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April 1990
Volume 24, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Toward a New Orthodontics Until now, orthodontics has been based on a craft management model. There is a mechanical task to be done; we do it, retain it for a period of time, and dismiss the patient. ...

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Results of JCO Issues Survey

In a recent JCO survey, readers were asked to name the issues in orthodontics today of great concern to them. No choices or limitations were given; the orthodontists responded in their own words with ...

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Permanent Lingual Bonded Retainer

JEREMY D. ORCHIN, DDS

Many leading researchers and private practitioners now recommend permanent retention, but the definition of "permanent" varies considerably. The most stable retention would consist of crown splints pl...

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CLINICAL AID Occlusal Splint for Patient with Severe Gagging Behavior

BARRY M. KATZEN, DDS

A patient under treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction could not tolerate either a maxillary or mandibular full-coverage splint because of severe gagging behavior. Various partial splints a...

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Computer Evolution = Management Revolution

R.J. SCHULHOF

It has been five years since the American Association of Orthodontists recognized the age of the orthodontic computer system with a special meeting in Dallas. We are now entering an important second p...

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Saving Impacted Teeth

DR. HANS MAGNUSSON

Repositioning an impacted tooth commonly involves a combination of surgical, periodontal, and orthodontic challenges. Before giving up a valuable upper cuspid, however, the clinicians involved should ...

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Controlled Space Closure with a Preadjusted Appliance System

JOHN C. BENNETT, LDS DOrth, RICHARD P. McLAUGHLIN, DDS

Preadjusted appliances, following the original concept of the Andrews Straight-Wire Appliance,1 became increasingly common in the 1980s. By 1986, they were reportedly used more than twice as much as a...

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