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April 1994
Volume 28, Issue 4

TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Taking Construction Bites for Functional Appliances

VARUN KALRA, BDS, MDS, DOrth, DDS, MS

Taking an accurate construction bite for a functional appliance can be frustrating and time-consuming. Some patients have enough neuromuscular control to bring the mandible into the desired position q...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Up the Down EscalatorThere is an ambivalence in the dental profession that, at times, may place the needs of the individual practitioner at odds with the needs of Dentistry with a big "D". Dentistry h...

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Successful Second Bicuspid Bonding

MICHAEL L. SWARTZ, DDS

Many orthodontists have experienced a bond failure rate of 30% or more on lower second bicuspids, and of necessity have returned to banding these teeth. Such a disproportionate failure rate cannot be ...

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The Orthodontic 'Grasshopper'

DORON HARARY, DMD

Bonding orthodontic attachments can be problematic in adult patients with crown-and-bridge restorations.1 Ceramic or veneer crowns must be roughened or etched before bonding,2,3 and debonding leaves a...

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Converting Observation Recalls to New Starts

CHARLENE WHITE, BS

Many orthodontists place 35% or more of their new patients on observation recall. Some of them use this as an excuse for having case acceptance ratios of around 55%. With an effective observation reca...

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A Universal Retraction Spring

POUL GJESSING, DDS

Three-dimensional control during retraction of the upper anterior teeth is essential not only for facial esthetics, but also for function of the stomatognathic system and stability of orthodontic trea...

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RISK MANAGEMENT

DONALD E. MACHEN, DMD, MSD, JD

This month's column is a response to a recent Letter to the Editor by Paul D. Zuelke (JCO, March 1994).Mr. Zuelke's letter raises several concerns. First, he takes issue with my response to Dr. Marvin...

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A Fixed-Removable Herbst Appliance

TAREK ZREIK, DMD

The Herbst appliance has gained great popularity among orthodontists because it works 24 hours per day, requires minimal patient cooperation, shortens treatment time, and reduces the need for orthogna...

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