Orthodontics and craniofacial biology
Orthodontists interfere with the biological system of the patient. The important question is how to optimize the biological response in order to improve treatment efficiency and stability. Thus integration of biological knowledge and clinical experience is essential.read more
Orthodontics and craniofacial biologyOrthodontists interfere with the biological system of the patient. The important question is how to optimize the biological response in order to improve treatment efficiency and stability. Thus integration of biological knowledge and clinical experience is essential. Research themes include:
- etiology in cleft and craniofacial malformations;
- wound healing and regenerative procedures in cleft palate;
- improvement of interdisciplinary treatment of syndromic, orthognathic and dental malformation;
- patient-related experience measures (PREMs) and oral health-related quality of life (OHrQol) in orthodontics;
- patients with 3D techniques and advanced orthodontic appliances;
- risk factors affecting treatment.
- cleft palate etiology and regeneration (RIMLS);
- personalized orthodontic and craniofacial care (RIHS).
Aims of this research group
- Evidence based treatment protocols based on long-term follow-up and evaluation of treatment outcome.
- Better understanding of craniofacial phenotypes and improving patient outcome and satisfaction.
- Apply "state of the art" treatment techniques with modern equipment, tools and materials.
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