April 2020 Issue Highlights Mixed-Dentition Treatment with Clear Aligners and Vibratory Technology Invisalign therapy allows simultaneous alignment and expansion to be performed in Phase I treatment, as demonstrated by Drs. Gorton, Bekmezian, and Mah in three cases. The AcceleDent device was used daily by these preteen patients to shorten treatment.
We will continue to update our COVID-19 section here on the website. Includes links to 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.
April 2020 Issue Highlights A Tissue- and Boneborne Rapid Palatal ExpanderFree Access Drs. Lupini, Retrouvey, Decesari, and Cozzani present a new Haas-inspired miniscrew-assisted maxillary expander for application in non-growing patients. Unlike toothborne devices, it provides an orthopedic component of force, using metal pads instead of acrylic to increase rigidity and avoid inflammation.
April 2020 Issue Highlights CASE REPORT A Zygomatic Miniplate as Skeletal Anchorage for Correction of Severe Skeletal Anterior Open Bite An adult patient presents with a severe anterior open bite of skeletal origin. Avoiding orthognathic surgery, the treatment plan involves upper posterior intrusion and upper anterior retraction, with zygomatic miniplates inserted in the upper quadrants for skeletal anchorage.
April 2020 Issue Highlights 2020 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year: Dr. Saro AtamFree Access THE READERS' CORNER Insurance PEARLS A Removable Acrylic Inclined Plane for Anterior Crossbite Correction Complete table of contents
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