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May 2006
Volume 40, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Two-Way Communication

ROBERT G. KEIM, DDS, EDD, PHD

Two-Way CommunicationAs I write this Editor's Corner, I have just dealt with an uncomfortable situation involving the pediatric dentist who sees Roger, one of my Phase I patients. It seems this gentle...

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Biomechanics of Skeletal Anchorage, Part 2: Class II Nonextraction Treatment

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

Skeletal Class II cases are often corrected by dentoalveolar compensation after extraction of the upper first premolars. Extractions are also used in some patients to eliminate anterior crowding. Many...

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THE CUTTING EDGE

The Advantages of Paperless Operation

CHARLES A. LEWIS

The significance of this month's Cutting Edge column lies in a recent confluence of events. First, our federal government has made it a priority for health-care information to become available online....

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Comparison of Bond Strengths Using Different Curing Lights

SCOTT M. PETERSON, DDS, MS, JAMES L. DRUMMOND, DDS, PHD, CARLA A. EVANS, DDS, DMSC, ELLEN A. BEGOLE, PHD

Advantages of light-cured orthodontic adhesives include ease of use, longer working time--which allows more accurate bracket placement--and minimal setting time.1 The photoinitiators in these adhesive...

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Midline Correction with Miniscrew Anchorage and Lingual Appliances

SUK-HYUN YOUN, DDS, PHD

Midline correction is one of the most important considerations in orthodontic treatment, but can be difficult to coordinate because of differential anchorage requirements. Interarch elastics can cause...

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CASE REPORT

Surgical-Orthodontic Correction of Long-Face Syndrome

LEOPOLDINO CAPELOZZA FILHO, DDS, MS, PHD, MAURICIO DE ALMEIDA CARDOSO, DDS, MS, SÍLVIA AUGUSTA BRAGA REIS, DDS, MS, REINALDO MAZZOTTINI, DDS, MS, PHD

Long-face syndrome is a vertical facial dysplasia that can be associated with various anteroposterior dental relationships, but is most commonly related to a Class II skeletal discrepancy.1-4 The chie...

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PEARLS

Tips for Using Fixed Functional Appliances

SUMIT YADAV, BDS, FAGE, MADHUR UPADHYAY, BDS, FAGE, K. NAGARAJ, BDS, SAMEER PATIL, BDS, MDS

Usage of fixed functional appliances has increased considerably over the past few years, largely due to their minimal demand for patient cooperation. We have found the following two clinical tips to b...

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