Orthognathic Examination and Treatment Planning

Jaime Gateño, James J. Xia, David Alfi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter covers evaluation and treatment planning for patients needing orthognathic surgery. Evaluation and treatment planning are two processes that are part of the approach used to care for patients. This approach has four sequential processes: evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment (Fig. 39.1). Evaluation is a structured process used to appraise patients; it begins with the patient encounter and ends with an assessment. It has three steps: history, physical examination, and evaluation of diagnostic test. Treatment planning is a process used to determine the details of treatment. It begins after the assessment and ends before the treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCraniomaxillofacial Reconstructive and Corrective Bone Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915293
ISBN (Print)9781493915286
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Cartesian
  • Cephalometry
  • Cylindrical
  • Deformities
  • Jaw
  • Natural head posture
  • Occlusion
  • Orthognathic
  • Pitch
  • Roll
  • Sensor
  • Splint
  • Symmetry
  • Treatment planning
  • Yaw

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)


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