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November 2003
Volume 37, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

One of a Kind

JAMES J. HILGERS, DDS, MS

One of a KindSometimes it's important to remember that when welose treasured friends, we're not really losing them at all.Memories live on, lessons persist, and legacies endure.Great ones connect our...

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Treatment of Class II, Division 2 Malocclusion in Adults: Biomechanical Considerations

FLAVIO URIBE, DDS, MDS, RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

Treatment of Class II malocclusion in adolescents has always relied on growth modification. The majority of treatment modalities, such as functional appliances, are directed at stopping or redirecting...

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2003 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study, Part 2: Practice Success

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

The first article in this three-part series (JCO,October 2003) covered the trends in orthodonticeconomics and practice administrationthat have occurred over the course of the biennialJCO Orthodontic P...

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The Simplified Molar Distalizer

KEVIN C. WALDE, DDS, MS

Various appliances that do not require specialpatient compliance have been developed todrive maxillary molars distally, includingrepelling magnets, the Jones Jig, the Pendulumappliance, the Distal Jet...

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PEARLS

Hot-Water Bath Facilitates Ceramic Debracketing

RICHARD N. CARTER, DMD, MS

When orthodontists removemetal mesh brackets, wepeel them off, similar to removinga pop-top on a can.Attempting the same methodwith sapphire brackets places anexcessive load on the teeth.Because sapph...

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THE CUTTING EDGE

Tablet PCs in Orthodontics

W. RONALD REDMOND, DDS, MS, editor, ROLF MAIJER, DDS, DOrth

Dr. Rolf Maijer's article pushes the envelopeof cutting-edge technology. The tablet PCwith its built-in applications is a perfect fit forthe orthodontic practice of the 21st century. Infact, tablet PC...

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CASE REPORT

Early Lightwire Treatment of Bilateral Impacted Mandibular Cuspids

MAURO COZZANI, DMD, MSCD, DANIELA LUPINI, DMD, GIUSEPPE SICILIANI, MD, DMD

This article shows a patientwith ectopic cuspids treatedearly with the lightwire techniqueand uncontrolled forcesand finished with bidimensionaledgewise appliances.Diagnosis and Treatment PlanAn 8-yea...

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