October 2023 Issue Highlights 2023 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 1: Trends Trends in U.S. orthodontic practice economics and management are covered in this 22nd biennial survey. Tables include practice activity, fee policies, management methods, computer usage, delegation, practice-building methods, sources of referrals, and practice busyness. The Study methodology is also explained.
October 2023 Issue Highlights Introduction to LightForce Part 2: Treatment Planning and Clinical ManagementFree Access Part 1 in this series of articles by Drs. Waldman and Bonebreak-Jackson reviewed the unique features of the LightForce 3D-printed fixed appliance system. Part 2 breaks down the key factors involved in treatment planning and clinical management, using typical case examples.
October 2023 Issue Highlights DIGITAL ORTHO LAB Design and Manufacturing of a Fully Digital Boneborne Palatal Expander Dr. Aghazada and colleagues present a digital planning protocol that customizes miniscrew placement to ensure optimal bone conditions. A 3D-metal-printed boneborne palatal expander is designed for delivery at the same appointment, using a 3D-printed surgical guide for precise positioning.
October 2023 Issue Highlights Orthodontic Treatment Using Directly 3D-Printed Clear Aligners CASE REPORT Treatment of an Accentuated Gummy Smile with Skeletally Anchored Orthodontic Intrusion PEARLS Open-Coil Activation of Impacted Canines Indications and Mechanics for First-Molar ExtractionsFree Access Complete table of contents
October 2023 Issue Highlights JCO DIGITAL SHORT Bracket SubstitutionFree Access JCO DIGITAL SHORT LEED Certified OfficeFree Access JCO DIGITAL SHORT Managing Missing U2s: Even Better Than the Real Thing Complete table of contents
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