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August 2002
Volume 36, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Keeping Up with Change

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Keeping Up with ChangeIt's a well-known fact that history is not so much asteady stream as a paroxysmal flow, with long periods ofrelatively quiescent progress interrupted by brief periodsof tumultuou...

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The Equiplan-Quad Helix Combination in Deep-Bite Cases

JOSÉ MARCIO SALGADO PATO, DDS, SIMONE V. MACUCO DE SABOIA, DDS, BRUNO JOSÉ MARTINS PATO, DDS, JOSÉ MARCIO MARTINS PATO, DDS

This article presents a treatment method andfixed appliance designed to correct dentaldeep bite in patients of any age, or skeletal deepbite in growing patients. The appliance wasdeveloped by Dr. J.M....

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The BioFrankel-3: A Functional Approach

PAOLA COZZA, MD, DDS, MS, ALESSANDRA MARINO, DDS, MS, MANUELA MUCEDERO, DDS

A Class III malocclusion typically involves aconcave profile, a retrusive nasomaxillaryarea, and a protrusive lower lip.1-4 Early treatmentis often attempted to change the unfavorablegrowth pattern, c...

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CASE REPORT

Lingual Extraction Treatment of Anterior Open Bite in an Adult

SILVIA GERON, DMD, MSC, STELLA CHAUSHU, DMD, MSC

Treatment of patients with anterioropen bites continues tobe a subject of controversy in theorthodontic literature.1-5 The firstchoice one has to make is betweensurgical and nonsurgicaltreatment, depe...

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THE CUTTING EDGE

How I Use the Internet in My Office

JAMES MAH, DDS, MS, DMS, ROBERT S. HAEGER, DDS, MS

In this month's column, Dr. Robert Haegerdescribes state-of-the-art Internet usage for thebenefit of patients, staff, and clinician in hisorthodontic office. He has assembled an impressivearray of com...

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The Zygoma Anchorage System

HUGO DE CLERCK, DDS, PHD, VIRGINIE GEERINCKX, DDS, SERGIO SICILIANO, MD, DDS

Fixed appliance treatment of Class II malocclusionsoften requires intrusion and retractionof the anterior segment, which, in turn, usuallynecessitate mechanical reinforcement ofposterior anchorage.1 I...

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BOOK REVIEWS

Reviewed here: Scully, Welbury, Flaitz, Paes de Almeida: A Color Atlas of Orofacial Health & Disease in Children and Adolescents (2002)A Color Atlas of Orofacial Health & Disease in Children a...

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Light-Emitting Diode Technology for Orthodontic Bonding

VITTORIO CACCIAFESTA, DDS, MSC, MARIA FRANCESCA SFONDRINI, MD, DDS, PAUL-GEORG JOST-BRINKMANN, DMD, PHD, ANDREAS BOEHME, DDS

Although halogen light-curing units are themost common type used to cure orthodonticadhesives, this technology has several drawbacks.Halogen bulbs have a limited effectivelifetime of approximately 40-...

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Archwire Cinchback Made Easy

SHEETAL PATANI, BDS, VIPIN BEHRANI, BDS, SAMEER PATIL, BDS, MDS, K.M. KELUSKAR, BDS, MDS

Cinching the archwire distal to the terminalmolar tube1,2 with a universal plier is uncomfortablefor both the clinician and the patient, dueto the limited access in the posterior region.3Also, the pli...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

A Direct Bonding Technique for Lingual Retainers

BEVERLY J. COOK, RDH, BHS

Lingual retainers can be easilyplaced and bonded using thistechnique:Twist four strands of .012"ligature wire together into a fine,smooth braid by rotating two hemostatsin opposite directions.Cut the ...

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