Entries by Brad Delaney

Evaluating Changes in the Inter-Occlusal Space During Orthodontic Retention Stage

Veronica M. Toro Chair of the Supervisor Committee: Anne-Marie Bollen, Professor and Program Director Department of Orthodontics Introduction: This study measured post-treatment changes in the inter-occlusal space one month and three months after comprehensive orthodontic treatment: “settling”, using 3D images. The effects of patients’ demographics and retention were analyzed. Methods: Intraoral scans were taken at […]

Characterizing the appearance of ex vivo remineralized white spot lesions with a novel peptide

Sherwin Habibi Background: White spot lesions (WSLs) are unfortunate post-orthodontic sequelae that compromise the final esthetics of treatment, can result in caries, and can persist indefinitely. Current methods to treat WSLs may promote remineralization, but have not demonstrated consistent improvement with respect to the appearance of the lesion. Purpose: This study explores the remineralizing potential […]

Mouthguards During Orthodontic Treatment: Perspectives of Orthodontists and a Survey of Orthodontic Patients Playing School-Sanctioned Basketball and Football

Neal Bastian  Purpose: This study’s objectives were to: 1) examine the beliefs and practices of orthodontists about mouthguard use in orthodontic patients, and 2) survey orthodontic patients currently playing school-sanctioned basketball and/or football about mouthguards. Methods: Fifteen orthodontists were interviewed about mouthguard use in their patients. Patients from 13 of the offices participated in an […]

UWOAA Wire Fall 2017

Message from the new UWOAA President Perry Ormiston Dear UW alumni, Over the past several years the UWOAA has been fortunate to add four fantastic members to our board. John Moore joined in 2016, Soleil Roberts in 2017, and Peter Shapiro and Fedora Katz will be starting in January of 2018. As we welcomed our […]

Passing Of Dr. Monte Merrill

Dear UW orthodontic family, With sadness, I wish to inform you that one of our distinguished alums, Dr. Monte Merrill, passed away last week. Monte Merrill was a 1968 grad of UW Orthodontics, and practiced in Eastern Washington.  Many “old-timers” will have fond memories of Monte, while many younger alums know his two orthodontist sons, […]

Memorial Service For Dr. Richard P. Ferguson

Dear UW Orthodontic Alums, With sadness, I share with you the news that Dr. Richard P. Ferguson, one of our most respected alumni and member of the Washington orthodontic and dental community, passed away on Friday. Dr. Ferguson practiced orthodontics in Seattle and received his Certificate in Orthodontics and MSD from UW in the early 1970s.  […]

Message from UWOAA President Paul Nelson

It was great to see many of you at Thesis Day in March.  The feedback on Pacific Tower was very positive and we look forward to returning next year.  The presentations by the residents were impressive and the UWOAA was proud to have assisted in funding of their research projects.  Another purpose of the UWOAA […]

Management of overbite with clear aligners

Roozbeh Khosravi Purpose: Most of the published literature on the management of overbite with the Invisalign® appliance consists of case reports or case-series. This retrospective study of 120 patients sought to assess the nature of overbite changes with the Invisalign® appliance. Methods: Records were collected from three practitioners, all experienced with the Invisalign® technique. The […]

Does initial malocclusion predict the outcome of orthodontic treatment?

Keyvan Sohrabi Introduction: The assessment of orthodontic treatment outcomes and clinical performance are important goals in orthodontics. This study assessed the improvement of malocclusion in patients treated in University of Washington Graduate Orthodontic Clinic. The relationships between initial severity of the malocclusion, duration of treatment, and final treatment outcomes were also determined. Methods: Patients who […]