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June 2018
Volume 52, Issue 6

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Puzzle of Facial Asymmetry

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Of all the causes and manifestations of malocclusion, facial asymmetry is among the most enigmatic. Although it has been estimated that as much as 85% of the general population exhibits some degree of...

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OVERVIEW

A Current Review of Asymmetry

SIREESHA VEERANKI BDS, MDS, DMD, JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, DAWN PRUZANSKY DMD, MASATO TAKAGI DDS, PhD, KIYOSHI TAI DDS, PhD

Drs. Veeranki, Park, Pruzansky, Takagi, and Tai present up-to-date information pertinent to the identification and quantification of facial asymmetry. Etiological factors, pathogenesis, diagnostic methods, treatment planning, and surgical options are all illustrated with tables and clinical examples.

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Does Microvibration Accelerate Leveling and Alignment? A Randomized Controlled Trial

PETER MILES BDS, MDS

This prospective, blinded clinical study was designed to assess the impact of AcceleDent Aura therapy on the time required to reach the working wire stage. Dr. Peter Miles concludes that the most important factor may be the decision of when to change archwires.

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PEARLS

Measuring the Torque on the Terminal End of an Archwire

CHIDSANU CHANGSIRIPUN DDS, PhD, SARANYA SUWANKOMONKUL DDS

An orthodontist sometimes needs to add buccal root torque to the finishing archwire to resolve a hanging palatal molar cusp. This Pearl shows how a standard plastic protractor can be modified to precisely determine the amount of torque on the terminal end of the wire.

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

In-Office Fabrication of a Simple Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander

PRASHANT DHOLE BDS, MDS, DIVYA MAHESHWARI BDS, MDS

The authors describes a simple way to fabricate a MARPE appliance for transverse expansion of a skeletally constricted maxilla. Two extension wires are connected from the Hyrax screw to four palatal miniscrews for stability, allowing ample tongue space and facilitating oral hygiene.

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Continuing Education for June-July 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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CASE REPORT

Class III Camouflage Treatment with the Biofunctional Technique

FABRICIO PINELLI VALARELLI DDS, MSc, PhD, FRANCISCO EDUARDO CASARO NASCIMENTO DDS, MSc, DÉRIC MESCHIARI BATISTA DDS, MSc, KARINA MARIA SALVATORE FREITAS DDS, MSc, PhD, RODRIGO HERMONT CANÇADO DDS, MSc, PhD

Adults with severe skeletal Class III discrepancies often refuse surgical treatment, leaving orthodontic camouflage as the best alternative. Dr. Valarelli and colleagues present a nonextraction case in which Biofunctional appliances were successfully combined with Class III intermaxillary elastics.

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The Biocreative Strategy Part 2: The Tweemac Analysis

SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MSD, PhD, HYO-WON AHN DDS, MSD, PhD, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MSD, PhD, GERALD NELSON DDS

In the second part of their series, Drs. Kim, Ahn, Chung, and Nelson describe the measurements and clinical interpretation of the Biocreative diagnostic system. The Tweemac analysis allows simple yet effective evaluation of the patient’s dentofacial characteristics using a minimum number of landmarks.

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Product News Published June-July 2018 Issue

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