Prof. Claudia Corega
Dr Claudia Corega has a MScD in orthodontics from Baylor College, Dallas, Texas.
She has a PhD from Tubingen, University, Germany and a Master Degree in orthodontic treatment of in craniofacial deformities from NYU and a Master Degree in TMJ disorders.
She graduated from Paris V DUOL Programm in 2007 and returned to teach in 2009.
After a 10 years of practicing in Stuttgart, Germany she was appointed Professor at the Department of Orthodontics from Cluj, Romania and Visiting Professor at the University of Verona.
She is a member of the European Orthodontic Society, Fellow of the WFO, member of the American Board of Orthodontists, member of the American Society of Lingual Orthodontic.
She published more the 50 articles in indexed journals, 4 textbooks and is currently involved in many research projects on the topic of accelerated tooth movement, craniofacial biology in genetic disorders and TMJ.
Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Condylar Position after combined lingual orthodontics and surgery: A Preliminary Study
This study was conducted on CBCT and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) obtained from 40 subjects with Class III malocclusion who partly underwent combined orthodontic treatment with lingual appliances and orthognathic surgery. Only clinically temporomandibular joint (TMJ) symptom–free subjects were included in this study. In the treatment group, lingual orthodontic treatment was applied in 24 patients (10 females and four males) with a mean age of 20 yrs. The control group consisted of sixteen patients (six girls and one boy) with a mean age of 21 yrs. Orthodontic treatment was not applied in the control group. Records were taken at the beginning, during and at the end end of the multidisciplinary therapy from all the subjects. Measurements were made on CBCT and unilateral–left sagittal–oblique TMJ MRIs. Variables obtained at the beginning and end of the study were compared by Student's t-tests and paired t-tests. Relationships between craniofacial and TMJ variables were analyzed by correlation analysis. The mandibular corpus length was decreased by orthognathic surgery. A positive correlation existed between the repositionning of the jaws and the position of the condylar head. This study showed that the condylar position was slightly altered by treatment, and patients remained asymptomatic. It may be implied that the source of improvement is adaptation of the craniofacial structures to the changes of the condylar position but also by the lingual treatment done with a condyle fitted into the centric relation from the beginning of the therapy.