August 2020 Issue Highlights THE CUTTING EDGE Design and Manufacturing of a Fully Digital Palatal Expander Without Physical Models Dr. Battista and colleagues describe a fully digital workflow for computer-aided fabrication of a rapid palatal expander. Steps include design of the anchorage structure, placement of a virtual attachment, positioning of the expansion screw, addition of auxiliaries, 3D printing by the laboratory, and delivery to the patient.
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.
August 2020 Issue Highlights Evaluation of Mandibular Position for Splint Therapy Using a Virtual ArticulatorFree Access Digital technology offers an alternative to the traditional articulator and facebow transfer used to confirm condylar stability during stabilization splint treatment. In this virtual mounting method, sequential mandibular positions are evaluated based on superimposition of the initial CBCT data with intraoral scans taken at each visit.
August 2020 Issue Highlights Strategic Molar Uprighting Using the Biocreative Reverse-Curve Technique A reverse-curve nickel titanium archwire is anchored by a miniplate inserted in the mandibular symphysis to avoid unwanted side effects during molar uprighting. Four key factors for vertical control are reviewed, and two typical cases are presented.
August 2020 Issue Highlights Magic Mouthwash Demystified CASE REPORT Forced Eruption of Multiple Impacted Teeth in an Adolescent Patient CASE REPORT Orthodontic Management of Asymmetry after Surgical Removal of a Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor of the Mandible Complete table of contents
Our next webinar is from Paul Gange Jr. from Reliance Orthodontics on Monday, July 13th at 8 PM Eastern time and is on the digitally guided indirect bonding process. This is free for all subscribers, $100 for non-subscribers to attend. Sign-up on our webinars page. CE is available for $10; we will have a recording of the webinar available if you cannot attend. Again free for subscribers, $80 for non-subscribers.
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