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October 2003
Volume 37, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Manage to Succeed

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS

Manage to SucceedThe data from the 2003 JCO Orthodontic PracticeStudy have been collated and analyzed, and the resultswill appear in a series of reports starting with this issue.As always, JCO would l...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN Computer Technology and HIPAA

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD, DWIGHT SCHNAITTER, BA

Office design has always been affected byadvances in technology. Computers are nowpart of the orthodontic landscape throughout theoffice, not just at the reception desk. In addition,provisions of the ...

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THE READERS' CORNER

JOHN J. SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD

This month's topics are tooth-whitening systems and incisor position and angulation.1. Do you use any tooth-whitening procedures in-office? Describe the product and method ofapplication.The majority o...

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2003 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study, Part 1: Trends

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD, EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB, DDS, ALLEN H. NELSON, PHD, DAVID S. VOGELS III

Every two years since 1981, JCO has surveyedthe economics and administration of orthodonticpractices in the United States. In thisseries of articles, we will present the most importantresults from the...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Z-Springs for Labial Incisor Movement

BEHNAM MIRZAKOUCHAKI, MSD, HOSSEIN DABBAGH ASADOLLAHI POUR

The Z-spring is a relativelysimple yet effective attachmentthat can move any toothlabially or buccally, but is mostuseful for labial movement of theincisors (A). A labial bow controlsthe extent of lab...

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Molar Intrusion with a Palatal Arch

AYHAN ENACAR, DDS, PHD, MÜGE PEHLIVANOGLU, DDS, PHD, CENK AHMET AKCAN, DDS

Molar overeruption is often caused by missingantagonists in adults or by failure oferuption in growing patients. Either situation cancomplicate the placement of prosthetic restorationsand lead to late...

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Diastema Closure and Long-Term Stability

THOMAS F. MULLIGAN, DDS, MSD

Long experience has shown that there arenumerous areas of instability following orthodontictreatment. The tendency for lower anteriorteeth to develop crowding after treatment iswidely known. Maxillary...

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CASE REPORT

Miniscrew Anchorage Used to Protract Lower Second Molars into First Molar Extraction Sites

SEUNG-HYUN KYUNG, DDS, PHD, JU-HEE CHOI, DDS, YOUNG-CHEL PARK, DDS, PHD

When a first molar is lost, theusual treatment is to replaceit with a prosthesis. If thethird molar exists, orthodonticclosure of the edentulous spaceby protracting the second andthird molars can also...

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