Tuomo Heikkinen

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Recent advances in laser scanning technology provide the opportunity to examine faces in three dimensions. The aim of this prospective clinical study was to explore facial symmetry in healthy growing individuals and determine whether asymmetric changes occur during adolescent growth. Non-invasive laser surface scanning was performed to capture facial images(More)
UNLABELLED Deformational plagiocephaly (DP) occurs frequently in otherwise healthy infants. Many infants with DP undergo physiotherapy or helmet therapy, and ample treatment-related research is available. However, the possibility of preventing DP has been left with little attention. We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention in the newborn's(More)
Infant skull deformation is analyzed using the distribution of head normal vector directions computed from a 3D image. Severity of flatness and asymmetry are quantified by functionals of the kernel estimate of the normal vector direction density. Using image data from 99 infants and clinical deformation ratings made by experts, our approach is compared with(More)
Altogether 2159 pregnancies among black and white Americans in the Collaborative Perinatal Study and dental casts from their children at the age of 6-12 years were studied to determine the effect of maternal smoking on permanent tooth crown dimensions. A trend of reduction, similar to that observed in the deciduous second molars, was found in the permanent(More)
This study examined the relationship between the extensive use of forceps procedures during delivery and later occlusal characteristics. The work uses data collected in National Collaborative Perinatal Research Project (USA), in which more than 60,000 pregnancies and the children's health were followed by regular medical tests and examinations. Of these, a(More)
The aim of this investigation was to examine the effect of pre-term birth on sagittal occlusal relationships. The subjects were 328 prematurely born white and black children and 1804 control children who participated in the cross-sectional study of the Collaborative Perinatal Project (USA) in the early 1960s and 1970s. Dental examinations, including dental(More)
AIM The aim was to examine the effect of preterm birth on permanent tooth crown dimensions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data consisted of 328 prematurely born white and black children and 1804 control children who participated in the cross-sectional study of the Collaborative Perinatal Project (USA) in the early 1960s and 1970s. The dental examinations were(More)
AIM The purpose of our study was to examine deciduous tooth crown size in preterm children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The subjects consisted of 328 prematurely born (< 37 gestational weeks) white and black children and 1804 controls, who participated in the cross-sectional study of the Collaborative Perinatal Project (USA) in the 1960s and 1970s. Documents of(More)
The aim of this study is to explore the effect of prenatal androgenization on the clinical eruption of permanent teeth expressing dimorphism and bimaturism. The eruption curves of permanent teeth (except third molars), including those that make up the canine complex (permanent canines, lower first premolars), are compared among opposite sex twins (OS twins)(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to: examine the expression of open bite in prematurely born children and discuss the etiological factors that may lead to bite it. METHODS The subjects were 328 prematurely born (<37 gestational weeks) Caucasoid and African American children and 1,804 full-term control children, who participated in the cross-sectional(More)