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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…