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February 2005
Volume 39, Issue 2

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Paperless Office

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

The Paperless OfficeBack in the early '80s, I had the unpleasant task of moving my office. While the move did not cover any great distance, it still provided many stressful moments. Relocating can be ...

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Toothborne Orthopedic Maxillary Protraction in Class III Patients

ERIC JEIN-WEIN LIOU, DDS, MS

Rapid maxillary expansion is commonly combinedwith facemask therapy to achieve maxillaryprotraction in growing Class III patients.1-3Only about 1.5-3mm of protraction per year canbe achieved with such...

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Extraction Space Closure with Vacuum-Formed Splints and Miniscrew Anchorage

YOUNG-CHEL PARK, DDS, PHD, JI-HYUK CHU, DDS, YOON-JEONG CHOI, DDS, NAK-CHEON CHOI, DDS

Clear, removable appliances have been used for many years to move teeth without brackets or bands.1,2 A recently developed version, the Invisalign system, has been used successfully as an esthetic alt...

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THE CUTTING EDGE

Establishing an All-Digital Office

ROBERT S. HAEGER, DDS, MS

This month's Cutting Edge column, by afrequent contributor, Dr. Robert Haeger, providesa step-by-step method for computerizing anorthodontic office. I can appreciate Dr. Haeger'sformula better than mo...

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An Oral Screen for Early Intervention in Lower-Lip-Sucking Habits

VAISHALI NANDINI PRASAD, MDS, A.K. UTREJA, MDS

Oral habits such as finger and lip sucking, nailbiting, bruxism, and tongue thrusting may bepart of normal child development, but may alsobe symptoms of deep-rooted neuroses or abnormalfacial growth. ...

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CASE REPORT

Surgical-Orthodontic Management of a Child with Autism

ISABEL M.M. WU, BDS, MDS, NIGEL M. KING, BDS, MSC, PHD, FHKAM, FCDSHK, FDS RCS, LDS RCS, A. BAKR M. RABIE, MS, PHD, FHKAM, FCDSHK

Autism was first described andnamed by Kanner in 1944.1An organic disorder characterizedby abnormalities in thebrain, especially the limbic systemand cerebellum, it is manifestedin an impaired capacit...

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