The year 1981 was a rather momentous year for me, both personally and professionally. My younger son—the second of my four children—was born, I graduated from dental school, and I began my clinical ca...
After reading your well-described experience with the “surgery-first” orthognathic regimen gaining popularity now (The Editor’s Corner, JCO, July 2019), I thought I would share my own experience. Abou...
The first article in a three-part series covers trends in economics and practice administration since JCO’s initial 1981 survey. Practice activity, fees, management methods, computer usage, delegation, practice-building methods, sources of referrals, and busyness are all examined.
As described by Dr. Yoon and colleagues, the Biocreative torque-creating appliance uses a single temporary anchorage device to control the vertical dimension while avoiding undesirable side effects in complex cases requiring buccal root torque of the upper molars.
The author presents a simple technique involving the use of looped .017" × .025" stainless steel wire, bent with a bird-beak plier, as an alternative to metal shims for reactivation of Forsus Fatigue Resistant Devices.
Surgical removal of an ectopically impacted upper canine and substitution by the first premolar can be an option in suitable adult patients. Dr. Al Shhab and colleagues show how the extraction of a lower first molar with poor prognosis can contribute to successful arch alignment in such a case.
This article introduces a simple lingual whip spring that can tip a lingually erupting lower first molar buccally. Because it requires minimal dental anchorage, it is particularly useful in deep-bite cases where fixed appliances are difficult to place.
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A 19-year-old female experienced gingival recession after unintentional activation of a bonded lingual retainer. Cone-beam computed tomography shows that orthodontic repositioning of the involved lower incisor promoted buccal bone regeneration and thus avoided the need for a gingival graft.
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