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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.
  • Tel: (415) 476 8397
  • Email:art.miller@ucsf.edu

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:

Swasty D, Lee, J, Huang, J, Maki, K, Gansky SA, Hatcher D, Miller AJ  Anthropometric analysis of the human mandibular cortical bone as assessed by cone-beam computed tomography. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 67: 491-500, 2009

Aboudara C, Nielsen I, Huang JC, Maki K, Miller AJ, Hatcher DC  Comparison of evaluating the human airway using conventional two-dimensional cephalography and three-dimensional volumetric data. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 135: 468-479. 2009

Tso HH, Lee JS, Huang JC Maki, K, Hatcher D, Miller AJ. Evaluation of the human airway using cone beam computed tomography. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology 108: 768-776, 2009.

Stratemann S, Huang JC, Maki K, Hatcher DC, Miller AJ. Methods for evaluating the human mandible using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 137: S58-S70, 2010

Haney E, Gansky S, Lee J, Johnson E, Maki, K, Miller AJ, Huang JC Comparative analysis of traditional radiographs and cone beam computed tomography volumetric images in the diagnosis and treatment planning of maxillary impacted cuspids. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 137: 590-597, 2010

Hannam AG, Stavness IK, Lloyd JE, Fels S, Miller AJ, Curtis DA  A comparison of simulated jaw dynamics in models of segmental mandibular resection versus resection with alloplastic reconstruction. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 104: 191-198, 2010

Swasty D, Lee J, Huang JC, Maki K, Gansky SA, Hatcher DA, Miller AJ  Cross-sectional human mandibular morphology as assessed in vivo by cone beam computed tomography in patients with different vertical facial dimensions. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 139: 377-389, 2011

Stratemann S, Huang JC, Maki K, Hatcher DC, Miller AJ Three dimensional analysis of the airway using cone beam computed tomography. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 140: 607-615, 2011

Han J, Le M H, Garcia E, Huang, Miller AJ, Angin L   Two models of student-led courses to teach cone beam CT in the predoctoral curriculum.  Journal of Dental Education 75: 1176-1186, 2011

Sears CR, Miller AJ, Chang MK, Huang JC, Lee JS.  Comparison of pharyngeal airway changes on plain radiography and cone-beam computed tomography after orthognathic surgery.  Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 69: 385-394, 2011