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March 1994
Volume 28, Issue 3

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

The Carrot or the Stick?There is a good question in orthodontic practice with regard to how much a system of rewards affects the commitment of our employees and of our patients. This was brought to mi...

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Biomechanics: Computer-Based Mechanotherapy

BIRTE MELSEN, DDS, DO, GIORGIO FIORELLI, DDS

Biomechanics--the design and construction of the appliances used to produce desired tooth movements--is perceived by some orthodontists as an art rather than a science. However, it is difficult to tra...

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CLINICAL AID Dispenser Tube for Stainless Steel Ligatures

ROBERT E. SPILLER JR., DMD, MS

New federal standards for sterilization and public concern about cross-contamination have prompted many orthodontists to modify their infection control procedures. I have developed a method of dispens...

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CASE REPORT

Late-Forming Supernumeraries in the Premolar Regions

ILKEN KOCADERELI, DDS, PHD, SEMRA CIGER, DDS, PHD, BANU CAKIRER, MS

Ninety to 98% of all supernumerary teeth occur in the maxilla, most commonly in the premaxilla.1-3 Maxillary midline supernumeraries are the most common, followed by maxillary lateral incisors, mandib...

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THE READERS' CORNER

PETER M. SINCLAIR, DDS, MSD

1. Do you treat patients in your practice who require TMJ treatment only? If so, what percentage of your active cases are they? Exactly half of the respondents reported treating patients for temporoma...

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The Precision Lingual Arch: Hinge Cap Attachment

CHARLES J. BURSTONE, DDS, MS

The usefulness of lingual and transpalatal arches, either as primary mechanisms or as adjuncts to multibanded appliances, has long been recognized. Although I used and recommended horizontal sheaths w...

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The Real Cost of Patient Financing

RONALD B. COOPER, DDS, JON EMMETT SHULER, CFP, RICHARD B. NOVICK, DDS

We've all heard the adage, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." What about your accounts receivable? Is $90 in the hand really worth $100 "in the bush"? Is a discount of 10% appropriate when...

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Palatal Expansion with a New Twist

JEFFREY J. STAPLES, DDS

Over the years, many modifications of the original jackscrew expansion appliance, introduced by W.H. Dwinell in 1857, have been produced. Dwinell's expansion appliance was wedged into place between th...

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