As I write this column, we are living under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. The morbidity and mortality statistics are truly frightening at this point, and they are supposed to get much worse....
The fifth JCO honoree, a native of Syria, is a resident at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. In this brief interview, Dr. Atam responds to questions about his student career, professional goals, and treatment philosophies.
Invisalign therapy allows simultaneous alignment and expansion to be performed in Phase I treatment, as demonstrated by Drs. Gorton, Bekmezian, and Mah in three cases. The AcceleDent device was used daily by these preteen patients to shorten treatment.
An adult patient presents with a severe anterior open bite of skeletal origin. Avoiding orthognathic surgery, the treatment plan involves upper posterior intrusion and upper anterior retraction, with zygomatic miniplates inserted in the upper quadrants for skeletal anchorage.
Drs. Lupini, Retrouvey, Decesari, and Cozzani present a new Haas-inspired miniscrew-assisted maxillary expander for application in non-growing patients. Unlike toothborne devices, it provides an orthopedic component of force, using metal pads instead of acrylic to increase rigidity and avoid inflammation.
JCO readers discuss a wide range of orthodontic insurance issues, including patient coverage, preauthorization requirements, PPOs and HMOs, state regulations, and staff management. Individual comments address common frustrations and specific recommendations.
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This removable appliance is an alternative to a composite bite turbo for nudging an upper permanent incisor out of crossbite during the early mixed dentition. If a lower incisor also needs to be moved, a finger spring can be embedded in the acrylic.
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