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Dental Research Seminar
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

Event Details

Presenter: TAN Su Keng, PhD Candidate (University No.: 2007969384)

Title: Bio-psychosocial Outcome of Orthognathic Surgery and Beauty Perception of Hong Kong Chinese

Orthognathic surgery is a well-known subspecialty in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bio-psychosocial outcome of this surgery might significantly affect patients’ post-surgical quality of life. Jaw movements during this type of surgery, especially those of the mandible, may widen or reduce pharyngeal airway dimensions substantially. Therefore, studying pharyngeal airway dimensions 3-dimesionally using cone-beam computed tomography might help to investigate the most appropriate jaw movements during treatment planning, with minimal risk of compromising the airway post-surgically.

FACE-Q is a set of newly developed self-reported questionnaires in the field of cosmetic surgery that assess not only psychosocial outcome, but also the self-perceived attractiveness and satisfaction towards the overall treatment. Although many researchers have tried to study the psychosocial outcome of post-orthognathic patients, this questionnaire has never been applied in orthognathic surgery. Therefore, FACE-Q will be translated into Hong Kong Chinese, validated, and subsequently being used to study the outcome of orthognathic patients in Hong Kong.

The goal of the orthognathic surgery has always follows the gold standards or ancient neo-classical canons based on studies on Caucasian populations. The beauty perception of Hong Kong Chinese might be totally different from these generally accepted guidelines. Therefore, the Hong Kong Chinese’s beauty perception is investigated and its results will be compared with the current mainstream opinion of aesthetic gold standards and neo-classical canons using 3-dimensional photographs.

Date/Time24/05/2017 12:45-13:05
VenueThe Lounge, 7/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

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