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May 2020
Volume 54, Issue 5

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Proposed Clinical Guidance for Orthodontists and Orthodontic Staff in the Post-COVID-19 Environment: A Clinician's Perspective

JOHN W. GRAHAM DDS, MD, JAMES E. PASCHAL DMD, MS, DAVID E. PAQUETTE DDS, MS, MSD, FACD

Editor’s Note: The following guest editorial is offered as a counterpoint to the ADA recommendations summarized by Jackie Dorst in this month’s article on “Back-to-Work Coronavirus Infection Control”....

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Back-to-Work Coronavirus Infection Control

JACKIE DORST RDH

Jackie Dorst, a noted expert on infection control, discusses implementation of the ADA’s “Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit” in orthodontic practices. Topics covered include welcome back reassurance, pre-appointment screening, patient registration, reception area preparation, chairside procedures, and staff protection.

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PEARLS

An Esthetic Removable Inclined Plane

GABRIEL SCHMIDT DOLCI DDS, MSD, PhD, JORGE DIAS LOPES DDS, MSD, PhD, AFONSO PINHÃO FERREIRA DDS, MSD, PhD, STEFAN CARDON DDS, MSD

An anterior crossbite can be resolved with a fixed inclined biteplane, but those devices have drawbacks in terms of hygiene, speech, and mastication. This removable, vacuformed alternative uses a full dental arch as anchorage to correct a crossbite during Phase I treatment.

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CASE REPORT

Management of Horizontally Impacted Mandibular Canines in a Skeletal Class II Malocclusion

MANISH GOYAL MDS, PhD, MOrth RCS, MUKESH KUMAR MDS, SUMIT KUMAR MDS, ASHISH KUSHWAH MDS, SONIKA SHARMA MDS

A 15-year-old patient with “kissing” lower canines is treated without surgery by extracting the horizontally impacted teeth and using a fixed functional Class II corrector to address the skeletal problem. The case is finished to a skeletal Class I and dental Class III relationship.

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Vertical Bracket Positioning Using the Marginal Ridge as Reference

DARWIN VAZ DE LIMA DDS, MSc, PhD, KARINA MARIA SALVATORE FREITAS DDS, MSc, PhD

Drs. Lima and Freitas provide a rationale for using the marginal ridge as a guideline for bonding preadjusted brackets to the posterior teeth. The first premolars then serve as references for the anterior bracket positions. Two typical cases are shown.

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Comparative Effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances in First-Premolar Extraction Cases

FRANCESCA GAFFURI DDS, GIANGUIDO COSSELLU DDS, PhD, VALENTINA LANTERI DDS, PhD, ELISABETTA BROTTO DDS, MARCO FARRONATO DDS

In a prospective case-control study, Dr. Gaffuri and colleagues compare the efficacy of clear aligners with that of preadjusted edgewise appliances in premolar-extraction treatment, as scored by the ABO Objective Grading System and ABO standard cephalometric analysis.

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A New Jig Design for Molar Distalization with Skeletal Anchorage

GUILHERME BERND DDS, MS, CAROLINE KOLLING FENSTERSEIFER DDS, ANDRE WEISSHEIMER DDS, MS, PhD, LUCIANE MACEDO DE MENEZES DDS, MS, PhD

Sliding jigs can now be combined with temporary anchorage devices to optimize biomechanics for unilateral Class II correction. The authors describe how to fabricate an efficient, esthetic, and inexpensive jig from beta titanium or stainless steel wire.

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Continuing Education from May 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 May 2020 Issue

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