Customized Facemasks for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: Feasibility Study in Healthy Adults Volunteers.
Date: May 2020. Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2020; 201:A2432. Objective: : Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder in which individuals experience partial or complete stops in breathing due to the collapse of their upper airways. Currently, the standard treatment for OSA in adults is the delivery of […]Read More
Comparison of Different Kinesio Taping Techniques After Third Molar Surgery. Ö Gözlüklü, M Ulu, HÖ Gözlüklü. N Yilmaz.
Date: May 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Volume 78, Issue 5, Pages 695-704. Objective: Elastic therapeutic taping method has been shown to reduce pain and edema after surgery. The purpose of the present study was to compare the effects of 2 different Kinesio taping (KT) techniques on swelling, pain, and trismus after […]Read More
Thesis. Outcome assessment of facial orthopedics with taping for cleft lip deformities using 3D stereophotogrammetry. Peter Mankowski.
Date: May 2020. Source: Thesis. Master of Science, The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Craniofacial Science, The University of British Columbia. Background: Prior to operative correction of a cleft lip, presurgical orthopaedics (PSO) with facial taping is used to improve pre-maxillary and soft tissue alignment. Two commercially available taping systems, Dynacleft and 3MTM taping […]Read More
Simulation of tissue-prosthesis margin interface by using surface scanning and digital design for auricular prostheses. L McHutchion, D Aalto.
Date: April 2020 (Online). Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Presented at seventh Biennial Congress of the Advanced Digital Technology in Head and Neck Reconstruction Foundation in Tokyo, Japan (June 22, 2019). Statement of problem: One of the most challenging aspects of auricular prosthesis design and fabrication is ensuring that the prosthesis fits the patient […]Read More
Evaluation of soft-tissue changes in young adults treated with the Forsus fatigue-resistant device. B Akan, İ Veli.
Date: April 2020. Source: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Volume 157, Issue 4, Pages 481-489.e2. Highlights: • Forsus fatigue-resistant devices did not affect sagittal or vertical planes in postpeak patients. • Changes in maxilla and mandible were dentoalveolar only. • Significant differences in soft-tissue profiles in postpeak patients were not found. Introduction: This […]Read More
Evaluation of Changes in Nasal Projection After Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion With 3dMDface System. MH Büyükçavuş, Y Findik, T Baykul.
Date: April 2020. Source: The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. DOI: 10.1097/scs.0000000000006436. Abstract: The most appropriate treatment option for maxillary expansion in adulthood due to increased cyanosis in sutures is surgically assisted maxillary expansion (SARME). Skeletal and dental changes are observed with SARME. Three-dimensional imaging techniques are gaining importance with the developing technology in evaluating the […]Read More
3D soft‐tissue evaluation of a Class III treatment with rapid maxillary expander and face mask in pre‐pubertal phase – A retrospective cohort study. BK Đokić, A Zhurov, S Richmond et al.
Date: March 2020. Source: Orthodontic & Craniofacial Research, https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12373. Objective: The aim of this prospective controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the rapid maxillary expander (RME) and face mask treatment using three‐dimensional soft‐tissue facial characteristics of pre‐pubertal Class III children. Setting and Sample Population: CLIII and non‐CLIII groups, both of 32 white children […]Read More
Nasal Alar Surface Area Differences After Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair. Long-Term Effects of the Perialar Incision. AT Perdanasari, RD Wagner, MJ Davis et al.
Date: March 2020 (Online). Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006284. Background: The Millard rotation-advancement cleft lip repair is the most commonly performed cleft lip repair. An extended perialar incision allows for further advancement of the lateral lip element and improved positioning of the alar base. There is a lack of data evaluating differences in […]Read More
Immune function during early adolescence positively predicts adult facial sexual dimorphism in both men and women. YZ Foo, LW Simmons, DI Perrett et al.
Date: February 2020 (Online). Source: Evolution and Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.02.002. Abstract: Evolutionary theories suggest that humans prefer sexual dimorphism in faces because masculinity in men and femininity in women may be an indicator of immune function during development. In particular, the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis proposes that sexual dimorphism indicates good immune function during development because the […]Read More
Three-dimensional facial volume analysis using algorithm-based personalized aesthetic templates. AJ Tuin, JW Meulstee, TGJ Loonen et al.
Date: February 2020 (Online). Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Abstract: Three-dimensional stereophotogrammetry is commonly used to assess volumetric changes after facial procedures. A lack of clear landmarks in aesthetic regions complicates the reproduction of selected areas in sequential images. A three-dimensional volumetric analysis was developed based on a personalized aesthetic template. The […]Read More
Outcome of facial contour asymmetry after conventional two-dimensional versus computer-assisted three-dimensional planning in cleft orthognathic surgery. P Hsu, R Denadai, BCJ Pai et al.
Date: February 2020. Source: Scientific Reports, Volume 10, Article No. 2346, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58682-4. Abstract: Computer-assisted 3D planning has overcome the limitations of conventional 2D planning-guided orthognathic surgery (OGS), but difference for facial contour asymmetry outcome has not been verified to date. This comparative study assessed the facial contour asymmetry outcome of consecutive patients with unilateral cleft […]Read More
A Comparison of 3D Facial Features in a Population from Zimbabwe and United States. E Bhaskar, CH Kau.
Date: February 2020. Source: European Journal of Dentistry, 14(01): 100-106, DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702258. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in three-dimensional (3D) facial features in a population from Zimbabwe and the United States. In addition, this study seeks to establish an average facial template of each population allowing clinicians to treat […]Read More
Reproducibility of Natural Head Position assessed with stereophotogrammetry. G Jakobsone, V Vuollo, P Pirttiniemi.
Date: February 2020. Source: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research 23(1):66-71. doi: 10.1111/ocr.12344. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the stability of Natural Head Position (NHP) over time using the 3dMDface System. Setting and Sample Population: This was an experimental study. Three-dimensional facial images of 40 students were captured on two different occasions, with […]Read More
Long-term comparison study of philtral ridge morphology with two different techniques of philtral reconstruction. FC-S Chang, C-G Wallace, YC Hsiao et al.
Date: January 2020 (Online). Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Abstract: Cleft lip and/or cleft palate are the most common congenital craniofacial anomalies. Philtral ridge morphology is an important aesthetic component of unilateral cleft lip (UCL) repair. To this end, we have developed two techniques of philtral ridge reconstruction: (1) asymmetric mattress muscle […]Read More
Is Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel Useful in Le Fort I Osteotomy? AE Demirbas, S Bilge, S Celebi, et al.
Date: January 2020. Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 78, Issue 1, Pages 141.e1-141.e10. Objective: Safety and precision are 2 main goals in research to improve bone cutting in maxillofacial surgery. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to analyze the outcomes using an ultrasonic bone scalpel versus a piezoelectric surgical device […]Read More
Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity: Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Primary Deformity and Longitudinal Changes following Primary Correction of the Nasal Foundation. R Tse, R Knight, M Oestreich et al.
Date: January 2020. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Volume 145, Issue 1, p 185-199 doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006389. Background: Objective assessment of the unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity and the longitudinal changes with treatment is critical for optimizing cleft care. Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing cleft lip repair and foundation-based rhinoplasty were included (n = 102). Three-dimensional images […]Read More
Craniofacial Asymmetry from One to Three Years of Age: A Prospective Cohort Study with 3D Imaging. AM Launonen, V Vuollo, H Aarnivala, et al.
Date: December 2019. Source: Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9, 70; doi:10.3390/jcm9010070. Abstract: Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) is considered a risk factor for facial asymmetry. This cohort-based, prospective, follow-up study used three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry to assess the development of facial asymmetry in a normal birth cohort and to investigate the impact of DP on facial asymmetry for […]Read More
Craniofacial growth in infants with deformational plagiocephaly: does prematurity affect the duration of head orthosis therapy and the extent of the reduction in asymmetry during treatment? F Kunz, T Schweitzer, A Dörr et al.
Date: December 2019. Source: Clinical Oral Investigations. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00784-019-03159-6. Objective: Although prematurity is a risk factor for developing deformational plagiocephaly (DP), to our knowledge, there are no studies that have analyzed the impact of a premature birth on the duration of head orthosis therapy and the extent of the reduction in asymmetry during treatment. Materials and […]Read More
A Cross-Sectional Study to Understand 3D Facial Differences in a Population of African Americans and Caucasians. CH Kau, J Wang, M Davis.
Date: December 2019. Source: European Journal of Dentistry 2019; 13(04): 485-496 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400551. Objective: The purpose of this cross-sectional retrospective study was to use three-dimensional surface imaging to determine gender dimorphism and facial morphological changes from adolescence to adulthood in African American and Caucasian populations. Materials and Methods: Three-dimensional images were captured and the total […]Read More
Sex‐specific variation in facial masculinity/ femininity associated with autistic traits in the general population. DW Tan, MT Maybery, L Ewing, JX Tay, PR Eastwood, AJO Whitehouse.
Date: December 2019. Source: British Journal Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12436. (Online) Abstract: Reports linking prenatal testosterone exposure to autistic traits and to a masculinized face structure have motivated research investigating whether autism is associated with facial masculinization. This association has been reported with greater consistency for females than for males, in studies comparing groups with high […]Read More
Quantifying normal head form and craniofacial asymmetry of elementary school students in Taiwan. C-K Hsu, RR Hallac, R Denadai et al.
Date: December 2019. Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 72, Issue 12, Pages 2033-2040. Background: Defining three-dimensional (3D) normal craniofacial morphology in healthy children could provide craniofacial surgeons a reference point to assess disease, plan surgical reconstruction, and evaluate treatment outcome. The purposes of this study were to report normal craniofacial form […]Read More
The normal evolution of the cranium in three dimensions. JW Meulstee, GA de Jong, WA Borstlap, et al.
Date: November 2019 (Online). Source: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Abstract: Insight into the growth and development of the normal newborn cranial shape is essential to monitor cranial development, to detect and diagnose abnormal skull shapes, and for the long-term follow-up of craniosynostosis surgery. The aim of this study was to analyse the […]Read More
Unilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity: Foundation-Based Approach to Primary Rhinoplasty. RW Tse, E Mercan, DM Fisher, RA Hopper, CB Birgfeld, J Gruss.
Date: November 2019. Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Volume 144 – Issue 5 – p 1138-1149 doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006182. Background: Cleft lip results in disruption of the nasal foundation and collapse of tip structures. Most approaches to primary rhinoplasty focus on correction of lower lateral cartilages; however, recurrent deformity is common, and secondary revision is frequently […]Read More
Exploring the midline soft tissue surface changes from 12 to 15 years of age in three distinct country population cohorts. S Richmond, AI Zhurov, ABM Ali, P Pirttiniemi, T Heikkinen, V Harila, S Silinevica, G Jakobsone, I Urtane.
Date: November 2019. Source: European Journal of Orthodontics, https://doi.org/10.1093/ejo/cjz080. Introduction: Several studies have highlighted differences in the facial features in a White European population. Genetics appear to have a major influence on normal facial variation, and environmental factors are likely to have minor influences on face shape directly or through epigenetic mechanisms. Aim: The aim […]Read More
Professional Clinical Photography to Assist Patients with Pectus Carinatum. JA Yeats.
Date: November 2019. Source: Journal of Biocommunication, 43(2). https://doi.org/10.5210/jbc.v43i2.10230 Abstract: A photographic clinical role has been realized in our institution in the care of patients with Pectus Carinatum. A series of clinical photographs along with 3D imaging are now presented by our photographers to each patient in clinic to demonstrate changes over time in the […]Read More
Trends in Breast Measurements of Unilateral Breast Reconstruction Patients to Inform Bra Design. KM Nicklaus, E Jewett, C Liu et al.
Date: October 2019. Source: 3DBODY.TECH 2019 – 10th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland. Abstract: Breast reconstruction patients face unique challenges in finding a properly fitting bra after breast surgery, leading to decreased bra comfort and psychosocial functioning. In addition to considerations such as location of seams and […]Read More
Development of a 3D Body Database to Improve Measures of Perceptual Male Body Image Distortion. SM Mohamed, N Maalin, RS Kramer, A Irvine, PL Cornelissen, KL Ritchie, MJ Tovee.
Date: October 2019. Source: 3DBODY.TECH 2019 – 10th International Conference and Exhibition on 3D Body Scanning and Processing Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland. Abstract: There are important limitations in the current methodological stimuli being used in perceptual body image research among men, including a reliance on unrealistic images, a lack of biometric validity, and little consideration of […]Read More
A 3D Follow-Up Study of Cranial Asymmetry from Early Infancy to Toddler Age after Preterm versus Term Birth. AM Launonen, H Aarnivala, P Kyteas, et al.
Date: October 2019. Source: Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019, 8, 1665; doi:10.3390/jcm8101665. Abstract: : Preterm infants are at higher risk for both symmetrical and asymmetrical head molding. This study involved 3D stereophotogrammetry to assess the cranial growth, molding, and incidence of deformational plagiocephaly (DP) in preterm children compared to term born children. Thirty-four preterm infants […]Read More
Volumetric Effect of Pregnancy on a Unilateral Facial Fat Graft. AJ Tuin, RH Rutger, FKL Frederik, et al.
Date: September 2019 (Online). Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: Volume 7, Issue 9, p e2358. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002358. Abstract: Weight gain can affect the volume of a facial fat graft, resulting in unfavorable asymmetries. Weight gain during pregnancy is more complex and does not just entail an increase in adipose tissue. This case […]Read More
Do commonly available round facemasks fit near-term and term infants? Haase B, Badinska AM, Koos B, et al.
Date: September 2019 (ONLINE) Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition, doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-317531. Objective: With inappropriately large facemasks, it is more difficult to create a seal on the face, potentially leading to ineffective ventilation during neonatal stabilisation. We investigated whether commonly available round facemasks are of appropriate size by measuring facial […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 . Women endure both physical and psychological hardship from the disease and treatment. Surgical treatment often includes a mastectomy that removes […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More