Richard Faber

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INTRODUCTION With the advent of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, there has been a transition toward these scans' replacing traditional radiographs for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Children represent a significant proportion of orthodontic patients. Similar CBCT exposure settings are predicted to result in higher equivalent doses(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of leaded glasses in reducing the lens of eye dose and of lead thyroid collars in reducing the dose to the thyroid gland of an adult female from dental cone beam CT (CBCT). The effect of collimation on the radiation dose in head organs is also examined. METHODS Dose measurements were conducted by(More)
OBJECTIVE In light of the increased recognition of the potential for lens opacification after low-dose radiation exposures, we investigated the effect of leaded eyeglasses worn during dental cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) procedures on the radiation absorbed dose to the eye and suggest simple methods to reduce risk of radiation cataract(More)
The purpose of this discussion was to give the practitioner a better understanding of the diagnostic processes involved in evaluating a crossbite and arriving at a differential diagnosis. It is hoped that the material presented helps to show the logical steps required to arrive at an intelligent diagnosis. The section on appliances was presented to show the(More)
Many parameter estimation problems in chemical or biochemical engineering lead to ill-conditioned and nonconvex optimization problems. For bad starting values the use gradient based result in local optimal solutions. To overcome this drawback, a global optimization approach, Simulated Annealing, has been coupled with a gradient-based SQP approach. To(More)
Children with cystic fibrosis have skeletal maturation and epiphyseal anomalies similar to those in children with nutritional problems. However, these patients have been found to have normal somatic development if treatment is begun early. In a group of children with cystic fibrosis undergoing medical treatment, cephalometric measurements compared favorably(More)