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Three-Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery




Three-Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery

Chung H. Kau (Editor), Stephen Richmond (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-16240-1 December 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


Three Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery is a major new specialist resource that identifies and applies the principles of three dimensional imaging to orthodontic practice.  Readers are introduced to three-dimensional imaging, comparing it with the traditional two-dimensional assessments and exploring the benefits and drawbacks of these imaging modalities.

Three Dimensional Imaging for Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Surgery centers on the appropriate application of three-dimensional imaging in the various practices related to orthodontic delivery and craniofacial surgery.  The book guides the reader through detailed and illustrated examples of three-dimensional patient management in the context of daily practice.  Both three-dimensional static and motion analyses are explored. The book also addresses growth, orthodontic treatment and surgical prediction, both static and dynamic and explores the use of morphing and finite element analyses with particular focus on surgical intervention.

A key resource for specialist working in the fields of orthodontics and cranio-maxillofacial surgery.


·         Applies principles of 3D imaging to orthodontic practice

·         Surveys and analyzes current technologies and modalities, relating them to clinical usage

·         Companion website with motion images (

·         Richly illustrated in full color throughout

·         Brings together expert contributors for an international perspective


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List of Contributors.



1 The Legalities of Cone Beam Imaging (Kenneth Abramovitch, Christos Angelopoulos, and Randall O. Sorrels).

2 Three-Dimensional Surface Acquisition Systems for Facial Analysis (Chung How Kau).

3 Diagnostic Imaging (Nicholas Drage and John Rout).

4 Diagnostic Oral Pathology with Computed Tomography (Jerry E. Bouquot).

5 Three-Dimensional Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Dentoalveolar Problems (Lutz Ritter, Jörg Neugebauer, Robert Mischkowski, Martin Scheer, and Joachim E. Zöller).

6 Referencing and Registration of Three-Dimensional Images (Lucia H.S. Cevidanes, Martin Styner, and William R. Profitt).

7 Averaging Facial Images (Alexei Zhurov, Stephen Richmond, Chung How Kau, and Arshed Toma).


8 Studying Facial Morphologies in Different Populations (Chung How Kau, Stephen Richmond, Alexei Zhurov, Jeryl D. English, Maja Ovsenik, Peter Borbely, and Wael Tawfik).

9 A New Clinical Protocol to Plan Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Using Computer-aided Simulation (James J. Xia, Jaime Gateno, and John F. Teichgraeber).

10 Controversial Issues in Computer-aided Surgical Planning for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (James J. Xia, Jaime Gateno, and John F. Teichgraeber).

11 Predicting and Managing Surgical Intervention in Craniofacial Disharmony – a Biomechanical Perspective (Stephen Richmond, Liliana Beldie, Yongtao Lu, John Middleton, Brian Walker, Andrew Cronin, Nicholas Drage, Alexei Zhurov, and Caroline Wilkinson).

12 Understanding the Facial Changes Associated with Postoperative Swelling in Patients Following Orthognathic Surgery (Chung How Kau, Stephen Richmond, and Andrew Cronin).

13 Visualizing Facial Growth (Stephen Richmond, Alexei Zhurov, Arshed Toma, Chung How Kau, and Frank Hartles).

14 Use of Digital Models/Dental Casts and their Role in Orthodontics/Maxillofacial Surgery (Kelvin W.C. Foong).

15 A Custom-fitting Surgical Guide (Richard Bibb, Dominic Eggbeer, Alan Bocca, Peter Evans, and Adrian Sugar).


16 Assessment of Facial Movement (Hashmat Popat, Stephen Richmond, David Marshall, Paul L. Rosin, and Lanthao Benedikt).

17 Facial Actions for Biometric Applications (Lanthao Benedikt, Paul L. Rosin, David Marshall, Darren Cosker, Hashmat Popat, and Stephen Richmond).

18 Nonrigid Image Registration Using Groupwise Methods (Kirill Sidorov, David Marshall, and Stephen Richmond).

19 Three-Dimensional Developments for the Future (Stephen Richmond and Chung How Kau).

Appendix 1: Sample of Informed Consent for Imaging Procedures.