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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…