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Arthur J. Miller Ph.D.

Interaction of the Neuromuscular System and the Craniofacial Region Using Three-Dimensional Imaging and Conebeam CT

Arthur J. Miller Ph.D.
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Our orthodontic program works in collaboration with several programs including a long-term interaction with Dr. Koutaro Maki who Chairs the Showa University Department of Orthodontics in Japan.  The Division of Orthodontics at UCSF has developed a three-dimensional volumetric imaging library since 2001 based on these collaborations and has recently acquired the third generation CBCT system to continue these studies of the human craniofacial region.  We have developed a variety of joint projects that incorporate our orthodontic residents.   The cone beam CT system at UCSF has now become the standard for clinical care in our Division of Orthodontics, and is rapidly becoming a standard for other advanced postgraduate programs at UCSF.  Two of our orthodontic residents, whom I co-mentored, Dr. Chad Sears, and Dr. Eric Haney, won the Thomas M. Graber Research Award for Special Merit in 2007 from the American Association of Orthodontists.  We are in the forefront of developing how CBCT can be used, and how craniofacial development can be followed with highly accurate and three-dimensional volumes that render the skeleton, the airway, and facial profile.    We are working with several of our faculty to incorporate CBCT in the dental curriculum.   Cone beam CT will become the standard for radiographic and 3-D analysis in dentistry in the next generation of dentists, and UCSF dental students and postgraduate students will be on the forefront.

Selected publications:

Chiang C, Jeffres M, Miller AJ, Hatcher, DC.  Three-dimensional airway evaluation in 387 subjects from one university orthodontic clinic using cone beam computed tomography.  Angle Orthodontics 82: 985-992, 2012.

Schlicher W, Nielsen, I, Huang JC, Maki K, Hatcher DC, Miller AJ Consistency and precision in landmark identification in three dimensional cone beam computed tomography scans. European Journal of Orthodontics 34:263-275, 2012

George JR, Chung S, Nielsen I, Goldberg AN, Miller AJ, Kezirian EJ.  Comparison of drug-induced sleep endoscopy and lateral cephalometry in obstructive sleep apnea.  Laryngoscope 122: 2600-2605, 2012

Bailey E, Nelson G, Miller AJ, Andrews L, Johnson E.  Predicting tooth-size discrepancy:  A new formula utilizing revised landmarks and three-dimensional laser scanning technology.  American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics  143: 574-585, 2013

Golinveaux J, Gerbert B, Cheng J, Duderstadt K, Alkon A, Mullen S, Lin B, Miller AJ, Zhan L   Oral health education for pediatric nurse practitioner students.  Journal of Dental Education 77: 581-590, 2013

Shibazaki-Yorozuya R, Yamada A, Nagata S, Ueda K, Miller AJ, Maki K.  Three-dimensional longitudintal changes in craniofacial growth in untreated hemifacial microsomia patients using conebeam computed tomoraphy (CBCT)..  American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics May;145(5):579-94, 2014     

Yao W, Bekmezian S, Hardy D, Kushner HW, Miller AJ, Huang JC, Lee JS.   Cone-beam computed tomographic comparison of surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion and multipiece Le Fort I osteotomy.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015