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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.

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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. 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. 
This research group focuses on the following themes:
  • cleft palate etiology and regeneration (RIMLS);
  • personalized orthodontic and craniofacial care (RIHS).

Research group leader

Edwin Ongkosuwito PhD

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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.

Team

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health. read more

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more