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May 1990
Volume 24, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

ROBERT P. SCHOLZ , DDS

The Technology GapAlvin Toffler wrote about the knowledge explosion and "future shock" in 1970. He predicted these two phenomena would have a significant impact on the human race, and he was right. To...

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Frequency of Glove Perforations

REGAN L. MOORE, DDS, MSD, SIDNEY W. BRANTLEY, DMD

Hepatitis, tuberculosis, herpes, syphilis, and other diseases have posed a danger to orthodontic staffs and patients for many years, but until recently the use of rubber gloves and other protective me...

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A Fixed-Removable Approach to Presurgical Orthodontic Treatment

H.S. ORTON, OBE, BDS, FDS, DOrth RCS, P.M. NOBLE , BDS, FDS, MSC, DOrth

Orthodontic treatment is usually required prior to orthognathic surgery to coordinate the arches and optimize the occlusion. Orthodontic aims often include relief of crowding, alignment within the arc...

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Holographic Storage of Dental Casts

PETER H. BUSCHANG, MA, PHD, RICHARD F. CEEN, DDS, JESSE N. SCHROEDER, BS

The need to retain diagnostic dental casts for future reference has created storage problems for orthodontists. A more convenient and cost-effective means of recording and maintaining this information...

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Effective Oral Hygiene for Orthodontic Patients

LORRI J. BERGLUND, RDH, BS, CONNIE L. SMALL, RDH, MS, DDS

Maintaining good oral hygiene is a challenge for anyone, but particularly for orthodontic patients, whose appliances make them more susceptible to gingivitis, hyperplastic tissue, decalcification, and...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Debonding Ceramic Brackets

TERRY G. DISCHINGER , DDS

Ceramic brackets are without question an esthetic advancement in orthodontic appliances. However, many clinicians have been concerned about the possibility of enamel flaking and fracturing upon debond...

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CASE REPORT

Esthetic Extrusion of a Nonrestorable Tooth

IRENA M. BAKER, DDS

The most common treatment for a compromised tooth, when there is inadequate supragingival tooth structure for placement of a final restoration, involves periodontal surgery and osseous recontouring to...

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