Eman A. Alkofide

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The purpose of this study was to describe the shape and measure the size of the sella turcica in Saudi subjects with different skeletal types. Lateral cephalometric radiographs of 180 individuals (90 males and 90 females) with an age range of 11-26 years were taken and distributed according to skeletal classification; 60 Class I, 60 Class II, and 60 Class(More)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a difference exists in intermaxillary tooth size among different malocclusion groups in Saudi patients The study consisted of 240 pretreatment orthodontic casts (Sixty cases in each malocclusion class, in addition to normal occlusion). The results of the study shows no significant difference in the incidence(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a comprehensive mathematical analysis of dental arch curvature in subjects with normal occlusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS The materials studied were 40 sets of upper and lower plaster dental casts of subjects presenting with normal occlusion. The sample was equally divided into casts from male and female subjects with an age range from(More)
A case of a young girl with an abnormally shaped sella turcica is reported. A routine lateral cephalograph of the skull was taken for orthodontic purposes. The cephalograph revealed that the sella turcica was abnormally shaped. Magnetic resonance imaging of the patient confirmed the presence of a pituitary adenoma in the sellar region. This article reports(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the structural interrelationship between the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the middle ear, in terms of fibrous continuity between the sphenomandibular ligament (SML) of the mandible and the anterior malleolar ligament (AML) of the middle ear. Thirty-seven specimens of the TMJ and middle ear were obtained from(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the retention protocols practiced by orthodontists in Saudi Arabia, and the factors affecting retainer choice.  METHODS This cross-sectional study took place between February and March of 2015 at the College of Dentistry, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. A previously tested electronic survey of 34 items was sent to all(More)
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether a relationship exists between posture of the head and neck, and the presence of certain malocclusal problems. Dental models, in addition to lateral cephalometric radiographs, taken in the "natural head position" of 180 male and female subjects were obtained. The postural angles between the head and the(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluate sella turcica morphology, calculate its size in cleft subjects, and compare it with noncleft subjects. MATERIALS Lateral cephalometric radiographs of 95 cleft and 190 noncleft individuals. Radiographs were divided into two groups by age: 11 to 14 years of age, 15 years and above. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The morphology of the sella(More)
OBJECTIVES To study size and shape of the sella turcica in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) and compare them to matched controls without the syndrome. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION The Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Lateral cephalograms of sixty DS individuals and sixty controls were obtained with an age range of 12-22 years. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if the type of cleft had any influence on the growth achievement of the affected patients. METHODS The height, weight and head circumference of 63 cleft patients attending the Orthodontic clinic at the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia between the year(More)