New Orthodontic Research with Cleft Palate Patients and AI
and Dentofacial Orthopedics has partnered with the Children’s Mercy Hospital craniofacial unit to start a research project on volumetric analysis of cleft palate patients (IRB approved and under review by the OCS department). The department also has two pending research projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), one in AI-assisted Cephalometric analysis and the other AI-assisted Cone Beam segmentation.
SIMON MACNEILL, D.D.S., professor, Department of Periodontics, has been named interim program director of Advanced Periodontics. Mabel Salas, D.D.S., served as the previous program director and left the school to pursue private practice. MacNeill is the recipient of the Elmer Pierson Good teaching award in recognition of his contributions. This is his second tenure as program director.
THE DEPARTMENT OFORTHODONTICS and Dentofacial Orthopedics has partnered with the Children’s Mercy Hospital craniofacial unit to start a research project on volumetric analysis of cleft palate patients (IRB approved and under review by the OCS department). The department also has two pending research projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI), one in AI-assisted Cephalometric analysis and the other AI-assisted Cone Beam segmentation.
MEGAN WENDLAND, D.D.S., assistant professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science co-authored a landmark anti-racism white paper (https://www.aaphd.org/white-paper) with other members of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
BRENDA BOHATY, D.D.S, PH.D., is a professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at neighboring Children’s Mercy Hospital. She also serves as a volunteer discipline director/ consultant for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This program is an interdisciplinary training program that brings together the fields of audiology, speech therapy, nursing and others in an effort to provide opportunities to develop leadership skills in working with populations who are impacted by neurodevelopmental and related disorders.
TIMOTHY COX, PH.D., endowed professor, Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, was an author on a paper published in Development, Abe, M., COX, T.C., Firulli, A.B., Kanai, S.M., Dahlka, J., Lim, K.C., Engel, J. 42/dev.199534. PMID: 34383890. Cox will also present at the 42nd Annual David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis and Developmental Disorders: From Mechanism to Treatment.
DENTAL STUDENT MOLLIE PETRIE
(D.D.S. Class of ’22), under the supervision of Brenda Bohaty, professor and chair of Pediatric Dentistry, published an article in the online publication Contour. The article titled, “The Ethics of Whitening Children’s Teeth,” appeared in the March 2021 issue of the journal, a national journal published electronically by the American Student Dental Association.
Hanan Ali, B.D.S., joined the faculty as clinical assistant professor in the department of Restorative Clinical Sciences. She received her B.D.S. from the University of Benghazi in 2007, a M.S. Biomaterials from SUNY Buffalo and a certificate in Prosthodontics in 2015 and 2021, respectfully.