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November 2012
Volume 46, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Long-Term Assets

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

During almost a quarter-century in orthodontic education, one thing I have consistently noticed in both orthodontic students and new graduates is their propensity to try everything new that comes alon...

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JCO INTERVIEWS

Dwight Damon, DDS, MSD

DWIGHT DAMON DDS, MSD, ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

DR. KEIM How did you become so interested in orthodontic research and development? DR. DAMON My father was an outstanding science teacher and deserves the credit for always encouraging me to be curiou...

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Multifunctional Use of Palatal Mini-Implants

MANUEL NIENKEMPER DMD, MSD, ALEXANDER PAULS DDS, BJORN LUDWIG DMD, MSD, BENEDICT WILMES DMD, MSD, PhD , DIETER DRESCHER DMD, PhD

Mini-implants have become increasingly popular as a source of stable anchorage in recent years because of their versatility, minimal invasiveness, and low cost.1-5 A major problem with orthodontic min...

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CASE REPORT

Interdisciplinary Treatment of a Severely Displaced Mandibular Canine: A Long-Term Follow-Up

MORTON S. WINTNER DMD, MSD

Impacted canines are less prevalent in the mandible than in the maxilla,1,2 and impacted mandibular canines that have migrated to the opposite side of the midline (transmigration) are even more rare.3...

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A Simple Solution for Protecting Palatal Temporary Anchorage Devices

LORING L. ROSS DDS, MS

Have you ever inserted a temporary anchorage device (TAD) when everything appeared to go right—you placed it in one of those “perfect” locations,1-4 the bone density seemed ideal, and you got great pr...

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CLINICAL AID

A Versatile Power Arm for Canine Retraction

SHIRISH M. BAPAT BDS, MDS

In situations requiring two-stage retraction of the anterior teeth, the canines tend to rotate and tip distally during retraction when force is applied at the bracket level. I have designed a power ar...

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The Effect of Gingival-Margin Design on the Retention of Thermoformed Aligners

DANIEL P. COWLEY DMD, JAMES MAH DDS, MSC, DMS, BRENDAN O'TOOLE PhD

Thermoformed aligners provide an esthetic, comfortable, easy, and hygienic alternative to conventional orthodontic appliances.1 Although widespread marketing has increased the popularity of removable ...

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JCO Continuing Education for November 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.

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JCO Product News published in November 2012

Click here to download a PDF of the Product News column for November 2012.See also the Online Product News page of our website for a searchable data base of published Product News items for the past s...

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