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Research in the Department of Orthodontics

  Dr. Peter Ngan:
My interests lie in the area of orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics. My research focus is on appliance therapy, growth and development, growth and development, biology of tooth movement, dentofacial orthopedics, orthodontic appliance therapy, oral implantology, orthodontic bonding systems and adult interdisciplinary treatment. Current research projects include: “Effects of sealants on enamel demineralization”; “Treatment Effects of the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device: A Cephalometric Investigation;” “Changes in Condylar Morphology in Class II Patients Treated with the Herbst Appliance: A Retrospective 3D Cone Beam Analysis;” “Efficacy of Ultrasound Waves in Detecting Periodontal Bone Defects in Comparison to Traditional 2-D Radiographic Imaging;” “A Study using 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography to Evaluate Masseter Muscle Morphology in Observed Skeletal Malocclusion;” Skeletal and Dental Effects of Class III Patients Treated Repeated Maxillary Expansion and Constriction.”
Upcoming Lectures
South Carolina Assoc Orthod  Charleston, SC, Feb 27-28, 2014
Univ Connecticut Burstone Lecture Farmington, CT, April 11, 2014
Univ of Colombia Orthod Symposium Medellin, Colombia, July 25-26, 2014
Argentina Society of Orthod Santiago, Chile, Sept 17-20, 2014
Asian Pacific Orthod Congress Borneo, Malaysia, Oct 17-20, 2014
Taiwan Int Orthod Forum Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 21-23, 2014

  Dr. Chris Martin:
My interests lie in the area of orthodontic treatment needs of the Appalachian people; the long-term follow-up of the Crown Herbst appliance; and bonding of orthodontic adhesives. Current projects include: “Adherence to Orthodontic Treatment in the Appalachian Population”, “An In-Vitro Simulation of Mouth Breathing to Evaluate the Bond Strength of Fuji Ortho LC Capsulated Light Cured Resin Reinforced Glass Ionomer Orthodontic Adhesive”