Clinical Focus

  • Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Residency:University of California San FranciscoCA
  • MPH, University of California Berkeley, Interdisciplinary Public Health (2012)
  • Dental Education:Harvard School of Dental Medicine (2009) MA


All Publications

  • Caries Management By Risk Assessment in a Cleft and Craniofacial Center JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY Gaudilliere, D., Thakur, Y., Ku, M., Kaur, A., Shrestha, P., Girod, S. C. 2014; 25 (6): E529-E536
  • Computer-Aided Trauma Simulation System With Haptic Feedback Is Easy and Fast for Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeons to Learn and Use JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Schvartzman, S. C., Silva, R., Salisbury, K., Gaudilliere, D., Girod, S. 2014; 72 (10): 1984-1993
  • Computer-aided trauma simulation system with haptic feedback is easy and fast for oral-maxillofacial surgeons to learn and use. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery Schvartzman, S. C., Silva, R., Salisbury, K., Gaudilliere, D., Girod, S. 2014; 72 (10): 1984-1993


    Computer-assisted surgical (CAS) planning tools have become widely available in craniomaxillofacial surgery, but are time consuming and often require professional technical assistance to simulate a case. An initial oral and maxillofacial (OM) surgical user experience was evaluated with a newly developed CAS system featuring a bimanual sense of touch (haptic).Three volunteer OM surgeons received a 5-minute verbal introduction to the use of a newly developed haptic-enabled planning system. The surgeons were instructed to simulate mandibular fracture reductions of 3 clinical cases, within a 15-minute time limit and without a time limit, and complete a questionnaire to assess their subjective experience with the system. Standard landmarks and linear and angular measurements between the simulated results and the actual surgical outcome were compared.After the 5-minute instruction, all 3 surgeons were able to use the system independently. The analysis of standardized anatomic measurements showed that the simulation results within a 15-minute time limit were not significantly different from those without a time limit. Mean differences between measurements of surgical and simulated fracture reductions were within current resolution limitations in collision detection, segmentation of computed tomographic scans, and haptic devices. All 3 surgeons reported that the system was easy to learn and use and that they would be comfortable integrating it into their daily clinical practice for trauma cases.A CAS system with a haptic interface that capitalizes on touch and force feedback experience similar to operative procedures is fast and easy for OM surgeons to learn and use.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.joms.2014.05.007

    View details for PubMedID 25234531

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Psychological Distress in Orthognathic Surgery Patients JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Collins, B., Gonzalez, D., Gaudilliere, D. K., Shrestha, P., Girod, S. 2014; 72 (8): 1553-1558


    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing condition involving preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated deformity. The purpose of our study was to investigate the presence of BDD and its comorbidity with anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery (OS).The present prospective study included 99 patients from the outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic at Stanford University who requested OS. The incidence of BDD, depression, anxiety, and OCD was assessed preoperatively using validated self-report measures. To determine the prevalence of Axis I psychological symptoms among patients, the descriptive and bivariate statistics were computed. P < .05 was considered significant.In our sample, 13 patients (13%) screened positive for BDD. We did not find any significant correlations between the presence of BDD and gender, race, age, or marital status. Depressive symptoms were reported by 42% of the patients, OCD symptoms by 29%, and mild, moderate, and severe anxiety by 14%, 5%, and 4%, respectively. Using Spearman correlations, we found significant correlations between BDD and anxiety, depression, and OCD (P < .01).The results of the present study suggest that the rates of BDD, depression, anxiety, and OCD are high in patients undergoing OS. Furthermore, we found a strong correlation between BDD and anxiety, OCD, and depression in these patients. Future studies are necessary to determine the postoperative changes in these psychological disorders and whether these changes are affected by having positive BDD screening results at baseline.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.joms.2014.01.011

    View details for Web of Science ID 000341361000021