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June 2019
Volume 53, Issue 6

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Career-Turning Moments

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

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...

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Strategies for Bracket Placement Based on Smile Esthetics

NASIB BALUT DDS, MS, DAVID M. SARVER DDS, MS, PAULINA POPNIKOLOV DDS

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.

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Relapse Correction Using a Modified Spring Aligner and Expansion Screw

TRACI SAITO DMD, MHA, MS, JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

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.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Organizing an Office Construction Project

ROBERT S. HAEGER DDS, MS

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.

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Orthodontic Management of Class II Malocclusion with Unilateral Transposition

VIJAYLAXMI B. MENDIGERI MDS, SANJAY V. GANESHKAR MDS, RADHAKRISHNA GOGINENI MDS

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.

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PEARLS

Inserting Auxiliary Springs into the Acrylic of Rapid Palatal Expanders

LUCIANA DUARTE CALDAS MS, PhD, ANNA PAULA NIGRI MS, MARGARETH MARIA GOMES DE SOUZA MS, PhD

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.

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CASE REPORT

Comprehensive Treatment of Severe Cleft Lip and Palate

ALEXANDRE DE ALMEIDA RIBEIRO DDS, MS, KATYUSCIA LURENTT DDS, AUGUSTO PARY DDS, IVY KIEMLE TRINDADE SUEDAM DDS, MS, PhD

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.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Understanding Bruxism: Current Knowledge and Practice

BJÖRN LUDWIG DMD, MSD

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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Continuing Education from June 2019 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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Product News Published in June 2019 Issue

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