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April 2003
Volume 37, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

A Paradigm Shift in Cephalometric Imaging

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

A Paradigm Shift in Cephalometric ImagingRadiographic cephalometry has been our diagnosticworkhorse for nearly three-quarters of a century--eversince Pacini first described a workable cephalostat and ...

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THE READERS' CORNER

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD

Topics this month are occlusal curves and case presentations.1. We generally flatten the curve of Spee. Does aflat curve of Spee afford good functioning occlusion?Eighty-three percent of the responden...

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CASE REPORT

Accidental Ingestion of a Rapid Palatal Expander

MARIA FRANCESCA SFONDRINI, MD, DDS, VITTORIO CACCIAFESTA, DDS, MSC, ALESSANDRO LENA, DDS

Many kinds of iatrogenicdamage during orthodontictreatment have been reported.1-13Among the most common is theaccidental ingestion of retainers,sectional wires, partial dentures,rubber dam hooks, band...

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Vibratory Stimulation as a Method of Reducing Pain after Orthodontic Appliance Adjustment

STACY STE. MARIE, DDS, MICHAEL POWERS, DDS, JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD

Pain is an all-too-common experience ofpatients undergoing any form of dental treatment,to the extent that 77% of a patient populationreported some degree of pain from a visit tothe dentist.1 Pain fol...

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Surgical Correction of Mesially Impacted Mandibular Second Molars

NIKOS B. HARALABAKIS, DDS, MS, ANTHIMI TSIANOU, DDS, CONSTANTINOS NICOLOPOULOS, BDS

Partial or total impaction of mandibular secondmolars can prolong orthodontic treatment,especially in deep-bite cases, where levelingthese teeth is the key to correcting the curveof Spee. Such impacti...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN Survey of Orthodontic Students on Practice Facility Preferences

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD

Most orthodontists who are considering sellingtheir practices look toward recent graduatesas the most likely buyers. In 2001, 260 residentsgraduated from U.S. orthodontic programs.Of these, however, o...

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BOOK REVIEWS

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Reviewed here:McNamara and Brudon: Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2001)Orthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsJAMES A. MCNAMARA, JR., DDS, PHDWILLIAM L. BRUDON554 pages. $195. 2001.Needham...

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Early Orthopedic Class III Treatment with a Modified Tandem Appliance

LEON S. KLEMPNER, DDS

Growing patients with dentofacial deformitiescharacterized by either a midfacial deficiencyor true mandibular prognathism are perhapsthe most challenging cases for the clinician tomanage. In patients ...

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