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Russell, Kathy  
Email: kathy.russell@dal.ca
Professor and Head, Division of Orthodontics
Academic Credentials:
BSc (Dalhousie), DDS (Dalhousie), Dip. Ortho. (Toronto), MSc (Toronto)
Professional Appointments:
Cross-appointment to School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Staff Orthodontist, IWK Health Centre

Research Interests:

My research interests are focused in the area of treatment outcome assessments and care for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. I am presently part of the “Americleft” North American multicentre outcome assessment research group for cleft lip and palate. Present focues include alveolar bone graft outcome assessments, nasolabial esthetics, burden of care of various treatment protocols, and outcome comparisons of infant orthopedic techniques. A study comparing outcome measures between antenatal and post-natal diagnosis of cleft lip is being concluded.

Research Projects:

Facial growth of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate treated with alveolar bone grafting at about 6 years of age
Funding Agency:Faculty of Dentistry Research Fund
Start Date:2013End Date:2014
Investigator Status:Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:JC Doucet (co-PI)
Americleft: Assessment of outcomes comparing NAM and no NAM treatment.
Funding Agency:American Cleft Palate Association
Start Date:2012End Date:2016
Investigator Status:Co-Principal Investigator
The Americleft Multicenter Cleft Study: Alveolar Bone Grafting Comparisons, Burden of Care, Comparison of Dental Cast ratings using Cast and Photographic reference models for GOSLON ratings
Funding Agency:The American Cleft Palate Association and the Cleft Palate Foundation, Trout Family Trust, Lancaster, PA. The Mellinger Medical Research Fund, Lancaster, PA. The H.G. Barsumian Memorial Fund, Winston-Salem, NC.
Start Date:2006End Date:ongoing
Investigator Status:Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Investigators:Long RE, Hathaway R, Mercado A, Daskalongiannaskis J, Shaw W, Semb G.