• Ross E Long, Jr, DMD, MS, PhD, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Lancaster, PA (Group Leader)
  • Patricia Beals, DMD, MS, Barrow Cleft Craniofacial Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • John Daskalogiannakis, DDS, MS, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jean Claude Doucet, DMD, MD, MSc, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Ronald Hathaway, DDS, MSc, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med. Ctr., Cincinnati, OH
  • Ana Mercado, DMD, PhD, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Kathy Russell, DDS, MS, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
  • William Shaw, BDS, PhD, University of Manchester, Manchester UK (Consultant)
  • Gunvor Semb, DDS, PhD, University of Manchester, Manchester UK and Oslo Cleft-Craniofacial Center, Norway(Consultant)

Past and Present Centers Participating in orthodontic audits and comparisons

  • Barrow Cleft Craniofacial Center, Phoenix
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med. Ctr.
  • Cooper University Hospital
  • Dalhousie University, Halifax
  • Dallas Children's Hospital
  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, Minneapolis
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, PA
  • Manchester University, Manchester UK
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital and Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Oslo Cleft-Craniofacial Center, Norway
  • Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Rainbow Babies and Children's Cleft and Craniofacial Center, Cleveland
  • Riley's Children's Hospital and St. Vincent's Craniofacial Ctr, IN Univ., Indianapolis
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Toronto
  • Washington University, St. Louis

What We've Been Working On

Current outcome assessments have focused on outcomes previously shown to be of value in enabling comparison of dental arch relationship, nasolabial appearance, skeletal morphology, and results following alveolar bone grafting. Efforts have included not only comparisons of results following a wide range of differing protocols and procedures, but also attempts to refine and improve current outcome measures for improved reliability, validity  and applicability. Recently, emphasis has also included assessment of patient satisfaction with orthodontic treatment, as well as the burden the treatment imposes on families.

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