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  1. Research

    The influence of immediately loaded implant treatment in the atrophic edentulous maxilla on oral health related quality of life of edentulous patients: 3-year results of a prospective study

    To evaluate oral health related quality of life (OHQoL) in edentulous patients treated with immediately loaded implants in the maxilla.

    Maria Erkapers, Susanna Segerström, Karl Ekstrand, Russell A. Baer, Joseph A. Toljanic and Andreas Thor

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:21

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  2. Case report

    Micrognathia with temporomandibular joint ankylosis and obstructive sleep apnea treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis using skeletal anchorage: a case report

    We describe the case of a 16-year-old female patient with micrognathia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis, and obstructive sleep apnea, who was treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) combi...

    Hiroshi Tomonari, Hiroko Takada, Tomofumi Hamada, Sangho Kwon, Tsuyoshi Sugiura and Shouichi Miyawaki

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:20

    Published on: 10 November 2017

  3. Research

    The influence of dexamethasone on postoperative swelling and neurosensory disturbances after orthognathic surgery: a randomized controlled clinical trial

    Orthognathic surgery is associated with considerable swelling and neurosensory disturbances. Serious swelling can lead to great physical and psychological strain. A randomized, prospective, controlled clinical...

    W. Semper-Hogg, M. A. Fuessinger, T. W. Dirlewanger, C. P. Cornelius and M. C. Metzger

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:19

    Published on: 7 November 2017

  4. Methodology

    A new concept for implant-borne dental rehabilitation; how to overcome the biological weak-spot of conventional dental implants?

    Every endosseous dental implant is dependent on an adequate amount and quality of peri-implant hard and soft tissues and their fully functional interaction. The dental implant could fail in cases of insufficie...

    Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Björn Rahlf, Rüdiger Zimmerer, Philipp-Cornelius Pott and Majeed Rana

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:17

    Published on: 29 September 2017

  5. Research

    Facial soft tissue response to maxillo-mandibular advancement in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome patients

    Facial profile soft tissue changes after orthognathic surgery are crucial for surgery success. This retrospective study evaluated soft tissue changes after maxillo-mandibular Advancement and counter clockwise ...

    Julio Cifuentes, Christian Teuber, Alfredo Gantz, Ariel Barrera, Gholamreza Danesh, Nicolas Yanine and Carsten Lippold

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:15

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  6. Research

    Vertical bone regeneration using rhBMP-2 and VEGF

    Sufficient vertical and lateral bone supply and a competent osteogenic healing process are prerequisities for the successful osseointegration of dental implants in the alveolar bone. Several techniques includi...

    Lara Schorn, Christoph Sproll, Michelle Ommerborn, Christian Naujoks, Norbert R. Kübler and Rita Depprich

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:11

    Published on: 7 June 2017

  7. Case report

    GH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma (acromegaly) associated with progressive dental malocclusion and refractory CPAP treatment

    A link between progressive dental malocclusion, the use of a continuous positive airway pressure mask and GH-secreting pituitary macroadenoma (acromegaly) has not been previously reported. The present clinicop...

    Jaume Miranda-Rius, Lluís Brunet-LLobet, Eduard Lahor-Soler, David de Dios-Miranda and Josep Anton Giménez-Rubio

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:7

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  8. Research

    Site-specific gene expression patterns in oral cancer

    Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are the most prevalent malignant tumours within the head and neck. Evidence exists that distinct genes are differentially regulated in SCCs of the oral cavity compared to other ...

    Gesche Frohwitter, Horst Buerger, Eberhard Korsching, Paul J. van Diest, Johannes Kleinheinz and Thomas Fillies

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:6

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  9. Research

    Treatment of infants with Syndromic Robin sequence with modified palatal plates: a minimally invasive treatment option

    Infants with Robin sequence (RS) suffer from upper airway obstruction (UAO) and feeding problems. We developed an oral appliance with a velar extension in combination with functional treatment and appropriate ...

    Silvia Müller-Hagedorn, Wolfgang Buchenau, Jörg Arand, Margit Bacher and Christian F. Poets

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:4

    Published on: 30 March 2017

  10. Research

    Relationship between the degree and direction of nasal septum deviation and nasal bone morphology

    Nasal septal deviation may affect nasal bone growth and facial morphology. Knowledge of nasal morphologic parameters may plays an important role in planning successful rhinoplasty and septoplasty operation. Th...

    Ismail Serifoglu, İbrahim İlker OZ, Murat Damar, Mustafa Cagtay Buyukuysal, Alptekin Tosun and Özlem Tokgöz

    Head & Face Medicine 2017 13:3

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  11. Methodology

    Secondary correction of nasal deformities in cleft lip and palate patients: surgical technique and outcome evaluation

    Nasal deformity associated with cleft lip and palate is a highly challenging reconstructive problem in rhinoplasty. In the literature, several operative solutions and evaluation methods have been described, ho...

    Gabor Vass, Gabor Mohos, Zsofia Bere, Laszlo Ivan, Janos Varga, Jozsef Piffko and Laszlo Rovo

    Head & Face Medicine 2016 12:34

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  12. Research

    Novel use of cranial epidural space in rabbits as an animal model to investigate bone volume augmentation potential of different bone graft substitutes

    The success of bone augmentation to a major degree depends on the biomechanics and biological conditions of the surrounding tissues. Therefore, an animal model is needed providing anatomical sites with similar...

    Ivan Valdivia-Gandur, Wilfried Engelke, Víctor Beltrán, Eduardo Borie, Ramón Fuentes and María Cristina Manzanares-Céspedes

    Head & Face Medicine 2016 12:35

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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