This study evaluated the proportion of the external chin (protuberantia mentalia) in relation to the total symphyseal area in normal jaws and those with a diverse morphology. A sample of 60 cases was randomly selected and divided into three groups of 20 each on the basis of normal growth, horizontal growth and vertical growth with an open bite. Tracings of… (More)
A nonpunitive fixed appliance utilizing a Teflon (E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., Wilmington, DE) roller is described. The appliance is used in conjunction with a program of positive reinforcement in managing thumb sucking in children 7-13 years of age. It has been used successfully in 24 children, with no cases requiring reinsertion.
The purpose of this research was to determine if digitization and the application of various compression routines to digital images of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) radiographs would diminish observer accuracy in the detection of specific osseous characteristics associated with TMJ degenerative joint disease (DJD). Nine observers viewed 6 cropped hard-copy… (More)
Controversy exists in the literature concerning the association between the radiographic and the clinical features of the temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). Hence, this study reinvestigated possible correlations between radiographically detected asymmetries and the clinical signs and symptoms of TMD. Complete clinical and radiographic records were… (More)