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May 2019
Volume 53, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Limits of Molar Distalization

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

The distalization of molars has been a tantalizing subject for orthodontists for as long as fixed appliances have been employed. The primary appeal seems to spring from the assumption—valid or not—tha...

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Evolution of the Leaf Expander: A Maxillary Self Expander

MATTEO BERETTA DDS, MS, CLAUDIO LANTERI MD, DDS, MS, VALENTINA LANTERI DDS, MS, CLAUDIA CHERCHI DDS, MS, LORENZO FRANCHI DDS, PhD, ALESSANDRO GIANOLIO DDS, MS

This completely preactivated expansion device employs light and continuous forces without relying on patient cooperation. Dr. Matteo Beretta and colleagues present two mixed-dentition cases to illustrate their technique and clinical results.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

How to Create a Personal Organizer and Financial Statement

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS

Dr. Robert Haeger’s article and accompanying Word document outline all the steps involved in establishing a complete personal record. The completed document will provide a quick reference for such details as a personal financial statement, loan interest rates, and insurance coverage.

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MASTER CLINICIAN

Anoop Sondhi, DDS, MS

ANOOP SONDHI DDS, MS, PETER SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

Dr. Peter Sinclair interviews the distinguished academician and clinician about his practice philosophies and principles. Topics include diagnostic checklists, biomechanics, variable torque prescriptions, sleep disorders, and clinical challenges facing orthodontists today.

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PEARLS

Composite Build-Up of Infraoccluded Second Deciduous Molars

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS

Lack of a successor to a lower second deciduous molar can cause supraeruption of the opposing upper premolar. This Pearl shows how to add flowable resin to the infraoccluded deciduous molar to restore function and esthetics during the retention phase.

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CASE REPORT

Two-Stage Treatment of Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Arch-Width Discrepancy and Lower Incisor Agenesis

LI CAO DMD, PhD, CHONGSHI YANG DMD, PhD, BO HU MDS, ZHENG JING MDS, JICHENG SUN DMD, PhD

Dr. Li Cao and colleagues describe the case of a growing Class III patient with two missing lower incisors who was treated with a two-stage approach, involving a protraction facemask followed by upper first-premolar extractions and orthodontic camouflage therapy.

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Continuing Education from May 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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Anatomical Limits for Distalization of Lower Posterior Molars with Micro-Implant Anchorage

HO-JIN KIM DDS, MSD, WOON-SEOK JANG DDS, MSD, HYO-SANG PARK DDS, MSD, PhD

Based on conventional lateral cephalograms, the anterior border of the ascending ramus has been considered the limit for lower molar distalization. Drs. Kim, Jang, and Park use computed tomography to provide visual evidence of a more realistic anatomical limit.

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Product News Published in May 2019 Issue

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