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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…