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  1. Review

    Recent advances in dental implants

    Dental implants are a common treatment for the loss of teeth. This paper summarizes current knowledge on implant surfaces, immediate loading versus conventional loading, short implants, sinus lifting, and cust...

    Do Gia Khang Hong and Ji-hyeon Oh

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:33

    Published on: 5 November 2017

  2. Case report

    A case of dystrophic calcification in the masseter muscle

    Dystrophic calcification can occur in any soft tissue with the absence of a systemic mineral imbalance and is often associated with trauma, infection, or inflammation. It is easily found in the site of the hea...

    Heon-Young Kim, Jung-Hyun Park, Jun-Bum Lee and Sun-Jong Kim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:31

    Published on: 5 November 2017

  3. Research

    Evaluation of mandibular lingula and foramen location using 3-dimensional mandible models reconstructed by cone-beam computed tomography

    The positions of the mandibular lingula and foramen have been set as indexes for inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block and ramus osteotomies in orthognathic surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the anatomical s...

    Cong Zhou, Tae-Hyun Jeon, Sang-Ho Jun and Jong-Jin Kwon

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:30

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  4. Case report

    Surgical excision of osteochondroma on mandibular condyle via preauricular approach with zygomatic arch osteotomy

    Osteochondroma is a benign tumor that tends to develop in mandibular condyle and coronoid process in the craniofacial region. If tumor mass has grown from condyle into the infratemporal space with zygomatic ar...

    Sang-Hoon Park, Jun-Hyeong An, Jeong Jun Han, Seunggon Jung, Hong-Ju Park, Hee-Kyun Oh and Min-Suk Kook

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:32

    Published on: 25 October 2017

  5. Research

    Intentional partial odontectomy—a long-term follow-up study

    The surgical extraction of the third molar is the most frequently encountered procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is related with a variety of complications. This study examined the efficacy of int...

    Hyun-Suk Kim, Pil-Young Yun and Young-Kyun Kim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:29

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  6. Review

    Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): a primer for oral and maxillofacial surgeons

    The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to be 1–5% of the adult population world-wide, and in Korea, it is reported at 4.5% of men and 3.2% of women (Age 40 to 69 years old). Active treatm...

    Sung ok Hong, Yu-Feng Chen, Junho Jung, Yong-Dae Kwon and Stanley Yung Chuan Liu

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:27

    Published on: 25 September 2017

  7. Research

    Determinants for further wishes for cosmetic and reconstructive interventions in 1652 patients with surgical treated carcinomas of the oral cavity

    The impairment of the appearance is a major problem for patients with carcinomas of the oral cavity. These patients want to recover their preoperative facial appearance. Some do not realize that this is not al...

    Henrik Holtmann, Simon Spalthoff, Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Jörg Handschel, Julian Lommen, Norbert R. Kübler, Gertrud Krüskemper, Majeed Rana and Karoline Sander

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:26

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  8. Case report

    Robot-assisted submandibular gland excision via modified facelift incision

    The conventional transcervical resection for submandibular gland disease has some risks and an unsatisfactory cosmetic result. Recently, robot-assisted surgery has been developed as a plausible substitute for ...

    Seung Wook Jung, Young Kwan Kim, Yong Hoon Cha, Yoon Woo Koh and Woong Nam

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:25

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  9. Research

    Validation of a new three-dimensional imaging system using comparative craniofacial anthropometry

    The aim of this study is to validate a new three-dimensional craniofacial stereophotogrammetry imaging system (3dMDface) through comparison with manual facial surface anthropometry. The null hypothesis was tha...

    Farhad B. Naini, Sarah Akram, Julia Kepinska, Umberto Garagiola, Fraser McDonald and David Wertheim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:23

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  10. Case report

    Flap necrosis after palatoplasty in irradiated patient and its reconstruction with tunnelized-facial artery myomucosal island flap

    Tunneled transposition of the facial artery myomucosal (FAMM) island flap on the lingual side of the mandible has been reported for intraoral as well as oropharyngeal reconstruction. This modified technique ov...

    Hye-In Jeong, Hye-Min Cho, Jongyeol Park, Yong Hoon Cha, Hyung Jun Kim and Woong Nam

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:24

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  11. Research

    The structural changes of pharyngeal airway contributing to snoring after orthognathic surgery in skeletal class III patients

    Two-jaw surgery including mandibular and maxillary backward movement procedures are commonly performed to correct class III malocclusion. Bimaxillary surgery can reposition the maxillofacial bone together with...

    Jung-Eun Park, Seon-Hye Bae, Young-Jun Choi, Won-Cheul Choi, Hye-Won Kim and Ui-Lyong Lee

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:22

    Published on: 5 August 2017

  12. Research

    The rate and stability of mandibular block bone graft in recent 5 years

    The purposes of the present study were to compare implant stabilities of mandibular block bone graft and bovine bone graft and to evaluate influencing factors for implant stability in mandibular block bone (MB...

    Jong-Cheol Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Hong-Seok Choi, Jong-Shik Oh, Sang-Hun Shin and Yong-Deok Kim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:21

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  13. Case report

    Schwannoma of the tongue: a case report with review of literature

    Schwannomas (or neurilemmomas) of the tongue are benign, usually solitary, encapsulated masses derived from Schwann cells. Clinical evidence indicates that schwannoma is painless and slow growing. In general, ...

    Eun-Young Lee, Jae-Jin Kim, Hyun Seok and Ja-Youn Lee

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:17

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  14. Methodology

    A simple technique for repositioning of the mandible by a surgical guide prepared using a three-dimensional model after segmental mandibulectomy

    Mandibular reconstruction is performed after segmental mandibulectomy, and precise repositioning of the condylar head in the temporomandibular fossa is essential for maintaining preoperative occlusion.

    Akinori Funayama, Taku Kojima, Michiko Yoshizawa, Toshihiko Mikami, Shohei Kanemaru, Kanae Niimi, Yohei Oda, Yusuke Kato and Tadaharu Kobayashi

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:16

    Published on: 25 June 2017

  15. Case report

    Novel approach to the maxillary sinusitis after sinus graft

    Postoperative infection occurs when bone graft material is dislodged into the maxillary sinus cavity and most of the patients are often uncomfortable with the drainage and irrigation procedures to eradicate th...

    Sung ok Hong, Gyu-Jo Shim and Yong-Dae Kwon

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:18

    Published on: 25 June 2017

  16. Research

    Qualitative correlation between postoperatively increased vertical dimension and mandibular position in skeletal class III using partial-least-square path modeling

    This study constructed a partial-least-square path-modeling (PLS-PM) model and found the pathway by which the postsurgical vertical dimension (VD) affects the extent of the final mandibular setback on the B po...

    Na-Ri Kim, Soo-Byung Park, Jihyun Lee, Youn-Kyung Choi, Sang Min Shin, Yong-Seok Choi and Yong-Il Kim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:15

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  17. Review

    Revisiting radial forearm free flap for successful venous drainage

    Tissue defect reconstruction using radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a common surgical technique whose success or failure is mainly dependent on venous drainage. RFFF has two major venous outflow systems, sup...

    Yong Hoon Cha, Woong Nam, In-Ho Cha and Hyung Jun Kim

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:14

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  18. Case report

    Maxillary resection for cancer, zygomatic implants insertion, and palatal repair as single-stage procedure: report of three cases

    Oronasal/antral communication, loss of teeth and/or tooth-supporting bone, and facial contour deformity may occur as a consequence of maxillectomy for cancer. As a result, speaking, chewing, swallowing, and ap...

    Pietro Salvatori, Antonio Mincione, Lucio Rizzi, Fabrizio Costantini, Alessandro Bianchi, Emma Grecchi, Umberto Garagiola and Francesco Grecchi

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:13

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  19. Case report

    Modified Fisher method for unilateral cleft lip-report of cases

    Rehabilitation of normal function and form is essential in cleft lip repair. In 2005, Dr. David M. Fisher introduced an innovative method, named “an anatomical subunit approximation technique” in unilateral cl...

    Hui Young Kim, Joonhyoung Park, Ming-Chih Chang, In Seok Song and Byoung Moo Seo

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:12

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  20. Research

    Usefulness and capability of three-dimensional, full high-definition movies for surgical education

    Because of changing surgical procedures in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, new methods for surgical education are needed and could include recent advances in digital technology. Many doctors have...

    M. Takano, K. Kasahara, K. Sugahara, A. Watanabe, S. Yoshida and T. Shibahara

    Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:10

    Published on: 5 April 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:28

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