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March 2020
Volume 54, Issue 3

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The 3D Printing Revolution

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

While I have been an enthusiastic advocate of enhanced technology in clinical orthodontics throughout my career—albeit rather slow to adopt new technologies until they have a proven track record in ot...

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CAD/CAM Metallic Printing of a Skeletally Anchored Upper Molar Distalizer

SIMON GRAF DDS, SIVABALAN VASUDAVAN BDSc, MDSc, MPH, BENEDICT WILMES DMD, MDS, PhD

Laser melting is an innovative method of 3D printing that has been used to produce metal rapid palatal expanders. Drs. Graf, Vasudavan, and Wilmes show how to use computer-aided design for 3D metal printing of a molar distalizer with palatal mini-implant anchorage.

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BOOK REVIEWS

Evidence-Based Orthodontics

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

GREG J. HUANG, DMD, MSD, MPH, EditorSTEPHEN RICHMOND, BDS, DOrth RCS, MScD, FDSRCS, PhD, FHEA, EditorKATHERINE W.L. VIG, BDS, MS, DOrth RCS, FDSRCS, Editor 2nd edition. 288 pages. $99. 2018. Wiley Bla...

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Accelerated Extraction Treatment with the Invisalign System and Photobiomodulation

KENJI OJIMA DDS, MDSc, CHISATO DAN DDS, HITOSHI WATANABE DDS, PhD, YURIKO KUMAGAI DDS, RAVINDRA NANDA BDS, MDS, PhD

Drs. Ojima, Dan, Watanabe, Kumagai, and Nanda demonstrate the capability of low-level laser therapy (OrthoPulse) to shorten difficult extraction treatment with clear aligners. The case of an adult female with severe crowding is presented to illustrate their technique.

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THE CUTTING EDGE

Integrating CBCT and Virtual Models for Root Movement with Clear Aligners

ANGELA CHIARA D'ALESSANDRO DDS, VINCENZO D’ANTÒ DDS, ARMANDO VIVIANO RAZIONALE, GIULIO ALESSANDRI-BONETTI MD, DDS

Dr. D’Alessandro and colleagues describe a 3D data fusion method for creating orthodontic models from optical surface scans and CBCT images. This combined imaging is then used to construct clear aligners with “divots,” providing couples to control root positions in all three planes of space.

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PRACTICE PROFILE

Regina Blevins, DDS, MS, Minnesota Orthodontics

REGINA BLEVINS DDS, MS, ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

Dr. Blevins co-owns a 13-office orthodontic practice in the Twin Cities area with Dr. Delia Dall’Arancio. In this interview with JCO Editor-in-Chief Robert Keim, Dr. Blevins discusses her practice philosophy, treatment systems, staff management policies, marketing strategies, and community activities.

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PEARLS

Etching Mask for Invisalign Attachments

AMEDEO SALOMONE DDS, GAETANO TURATTI DDS, DOS

A duplicate attachment template tray is ordered from Align Technology and then modified with a scalpel to remove the composite wells. The modified tray is used as a mask to control etchant placement and thus limit the amount of flash, simplifying the bonding appointment.

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Continuing Education from March 2020 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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CASE REPORT

Asymmetrical Extractions in an Asymmetrical Face

MUKESH KUMAR MDS, MANISH GOYAL MDS, PhD, MOrth RCS, HEMANT SHARMA MDS, ASHISH KUSHWAH MDS, SHALINI MISHRA MDS

In this patient with a Class II subdivision malocclusion and facial asymmetry, three premolar extractions are employed to correct the deviated midline without surgical intervention by maintaining the molars in their initial positions on the Class II side.

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Product News in March 2020 Issue

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