Orthodontics Research and Sponsored Projects

Active Research and Sponsored Projects

Current research and sponsored projects are listed below.


Craniofacial Growth Prediction in Different Facial Types

Sponsor: University of Missouri (Prime funding via NIH – NIDCR)
Co-Investigator: Dr. Manish Valiathan (Lead PI: Dr. Richard Sherwood, University of Missouri)
Period of Performance: 04/15/2016 – 03/31/2020
Summary: The project addresses an issue of central importance to treatment of craniofacial and orthodontic disorders. It will create clinical diagnostc and prognostic tools to predict an individual patient's magnitude and timing of facial growth, parameters that are crucial for planning the duration and timing of orthodontic or other craniofacial interventions in children. The results of the proposed research, made available via an easy-to-use and freely available web-based application, will improve the ability of clinicians to determine the optimal timing and duration of treatment, thus optimizing treatment outcomes for millions of U.S. children.