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OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and characteristics of dental anomalies (DAs); missing teeth (MT), dens-evaginatus (D-E), dens-invaginatus, dilaceration,fusion, gemination, macrodontia, microdontia (Micro), supernumerary teeth (SNT), and taurodontism, in permanent teeth among subjects with non-syndromic oral cleft. MATERIAL AND METHOD This(More)
The intended aim of treatment in cleft lip and palate patients with growth modification is to improve the relation of jaws by advance the maxilla, restrict the mandible or combination of these. The appliances usually used are face mask or protraction headgear (Delaire and Petit types). Modification of growth is advocated to be applied before the end of(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the trabecular bone changes after alveolar bone grafting in unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients using a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system. MATERIALS AND METHODS The occlusal radiographs taken from 50 UCLP patients were surveyed retrospectively. The images were categorized as: 50 images in group 0(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) To search for any difference in chronological age related to stages of the cervical vertebral maturation index stages (CVMIs) comparing groups of cleft lip and palate (CLP) and non-cleft (non-CLP) subjects; (2) To investigate the relationship between chronological age and CVMIs in both groups of subjects. MATERIAL AND METHOD Cervical(More)
The esthetics of a patient with a cleft lip and alveolus and missing maxillary lateral incisor is important. A girl, aged 9 years 3 months with repaired left unilateral cleft of primary palate only was referred for orthodontic evaluation of her anterior tooth-crowding. She was unhappy with the unattractive appearance of her maxillary anterior teeth, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and test assessor agreement using a new cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) examination method for evaluating the outcome of alveolar bone grafts in cleft lip and palate patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD Twenty patients with complete cleft lip and cleft palate who had undergone alveolar bone grafting with CBCT follow-up 3-6 months(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the measure of agreement between use of the Skeletal Maturation Index (SMI) method of Fishman using hand-wrist radiographs and the Cervical Vertebral Maturation Index (CVMI) method for assessing skeletal maturity of the cleft patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD Hand-wrist and lateral cephalometric radiographs of 60 cleft subjects (35 females(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate agreement among three methods for cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) assessment, comprising direct viewing, tracing only, and tracing with digitized points. MATERIAL AND METHOD Two examiners received training and tests of reliability with each CVM method before evaluation of agreement among methods. The subjects(More)
Functional orthopedic appliances have been proposed for the correction of Class II malocclusion due to a retrognathic mandible. The aim of using this appliance is to stimulate mandibular growth by forward positioning of the mandible in order to achieve normal jaw relationship. However, the modes of action using this appliance are still inconclusive. Also(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine correlations between cervical vertebral maturation stages (CVMs) and dental development stages, and cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) stage 6 and completion of root formation of mandibular third molar in Thai cleft patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD Lateral cephalograms of 366 cleft subjects aged 7-9 years were assessed for CVMs using(More)