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June 1999
Volume 33, Issue 6

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Retirement and Semiretirement

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Retirement and Semiretirement The JCO Orthodontic Retirement Survey (April 1999) was notable for the large number of orthodontists who say they plan to retire each year, beginning in the year 2000. Th...

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The SPEED Bracket Auxiliary Slot

G. HERBERT HANSON, DDS, DOrth

The absence of tie wings on the SPEED bracket allows the addition of an auxiliary slot, lending considerable versatility to a minia­turized bracket system. Orthodontists refer to SPEED brackets as hav...

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The First Class Appliance for Rapid Molar Distalization

ARTURO FORTINI, MD, DDS, MASSIMO LUPOLI, MD, DDS, MASSIMILIANO PARRI

When the choice is made to treat a Class II case on a nonextraction basis, or with the extraction of maxillary second molars, then dis­talization of the maxillary first molars is often the first step ...

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JCO ROUNDTABLE Ethics in Orthodontic Practice, Part 4

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS, Moderator, RONALD S. BRANOFF, DDS, MSD, GERALD JACOBSON, DDS, THEODORE F. OPALKA, DDS, MS, GREG W. SUTHERLAND, DDS, MS

Editor's Note: The participants in this discussion are JCO subscribers who were chosen at random. Other topics are explored in the March, April, May, and July 1999 issues. DR. GOTTLIEB A patient trans...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING Profit Realization: A New Standard of Practice Success

HOWARD D. IBA, DDS, MS, JERRY R. CLARK, DDS, MS

When I first started practice nearly 25 years ago, the focus of many consultants and practice-­management lecturers was on gross production. That was the way to evaluate the success of a practice. Man...

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Retention Strategies: A Pilgrim's Progress

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

When I began my professional pilgrimage more than three decades ago, Hawleys were the most commonly used retainers in both arches. Soon after, mandibular banded 3-3s or 4­-4s became popular, and when ...

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Bleaching Teeth During Supervised Retention

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD, PAUL ARMBRUSTER, DDS

Bleaching effectively brightens and whitens the teeth without any significant side effects. It can be logically included in a supervised reten­tion regimen, because it is relatively simple, requires m...

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CASE REPORT

Interdisciplinary Treatment of a Class II Deep-Bite Patient with Missing and Impacted Teeth

ALAIN BRANCART, DDS, PATRICE LEJUSTE, MD, DDS, DOMINIQUE DEVREUX, DDS, PATRICK GENIN, DDS

This 14-year-old male present­ed with a bilateral dental and skeletal Class II relationship (with the mandible about 7mm retrognathic), a severe anterior deep bite, and a crossbite of the maxillary ri...

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New Tax Law Can Triple Retirement Plan Contributions

JOHN K. McGILL, MBA, JD, CPA, MARTIN L. "BUD" SCHULMAN

The following article is reprinted by permissionfrom The Blair/McGill Advisory, a monthly dentalpractice management and financial newsletterpublished by Blair, McGill & Company, 2810Coliseum Centr...

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