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November 1994
Volume 28, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Is a Job in Your Office a Career?One of the consequences of the changes in our society wrought by women's desire or need to work has been the institutionalizing of changes in the work force. Combined ...

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CASE REPORT

Treatment of an Impacted Canine with Magnets

M. ALI DARENDELILER, DMD, MSD, J. MARC FRIEDLI, MD

Maxillary permanent canines are impacted in .9-2.2% of patients-- second only in frequency of impaction to third molars. 1-9 Orthodontic movement of the impacted canine after surgical exposure is the ...

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Effects of Three Types of Sterilization on Orthodontic Pliers

ALBERTO R. MAZZOCCHI, MD, CORRADO PAGANELLI, DDS, MD, CARLO MORANDINI, DDS

The most common sterilizers used for orthodontic instruments are autoclaves, chemiclaves, and dry-heat units. Autoclaves tend to create rust on instruments, although recent models are improved. Chemic...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING Management Consultants: Do They Really Help?

MELVIN MAYERSON , DDS, MSD, RONALD J. MACKLEY, DDS, MS

Dr. Ronald Mackley decided to hire a management consultant after reading in the 1981 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study that practices using consultants had above-average patient starts and income.1 It sh...

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Essix Appliances: Minor Tooth Movement with Divots and Windows

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD, WILLIAM LEDOUX, DDS, ROBERT MCMINN, DDS

Essix retainers are clear, thin cuspid-to-cuspid appliances that snap into place and are retained, without clasps, by the many natural undercuts gingival to the anterior contact points (Fig. 1). They ...

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Fees in Orthodontics

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Although many orthodontists think they are the only ones who have problems in setting fees for their services, almost all sellers of products or services have a similar problem. Actually, the key to p...

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Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation for Pain Control

DENNIS D. WEISS, DDS, MS, DAVID M. CARVER, DDS, MS

Pain control during orthodontic treatment can improve patient cooperation, the patient's relationship with the practice, and the likelihood of future referrals. Patients have different pain tolerances...

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