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October 2019
Volume 53, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The 20th JCO Orthodontic Practice Study

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

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...

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LETTERS

The "Surgery-First" Approach

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...

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2019 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 1: Trends

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD, DAVID S. VOGELS III, PHILIP B. VOGELS

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.

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Correcting Maxillary Molar Root Angulation with the Biocreative System

AUDREY YOON DDS, MS, MIN-KI NOH DMD, MS, PhD, HYUNG-WOOK MOON DMD, MS, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MS, PhD, SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MS, PhD

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.

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PEARLS

Easy Reactivation Loops for Forsus Devices

ABRAHAM THOMAS BDS, MDS

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.

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Unusual Extraction Combinations in Patients with Impacted Maxillary Canines

MOHAMMED KHALAF AL SHHAB BDS, ESLAM ESSAM MANSOUR BDS, MOrth RCS, MSc, PhD, AMR RAGAB EL-BEIALY BDS, MOrth RCS, MSc, PhD, YEHYA A. MOSTAFA BDS, MSc, PhD

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.

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TECHNIQUE CLINIC

Uprighting a Lingually Tilted Lower First Molar with a Double Whip-Spring Appliance

YONG CHIANG BDS

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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Continuing Education from October 2019 Issue (questions)

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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CASE REPORT

Bone Formation and Gingival Improvement After Correction of Orthodontic Relapse

EDUARDO BEATON LENZA DDS, MScc, PhD, MARCOS AUGUSTO LENZA DDS, MSc, PhD, GUILHERME JANSON DDS, MSc, PhD

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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Product News Published in October 2019 Issue

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

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