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September 2003
Volume 37, Issue 9

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

A Vision of Children's Dental Care

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

A Vision of Children's Dental CareAccess to dental care has been an issue since thedays of FDR's New Deal--even in orthodontics, whichhas generally been regarded as elective treatment. Today,dentists...

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The Mini-Distalizing Appliance: The Third Dimension in Maxillary Expansion

JAMES J. HILGERS, DDS, MS, STEPHEN G. TRACEY, DDS, MS

Since its introduction more than a decade ago,the Pendulum appliance has undergonenumerous changes that have greatly improvedpatient comfort, ease of placement, stability, andoverall treatment respons...

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BOOK REVIEWS

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Reviewed here: Clark: Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopaedics, 2nd edition (2002)Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications inDentofacial OrthopaedicsWILLIAM J. CLARK,...

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Treatment of a Unilateral Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion with a Palatally Impacted Canine

ROBERTO M.A. LIMA FILHO, DDS, MS, ANA MARIA BOLOGNESE, DDS, PHD

This 14-year-old female presentedwith the chief complaintof a palatally impactedmaxillary right canine (Figs. 1A, 1B, and 1C.).Her facial profile was mesognathic-convex. The frontal photographsshowed ...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Practice Acquisition: Financing and Related Issues

ROGER K. HILL ASA

This is our third column within the past few years dealing with the subject of buying a practice. In all three, the basic message has been the same: thorough evaluation and planning, with professional...

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Use of a Modified Butterfly Expander to Increase Anterior Arch Length

PAOLA COZZA, MD, DDS, MS, LAURA DE TOFFOL, DDS, MANUELA MUCEDERO, DDS, FABIANA BALLANTI, DDS

This article shows how a maxillary transversediscrepancy can be corrected by using a modifiedrapid maxillary expander to increase theincisor-canine arch length while maintaining theintermolar width.1,...

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A Preadjusted Edgewise Approach to Cases with Anterior Crowding

RICKY W.K. WONG, BDS, MOrth, MOrth RCS, FRACDS, FHKAM, FCDSHK, MICHAEL S. COOKE, BChD(Hons), PHD, DDPH, DOrth RCS, FDS RCS, FFD RCS, FHKAM, FCDSHK

Initial bracketing of crowded incisors withpreadjusted edgewise appliances can lead toundesirable side effects because, with the angulationbuilt into the preadjusted canine brackets,the crowded anteri...

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Stimulating Tooth Eruption with an Eruption Plate

DAVID W. WARREN, DDS

When a tooth does not erupt properly, a decisionmust be made whether to wait foreruption or to surgically expose the tooth, bondan attachment to it, and apply traction. Even iforthodontic movement is ...

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