October 2017
Volume 51, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Beyond the Extraction Debate

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Although it is unlikely that the extraction debate will ever be completely resolved, the vast majority of practicing orthodontists currently accept that extractions are a necessary part of our treatme...

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2017 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 1: Trends

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD, EUGENE L. GOTTLIEB DDS, DAVID VOGELS, PHILIP VOGELS

The first installment in this biennial series of reports covers changes in orthodontic economics and practice administration that have occurred since the first JCO Practice Study in 1981. Tables on practice activity, fees, management methods, delegation, practice-building methods, and referrals are included.

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The Shoulder Spring for Eruption of Impacted Canines

FATİH ÇELEBİ DDS, PhD, ALİ ALTUĞ BIÇAKÇI DDS, PhD

The authors present a simple device for forced eruption of impacted canines without special patient compliance. Unlike previous techniques, it avoids using the lateral incisors for anchorage, reducing the possibility of root resorption and the need for additional palatal root torque.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

The Future Is Now: How Millennials, Tech, and a Chess-Playing Computer Are Changing Orthodontics

LEON KLEMPNER DDS, AMY EPSTEIN MBA

Millennial parents are part of a highly mobile generation that depends on virtual interaction. This article shows how orthodontists can tap into the power of social media and virtual intelligence to appeal to these influential decision-makers outside of regular office visits.

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CASE REPORT

Lower First-Molar Extractions and Directional Forces in High-Angle Class III Treatment

IVAN TOSHIO MARUO DDS, JD, MSD, PhD, FABRICIO FERNANDES DDS, HIROSHI MARUO DDS, MSD, PhD

A young patient with a skeletal Class III malocclusion was successfully treated without surgery after extraction of the lower first molars. Precise mechanics are recommended to achieve optimal force control and long-term stability in such cases.

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PEARLS

Forsus Reactivation with Composite Beads

PRABHURAJ B. KAMBALYAL BDS, MDS, AMIT PRAKASH BDS, MDS, JIJO C. EAPEN BDS, MDS

The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device commonly requires the addition of crimpable metal shims to the push-rods for reactivation. This Pearl shows how composite beads can serve as a simple alternative to the shims, using materials readily available in the office.

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Insider's Guide to Invisalign Treatment

JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

BARRY J. GLASER, DMD 246 pages. $69.95. 2017.3L Publishing, LLC, 6130 Caliente Court, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. (916) 502-1661; www.3Lpublishing.com. As Dr. Barry Glaser points out in his preface, the inte...

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The Zygoma and the Symphysis: New Extra-Alveolar Sites for Long Mini-Implants

CARLOS VILLEGAS DDS, NILOUFAR AZAMI DDS, RAVINDRA NANDA BDS, MS, PhD, FLAVIO A. URIBE DDS, MDSc

Long mini-implants placed in extra-alveolar areas of good bone quality and quantity can provide stable anchorage without the added cost and surgery of miniplates. The authors evaluate the potential of two new sites, the zygoma and the symphysis, in orthopedic Class III treatment.

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Continuing Education for October 2017 (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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