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February 2019
Volume 53, Issue 2

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Pretreatment Observation Systems

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Associate Editor Peter Sinclair’s Readers’ Corner has long been one of our most popular features. Having worked with Dr. Sinclair at the University of Southern California for almost 20 years—even long...

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LETTERS

End of Braces=End of the Specialty of Orthodontics

Regarding the Editor’s Corner by Dr. Robert Keim in the December 2018 issue of JCO: Change is definitely here. We’re all treating with more aligners today than we were a few years ago. It’s not a bad ...

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ALIGNER CORNER

Phase I Orthodontic Treatment Using Invisalign First

REGINA BLEVINS DDS, MS

In the latest installment of the Aligner Corner, Dr. Regina Blevins demonstrates the efficacy of Invisalign treatment in the early mixed dentition. Therapeutic needs in these three Phase I cases include ectopic or blocked-out permanent canines and anterior crossbite.

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Can Intraoral Photography Replace Plaster and Digital Models in Clinical Practice? A Preliminary Investigation

LAURANCE JERROLD DDS, JD, MICHAEL SCHULTE DDS, PhD, JESSIE ISAACS HENRY DDS

Drs. Jerrold, Schulte, and Isaacs Henry review the advantages and disadvantages of photographs compared with study models in routine clinical evaluation. Five cases are judged by 13 qualified examiners to determine the reliability of measurements taken from photos.

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2019 AAO CONVENTION PREVIEW

California Dreaming

DAVID S. VOGELS III

JCO presents its annual guide in advance of the AAO annual session, May 3-7 in Los Angeles. Recommendations are offered for tours, museums, film studios, theme parks, music, theater, sports, restaurants, and nightlife. A directory includes addresses and phone numbers.

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CASE REPORT

Asymmetrical First Molar Extractions

MARCIO JOSÉ DA SILVA CAMPOS DDS, MS, PhD, PAULA LIPARINI CAETANO DDS, PAULA MORAES LUPATINI DDS, JOCIMARA DOMICIANO FARTES DE ALMEIDA CAMPOS DDS, ROBERT WILLER FARINAZZO VITRAL DDS, MS, PhD

Asymmetrical extractions can be a viable option in extraction cases with asymmetrical structural impairment of the first permanent molars. In this 22-year-old patient, the left first molars were extracted along with the right first premolars.

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VIDEO REVIEWS

Orthodontic Laboratory Basics—The Complete Course

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS

JAY TYLER, CDT, FNBC 6 DVDs. 7 hours, 48 minutes. $300. 2017. Ortho Lab Videos, division of Tyler Dental, LLC, P.O. Box 210355, Nashville, TN 37221.(615) 260-3968; www.ortholabvideos.com. Are you inte...

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PEARLS

Avoiding Yellow Discoloration of Clear Elastomeric Modules

RAJESH B. KURIL BDS, MDS, AKHIL P. LOKHANDE BDS, MDS

Unsightly yellowing of clear elastomeric ligatures from food products such as mustard or curry is a common concern among patients wearing ceramic brackets. The authors propose using pale lavender ligature ties, which turn a neutral off-white when combined with yellow.

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THE READERS' CORNER

Pretreatment Observation Systems

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

This month’s topic involves pretreatment observation and recall systems. JCO readers respond to questions involving categories of recall patients, reappointment procedures, insurance coverage, fees, and internal marketing. Tips are presented for maintaining communication with observation patients and their families.

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Continuing Education from February 2019 (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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Product News Published in February 2019 Issue

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

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