Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Research

The Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency Program requires a research project to be completed prior to graduation. The following are titles of research projects completed or in progress by orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics residents:

  • The Effects of Common Carbonated Beverages on the Force Decay of Elastomeric Chain
  • The Effects of Postnatal Hyperthyroidism on Coronal Suture Complexity in Rabbits with Familial, Delayed-Onset Craniosynostosis
  • The Force Decay of Orthodontics Elastomeric Chains
  • The Force Deflection Properties of Variable Length Niti Coils Used for Canine Retraction
  • The Genetics of Craniofacial Dimensions
  • A Laboratory Comparison of Force Generation and Decay Between Niti Coil and Power Chain
  • The Assessment of Force Decay in Elastomeric Chains: Pigmented versus Non-Pigmented and Closed versus Narrow Styles
  • Comparing 3D MDface Digital Sterephotogrammetry and 2D Facial Photography to Real Life Facial Form Analysis for Orthodontics Diagnosing and Treatment Planning
  • Facial Soft Tissue with Botox Treatment of the Gummy Smile and Perioral Dynamic Rhytids

Residents are encouraged to participate in existing projects or pursue individual research projects with faculty mentors.