The COVID-19 global pandemic has been a phenomenon the likes of which no one alive today has ever experienced. Nothing has ever caused the issuance of global shelter-in-place orders and closure of the...
An international panel of JCO editors discusses their modifications of orthodontic treatment methods since reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown. Topics include personal protective equipment, scheduling changes, retention protocols, virtual visits, remote monitoring, patient communications, and the financial impact of the pandemic.
The authors examine the feasibility of producing a fixed functional appliance by fully digital design and manufacturing. A Hybrid Hyrax expander and a surgical guide for palatal miniscrew placement are both three-dimensionally printed in the laboratory from a digital model.
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Orthodontic procedures and appliances may have to be altered in the current environment, as reported by Dr. Srirengalakshmi and colleagues. Topics include bonding, leveling and alignment, deep bites, space opening and closure, ligation, extractions, expansion, miniscrews, finishing, retention, functional appliances, and aligners.
GILLES J. LAVIGNE, DMD, PhD, FRCD, FACD, FCAHS, OC, EditorPETER A. CISTULLI, MD, PhD, MBA, FRACP, FCCP, ATSF, EditorMICHAEL T. SMITH, PhD, DBSM, Editor 224 pages, $78. 2020.Quintessence Publishing Co....
Drs. Park, Kim, Kai, Rogowski, and Liu offer recommendations for human resource and financial management in the post-COVID-19 era. Department of Labor regulations for expanded family and medical leave, considerations involved in bringing employees back, and cash-flow and marketing strategies are covered.
Imbalances of the occlusal, muscular, and skeletal systems can lead to malocclusion and cervical dysfunction. In this patient, a deprogramming splint, mini-implants, and a transpalatal arch are used to resolve a skeletal deviation and alleviate scoliosis without orthognathic surgery.
Bonding a bracket to a severely rotated tooth is difficult because of the lack of space. Dr. Masters proposes a crimpable archwire stopper as an alternative to a bonded eyelet for derotating a lower canine, as demonstrated in an adult patient.
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