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October 1994
Volume 28, Issue 10

CLINICAL AID Hydrophilic Adhesive for Bonding to Impacted Canines

J.M. COBO, MD, DDS, PHD, J.M. MORO, MD, DDS

Bonding an attachment to an impacted canine during surgical exposure is often difficult because of the flow of blood. We use a third-generation hydrophilic adhesive, Multiadhesion Scotchbond, in this ...

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Can We Manage Without Managed Health Care? Proponents of national universal health-care schemes point out that the United States is the only nation in the Western world that does not have such a progr...

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Replacement of the Spring Clip in the SPEED Appliance

JEFFREY L. BERGER, BDS, DOrth

The SPEED appliance (Fig. 1) consists of self-ligating brackets with flexible spring clips that act as the outer walls of the archwire slots.1,2 In some situations, such as sports-related injuries, th...

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Pain-Free Debonding with Occlusal Rim Wax

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

Orthodontists have tried several techniques to mitigate the pain associated with debonding. It is axiomatic that the better stabilized the teeth are, the better they are able to resist the torsional d...

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Managed Care in Europe

RONALD B. COOPER, DDS, DIETMAR SEGNER, DDS, PHD, ROBERT KIRSCHEN, BDS, FDS RCS, MSC, MOrth RCS, DR. SVANTE MOBERG, DR. JOHN H. BAKKER, ALAN DERRY, DDS, DR. BERNARD OLIVIER, JOHAN WISTH, MSC, PHD, DR. FRANCESCA MIOTTI, DR. TERTTU PIETILA

Today, more than 8,000 orthodontic specialists in the United States start a total of more than one million total cases per year. On average, 45% of an orthodontist's patients copay with their insuranc...

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Sequential Slicing of Lower Deciduous Teeth to Resolve Incisor Crowding

MARCO ROSA, MD, DMD, MAURO COZZANI, DMD, MSCD, GIUSEPPE COZZANI, MD, DMD

Lower incisor crowding in the mixed dentition1,2 can often be resolved if treatment is initiated early enough.3 Many different procedures have been recommended for this situation, including serial ext...

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Statically Determinate Transpalatal Arches

BIRTE MELSEN DDS, DO, GIULIO BONETTI MD, DDS, DANIELA GIUNTA DDS

Passive transpalatal arches, used for reinforcement of anchorage, can be either soldered to molar bands or bent to fit passively into lingual sheaths or brackets.1-7 However, transpalatal arches can a...

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RISK MANAGEMENT

DR. DONALD E. MACHEN, DMD, MSD, JD

Is it ever worthwhile to sue a patient to collect unpaid fees? As I have mentioned in previous columns, the practice of suing patients for payment may have substantial risk associated with it. Althoug...

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