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December 1994
Volume 28, Issue 12

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Will Implantology Set Us Free?In an earlier career as a sports writer, I came in contact with a large number of players and coaches. I often recall the lament of one major college coach that his livel...

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Rigid Implant Anchorage to Close a Mandibular First Molar Extraction Site

W. EUGENE ROBERTS, DDS, PHD, CHARLES L. NELSON, DDS, CHARLES J. GOODACRE, DDS, MSD

The mandibular first, maxillary first, mandibular second, and maxillary second molars were the four most commonly missing teeth in an adult sample.1 Assuming a distal abutment is available, a fixed pa...

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JCO Travel and Recreation Survey

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS, ALLEN H. NELSON, PHD, DAVID S. VOGELS III

Orthodontists travel extensively and are involved in a wide range of outside activities, according to the recent JCO Travel and Recreation Survey. Methodology The questionnaire for the study was maile...

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CLINICAL AID An Informed-Consent Template

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

Proper informed consent requires at least the following topics to be discussed before treatment with the patient, or with the parents of a minor patient: Diagnosis and treatment plan Prognosis with an...

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Selling Your Practice

JERRY R. CLARK, DDS

In the fall of 1993, the Orthodontic Management Group surveyed all the residents of graduate orthodontic programs in the United States to determine their future plans. OMG's intention was to assist th...

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Use of Spooled Nickel Titanium Wires as Initial Archwires

DAVID F. TIPTON , DDS, MS, JAMES LOOS, DDS, MS, KEN HIGHLAND, JOSEPH H. ZERNIK, DMD, PHD

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment often begins with a flexible archwire engaged in most of the brackets in each arch. Although this wire must be gentle, it is required to reduce excess curve of Spee...

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Activating the Closing-Loop Archwire

STEVEN L. CURETON, DMD, MS

Closing-loop archwires have traditionally been activated in several ways. One is to bend an omega loop and tie it back with a ligature wire to achieve the desired amount of activation. The loop can be...

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THE READERS' CORNER

PETER M. SINCLAIR, DDS, MSD

1. What is the most efficient method you have used to distalize upper molars? There was a considerable variety of responses from the clinicians: 36% used headgear as their principal distalization mech...

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