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August 2000
Volume 34, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Koch Goes to Dental School

LARRY W. WHITE, DDS, MSD

Koch Goes to Dental School My transition from private professional life to an academic one at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio is only a few months old. I came to UTHSCSA t...

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A New Customized Lingual Indirect Bonding System

RYOON-KI HONG, DDS, PHD, YONG-HWA KIM, DDS, JE-YOUNG PARK

Most of the methods devised for lingual indi­rect bonding1,2 have been variations on the technique originally proposed by Hoffman,3 using a transfer tray fabricated on the working cast. Custom bracket...

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Passive Mandibular Expansion: Individualizing Archform

W. BONHAM MAGNESS, DDS

The human dental archform, which has been studied and analyzed for decades,1-10 may be the most important factor in determining the sta­bility of orthodontic treatment. Therefore, any diagnosis should...

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PEARLS

A Debonding Memento for Patients

STEPHANIE SHAW, PETER G. MILES, BDS, MDS

Debonding day is a special day for any patient. Many orthodontists present their patients with mementos such as beforeand-after pho­tographs or models, but the appliances them­selves are generally dis...

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PEARLS

Reducing Cross-Contamination from Spools

DR. URAIWAN VISESSAKSANTI

Wire and elastomeric chainspools stored in drawersare a source of cross-contaminationin the orthodontic office. Ahomemade spool dispenser canbe kept on a countertop toreduce handling.Find a container ...

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CASE REPORT

Use of a Modified Quad Helix in Early Interceptive Treatment

PAOLA COZZA, MD, DDS, MS, ALDO GIANCOTTI, DDS, MS, LAURA ROSIGNOLI, DDS, MS

Oral and sucking habits can lead to the development of such problems as anterior open bite, maxillary constriction, and posterior crossbite.1,2 If these pathological conditions remain untreated during...

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A Psychological Approach to Thumbsucking

GEORGES SKINAZI, DDS, DSO, DCD

Thumbsucking is one of the most commonpathological syndromes encountered inorthodontic practice (Fig. 1). A parafunction thatinvolves a kind of erogenous stimulation of ahighly sensitive area, thumbsu...

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A New Bracket-Positioning Instrument

RUSSELL H.A. SAMUELS, BDS (Hons.), MDS, FIMLS, FDS RCPS, DOrth, MOrth

Orthodontists have used a variety of handheld dental instruments to position brackets for direct bonding; some have even customized old instruments for this purpose. Now, the TN3 bracket-positioning i...

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Infection Control for Curing Lights

S. JAY BOWMAN, DMD, MSD, PAUL R. MASTON, DDS

With the increasing popularity of light-curedadhesives, the curing light has become astandard item in many orthodontic offices.Several types of barrier covers have been introducedto prevent contact of...

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