In collaboration with several faculty from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Anna Hardin, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, recently published an article titled “Clinical Implications of Age-Related Change of the Mandibular Plane Angle” in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Her work was selected and featured as the journal cover.
The purpose of the study was to identify trajectories of ontogenetic change in the mandibular plane angle (MPA) and describe the influence of sex and clinical facial type on MPA growth. The research team used 7,026 longitudinal lateral cephalographs from 728 individuals and found the MPA decreased from childhood to adulthood in 92% of males and 81% of females, yet increased in 36% of males and 50% of females with the hyper-divergent adult facial type. Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1111/ocr.12342
Dr. Hardin is a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Richard Sherwood’s Craniofacial Growth Research Lab.
Congrats, Dr. Hardin!