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January 1995
Volume 29, Issue 1

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

A Compelling Reason to ThinkFriends of Samuel Johnson once accused him of writing an eloquent judicial appeal on behalf of a condemned man who was certainly not an intellectual. Dr. Johnson denied the...

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Attachment Corrosion and Its Testing

CLAUDE G. MATASA , DCE, DSC

Orthodontic attachments, starting with the manufacturing process, are exposed to potentially damaging physical and chemical agents, including thermal treatments, oils, casting investments, brazing all...

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Recognition and Empowerment: An Effective Approach to Enlisting Patient Cooperation

ROBERT M. RUBIN, DMD

Few health-care disciplines demand as much patient cooperation as is required for successful orthodontics. Retention of appliances on the teeth depends to a large extent on the patient's agreement to ...

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CASE REPORT

Spontaneous Correction of a Mesially Inclined Canine

DR. MICHEL AMORIC, DR. PAUL CAITUCOLI

A female patient, age 9 years and 6 months, presented for treatment. Clinical examination showed a normal molar and canine occlusion and no abnormalities of the incisors. The initial panoramic x-ray (...

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RISK MANAGEMENT Additional Fee for Extended Treatment

DONALD E. MACHEN, DMD, MSD, JD

What is the best procedure for charging an additional fee for extended treatment in a case of non-cooperation? The first point to emphasize is that the orthodontist must abide by the terms and conditi...

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Light and Setting Times of Visible-Light-Cured Orthodontic Adhesives

LARRY J. OESTERLE, DDS, MS, MARION L. MESSERSMITH, DDS, MS, SARA M. DEVINE, DDS, MS, CHARLES F. NESS, DMD, MS

Visible-light-cured adhesives have become increasingly popular for bonding orthodontic attachments (Fig. 1). The "unlimited" working time of the adhesive allows the orthodontist to manipulate bracket ...

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Force System Analysis of V-Bend Sliding Mechanics [Additions and Corrections to original article published September 1994]

RAYMOND E. SIATKOWSKI , DMD

Additions and CorrectionsDr. Raymond E. Siatkowski wishes to make the following addendum to his article on "Force System Analysis of V-Bend Sliding Mechanics" (JCO, September 1994):A recent three-dime...

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Third-Generation Mandibular Bonded Lingual 3-3 Retainer

BJORN U. ZACHRISSON, DDS, MSD, PHD

Since their introduction in 1977,1 direct-bonded lingual 3-3 retainers have been used to improve the long-term stability of orthodontic treatment results. Because of technological improvements, the de...

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CLINICAL AID Instructions for Wearing Elastics

LTC LOUIS TALOUMIS, LCDR JON A. MOLES, COL RICHARD HOPKINS

Configurations of elastics range from quite simple to rather complex. Some prescriptions are easily learned by patients, while others require a great deal of practice. Too often, a patient seems to un...

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