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June 1993
Volume 27, Issue 6

CLINICAL AID Headgear Pillows

JAMES N. THACKER, DDS

Recently a patient's mother approached me with an idea that might make headgear wear more comfortable for young patients. Her daughter had been fitted with a cervical headgear and was having trouble s...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

The Significance of Significance Traffic deaths on interstate highways have apparently been less numerous since speed limits were increased from 55 miles per hour to 65. The clear implication of the a...

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Simultaneous Torquing and Intrusion Auxiliary

RAPHAEL L. GREENFIELD, DDS, MSD

Several different orthodontic approaches have evolved for intrusion of the maxillary incisors.1-4 Whatever method is used, the control and stabilization of posterior anchorage is imperative, since inc...

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Plasticization of Adhesive to Improve Debonding of Ceramic Brackets

KENNETH E. STARLING, JR. , DDS,, BRIAN J. LOVE, PHD

Problems such as bracket fracture and enamel fracture and "crazing" have been reported in debonding ceramic brackets. These problems occur because all three components of the system-- the bracket, the...

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Orthodontic Treatment of a Case with Minimal Periodontal Support

ANTHONY D. VIAZIS, DDS, MS,, LINDA A. CRAWFORD, DDS

An adult female presented to our clinic with a periodontally involved malocclusion induced by severe gingival overgrowth (Fig. 1). The periodontal condition was due to four years' use of sodium diphen...

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THE READERS' CORNER

PETER M. SINCLAIR, DDS, MSD

Topics include slot sizes, full vs. segmented arches, and use of loops; and inventory methods. 1. What slot size do you typically use? Fifty-seven percent of the clinicians reported using an .018"X.02...

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How to Maintain the High Tech-High Touch Balance

WILLIAM C. SUTTON

Today's orthodontic practice is required to be both "high tech"--on the leading edge of systems for diagnosis, scheduling, practice management, and financial control--and "high touch"--able to provide...

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The Effect of Maxillary Retainers on the Clarity of Speech

CLEAVONNE S. STRATTON , PHD,, GLENN A. BURKLAND, DMD

Patient cooperation with retainer wear is a difficulty all orthodontists face daily.1-3 Complaints of gagging sensations, discomfort, and distorted speech are common. If the patient is simultaneously ...

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