Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth

Original scientific articles presenting information that is new and relevant to jaw functional orthopedics

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Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth

Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth (JFOCG) ISSN (Online) 2669-2783 promotes the advanced study, science, and practice of Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth. It serves both researchers and practicing clinicians by providing a space for the presentation and discussion of evidence-based jaw functional orthopedics research, treatment concepts, techniques, and procedures, and a Clinical space for the publication of and discussion on case reports. The objective of the Journal is to facilitate the effective worldwide transmission of new and innovative related research and knowledge. The journal publishes original scientific articles presenting information that is new and relevant to Jaw Functional Orthopedics. Additionally, publishes reports of innovative techniques and clinical treatments, systematic reviews of topics of interest to the field, reviews of new techniques/appliances and products, new uses for existing material, digital technology advances related to Jaw Functional Orthopedics, instructive clinical reports, editorials, and announcements of importance to the community worldwide.

Established in 2021 and published 2 times a year (semiannually). https://doi.org/10.21595/jfocg


Editorial board

Orlando Santiago Júnior
Editor in Chief
Associate Professor Orlando Santiago Júnior
Dental School Faculdade Arnaldo Jansen, Brazil
Patricia Valério
Patricia Valério
FAOA Dentistry Faculty, Brazil
German Ramirez-Yanez
German Ramirez-Yanez
Aurora Kids Dentistry, Canada
Eduardo Sakai
Eduardo Sakai
Fundação Hermínio Ometto - UNIARARAS, Brazil
Almiro José Machado Júnior
Almiro José Machado Júnior
Unicamp, Brazil
Andrea Deregibus
Andrea Deregibus
University of Turin Dental School, Italy
Bruno Frazão Gribel
Bruno Frazão Gribel
Michigan University, Brazil
Antoon De Laat
Antoon De Laat
KU Leuven, Belgium
Barbara Bimler
Barbara Bimler
Bimler Laboratorien, Germany

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Biology of craniofacial growth with an emphasis on the mandible and maxillae
Clinicians' point of view - space for discussion based on scientific evidence, and clinical experience on topics of clinical interest
Prevention and early treatment of malocclusion
Treatment of malocclusion with Jaw Functional Orthopedics
New materials/new products
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
Dental sleep medicine
Clinicians' space - case reports
Jaw functional orthopedics and digital flow
Advances in digital diagnosis
Advances in digital images
Occlusion and craniofacial growth
Use of vibration (laser, electromagnetic, mechanical vibration) in the treatment with Jaw Functional orthopedic appliances
Systematic reviews
June 30th
December 31st

Orthopedic science is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders related to the skeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It encompasses both surgical and non-surgical methods to address various musculoskeletal issues.

Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth?

Specialized field of jaw functional orthopedics and its impact on craniofacial growth. This domain involves the study and treatment of conditions affecting the jaw and facial structures, emphasizing the harmonious development of facial bones and muscles.

Key Areas Covered in JFOCG
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics: Focuses on diagnosing, treating, and managing conditions that affect craniofacial development.
  • Jaw Functional Orthopedics: Focuses the understanding of the role of stomatognathic function on the development of the craniofacial structures and examines the prevention and treatment protocols including functional orthopedic appliances in correcting and improving jaw and teeth alignment and function.
  • Reconstructive Orthopedics: Involves surgical techniques to repair and reconstruct facial structures for improved functionality and appearance when the limit of organism's response and regenerative capacity is exceeded.
  • Craniofacial Growth: Studies the developmental processes of the skull and face, including the growth patterns of facial bones and muscles.
  • Facial Bone and Muscle Growth: Addresses the physiological processes involved in the development and growth of craniofacial structures from the embryological development stage to old age and how they impact craniofacial bone and muscle growth in addition to investigate how parafunctional stimulus can compromise normal craniofacial growth.
  • Feeding and Breathing: Addresses how feeding and breathing behavior can influence craniofacial growth.
  • Temporomandibular Disorders: Focuses on diagnostic and treatment protocols of Temporomandibular Disorders and on the impact of quality of life of sufferers.
  • Sleep Dentistry: Studies how stomatognathic structures can affect sleep quality and snoring and how intra oral devices can improve them.
Interdisciplinary Care and Associates

The journal also sheds light on the interdisciplinary care required in craniocervical orthopedics, providing insights into immediate and/or long term interdisciplinary interventions necessary in preventive and treatment situations. It highlights the collaborative efforts of jaw functional orthopedics associates inside and outside Dentistry as speech therapy, physiotherapy, for instance, in delivering comprehensive care.

Meaning and Significance of Orthopedics

Orthopedics, at its core, is about improving the quality of life of individuals by addressing musculoskeletal issues that affect movement and function. The journal explores this meaning in-depth, presenting new findings and treatment modalities in the field.

Impact on Healthcare

JFOCG plays a pivotal role in advancing the understanding and practice of jaw functional orthopedics and craniofacial growth. It serves as an essential resource for orthopedic specialists, dentists, surgeons, and researchers interested in these specialized areas.

In conclusion, the Journal of Jaw Functional Orthopedics and Craniofacial Growth is a platform for disseminating research and knowledge in the intersection of orthopedics, craniofacial development, and dental science. It provides valuable insights for professionals and academics striving to enhance patient care and treatment outcomes in these fields.