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September 11, 1909

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DEFORMITIES OF THE JAW ASSOCIATED WITH MALOCCLUSION OF THE TEETH

Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery in the Temple University and of Oral Surgery in the Philadelphia Dental College PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1909;LIII(11):833-839. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550110001001b
Abstract

With the development in orthodontic practice it is surprising that so little advance has been made in the surgical treatment of prognathism, receding maxilla and other marked deformities of the jaw producing malocclusion. In the main the text-books on oral surgery contain no reference to the subject and little is to be found in modern treatises of surgery. In Von Bergmann's elaborate "System of Surgery," however, four lines relate that in a successful attempt to improve the deformity of a receding chin, Von Bergmann made an extensive resection of all of the processes, including the coronoid process, and subsequently displaced the entire jaw by the aid of an artificial dental apparatus.

HISTORY OF THE SUBJECT  Over sixty years have lapsed since Dr. S. P. Hullihen,1 of Wheeling, Ga., successfully devised and performed an osteoplastic resection of the jaw, yet the modern works on dental practice and orthodontia mention

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