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April 2018
Volume 52, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

New Possibilities for Aligners

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

As one of Invisalign’s “Early Adopters,” I have developed a deep appreciation for what this appliance system can do. At first, we were pretty much limited to Class I cases involving minor crowding or ...

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The Horseshoe Jet for Miniscrew-Supported Molar Distalization

S. JAY BOWMAN DMD, MSD

This versatile modification of the Distal Jet relies on skeletal anchorage to avoid unwanted reciprocal forces. After molar distalization, the self-limiting appliance converts to a palatal holding arch. Dr. Jay Bowman illustrates a variety of clinical applications, including a combination with AcceleDent.

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Space Management with Invisalign for Interdisciplinary Orthodontic Treatment

ANDERSON T. HUANG BDS, DDS, DARREN HUANG DDS

Drs. Anderson and Darren Huang demonstrate the range of the Invisalign system in preprosthodontic treatment of adult patients. These four cases involve space creation, molar uprighting, or molar intrusion to make room for future implants, as well as molar space closure to avoid the need for restoration.

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CASE REPORT

Combining Skeletal Anchorage and Intermaxillary Elastics in Class II Treatment

ANTONIO MANNI DMD, DANIELA LUPINI DMD, MAURO COZZANI DMD, MScD

Drs. Manni, Lupini, and Cozzani describe an innovative combination of Class II elastics and temporary anchorage devices. Their treatment takes advantage of the versatility of intermaxillary elastics in producing reliable sagittal and extrusive forces, while avoiding the side effects associated with anchorage loss.

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PEARLS

Intrusion of a Supraerupted Maxillary Second Molar Using a Modified Cantilever Appliance

VIKRAM PAI MDS, SNEHA D. SHINDE MDS, POOJA DESAI MDS, SIDDHARTH REVANKAR MDS

Bracket positioning alone is often inadequate to correct a hanging upper molar. This simple, cost-effective cantilever intrusion spring is extended from both sides of the adjacent first-molar band to apply a pure vertical force for intrusion of a supraerupted second molar.

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MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING

Ransomware: Is Your Practice Protected?

JOHN K. MCGILL CPA, MBA, JD

Cybercriminals have been targeting small and midsize businesses by infecting their computers with software that locks down the system until the victim pays a ransom. Mr. McGill outlines how to back up your data, train your staff, and create a disaster-recovery plan in case of attack.

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2018 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year: Dr. Samaneh Mojarrad

PHILIP B. VOGELS

The third JCO Student of the Year, hailing from the University of Pennsylvania, was selected by the editorial board over 21 other nominees in a two-stage, months-long competition. This Q&A details her life story, orthodontic education, clinical philosophy, and career goals.

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Product News Published in April 2018 Issue

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

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Continuing Education for April 2018 Issue (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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