(Accepted for Publication, 11/23/2009)
Authors: Jorge Landa, Alfred Rich, and Matthew Finkelman
Conclusion: “A very strong correlation was found between the anterior nasal cross-sectional area calculated from the radiographs, and the anterior nasal cross-sectional area and nasal volume from the rhinometer.
“The acoustic rhinometer can be a very instrumental and reliable adjunct during the course of treating a dental or orthodontic patient. By noting the nasal health status of the patient in detail before and throughout treatment, the dentist or orthodontist can properly account for the role of the nasal airway in diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcomes assessments and make a proper referral to the otolaryngologist fro treatment if need be.”