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January 1992
Volume 26, Issue 1

CLINICAL AID Cordless Rotary Tool for Chairside Use

STEVEN IRA FEIN, DDS

A recently introduced, inexpensive, cordless rotary tool, the Dremel Mini-Mite Model 750 (A) is ideal for tasks such as trimming acrylic or adjusting appliances at the chair (B). The tool accepts 3/32...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

Futile Subtraction A few months ago, a good friend told me about a colleague's decision to control his personnel costs by dismissing his entire staff and replacing them with less experienced and less ...

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Air-Rotor Stripping and Lower Incisor Extraction Treatment

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD, JOSEPH HASTINGS, DDS

Circumstances occasionally dictate that a case be finished with three lower incisors. Usually it is because a lower incisor is missing or is an obvious candidate for extraction due to disease or injur...

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1991 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study, Part 3: Practice Growth

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS, ALLEN H. NELSON, PHD, DAVID S. VOGELS III

Editor's note: Parts 1 and 2 of this series are published in the November and December 1991 issues of JCO.Part 1 of this series (JCO, November 1991) outlined the distribution and methodology of JCO's ...

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Oral Hygiene Compliance: A Clinical Investigation

DANIEL J. RINCHUSE, DMD, MS, MDS, PHD, DONALD J. RINCHUSE, DMD, MS, MDS, PHD, THOMAS G. ZULLO, PHD

Effective plaque removal and adherence to oral hygiene instructions have been important concerns for both orthodontists and periodontists.1-16 The positive effects of orthodontic treatment can be nega...

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CASE REPORT

Tartar-Control Toothpaste and Perioral Dermatitis

THOMAS A. FERLITO, DMD

Several authors have discussed the possibility that certain toothpastes can cause perioral dermatitis. Some have implicated fluoride toothpastes,1 while others suggest that toothpaste flavoring and pr...

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Efficient and Effective Infection Control

DEAN C. BELLAVIA, MS, PHD

This article presents a realistic method of starting and maintaining an effective sterilization and disinfection system in an orthodontic office. These philosophies, calculations, and physical layouts...

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