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October 2012
Volume 46, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Lifeblood of a Practice

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

My practice, like those of most of our readers, has not shown as much economic growth as I would have liked since the economic downturn began around 2008. Case starts are down, and referrals from gene...

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Miniscrew Implant-Supported Rapid Maxillary Expansion

KI BEOM KIM DDS, MSD, PhD, MARY ELLEN HELMKAMP DDS

Although rapid maxillary expansion can be effective in correcting posterior crossbite and dental crowding due to arch-length discrepancies, it can also cause side effects including limited skeletal ex...

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Class II Treatment with the Smart Distalization Technique

LORENZA CATALFAMO DDS, MSC, ENRICO GASPERONI DDS, MSC, DANIEL CELLI MD, DDS, MSC, PhD, ROBERTO DELI MD, DDS

In conventional Class II treatment, distalization of the maxillary arch usually requires multiple phases of tooth movement during which anchorage loss can occur, with consequent maxillary incisor prot...

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CASE REPORT

Eruption of a Labially Impacted Canine Using a Closed-Flap Technique and Orthodontic Wire Traction

ANTONIO GRACCO DDS, IVANO MALTONI MD, DDS, MANUELA MALTONI DDS, LUCIA ZOLI DDS

Between 25% and 50% of the general population are affected by impacted teeth,1 with the incidence of upper-canine impaction reportedly ranging from .92-4.3%.2-4 Although some cases have iatrogenic or ...

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JCO Continuing Education for October 2012 (questions only)

Click here to download a PDF of the printed questions from the journal for reference. CE tests must be taken online. See the link to continuing education on the menu bar at the top of the screen.The U...

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THE READERS' CORNER

Observation and Continuing Education

JOHN J. SHERIDAN DDS, MSD

(Editor's Note: The Readers' Corner is a quarterly feature of JCO in which orthodontists share their experiences and opinions about treatment and practice management. Pairs of questions are mailed per...

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Miniscrew-Retained Pontics in Growing Patients: A Biological Approach

ROBERTO CIARLANTINI DDS, BIRTE MELSEN DDS, DO

Two options are available for treating patients with agenesis of the upper lateral incisors: space closure followed by reshaping of the canines that will function as lateral incisors, or space mainten...

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Begg Brackets as Auxiliaries for Thermoformed Appliances

MAURO COZZANI DMD, MSCD, MATTIA FONTANA DMD, FRANCESCA RUSSO

When intermaxillary elastics are needed in a patient with brackets bonded in only one arch, a thermoformed appliance can be used to provide a point of attachment in the opposing arch without bonding a...

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JCO Product News published in October 2012

Diagnostic DeprogrammerThe Denar Deprogrammer is a diagnostic tool used to screen patients for TMD. With the Deprogrammer in place, symptoms such as headaches and muscle pain will lessen within 10 min...

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