Condylar Fracture: Nontreatment Case Followed Over 23 Years Facebook Youtube Linkedin By German O Ramirez-Yanez , James E Scott This article describes a case of early mandibular condylar fracture in a female patient. Followup visits over about 23 years without treatmen showed completelu re-stabilized anatomy and function after the pubertal growth spurt, Temporary ankylosis and lack or growth with severe deviation and […]

Prevalence of Mandibular Asymmetries in Growing Patients Facebook Youtube Linkedin By German O. Ramirez-Yañez, Allyson Stewart, Erin Franken and Kenia Campos The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of mandibular asymmetries during the mixed dentition in growing children. For this purpose, a retrospective study was designed where various measurements were performed on the right and left sides […]

Treatment of Anterior Open Bite with the Bimler Functional Appliance: Report of Three Cases Facebook Youtube Linkedin By German Ramirez-Yañez There is still controversy regarding the efficacy of functional appliances when treating malocclusion at an early age. Although a good outcome from treatment is important, the stability of the results over time becomes a major concern. This paper presents the results of three open bite cases treated with […]

Early Intervention in a Case of Severe Mandibular Retrusion Facebook Youtube Linkedin Drs. German O. Ramirez-Yañez and Carlos M. Mejia-Gomez A clinical case is presented showing a non-syndromic child born with a severely retruded mandible and deep bite. An early intervention permitted improvement of the sagittal and vertical relationships between both maxillaries before the patient enters into the mixed dentition. This clinical case […]

Architecture of the Mandibular Condylar Cartilage of Elderly Individuals: A Semiquantitative Light Microscopic Histological Study Facebook Youtube Linkedin By German O Ramirez-Yanez , James E Scott Abstract: Aim: This study aimed to categorize the constituent tissues of the mandibular condylar cartilage of elderly individuals.Materials and methods: Thirty-three mandibular condyles were collected from 20 human cadavers of individuals between 40 years and 103 years old. Samples were stained with Masson’s […]

Occurrence of Maxillary and Mandibular Rotations in Patients with an Open Bite Facebook Youtube Linkedin By German O Ramirez-Yanez, DDS, MDSc, MS, PhD; Marijana Skok, DDS; James Elliot Scott, PhD Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of maxillary and mandibular rotations in patients with an open bite within a population attending a university orthodontic clinic. Materials and Methods: Cephalic radiographs […]

The Effect of the Physical Consistency of the Diet on the Bone Quality of the Mandibular Condyle in Rats Facebook Youtube Linkedin By Shawna Kufley, James Elliot Scott, German Ramirez-Yanez Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to analyze how the physical consistency of the diet affects the bone quality at the mandibular condyle. Design: Sixty-three Wistar rats were randomly assigned to three groups. Twenty-two animals composed each group and they were fed with either […]

Treatment of Anterior Crossbite in the Primary Dentition With Esthetic Crowns: Report of 3 Cases Facebook Youtube Linkedin By Dr. German Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, Pedo Spec, MDSc, PhD1 Abstract: Anterior crossbite is a sagittal malocclusion occurring in approximately 4 to 5% of children with primary dentition. Although self-correction may occur, treating an anterior crossbite as early as possible has been proposed to prevent problems in the transitional and permanent dentitions.The […]

Planas Direct Tracks for Early Crossbite Correction Facebook Youtube Linkedin By Dr. German Ramirez-Yañez, DDS, MDSC This article describes the use of composite inclined planes called Planas Direct Tracks(PDTs) to correct more complex cases of crossbite in the deciduous dentition.Prof. Pedro Planas of Spain initially developed PDTs,1 and Simoes11 adapted them for early prevention of anterior or posterior crossbite.PDTs should be used in the deciduous […]