Carlos Flores-Mir

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The objectives of this study were to evaluate the frequency and severity of the malocclusion and treatment needs in Peruvian young adults. The second aim was to compare the orthodontic treatment needs according to sex and socio-economic status (SES). This cross-sectional study was conducted at the University Dental Clinic of a private university in Lima,(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to evaluate the capability of lateral cephalograms in diagnosing hypertrophied adenoids and obstructed posterior nasopharyngeal airways. METHODS A systematic review of the literature by using several electronic databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, Medline in progress, PubMed, Web of Science, Embase, and Lilacs) was(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this validation study was to compare standard plaster models (the current gold standard for cast measurements) with their digital counterparts made with emodel software (version 6.0, GeoDigm, Chanhassen, Minn) for the analysis of tooth sizes and occlusal relationships--specifically the Bolton analysis and the peer assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the aesthetic perception of different anterior visible occlusions in different facial and dental views (frontal view, lower facial third view and dental view) by lay persons. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey, Lima, Peru, 2002. SUBJECTS The different views were rated by 91 randomly selected adult lay persons. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENT(More)
BACKGROUND Although electromyography (EMG) has been used extensively in dentistry to assess masticatory muscle impairments in several conditions, especially temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), many investigators have questioned its psychometric properties and accuracy in diagnosing TMD. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors conducted a systematic review(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate available information on the effects of rapid maxillary expansion on nasal airway minimal cross-sectional area and volume, as measured by acoustic rhinometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS An electronic database search was conducted. Based on abstracts/titles, articles were initially selected; then full articles were retrieved and were(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the accuracy of computer programs in predicting skeletal changes after orthognathic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic computerized database search was conducted with the help of a health sciences librarian. Specific selection criteria were used to select articles, reference lists of(More)
The consequences of xerostomia on oral health have been studied for decades; however, the actual prevalence of this disorder on the general population remains controversial. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the prevalence of xerostomia in population-based samples. Electronic databases were screened for relevant articles and reference(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate dental, skeletal, and soft tissue effects during Twin-block treatment. METHODS A systematic search of several electronic databases (Medline, PubMed, Embase, all EBM reviews, and Web of Science) was conducted until July 2013, as well as a limited grey-literature search (Google Scholar). Human cephalometric studies that used a(More)
The lower permanent incisor tooth width sum has been proposed as the best predictor for the tooth width sums of the unerupted canine and premolars (SPCP) for populations from different ethnic origins. Only two previous studies have refuted it. The purpose of the present study was to determine which sum or combination of sums of permanent tooth widths(More)