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May 1998
Volume 32, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Biding Our Time

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

Biding Our Time I read the other day that in the course of a lifetime the average American spends five years waiting in line, two years trying to reach people by telephone, one year searching for misp...

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CASE REPORT

Orthodontic Management of a Dilacerated Maxillary Central Incisor with an Unusual Sequela

TED McNAMARA, FDS, DOrth, FFD, S.N. WOOLFE, BDS, MSC, C.M. McNAMARA, FDS, DOrth

A dilaceration is a deformity of a tooth due to a disturbance between the unmineralized and mineralized portions of a developing tooth germ.1 The dilaceration, which can occur in either the crown ...

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PEARLS

Plastic Wrap Tray Covers / Permanent Marking Pens

RON L. GALLERANO, DDS, MSD

Plastic Wrap Tray CoversWe use Reynolds Film, which comes in two sizes, instead of paper tray covers (A). Before covering the tray, we lightly mist it with disinfectant, which provides a wet film for ...

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Bond Strengths of Two Resin-Modified Glass Polyalkenoate Cements under Different Surface Conditions

ANNE BÉRESS, DMD, MS, ANTHONY H.L. TJAN, DD, DDS, PHD, WILLIS L. SCHLENKER, DDS, MS, TASANEE WONGSRIMONGKOL, DDS, MS

There has recently been an increasing interest in the use of glass polyalkenoate (glass ionomer) cements as orthodontic adhesives.1-4 Conventional glass polyalkenoate cements offer long-term fluor...

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Orthodontic Marking Pencils: A Potential Source of Cross-Contamination

FERNANDO ASCENCIO, HERMAN H. LANGKAMP, MS, SUDHA AGARWAL, PHD, JOSEPH A. PETRONE, DMD, NICHOLAS P. PIESCO, PHD

The purpose of infection control in a dental office is to prevent the transmission of disease by considering every patient, staff member, and instrument to be a potential carrier; by reducing the numb...

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Bonded Acrylic Lingual Biteplanes

RONALD MADSEN, DDS, DMD

Since the early 1980s, when Kurz and the Ormco Lingual Task Force described the use of lingual brackets with built-in biteplanes to open the bite,1 I have been using this same principle in a labia...

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The Lingual Pearl

A. KORRODI RITTO, DMD, PHD, PEDRO LEITO, DMD, MSD, PHD

The maturation of deglutition starts early in a child's life and sometimes ends only with the eruption of the permanent dentition. Bilabial contact is important during both rest and deglutition in mai...

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A Quick and Easy Diagnostic Setup Technique

MELISSA D. WILSON, DDS, MS, PRAMOD K. SINHA, DDS, BDS, MS, HARI S. PRASAD, BS, MDT

Diagnostic setups can be made for any number of teeth or for entire arches. Once the teeth have been realigned, it is critical to be able to bring the diagnostic cast into a consistent occlusion. ...

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