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August 1993
Volume 27, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Here and ThereITEM-- More than 25 medical centers around the country are investigating the injection of botulinum toxin for the relief of muscle spasm. The treatment was discovered by an ophthalmologi...

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Thumbsucking and Tongue-Posturing Correction Appliance

ANTHONY D. VIAZIS, DDS, MS

Habit control is a difficult area of orthodontic treatment, especially when it involves thumbsucking, tongue thrusting, or tongue posturing. Although various appliances have been devised to correct th...

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Glass lonomer Update

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD, DAVID W. HAMULA, DDS, KELLY BROWER

Since White's 1986 article on banding and bonding with glass ionomer cements,1 new research and clinical evidence have been produced. In addition, manufacturers have improved these products to the poi...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Customized Template for Prefabricating Initial Lingual Archwires

KENNETH K.K. LEW, BDS, MDS, AM

Considering the high cost of laboratory setups for lingual orthodontic cases, it may be more economical for busy lingual practices to train staff technicians to set up their own cases. We do in-house ...

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Effect of Telephone Reminders on Appointment Failure Rate

STEVEN J. LINDAUER, DMD, MDSC, LORETTA K. RUBENSTEIN, DDS, CAROL WILKINS, MOSHE DAVIDOVITCH, DDS, MMSC

Appointment failures disrupt the orthodontic office schedule and affect treatment progress. A recent British study cited a broken appointment rate of nearly 14% for orthodontic patients.1 Even higher ...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING Creating a Team of Practice Builders

MELVIN MAYERSON , DDS, MSD, ROGER P. LEVIN, DDS, MBA

Dr. Roger Levin, a dentist and a leading specialty-practice management consultant, has taken a different tack in this column. He lists 10 excellent team-building ideas that are designed to reduce over...

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Disposable Plaque-Removal System

DAVID L. HIME DDS, MS, SUSAN A. HIME DMD, MS

Effective bonding requires the prior removal of any plaque or pellicle from the enamel surface. In rebonding a loose or broken bracket, residual composite must also be removed before prophylaxis. Unti...

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