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In the field of maxillofacial surgery, there is a huge demand from surgeons to be able to pre-operatively predict the new facial outlook after surgery. Besides the big interest for the surgeon during the planning, it is also an essential tool to improve the communication between the surgeon and his patient. In this work, we compare the usage of four(More)
BACKGROUND As the upper airway is the most important limiting factor for the deposition of inhalation medication in the lower airways, it is interesting to assess how its morphology varies between different postures. The goal of this study is to compare the upper airway morphology and functionality of healthy volunteers in the upright and supine positions(More)
Accurate preoperative planning is mandatory for orthognathic surgery. One of the most important aims of this planning process is obtaining good postoperative dental occlusion. Recently, 3D image-based planning systems have been introduced that enable a surgeon to define different osteotomy planes preoperatively and to assess the result of moving different(More)
  • N Nadjmi
  • 2004
INTRODUCTION This work was conducted to evaluate a new maxillary distractor with an activating system introduced into the maxilary sinus. PATIENTS AND METHOD Fourteen patients age 8 to 55 Years with severe maxillary and midfacial hypoplasia were treated in our center. A trans-sinusoidal maxillary distractor (TS-MD, developed by Dr. N. Nadjmi in(More)
Maxillofacial surgery treats abnormalities of the skeleton of the head. Skull remodelling implies osteotomies, bone fragment repositioning, restoration of bone defects and inserting implants. In this field there is a huge demand from the surgeons to be able to predict the new facial outlook after surgery. Besides the big interests for the surgeon during(More)
A two-stage palatal repair using a modification of Furlow palatoplasty is presented. The authors investigate the speech outcome, fistula formation and maxillary growth. In a prospective, successive cohort study, 40 nonsyndromic patients with wide cleft palate were operated on between March 2001 and June 2006 by a single surgeon. 10 patients in the first(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that the mandible rotates around the same point during maxillary impaction surgery as during initial jaw opening. This point, called the center of mandibular autorotation (CAR), could then be used to predict mandibular position and to decide whether only maxillary impaction would be needed(More)
AIM To evaluate adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) on four commercially available scaffold biomaterials. METHODS hDPSCs were isolated from human dental pulp tissues of extracted wisdom teeth and established in stem cell growth medium. hDPSCs at passage 3-5 were seeded on four commercially available(More)
Despite a possible risk of donor site morbidity, autogenous bone grafting is considered the gold standard treatment for human alveolar cleft defect. Tissue engineering methods have recently been investigated with the aim of minimizing donor site morbidities. Here we systematically review the various tissue engineering methods applied to human alveolar cleft(More)