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November 2019
Volume 53, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Drawing the Line on Antibiotics

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

The editor of any clinical or scientific journal is routinely barraged by news releases that may or may not be relevant to the theme of the publication. I get a substantial number of announcements reg...

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The Pendulis Appliance for Bone-Anchored Maxillary Molar Distalization

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH NAPPÉE DDS, MS, MAGALI NAPPÉE-MIÉVILLY DDS, JAMES J. HILGERS DDS, MS

Drs. Nappée, Nappée-Miévilly, and Hilgers describe a new version of the Pendulum distalizer, anchored by a single palatal miniscrew. The acrylic Nance button with embedded pendulum springs can easily be removed for adjustments and for cleaning at each appointment.

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2019 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 2: Practice Success

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

This second installment in a three-part series discusses factors related to practice success in terms of net income and case starts. The effects of delegation and various management and practice-building methods are examined, including historical comparisons across the 20 biennial Practice Studies.

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Comparison of Two Software Programs in Voxel-Based Superimposition of CBCT Images

TAREK ELSHEBINY BDS, MSD, SHERIF ELBARNASHAWY BDS, EHAB BENNASIR BDS, MSD, MOHAMED ADEL NADIM BDS, MSD, PhD, JUAN MARTIN PALOMO DDS, MSD

In a retrospective study, Dr. Elshebiny and colleagues compare pre- and post-treatment superimpositions of cone-beam computed tomography images from 15 growing and 15 adult patients using two voxel-based programs, Dolphin 3D and OnDemand3D.

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PEARLS

An Alternative Technique for Miniscrew-Assisted Rapid Palatal Expander Fabrication and Placement

BRYAN KEITH BLANKENSHIP DDS, NANDAKUMAR JANAKIRAMAN BDS, MDS

The authors’ vacuformed plastic surgical guide allows a boneborne MARPE to be employed without the extension arms, which reportedly cause some dental expansion. A simple procedure for fabrication and placement of the appliance is described and illustrated.

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CASE REPORT

Miniscrew-Supported Fixed-Functional Appliance Therapy in a Skeletal Class II Patient

ABHISHEK JAIN BDS, MDS, GARIMA JAIN BDS, MDS, MADHULI BHIDE BDS, MDS, PRIYANKA PATEL BDS, MDS, K.M. KELUSKAR BDS, MDS, PhD

An adolescent patient’s Class II, division 1 malocclusion with a mild skeletal component is corrected with Forsus Fatigue Resistant Devices, anchored by bilateral miniscrews between the lower second premolars and first molars. An improved anteroposterior skeletal relationship is demonstrated.

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Subtractive Coronoplasty Before Lingual Appliance Design

ELODIE GILOT DDS, JEAN-FRANÇOIS CUZIN DDS, MOrth, KARLIEN ASSCHERICKX MDS, MOrth, PhD, PETRA MAES MDS, MOrth

Dr. Gilot and colleagues show how subtractive coronoplasty can be used to eliminate lingual enamel deformities and thus to reduce the distance between the center of resistance and the point of force application while increasing the interbracket distance in a lingual edgewise technique.

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BOOK REVIEWS

The Clinician's Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine, Cephalometry in Orthodontics: 2D and 3D

The Clinician’s Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine KEN BERLEY, DDS, JDSTEVE CARSTENSEN, DDS 240 pages, 60 illustrations. $72. 2019.Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 6...

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Continuing Education from November 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 November 2019 Issue

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

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