This special series on “Managing Craniofacial and Dentofacial Disorders – Simplified Solutions for Difficult Situations” is edited by Prof. Chung H. Kau from the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.
The craniofacial complex is a part of human anatomy where a multi-team approach is required. Approximately 1% of all newborns are potentially born with a craniofacial anomaly or deformity. Furthermore, other forms of craniofacial anomalies maybe acquired after birth or detected after growth-related disorders. In the modern days, these anomalies are managed by a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals, and many of these treatments often span many years of life.
This series of articles focuses on aspects of the multi-disciplinary team approach and some of the latest clinical practices are showcased.
Chung H. Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, MOrth
Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.
Professor Chung H. Kau is Chairman at the Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and enjoys practicing clinical orthodontics. He is a researcher with a keen interest in three-dimensional and translational research. At present he is Principal Investigator on a number of grants and has a research involvement in excess of US$4+ million dollars. He actively contributes and publishes in the orthodontic literature and has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, conference papers and lectures. He was also made the King James IV Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2011. He is the Director of the Craniofacial Orthodontia Disorders Clinic and Senior Scientist at the Global Center for Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders.
- Craniofacial and Dentofacial Disorders – an Overview of the Problems
- Genetics and the Role it Plays in Craniofacial Anomalies
- "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (MRI Findings and CBCT Readings)"
- Surgery First – a Case Series of 3D Planning and Pre-bent Plates
- Plastic Surgery Considerations in Significant Facial Disproportions
- Prosthodontic Considerations in Craniofacial Disorders
- Common Pathology Findings in Craniofacial Disorders and Dentofacial Deformities
- Cleft Craniofacial Care in Asia
- Bioengineering in Craniofacial Disorders
- Craniofacial Management of Complex Problems in Europe
- Management of Surgical Cases with Aligners
- 4D Tracking of Jaw Movements in Patients After Surgery as Compared to Controls
- Comparison of Skeletal and Dental Changes with the Removal Mandibular Advancer and the Fixed Herbst Appliances
- The Clinical Spectrum and Management of Cleiocranial Dysplasia in an Extended Family
- National Institute of Health Funding of the Dental Practice Based Network for the Specialties
- Craniofacial Management of the Anterior Open Bite
The series “Managing Craniofacial and Dentofacial Disorders – Simplified Solutions for Difficult Situations” was commissioned by the editorial office, Frontiers of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine without any funding or sponsorship. Chung H. Kau is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.