The Influence of Using Digital Diagnostic Information on Orthodontic Treatment Planning: A Pilot Study. AC Dunbar, D Bearn, G McIntyre

Date: December 2014 Source: Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Volume 5, Number 4. Abstract. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess whether orthodontic treatment planning is reproducible when carried out using digital records compared with clinical examinations or using standard records. The study also assessed patients’ opinion of face-to-face consultations and potential use of…

Digital capture, design & manufacturing of an extra-oral device for a clarinet player suffering from Bell’s palsy. C Aita-Holmes, GT Grant, P Liacouras, WO Wilson Jr.

Date: November 2014. Source: 61st Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in New Orleans, USA. Poster Presentation: Digital capture, design & manufacturing of an extra-oral device for a clarinet player suffering from Bell’s palsy. Authors: Cynthia Aita-Holmes, DMD; Gerald T. Grant, DMD, MS; Peter Liacouras, PhD; William O. Wilson, Jr., DDS, MS

The Use of Tridimensional Imaging to Evaluate Volumetric Changes in Maxillofacial Patients: A Case Report. GF Lagreca, S Morgan.

Date: November 2014. Source: Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in New Orleans, USA. Poster Presentation: The Use of Tridimensional Imaging to Evaluate Volumetric Changes in Maxillofacial Patients: A Case Report. Authors: Gabriela F. Lagreca, DDS; Sujey Morgan, DDS, MS, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Recording of Natural Head Position Using Stereophotogrammetry: A New Technique and Reliability Study. TC Hsung, J Lo, TS Li, LK Cheung.

Date: November 2014 Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 72(11): 2256-61. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop a technique to record physical references and orient digital mesh models to a natural head position using stereophotogrammetry (SP). The first step was to record the digital mesh model of a hanging reference board…

Surgical Planning: 2D to 3D. PK Patel, LP Zhao, JW Ferraro.

Date: October 2014 Source: Ferraro’s Fundamentals of Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer New York, pp 331-367. Abstract: Surgeons and orthodontists are faced with the practical problem of objectively assessing a patient’s dentofacial skeletal deformity. Maxillofacial surgical planning is a multilevel process. It involves incorporating the clinical assessment of the soft-tissue envelop, the underlying facial skeletal structures, and…

Establishment of Reference Frame for Sequential Facial Biometrics. L Zou, P Hao, M McCarthy

Date: October 2014. Source: 3D Body Scanning Conference 2014, Lugano, Switzerland. Abstract: Facial biometrics as an objective, accurate, living parts measurement methodology, is widely used in assisting diagnose and treatment plan within the practice of medicine and dentistry. It is particularly popular that the quantification of changes before and after a clinical intervention. However the…

The validity of 3dMDvultus in predicting soft tissue morphology following orthognathic surgery. Rehan Ullah.

Date: July 2014. Source: British Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Meeting 2014, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Presentation: The validity of 3dMDvultus in predicting soft tissue morphology following orthognathic surgery. Presenter: Rehan Ullah.

Exploratory genotype–phenotype correlations of facial form and asymmetry in unaffected relatives of children with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate. SF Miller, SM Weinberg, NL Nidey, DK Defay, ML Marazita, GL Wehby, LM Moreno Uribe.

Date: June 2014 Source: Journal of Anatomy, Volume 224, Issue 6, pp 688-709. Abstract: Family relatives of children with nonsyndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P) who presumably carry a genetic risk yet do not manifest overt oral clefts, often present with distinct facial morphology of unknown genetic etiology. This study investigates distinct…

Reliability of Nasolabial Anthropometric Measures Using Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetry in Infants with Unrepaired Unilateral Cleft Lip. R Tse, L Booth, K Keys, B Saltzman, E Stuhaug, H Kapadia, C Heike.

Date: April 2014 Source: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Volume 133, Issue 4, p 530e–542e. Background: Surgical and orthodontic treatment of unilateral cleft lip +/– palate can produce dramatic changes in nasolabial form; however, the lack of ideal methods with which to objectively document three-dimensional form limits the…

Three-Dimensional Soft Tissue Change of the Malar Region with High Le-Fort 1 Advancement: Implications for Aesthetic Malar Contouring. D Morris, B Rosett, L Zhao, and P Patel.

Date: April 2014. Source: The Aesthetic Meeting 2014, San Francisco, USA. Abstract: While orthognathic procedures are performed for a number of clinical scenarios, a fundamental goal is to reposition the facial skeletal components so as to improve both function as well as aesthetics. For patients with malar hypoplasia, modification of the traditional Le Fort 1…