May 2020 Issue Highlights Back-to-Work Coronavirus Infection ControlFree Access Jackie Dorst, a noted expert on infection control, discusses implementation of the ADA’s “Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit” in orthodontic practices. Topics covered include welcome back reassurance, pre-appointment screening, patient registration, reception area preparation, chairside procedures, and staff protection.
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.
May 2020 Issue Highlights Vertical Bracket Positioning Using the Marginal Ridge as Reference Drs. Lima and Freitas provide a rationale for using the marginal ridge as a guideline for bonding preadjusted brackets to the posterior teeth. The first premolars then serve as references for the anterior bracket positions. Two typical cases are shown.
May 2020 Issue Highlights A New Jig Design for Molar Distalization with Skeletal Anchorage Sliding jigs can now be combined with temporary anchorage devices to optimize biomechanics for unilateral Class II correction. The authors describe how to fabricate an efficient, esthetic, and inexpensive jig from beta titanium or stainless steel wire.
May 2020 Issue Highlights CASE REPORT Management of Horizontally Impacted Mandibular Canines in a Skeletal Class II Malocclusion Comparative Effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances in First-Premolar Extraction Cases PEARLS An Esthetic Removable Inclined Plane Complete table of contents
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