February 2018
Volume 52, Issue 2

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

On Hiring an Associate

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

In my part of the world, the temperatures are gradually warming, the trees are starting to bud, and the crocuses are beginning to bloom. Spring is right around the corner. In addition to such familiar...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Finding a Successful Associate to Fit Your Office

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS, CHARLENE WHITE BS

Dr. Haeger and Ms. White present checklists for establishing expectations and formulating interview questions when hiring an associate. Clarifying the details of agreements regarding clinical behavior, office relationships, and compensation will help prevent misunderstandings and provide the best opportunity for long-term success.

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The PowerScope System for Simplified Class II Treatment

REDI GERXHANI DDS, CESARE LUZI DDS, MSc

The PowerScope is a fixed bite-jumping appliance attached directly to the upper and lower archwires, regardless of the bracket system. The device can be installed at the chair and reactivated as often as needed, and it can be used unilaterally in asymmetrical cases, as shown here by Drs. Gerxhani and Luzi.

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A Capital Convention

DAVID S. VOGELS III

In our annual guide to the AAO convention city, JCO previews attractions, events, restaurants, and nightlife in Washington, D.C. Monuments and museums that have opened since the 2010 annual session are highlighted, and old favorites are reviewed. The online version of this article includes links to all listed locations.

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Correction of Severe Unilateral Scissor Bite in Growing Class II Patients

JING DU BDS, MDS, SHUANG LIN BDS, MDS, QIAO LING BDS, MDS, TUOJIANG WU DDS, MDS, PhD, HUANG LI DDS, MDS, PhD

Unilateral scissor bites can be especially difficult to correct in adolescent high-angle skeletal Class II patients. Drs. Du, Lin, Ma, Wu, and Li demonstrate stable results from an inventive approach involving asymmetrical extractions, miniscrew-anchored elastic traction, and camouflage orthodontic treatment, without orthognathic surgery.

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CASE REPORT

Nonsurgical Management of Severe Reverse Overbite in a Young Adult

VANASHREE TAKANE BDS, MDS, KANHOBA KELUSKAR BDS, MDS, PhD, AMIT JAISINGHANI BDS, MDS, MANJUNATH MALAGAN BDS, MDS, ROOPA JATTI BDS, MDS

In a pseudo-Class III malocclusion, a functional mandibular shift can disguise an underlying skeletal discrepancy. This report from Drs. Takane, Keluskar, Jaisinghani, Malagan, and Jatti describes the correction of such a relationship, which had resulted in an extreme reverse overbite, in a 25-year-old patient using a simple 2 × 4 appliance.

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Continuing Education for February 2018 (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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PEARLS

Helping Patients Properly Connect Elastic Bands

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS

Dr. Kravitz shows a two-step method, involving different-colored ligature ties and in-office photography with the patient’s own phone, to help the patient remember how to attach elastics to the proper teeth at home, thus preventing errors that could prolong treatment.

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Product News Published in February 2018

PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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