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August 2012
Volume 46, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Solving the Molar-Distalization Dilemma

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Almost exactly eight years ago, I wrote an Editor's Corner entitled "The Fascination of the Class II". In that editorial, I posed the question, "Just what is it about the Class II malocclusion that so...

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The PIT and the Pendulum: Pendulum-Integrated TADs

JAMES J. HILGERS DDS, MS, SHANNON HILGERS NISSEN DMD, MS, STEPHEN G. TRACEY DDS, MS

The Pendulum* family of appliances, including the Mini-Distalizing Appliance (MDA) and the Pendex, have proven effective in broadening the upper arch, distalizing upper molars (especially when the sec...

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Non-Surgical Uprighting of Exposed, Mesially Impacted Lower Molars

RICHARD M. BACH DDS

In a previous article, I presented a procedure for non-surgical uprighting of a mesially angulated lower second or third molar with little or no exposed tooth surface.1 The technique shown here allows...

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Eruption and Alignment of Impacted Teeth with Multi-Purpose Attachments

NIKHIL VASHI MDS, BHUMA VASHI MDS

A surgically exposed impacted tooth is usually brought into the arch using a bonded attachment such as a Begg bracket, a cleat or button, or a Monkey Hook.1 We have found our Multi-Purpose Attachment*...

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JCO Continuing Education for August 2012 (questions only)

The University of Southern California School of Dentistry Orthodontic Alumni Association will award 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for reading this issue of JCO and answering at least 12 of th...

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CASE REPORT

Molar Intrusion Using Miniscrew Palatal Anchorage

MOHAMMAD R. RAZAVI DDS, MSD

The hyperdivergent profile that typically leads to anterior open bites is one of the most complex malocclusions facing orthodontists. It is often characterized by excessive maxillary posterior dentoal...

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A Multipurpose Retraction Clip for Sliding Mechanics

NOBUYUKI ISHII DDS, DDSc, PhD, RYUZO KANOMI DDS, DDSc, PhD, MOrth

Many orthodontists today use low-friction brackets designed for sliding mechanics.1-5 Although chain elastic is often applied for canine and anterior tooth retraction, it produces relatively high fric...

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PEARLS

C-Rings for Reactivation of Open-Coil Springs

SUMIT KUMAR YADAV BDS, MDS, DARA SINGH YADAV BDS

Open-coil springs usually require reactivation to gain sufficient arch space. Previously published methods for reactivation have included placing crimpable stops or sections of split tubing on the arc...

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BOOK REVIEWS

Adult Orthodontics

ELLIOTT M. MOSKOWITZ DDS, MSD

BIRTE MELSEN, DDS, DO, Editor 408 pages. $159.99. 2012. Wiley-Blackwell, 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256.(800) 434-3422; www.wiley.com. The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatmen...

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BOOK REVIEWS

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach; A Dental Office Checklist: Opening a New Dental or Dental Specialty Office

ROBERT A. DANFORTH DDS, JAMES MAH DDS, MS, DMS

Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach DAVID MACDONALD, BDS, BSc(Hons.), LLB(Hons.), MSC, DDS, FDS RCPS, DDR RCR, FRCD 368 pages. $129.99. 2011. Wiley-Blackwell, 10475 Crosspoint Bl...

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JCO Product News published in August 2012

Ceramic BracketNeoLucent Plus low-profile ceramic brackets blend with natural tooth colors and feature a smooth finish and optimal color consistency for a virtually invisible appearance, according to ...

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