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May 1994
Volume 28, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

ROBERT M. RUBIN, DMD, MS

The Next FrontierRecent research in cellular physiology has established that there is a latency period of perhaps several hours before the cell membrane responds to a stimulus. When a stimulus is sust...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN Soffit Treatments

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

Designing an exciting orthodontic office requires a subtle combination and coordination of several major elements, including colors, lighting, and surface treatments. Often overlooked, however, is wha...

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An Instant Photo Record System

JOHN H. HICKHAM, DDS, MSD

One way to stay competitive is to demonstrate to patients and parents that you are efficient and thorough and that you value their time. You can do this without sacrificing quality by giving them a co...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Vertical Elastics for Correction of Anterior Open Bite

DONALD J. RINCHUSE, DMD, MS, MDS, PHD

Closing an anterior open bite can be one of the most challenging tasks in orthodontics, particularly when a skeletal open bite is superimposed on or is the cause of the morphological variant. Surgical...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING Vision in Orthodontic Practice

MELVIN MAYERSON , DDS, MSD, ROY M. GUNSOLUS, DDS

Dr. Richard McLaughlin, about three years ago, described to me a meeting between his study group in San Diego and a study group from Seattle. Since Dr. McLaughlin is such an outstanding clinician and ...

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Effectiveness of Thera-Bite Wafers in Reducing Pain

JING-YAU HWANG, DDS, CHING-HAA TEE, DDS, ANDERSON T. HUANG, BDS, DDS, LEO TAFT, DDS

Pressure delivered to a tooth by any orthodontic appliance is sensed by the rich nerve supply of the periodontal ligament. Light forces that do not occlude the vascular network of the ligament stimula...

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Comparison of NiTi Coil Springs vs. Elastics in Canine Retraction

ANDREW L. SONIS, DMD

The ideal force-delivery system would meet the following criteria1: 1. Provide optimal tooth-moving forces that elicit the desired effects. 2. Be comfortable and hygienic for the patient. 3. Require m...

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Current Herbst Appliance Therapy

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

Expanding on the work of Stockli and Willert, 1 McNamara's 1979 study2 alerted U.S. orthodontists to the possibility of using cemented appliances to permanently advance the mandible. Soon afterward, P...

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