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April 2020
Volume 54, Issue 4

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Looking to the Future

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

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....

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2020 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year: Dr. Saro Atam

PHILIP B. VOGELS

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.

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Mixed-Dentition Treatment with Clear Aligners and Vibratory Technology

JASMINE GORTON DMD, MS, SONA BEKMEZIAN DDS, MS, JAMES K. MAH DDS, MSc, DMSc

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.

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CASE REPORT

A Zygomatic Miniplate as Skeletal Anchorage for Correction of Severe Skeletal Anterior Open Bite

PRAVIN S. SHETTY MDS, RAHUL S. DESHPANDE MDS, JAGDEESH G. GAJADUHADA MDS, WASEEM Z. KHAN MDS, PREM P. PRAJAPAT MDS

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.

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A Tissue- and Boneborne Rapid Palatal Expander

DANIELA LUPINI DMD, JEAN MARC RETROUVEY DMD, MSc, DAVIDE DECESARI, MAURO COZZANI DMD, MScD

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.

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THE READERS' CORNER

Insurance

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

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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BOOK REVIEWS

The Art of Occlusal and Esthetic Waxing

NEAL D. KRAVITZ

ROWIDA ABDALLA, DDS, MS Spiral-bound. 122 pages, 290 illustrations. $88. 2019.Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com. A book on esth...

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PEARLS

A Removable Acrylic Inclined Plane for Anterior Crossbite Correction

SUCHON VATARUGEGRID DDS, MSc

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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Continuing Education from April 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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Product News in April 2020 Issue

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

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