September 2017
Volume 51, Issue 9

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

A Half-Century of Excellence

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

This issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics represents a landmark in orthodontic history: the 50th anniversary of our publication. Fifty years ago this month, Dr. Eugene Gottlieb, our founding ...

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COMMENTARY The Possibility of Skeletal Anchorage

THOMAS D. CREEKMORE, MICHAEL K. EKLUND Apr. 1983

BJÖRN LUDWIG DMD, MSD

Dr. Björn Ludwig writes the commentary on this landmark 1983 JCO article by Creekmore and Eklund. The authors’ vision of skeletally anchored tooth movement, here using a surgical vitallium bone screw inserted just below anterior nasal spine, has since been validated through the application of modern titanium miniscrews in a variety of locations.

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COMMENTARY JPO Interviews Dr. Charles H. Tweed

SIDNEY BRANDT Dec. 1967-Feb. 1968

BIRTE MELSEN DDS, DrOdont

The first part of Dr. Sid Brandt’s interview of Charles H. Tweed was published the same year JCO was introduced—1967 (it started out as the Journal of Practical Orthodontics). My own introduction to o...

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COMMENTARY The Straight-Wire Appliance

LAWRENCE F. ANDREWS Feb. 1976-Aug. 1976

MASATADA KOGA DDS, PhD

In 1976, Dr. Lawrence F. Andrews published a series of seven articles in JCO, marking the first public presentation of the Straight-Wire Appliance (SWA). During the previous decade, he had developed m...

520

COMMENTARY Bio-Progressive Therapy

RUEL W. BENCH, CARL F. GUGINO, JAMES J. HILGERS Sep. 1977-Aug. 1978

RICHARD B. MYERS DDS

I was delighted to be afforded the opportunity to comment on what to me has been one of the most formative series of articles ever published by JCO. In fact, the Bio-Progressive Technique has been the...

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COMMENTARY Common Sense Mechanics

THOMAS F. MULLIGAN, Sep. 1979-Dec. 1980

LARRY W. WHITE DDS, MSD

Tom Mulligan made his presentation to the Angle Society for membership in the spring of 1968 in Dallas. The senior class at Baylor Orthodontic Department were guests, and that was the first time we ha...

528

COMMENTARY The Vari-Simplex Discipline

R.G. "WICK" ALEXANDER Jun. 1983-Oct. 1983

GAYLE GLENN DDS, MSD

Through the publication of these Vari-Simplex articles in 1983, JCO introduced Dr. R.G. “Wick” Alexander’s orthodontic technique and philosophy to the orthodontic profession. “Vari” referred to the va...

532

COMMENTARY Nonextraction Treatment

NORMAN M. CETLIN, ANE TEN HOEVE Jun. 1983

STEVEN J. LINDAUER DMD, MDSc

In June 1983, when Drs. Norm Cetlin and Ane Ten Hoeve published this important paper in JCO, I was just finishing up my first year of dental school. I had not yet taken even a single course in orthodo...

536

COMMENTARY Air-Rotor Stripping

JOHN J. SHERIDAN Jan 1985

ELLIOTT M. MOSKOWITZ DDS, MSD

When this article on air-rotor stripping (ARS) by Dr. Jack Sheridan was published in the January 1985 issue of JCO, it raised more than a few eyebrows due to its radical departure from the prevailing ...

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COMMENTARY Knowing Your Practice: A Cost Comparative Basis for Practice Management

MARTIN L. SCHULMAN Sep 1970

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB DDS

Over his long association with orthodontists and with JCO, Martin L. Schulman was an outstanding influence on the management of orthodontic practices. In specific detail, as this 1970 article demonstr...

544

COMMENTARY Precision Lingual Arches

CHARLES J. BURSTONE, CLEMENS MANHARTSBERGER Jul. 1988, Feb. 1989

FLAVIO A. URIBE DDS, MDSc, STACEY REISS DDS

Charles J. Burstone has often been called the “Father of Biomechanics.” With the development of the segmented-arch technique, he envisioned a careful approach to deliver the appropriate forces to the ...

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COMMENTARY JCO Interviews Dr. Bjorn U. Zachrisson on Excellence in Finishing

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB Jul-1986-Aug. 1986

JONATHAN SANDLER BDS (Hons.), MSc, PhD, FDS RCPS, MOrth RCS

In a 1986 two-part interview, JCO Editor Gene Gottlieb discussed the details of case finishing with Dr. Zachrisson. Topics ranged from overcorrection to esthetic contouring and stripping to retention. This essay by Dr. Jonathan Sandler describes the impact of Dr. Zachrisson’s philosophy on the profession and on his own teaching.

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COMMENTARY An Orthopedic Approach to the Treatment of Class III Malocclusion in Young Patients

JAMES A. MCNAMARA, JR. Sep 1987

ROLF G. BEHRENTS DDS, MS, PhD, PhD (Hons.)

Three decades ago, Dr. Jim McNamara wrote a paper for JCO whose meaning and utility endure as if it were written today. As such, it is a classic judged to be outstanding in its quality and meaningful ...

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COMMENTARY The Pendulum Appliance for Class II Non-Compliance Therapy

JAMES J. HILGERS Nov 1992

SHANNON HILGERS NISSEN DMD, MS

Four years ago, I was attending an orthodontic study group with several visiting orthodontists. Following our spirited morning session, I was lucky enough to be seated at lunch next to a doctor who ha...

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COMMENTARY Statically Determinate Transpalatal Arches

BIRTE MELSEN, GIULIO BONETTI, DANIELA GIUNTA Oct. 1994

VITTORIO CACCIAFESTA DDS, MSc, PhD

In this beautiful article by Drs. Birte Melsen, Giulio Bonetti, and Daniela Giunta, the authors showed how to use transpalatal arches (TPAs) as cantilevers—that is, with a single-point contact on one ...

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COMMENTARY JCO Roundtable: The Temporomandibular Joint and Craniomandibular Disorders

LARRY W. WHITE, CHARLES S. GREENE, JEFFREY P. OKESON, ARTHUR S. STOREY, L. GEORGE UPTON Sep. 1992

JOHN W. GRAHAM DDS, MD

It is a high honor for me to share my thoughts about Dr. Larry White’s 1992 Round­table. I’ve known Larry for many years, and we share a lot of biographical details: Baylor College of Dentistry alums,...

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COMMENTARY The Pseudo-Class I: A Newly Defined Type of Malocclusion

JAN DE BAETS, MARTIN CHIARINI Feb. 1995

DAVID RICE BDS, FDS Orth, PhD

In a classic article by Jan De Baets and Martin Chiarini in 19951 and then in a series of articles by Dr. De Baets in 1995 and 1997,2-4 all published in JCO, the association of mandibular dental crowd...

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COMMENTARY Orthodontic Fees

EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB Dec. 1998

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS

Dr. Gene Gottlieb’s classic Management & Marketing article on orthodontic fees examined many factors that remain relevant to orthodontists two decades later.1 As Dr. Howard Iba pointed out in his ...

580

COMMENTARY Orthodontic Office Design: Creating Your Next Office

WARREN HAMULA, BRIAN BUCHER Dec. 2000

ELLEN M. GRADY BA

Form follows function: an apt phrase to describe the most basic principle in determining the important elements of a successful facility design. An appreciation of the impact of office layout on workf...

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COMMENTARY Clinical Applications of the Miniscrew Anchorage System

ALDO CARANO, STEFANO VELO, PAOLA LEONE, GUISEPPE SICILIANI Jan. 2005

S. JAY BOWMAN DMD, MSD

In 2005, a contingent of prescient and innovative Italian orthodontists published an article that gave practitioners a preview of things to come in the burgeoning world of skeletal anchorage, specific...

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COMMENTARY "Surgery First" Skeletal Class III Correction Using the Skeletal Anchorage System

HIROSHI NAGASAKA, JUNJI SUGAWARA, HIROSHI KAWAMURA, RAVINDRA NANDA Feb. 2009

SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MSD, PhD

This article by Dr. Hiroshi Nagasaka and colleagues marked a paradigm shift in surgical orthodontics.1 The combination of the “surgery first” technique with the Skeletal Anchorage System of Dr. Junji ...

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COMMENTARY Smile Analysis and Design in the Digital Era

MARC B. ACKERMAN, JAMES L. ACKERMAN Apr. 2002

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS

According to Drs. Marc and James Ackerman, the most important goal for the orthodontist is to achieve “a balanced smile,” which is the appropriate positioning of the teeth in relation to the gingiva a...

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COMMENTARY Esthetic Treatment Planning for Orthognathic Surgery

G. WILLIAM ARNETT, MICHAEL J. GUNSON Mar. 2010

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

Because esthetics, rather than function, is the main reason most patients seek orthodontic care, a simple and practical approach to esthetic diagnosis and treatment planning is of great value to the c...

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COMMENTARY Complex Orthodontic Treatment Using a New Protocol for the Invisalign Appliance

ROBERT L. BOYD Sep. 2007

BOB FRY DDS, MS

This seminal article by Dr. Robert Boyd appeared in JCO’s 40th Anniversary Issue, September 2007. As the commentator, Dr. Bob Fry, points out, the author assessed the early challenges of Invisalign treatment while pointing the way toward new possibilities for addressing more difficult cases with clear aligners.

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THE READERS' CORNER

50 Years of JCO

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

(Editor’s Note: The Readers’ Corner is a regular feature of JCO in which orthodontists share their experiences and opinions about treatment and practice management. Questions are sent periodically to ...

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COMMENTARY A Strategic Orthodontic Marketing Plan

ROBERT S. HAEGER, ROGER T. COLBERG Dec. 2012-Feb. 2013

KEN ALEXANDER BA, MDiv

In the mid-’80s, when I ran around the country teaching “practice management,” most of my clients quickly doubled and tripled in size as they explored the new frontier of marketing. At the time, the v...

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COMMENTARY Overview: Intraoral Digital Scanners

NEAL D. KRAVITZ, CHRISTIAN GROTH, PERRY E. JONES, JOHN W. GRAHAM, W. RONALD REDMOND Jun. 2014

JUAN MARTIN PALOMO DDS, MSD

Only three years have passed since this Overview on intraoral digital scanners was published, but orthodontic technology has changed considerably since then. The work of Dr. Neal Kravitz and colleague...

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