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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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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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