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Alvaro Figueroa, DDS, MS

Alvaro Figueroa, DDS, MS
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  • Orthodontics
  • Dentistry
Medical or Graduate Education: University of San Carlos of Guatemala Faculty of Medicine
Residency: Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester Medical Center - Orthodontics
  University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry - Pediatric Dentistry
Fellowship: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - Craniofacial Research
  University of Illinois Medical Center - Craniofacial Orthodontics and Research
Clinical Expertise:
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniofacial orthodontics
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Orthodontic problems
  • Orthognathic surgery
Research Interests:
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Abnormal craniofacial growth and development
  • New surgical treatment strategies for cleft lip/palate
  • New orthodontic treatment strategies for cleft lip/palate
  • New orthodontic and surgical treatment strategies for craniofacial anomalies
Languages Spoken:
  • Spanish
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Orthognathic Positioning System: Intraoperative System to Transfer Virtual Surgical Plan to Operating Field During Orthognathic Surgery.
    Polley JW, Figueroa AA.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013
    2013 Jan 9. doi:pii: S0278-2391(12)01612-6. 10.1016/j.joms.2012.11.004. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Parameters of care for craniosynostosis: dental and orthodontic perspectives.
    Vargervik K, Rubin MS, Grayson BH, Figueroa AA, Kreiborg S, Shirley JC, Simmons KE, Warren SM.
    Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2012
    2012 Apr
    141(4 Suppl):S68-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2011.12.013.
  3. Parameters of Care for Craniosynostosis.
    McCarthy JG, Warren SM, Bernstein JM, Burnett W, Cunningham ML, Edmond JC, Figueroa AA, Kapp-Simon KA, Labow B, Peterson-Falzone S, Proctor M, Rubin M, Sze RW, Yemen T.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J.
    2011 Aug 17
  4. Nasal Changes after Presurgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM) in the Unilateral Cleft Lip Nose.
    Gomez DF, Donohue S, Figueroa AA, Polley JW.
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J.
    2011 Aug 16
  5. Evaluation of maxillary permanent molars in patients with syndromic craniosynostosis after monobloc osteotomy and midface advancement with rigid external distraction (RED)
    Sant'Anna EF, de A Cury-Saramago A, Figueroa AA, Polley JW
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J
    2010 Mar
  6. A combined orthodontic and surgical approach in osteogenesis imperfecta and severe Class III malocclusion: case report
    Aizenbud D, Peled M, Figueroa AA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg
    2008 May
  7. Use of visible light-curing acrylic resins to manufacture occlusal splints: health considerations for clinicians and laboratory personnel
    Alves PV, Bolognese AM, Polley JW, Figueroa AA
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg
    2008 Dec
  8. Clinical controversies in oral and maxillofacial surgery: Part two. External versus internal distraction osteogenesis for the management of severe maxillary hypoplasia: external distraction.
    Figueroa AA, Polley JW.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg.
    2008 Dec
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