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January 1999
Volume 33, Issue 1

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Warning! This Is an Anecdote

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Warning! This Is an AnecdoteOrthodontists are often dismayed that even their finest treatment results can change with time; patients cannot be faulted for a reasonable expectation that their teeth, on...

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A New and Improved Indirect Bonding Technique

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

Most orthodontists will agree that bracketscan be positioned more accurately on studycasts than directly on teeth in the mouth. Yet asrecently as 1996, fewer than 10% of orthodontistsroutinely used an...

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An Orthodontic Attachment for Patients with Fixed Prosthetic Restorations

RALF J. RADLANSKI, DMD

Adult orthodontic patients with fixed ponticsin the molar regions commonly show crowding,rotations, or elongation of the anterior teeth.Higher moments than usual are required forintrusion of the anter...

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THE READERS' CORNER

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD

Topics include second opinions and headgear.1. When a patient comes to you for a second opinion on an orthodontic diagnosis, how do you proceed?There was a broad consensus on secondopinion consultatio...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN The 30-Second Difference

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD, KELLY A. BROWER

Any orthodontist should easily be able to save30 seconds per patient of doctor time simplyby upgrading and rearranging the equipment inthe operatory. This may allow scheduling at leasttwo more patient...

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Glass Ionomer Cement Dressing for Surgically Exposed Impacted Teeth

KARL-JOHAN NORDENVALL, DDS, MSD, PHD

Glass ionomer cements are biocompatible,1-7 can bond to enamel or dentin without etching,5,7-9 and have certain antimicrobial properties.10-13 Therefore, they should fulfill both the biological and th...

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The SUPERspring II: A New Appliance for Non-Compliant Class II Patients

LEWIS KLAPPER, DMD, MSD, DSC

Class II patients' lack of compliance withwearing elastics and headgear can add significantlyto treatment time and practice overhead.In recent years, a number of devices have beendeveloped that do not...

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