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October 1993
Volume 27, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

How Are We Doing?Phoebe Lee Grisham, my maternal grandmother, was a remarkable woman. Widowed in her early 50s, she finished raising a brood of 11 children, took charge of four orphaned grandchildren,...

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Silicone Putty Splint for Rapid Placement of Direct-Bonded Retainers

R.S. HOBSON, MDS, FDS, MDO, RCPS, D.P. EASTAUGH , CGIC

Direct-bonded retainers have the advantages of being fixed, unobtrusive, and esthetic. One problem, however, is that of accurate placement for bonding. Among previously proposed methods of placement, ...

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CLINICAL AID Avoiding Cross-Contamination of Elastomeric Ligatures

DAVID M. SCHNEEWEISS, DDS, MSD

Cross-contamination in handling elastomeric ligatures is a serious concern in the orthodontic office, since cold sterilization can damage the elastomeric material. In addition, most manufacturers prod...

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Shear Bond Strengths of Three New CeramicBrackets

ANTHONY D. VIAZIS, DDS, MS, HIROSHI NAKAJIMA, DDS, PHD, JACQUELINE S. KLEVEN, DDS

The bond strengths achieved with first-generation ceramic brackets have reportedly been high enough to cause significant enamel damage on debonding, especially in teeth with large restorations, distin...

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1993 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study, Part 2: Practice Success

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

Part 1 in this series (JCO, September 1993) included information on the distribution and methodology of JCO' s seventh biennial survey of U.S. orthodontists, along with analysis of economic trends sin...

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RISK MANAGEMENT

PAUL J. GIORGETTI, JR., DDS , DONALD E. MACHEN, DMD, JD

My legal question involves Medicaid patients. The state of Florida authorizes funding on a month-to-month basis. As you might suspect, Medicaid frequently discontinues the funding of patients who are ...

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Early Class III Treatment with MagneticAppliances

M. ALI DARENDELILER, DMD, M. CHIARINI, DMD, J.P. JOHO, DMD, MSD

Various methods, including the Delaire face mask, the chin cup, the Class III activator, and Class III mechanics with fixed appliances, are used to correct skeletal Class III malocclusions,1-6 which a...

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In-Office Custom Mouthguard Fabrication

STEPHEN P. WARUNEK , DDS, MS, BRIAN D. WILLISON, CDT

The protection afforded by mouthguards against dental injuries, fractures, and concussions is well documented.1-5 The American Dental Association and many athletic organizations recommend mouth protec...

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