereogrammetry technology. According to different light sources, it can be divided into three kinds, active, passive and hybrid. This system can show characteristics of height, width and depth of facial soft tissues. […]

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Combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire a digital scan for the fabrication of an orbital prosthesis. H Liu, S Bai, X Yu, Y Zhao.

Date: March 2019. Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Volume 121, Issue 3, Pages 531-534. Abstract: For a patient with a unilateral orbital defect, an esthetic orbital prosthesis plays an essential role in enhancing quality of life. This technique describes the combined use of a facial scanner and an intraoral scanner to acquire the digital […]

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Standardization of Cranial Index Measurement in Sagittal Craniosynostosis. SZ Al-Shaqsi, AM Rai, C Forrest, J Phillips.

Date: March 2019. Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 30 – Issue 2 – p 366-369. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005034. Abstract: Cranial index is a widely used 2-dimensional measure of skull form. It has traditionally been calculated as a ratio of the maximal cranial width divided by the maximal skull length. Nevertheless, the points of maximal skull […]

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Three-dimensional lip morphology in skeletal Class I malocclusion with labial inclination of the upper central incisors. M Sasaki, W Tome, A Takeuchi, N Kitai.

Date: March 2019. Source: Orthodontic Waves, Volume 78, Issue 1, Pages 33-38. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the three-dimensional (3D) lip morphology in cases of skeletal Class I malocclusion with labial inclination of the upper central incisors. Materials and Methods: Thirty-five Japanese patients with malocclusion were divided into 2 groups: […]

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3D symmetry of pre-operative breasts in cancer patients [abstract]. KM Nicklaus, AL Cheong, J Liu, GP Reece, MC Bordes, SE Hanson, MK Markey and FA Merchant.

Date: February 2019. Source: Proceedings of the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2018 Dec 4-8; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2019;79(4 Suppl): Abstract nr P5-16-15. Objective: Achieving breast symmetry and mitigating ptosis are important aims of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Breast asymmetry typically occurs when the left and right breasts […]

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Cognitive Outcomes and Positional Plagiocephaly. BR Collett, ER Wallace, D Kartin, ML Cunningham, ML Speltz.

Date: February 2019. Source: Pediatrics, 143 (2) e20182373; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2373. Background: Studies have revealed an association between positional plagiocephaly and/or brachycephaly (PPB) and development, although little is known about long-term outcomes. We examined cognition and academic achievement in children with and without PPB, testing the hypothesis that children who had PPB as infants would score […]

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Evaluation of lumbar motion with fabric strain sensors: A pilot study.

Date: January 2019. Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Volume 69, Pages 194-199. Highlights: • Flexible strain-sensors provides a potential solution for measuring lumbar motion. • The sensor-predicted lumbar angles showed good agreement to the measured body angles. • Sensor signals may have varied between subjects due to anthropometry. • Future work is needed to […]

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Lip position analysis of young women with different skeletal patterns during posed smiling using 3-dimensional stereophotogrammetry. H Li, T Cao, H Zhou, Y Hou.

Date: January 2019. Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 155, Issue 1, Pages 64-70. Highlights: • Posed smile, lip position, and skeletal patterns were investigated in young women. • Significant differences were found in interlabial gap and in the vertical, average, and horizontal groups. • Intercommissural width did not differ significantly among […]

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Associations Between Genetic Data and Quantitative Assessment of Normal Facial Asymmetry. S Rolfe, SI Lee, L Shapiro.

Date: December 2018. Source: Frontiers in Genetics, VOLUME 9, p 659. DOI=10.3389/fgene.2018.00659. Abstract: Human facial asymmetry is due to a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To identify genetic influences on facial asymmetry, we developed a method for automated scoring that summarizes local morphology features and their spatial distribution. A genome-wide association study using […]

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Recurrence of the Anterior Open Bite After Orthognathic Surgery: 3D Analysis of Dental, Soft Tissue, Skeletal and Airway Changes in Unraveling the Aetiology of Relapse. Suttorp et al.

Date: December 2018. Source: Oral Health Case Reports 2018, 4:2, DOI: 10.4172/2471-8726.1000148. Abstract: Several treatment approaches have been used to correct anterior open bites, but high relapse rates are reported. This report shows the orthognathic surgical correction of a severe anterior open bite of a 23 years old woman with a mouth breathing habit. Although […]

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