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April 2019
Volume 53, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

A New Category of Lingual Treatment

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Patients have demanded “esthetic” or essentially “invisible” orthodontic appliances as long as there have been orthodontic appliances. Although the origins of the first orthodontic systems remain lost...

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Associating After Residency

MICHAEL C. MERU DDS, MS

Dr. Mike Meru reviews the pros and cons of various associateship options for new graduates, including private, group, and corporate practices. He explains the tax differences between employees and independent contractors and concludes with helpful tips for prospective associates.

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2019 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year: Dr. Katya Skillestad

PHILIP B. VOGELS

The fourth recipient of the annual JCO student award, selected from among 18 nominees, is a native of Uzbekistan and a resident at Texas A&M University. In a brief interview, Dr. Skillestad responds to questions about her career and philosophy.

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Lingual Orthodontics Redefined with Automation and Friction-Free Mechanics

HONGSHENG TONG DDS, MS, PhD, ANDRE WEISSHEIMER DDS, MS, PhD, JOHN PHAM DDS, MS, ROBERT LEE DDS, MS, W. RONALD REDMOND DDS, MS

The INBRACE system simplifies lingual bracket design by using zero prescription and building full three-dimensional customization into the archwires, as explained by Dr. Hongsheng Tong and colleagues. The automated system relies on nonsliding, friction-free mechanics to move teeth with light, continuous forces.

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PEARLS

A Reimagined Button for Elastic Attachment to Clear Aligners

CHRISTOPHER N. CETTA DMD, RICHARD A. KAYE DDS, MSD

To avoid the frequent debonding of conventional buttons used for attaching elastics to aligners, Drs. Cetta and Kaye designed the Precision Aligner Button with a large base to fit the aligner cutout window and conform closely to the cervical third of the tooth.

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CASE REPORT

Segmental Orthodontics for Space Calibration in Preprosthodontic Treatment

ROXANA RUGINĂ DMD, MSc

In this adult patient requiring preparation for replacement of missing lower first molars, the author demonstrates how segmental mechanics can be used with direct and indirect mini-implant anchorage to obtain controlled tooth movements without unwanted effects on adjacent teeth.

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Pain-Free Orthodontic Treatment with the Dental Pain Eraser

COSMO HARALAMBIDIS DMD

In a clinical study involving three practices, Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis evaluates the effects of a new portable device for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in alleviating pain after orthodontic wire adjustments. Reactions of patients and clinicians to the therapy are also reported.

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Continuing Education from April 2019 Issue

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 April 2019 Issue

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

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