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May 1993
Volume 27, Issue 5

CLINICAL AID Sealing Palatal Expansion Screws with Light-Cured Adhesive

ROBERT J. GANGE

Orthodontists have traditionally used either metal ligature ties or quick-cure acrylic to seal rapid palatal expansion screws after full activation. Light-cured adhesives now provide a faster, neater ...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

HOMER W. PHILLIPS, DDS

A Computer in the Hand During the 1980s, many orthodontists incorporated desktop computers into their practices as the first step toward office automation. It soon became apparent, however, that one s...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN Applications of Glass Block

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD

Glass is one of the world's most ancient products. Manufactured glass has a history of some 6,000 years; artisans in Egypt were creating beautiful flasks and glass objects 3,500 years ago. The sparkli...

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Comparison of Three Dry-Heat Convection Sterilizers

GEORGE CARCAO, DDS, MS

Sterilization procedures have been a focus of attention in orthodontic practices over the past several years.1 Among the reliable methods of heat sterilization, the autoclave tends to promote rusting ...

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Macintosh Program for Submitting TMD Insurance Claims

MARK S. SANCHEZ, DDS

Most orthodontists who treat patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) know the frustration of submitting claims for insurance reimbursement. It is often unclear whether a patient's insurance ev...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING Teamwork, Quality, and Competitive Advantage: The Deming Philosophy in Orthodontics

MELVIN MAYERSON , DDS, MSD, EDWIN V. SYLVESTER, DDS, MS

You will find the following article by Dr. Edwin Sylvester to be one of the most interesting and challenging to appear in this column. I regret to report that Dr. Sylvester died shortly before the art...

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Rubber Dam Isolation of the Working Field in Orthodontics

WILLIAM H. LIEBENBERG, BSC, BDS

The need for complete isolation of the working field during acid etching and bonding is well recognized.1 Accepted devices for achieving a dry working field include cotton rolls, saliva ejectors and h...

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Tooth Extrusion with a Removable Appliance

DENIS REGAN, BDS, MSC, DOrth RCS

Attempting to extrude ankylosed tooth with a fixed appliance can result in a disastrous tipping of the occlusal plane.1 A more conservative approach is advisable when ankylosis is suspected. A simple ...

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