December 2017
Volume 51, Issue 12

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Anticipating the Puck

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS

Why is it so important to collect and analyze practice statistics, you might ask? After all, as the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, famously said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it ...

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2017 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 3: Practice Growth and Staff Data

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

The final installment in this three-part series assesses practice growth over the past two years in terms of case starts and gross income, as well as expectations for further increases in 2018 and factors impacting lack of growth. Staff utilization, compensation, and benefits are also covered.

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Weekly Aligner Changes to Improve Invisalign Treatment Efficiency

ROBERT FRY DDS, MS

Align Technology’s North American Clinical Advisory Board recently issued recommendations for expediting aligner changes from biweekly to weekly. The author describes the rationale for these recommendations and provides details of a clinical study examining the effects of weekly aligner changes in his own practice.

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Pain and Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Guided Piezocorticision-Assisted Orthodontic Treatment

JULIEN STRIPPOLI DDS, MS, ROBERT DURAND DDS, MS, MATTHIEU SCHMITTBUHL DDS, MS, PhD, RENÉ VOYER DDS, MS, PIERRE ROMPRÉ MS, CLARICE NISHIO DDS, MS, PhD

This study evaluates postoperative pain levels and interference with daily activities of orthodontic patients after piezocorticision, a method that has been found to reduce the length of treatment. A new surgical guide based on cone-beam computed tomography helps identify precise locations for the incisions, thus avoiding root contact.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Stability, Retention, and Relapse in Orthodontics

REBECCA POLING DDS, MSD

CHRISTOS KATSAROS, DDS, DMD, OdontDr/PhDTHEODORE ELIADES, DDS, MS, DMS, PhD 226 pages; 403 illustrations. $128. 2017. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133.(80...

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CASE REPORT

Two-Phase Treatment of Anterior Open Bite

ARIANE XIMENES GRACIANO PARRA MSc, GABRIELA COSTA MARIN MDS, ODILON GUARIZA FILHO MDS, PhD, ORLANDO MOTOHIRO TANAKA MDS, PhD, ELISA SOUZA CAMARGO MDS, PhD

A 5-year-old patient’s pacifier-sucking habit is stopped in the early mixed dentition during a first phase of maxillary expansion. The malocclusion is subsequently corrected in the permanent dentition using a combination of extraoral traction and orthodontic extraction treatment.

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Multidisciplinary Management of Post-Ankylosis Malocclusion and Mandibular Deformity

RASHMI VERMA MDS, ASHOK KUMAR JENA MDS, PGDHM, DIBO, SATINDER PAL SINGH MDS, DIBO, ASHOK KUMAR UTREJA MDS, VIDYA RATTAN MDS

Ankylosis of the TMJ can lead to severe functional, dental, facial, and esthetic problems that will require a multidisciplinary approach to resolve. The authors present a protocol involving orthodontic alignment and distraction osteogenesis for treatment of adults with long-standing TMJ ankyloses.

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PEARLS

Multipurpose Ligation Technique for Elastomeric Chain

PRATIKSHA SHETTY BDS, MDS, ROOPAK NAIK BDS, MDS, ANAND PATIL BDS, MDS

Limited access sometimes makes it difficult to secure elastomeric chain to a wire attachment. This simple chairside method can be used to attach a chain to a palatal sheath or a labial miniscrew for efficient molar protraction or incisor intrusion, respectively.

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Continuing Education for December 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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Index to Volume LI

2017 Author Index* *Articles with five or more authors are listed under only the first author's name because of space constraints. AGARWAL, K., KANT, A., SINGH, K., and KULSHRESTHA, R., Changes in the...

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