Like many older orthodontists, I spent a number of years practicing general dentistry right after graduation from dental school, before returning for formal, accredited specialty training. The 1980s w...
Our concept of facial beauty has evolved in recent years. In this article, Drs. Balut, Sarver, and Popnikolov propose a method of bracket positioning that accounts for such characteristics as gingival contour, smile height, smile width, and smile arc accentuation from premolar to premolar.
The authors describe a simple modification to a lower retainer, using a 7mm anteroposterior jackscrew, that can alleviate moderate lower anterior crowding due to relapse. The expansion screw not only provides substantial activation, but is easy to fit and insert.
Dr. Robert Haeger guides the reader through a step-by-step process of documenting computer equipment, specifying common designer items, developing a contractor checklist, creating a construction budget, and adding the payments to a personal expense model. Useful Excel worksheets are provided with the online version.
Drs. Mendigeri, Ganeshkar, and Gogineni demonstrate the use of a modified transpalatal arch to align an upper canine and first premolar in their transposed positions before Class II correction with the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device. An adult female patient is presented to illustrate the technique.
This Pearl shows how to add a removable finger spring to a standard Haas expander by embedding a tube into the acrylic. The spring can then be used to correct simple problems such as anterior crossbite or midline shift during the passive stabilization period after expansion.
Drs. Ribeiro, Lurentt, Pary, and Suedam detail the treatment of an adult female who had undergone surgery for cleft lip and palate as a child, but had not received clinical care during craniofacial growth. Orthodontic expansion is followed by orthognathic surgery, bone grafting, and secondary plastic surgeries.
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LALUQUE, DDS, PhD, EditorDANIEL BROCARD, DDS, PhD, EditorEMMANUEL D’INCAU, DDS, PhD, Editor 184 pages, 179 illustrations. $158. 2018. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 4350 Chandler Dri...
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