Date of Award

5-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Dental Science (MDS)

Research Advisor

Edward F. Harris, Ph.D.

Committee

Jere L. Yates, D.D.S., M.S. Joseph L. Wasson, D.D.S., M.S.

Abstract

Many tools are available to correct Class II dental relationships. A functional orthopedic appliance is a popular type of Class II corrector that is thought to correct Class II dental relationships both dentally and skeletally by enhancing mandibular growth. The purpose of the study was to quantify differences in the amounts of skeletodental change based on treatment (MARA and Standard Edgewise) in Class II Division 1 patients. The sample consisted of 2 groups of Class II Division 1 patients: 51 patients treated with the MARA followed by an Edgewise appliance and another group of 51 patients treated with the Standard Edgewise appliance. Cephaloprams were measured at the start and end of active treatment. Johnston's Pitchfork analysis was used to compare the two treatment groups.

DOI

10.21007/etd.cghs.2012.0246

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