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August 2019
Volume 53, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Operating at Peak Efficiency

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Over the years, my staff has always had to pester me to “Keep moving!” whenever I stop to talk to a patient or a parent about something other than orthodontics. Even if it may seem unproductive, howev...

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Digital Smile Design and Orthodontic Finishing with the Insignia System

NASIB BALUT DDS, MS, PAULINA POPNIKOLOV DDS, AMIN ADES DDS, MS

Digital technology now offers an effective means of correcting malocclusions from start to finish. Drs. Balut, Popnikolov, and Ades show how the customized brackets and wires of the Insignia system can be combined with skeletal anchorage and micro-osteoperforation to improve efficiency and shorten treatment.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Aesthetic Orthognathic Surgery and Rhinoplasty & MCQs in Orthodontics

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

DEREK M. STEINBACHER, DMD, MD, FACS, Editor 648 pages, 1,000 photos. $349. 2019.John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030.(201) 748-6000; www.wiley.com. This beautifully illustrate...

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Treatment of Severe Anterior Crowding with the Invisalign G6 First-Premolar Extraction Solution

YAFEN ZHU DDS, XIAOLONG LI DDS, PhD, WENLI LAI DDS, PhD

This new system was designed by Align Technology to ensure root parallelism during canine retraction and to maintain vertical control by maximizing posterior anchorage during space closure. A sample case involving four first-premolar extractions is presented by Drs. Zhu, Li, and Lai.

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Delayed Extraction of the Mesial First-Molar Root as a Means of Accelerating Space Closure

JONG-HUN LEE DDS, MSD, HYO-SANG PARK DDS, MSD, PhD

When a lower first permanent molar needs to be extracted, the adjacent second and third molars are often protracted to close the space. Drs. Lee and Park compare two patients to demonstrate how hemisection of the first-molar root can speed up protraction and reduce the risk of alveolar bone atrophy.

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PEARLS

Mini-Implants as Bone Maintainers

ROBERTO CIARLANTINI DDS, LUIGI LAINO DDS, BIRTE MELSEN DDS, DrOdont

Vertically positioned miniscrews with pontics have long been used for tooth replacement in adolescent patients. This Pearl offers a variation of that technique, describing the insertion of a horizontal miniscrew beneath a Maryland bridge to halt the progression of alveolar ridge atrophy.

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CASE REPORT

Long-Term Stability of Two-Phase Class II Treatment with the Carriere Motion Appliance

HÉCTOR LUIS RODRÍGUEZ DDS

The author reports a skeletal Class II case in which the Carriere Motion Appliance was used to establish a Class I platform during Phase I, thus improving the efficiency of Phase II correction with fixed appliances. Stability of the results is demonstrated five years after treatment.

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Continuing Education from August 2019 Issue (questions only)

Click here to download a PDF of the printed questions from the journal for reference. CE tests must be taken online. See the link to continuing education on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Do You Need Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage for Your Practice

ANDREW D. TUCKER JD, CPA

This article discusses the protection provided by cyber insurance and the costs and requirements of such coverage. A simple evaluation is proposed to determine whether cybersecurity insurance is appropriate for a particular orthodontic office.

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Product News Published in August 2019 Issue

PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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