My greatest joy in life is being a grandparent. I have seven grandchildren, with another on the way, and—to use an old phrase—they are the lights of my life. Unfortunately, when my children grew up, t...
(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 ...
This study from Short, Drs. Favero, English and Kasper, was designed to evaluate the effect of model orientation in a stereolithographic 3D printer on the dimensional accuracy of the printed models in specific areas. Flat, perpendicular, and angulated orientations are compared in terms of accuracy and cost.
ANDREA WICHELHAUS, DDSWith Tena Eichenberg, MD 580 pages. 3,922 illustrations. $249.99. 2017.Thieme Publishers, 333 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001. (800) 782-3488; www.thieme.com. This textbook sepa...
Digital models require several stages of preparation prior to 3D printing. Drs. Kravitz, Groth, and Shannon review the steps needed to convert a raw, exported STL file to a processed digital model, including cleaning, repair, base modification, hollowing, and labeling.
A fully digital office laboratory can improve patient comfort while reducing the number of appliance-delivery appointments and enhancing practice efficiency. Drs. Groth, Kravitz, and Shirck review space requirements, workflow, digital case submission, and scheduling protocols for appliance delivery.
Dr. Christensen provides an overview of the digital workflow from intraoral scanning and treatment planning to fabrication and delivery of expanders, skeletal anchorage devices, removable and functional appliances, sleep-medicine devices, indirect-bonding trays, aligners, and retainers.
Leading-edge technologies, constant innovation, and patient education play significant roles at this digital, two-doctor practice in Shreveport, Louisiana. JCO Editor Robert Keim interviews Drs. Cosse and Silmon on their practice philosophy, management methods, and marketing techniques.
Posterior restorations can result in undercuts that cause the edges of Invisalign trays to fold inward, making it difficult to insert or remove aligners. This Pearl from Dr. Cetta shows how to use ClinCheck to alter the shape of the simulated gingiva around such a restoration.
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