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April 2006
Volume 40, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Our Evolving Standards

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Our Evolving StandardsAs I've mentioned before in these pages, one of the side effects of being a full-time university professor is that a lot of people assume you are an expert in your field. I would...

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CASE REPORT

Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis with a New Ratchet Screw

R. SCOTT CONLEY, DMD, ARI Y. KRUG, DMD

Arch-length deficiencies have traditionally been resolved by interproximal reduction, extractions, or expansion.1-4 In the mandibular arch, the only nonsurgical option for transverse expansion has bee...

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Temporary Bite-Raising Crowns

PAVANKUMAR J. VIBHUTE, BDS, SUNITA SRIVASTAVA, BDS, MDS, P.V. HAZAREY, BDS, MDS

Patients with crossbites often need temporary bite opening to prevent brackets from being sheared off and to allow unobstructed tooth movements.1 Restorative materials bonded to the occlusal surfaces ...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Setting Employee Compensation

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS

I feel extremely lucky to be an orthodontist. I have said many times that if I won a multi-million-dollar lottery on Saturday, I would still go back to work on Monday. Therefore, I'd like to introduce...

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ORTHODONTIC OFFICE DESIGN The Case for Ownership

WARREN HAMULA, DDS, MSD

Powerful intangibles come into play when we discuss the topic of ownership. Although the advantages of outright ownership of a practice facility have always been evident to orthodontists, one person's...

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A New Non-Surgical Approach for Extreme Dolichocephalic Malocclusions, Part 2: Case Selection and Management

JOHN P. DEVINCENZO, DDS, MS

A variety of dental and skeletal conditions can exist within the dolichocephalic population. Figure 13A illustrates a patient with a severe open bite and an acceptable smile line in which the occlusal...

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Biomechanics of Skeletal Anchorage, Part 1: Class II Extraction Treatment

MARIE A. CORNELIS, DDS, HUGO J. DE CLERCK, DDS, PHD

The outcome of orthodontic treatment often depends on the preservation of posterior anchorage. In recent years, "absolute" skeletal anchorage has been introduced,1 with conventional dental implants,2 ...

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