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Featured article: Treatment decision in adult patients with class III malocclusion: surgery versus orthodontics

© KatarzynaBialasiewicz / Getty Images / iStockThe diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning of class III malocclusion patients have always been a challenge for clinicians. A normal occlusion and improved facial esthetics of skeletal class III malocclusion can be achieved by growth modification, orthodontic camouflage, or orthodontic surgery. The age of the patient, severity of the malocclusion, patient’s chief complaint, clinical examinations, and cephalometric analysis will delineate the treatment of choice.

In this study, Eslami et al aim to delineate diagnostic measures in borderline class III cases for choosing proper treatment.
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Progress in Orthodontics is a fully open access, international journal owned by the Italian Society of Orthodontics and published under the brand SpringerOpen. The Society is currently covering all publication costs so there are no article processing charges for authors.

It is a premier journal of international scope that fosters orthodontic research, including both basic research and development of innovative clinical techniques, with an emphasis on the following areas:
• Mechanisms to improve orthodontics
• Clinical studies and control animal studies
• Orthodontics and genetics, genomics
• Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) control clinical trials
• Efficacy of orthodontic appliances and animal models
• Systematic reviews and meta analyses
• Mechanisms to speed orthodontic treatment

Progress in Orthodontics will consider for publication only meritorious and original contributions. These may be:
• Original articles reporting the findings of clinical trials, clinically relevant basic scientific investigations, or novel therapeutic or diagnostic systems
• Review articles on current topics
• Articles on novel techniques and clinical tools
• Articles of contemporary interest

Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two referees.

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Professor Keiji Moriyama graduated from School of Dentistry, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) in Japan in 1986, and completed his PhD degree and orthodontic program at TMDU in 1990. He pursued his bone cell biology research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA from 1992 to 1994. He was appointed as Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthodontics, The University of Tokushima in Japan from 1998 to 2007, then has been serving as Professor and Chairman, Section of Maxillofacial Orthognathics in TMDU from 2007 to present. He served as Dean of the Dental School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University from 2014 to 2017.

Professor Moriyama is an Executive Committee Member of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO), and the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) and serves as President of the Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS). His main research interests are 1) orthodontic and orthognathic treatment for the patients complexed with congenital anomalies or jaw deformities, 2) Bone remodeling during craniofacial growth and development under physiological and pathological conditions.

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Ravindra Nanda, Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Ravindra Nanda is Professor Emeritus, Former UConn Alumni Endowed Chair and Head of the Department of Craniofacial Sciences and Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of various organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and Edward H. Angle Society. He has been active in orthodontic research in the area of biomechanics, clinical trials and acceleration of orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Nanda has given numerous lectures at national and international societies including Mershon Lecture at American Association of Orthodontics and Sheldon Friel Lecture at 2011 EOS Congress. He has authored with his colleagues more than 250 scientific papers and 8 text books. He has been recognized with various awards from numerous international orthodontic organizations.

Italian Society of Orthodontics (SIDO)

Progress in Orthodontics is affiliated with SIDO, a non-profit scientific association based in Milan, which was founded in 1968. The mission of SIDO is to provide continuing education and support to its members, to be an adviser and consultant on Orthodontic issues and guidelines at the EU, at the Italian Ministry of Health and Education and at the governmental agencies both centrally and locally, to support regional and local programs and campaigns of orthodontic screening of the population as well as orthodontic care to disadvantaged children. 

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