Peter V Fowler

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A clinical study was undertaken to compare the failure rate over a twelve-month period of orthodontic brackets bonded with a light-cured resin-modified glass-ionomer (Fuji Ortho LC-GC International Japan) and an acid-etch chemically-cured two-paste composite (Orthodontic Concise-3M USA). Failure rates of 6.1 per cent and 5.4 per cent respectively were(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the incidence and ethnic characteristics of orofacial clefting in the Canterbury/West Coast region over the ten-year period 2000-2009 and compare it with previously-reported data. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of case-series data. SETTING Cleft clinic, Oral Health Centre, Christchurch Hospital. PARTICIPANTS All babies born in(More)
BACKGROUND Combined orthognathic-orthodontic treatment can be lengthy and expensive. It is therefore important to evaluate the effectiveness of proposed treatment and the likely outcomes. OBJECTIVES To determine the demographic and surgical details of patients who received orthognathic-orthodontic treatment at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, and to(More)
The paper-based clinical assessment notes from Christchurch Hospital Cleft Clinic were transferred to electronic form in 2002. This enabled analysis of the types of non-syndromal orofacial clefts presenting within the Canterbury and West Coast region over a 41 year period. The incidence of oro-facial clefting was similar to that described in previous New(More)
This report of a 10-year-old boy illustrates the limitations of the focal trough in panoramic radiography. Because of the patient's large overjet, a supernumerary upper incisor tooth was not visible on a panoramic radiograph. The positioning of the patient within the panoramic machine is critical in obtaining the best possible detail from the radiograph,(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of orthodontic treatment on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in groups of standard patients with severe malocclusions; cleft lip, cleft palate, or cleft lip and palate patients; and orthognathic surgery patients. METHODS The study sample consisted of 83 consecutive patients(More)
AIM To determine the incidence of orofacial cleft at birth in New Zealand over 10 years from January 2000. METHODS Comparison of data collected from cleft units and data held on the national minimum dataset. RESULTS The overall incidence of OFC in New Zealand over a 10 year period was found to be 1.79 per 1,000 live births, higher than the norm for(More)