August 2021 Issue Highlights ALIGNER CORNER Integration of In-House Aligner Therapy in Private Practice Dr. Matt Nisco, an early adopter of in-house aligners, presents a protocol for integrating such a system into an orthodontic office, including the required equipment, software, and staffing as well as procedures for long-distance care. Two typical aligner cases are offered as examples.
August 2021 Issue Highlights OVERVIEW Indications and Management Protocol for the Use of Splints with the "Surgery First" ApproachFree Access Dr. Pelo and colleagues review the functions and wear duration of four different types of occlusal splints for use in “surgery first” cases. Two clinical cases demonstrate their approach to splint management, which allows them to treat even complex malocclusions.
August 2021 Issue Highlights CASE REPORT Miniscrew Anchorage for Treatment of Severely Proclined Upper Anterior Teeth in a Class II, Division 1 Malocclusion This report shows a Class II, division 1 patient with severe upper anterior protrusion, in whom anchorage from bilateral miniscrews was used to correct both sagittal and vertical discrepancies with one-stage en-masse retraction.
August 2021 Issue Highlights MANAGEMENT & MARKETING The Incredible Value of a Strong Sibling Program A Modified Pontic Appliance for Treatment of Impacted Maxillary Canines CASE REPORT Treatment of a Patient with a Missing Lower Incisor and Three Impacted TeethFree Access PEARLS A Modified Wire Cutter Complete table of contents
We will continue to update our COVID-19 section here on the website. Includes links to a two-part article partially published in June on the way forward, including clinical considerations, a look a management and financial planning, two articles from the upcoming May 2020 issue on office safety, the McGill-Hill Group resources page, getting your equipment ready, a take on virtual appointments from Dr. Laurance Jerrold, an article from our archive on avoiding handpiece usage for plaque control, bonding in COVID-19 era from Paul Gange of Reliance, the "2for2" technique to minimize droplets and aerosols, and our video office reopening blog.
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