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August 2020
Volume 54, Issue 8

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Virtually Fabricated Appliances

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, PhD, EdD

The temporomandibular joint has been a focus of the orthodontic and dental literature ever since Dr. James B. Costen, an otolaryngologist, began to write about it in the 1930s. Costen certainly did no...

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THE CUTTING EDGE

Design and Manufacturing of a Fully Digital Palatal Expander Without Physical Models

GIOVANNI BATTISTA DDS, ANTONIO TREDANARI, FABIO ANNARUMMA DDS, PhD

Dr. Battista and colleagues describe a fully digital workflow for computer-aided fabrication of a rapid palatal expander. Steps include design of the anchorage structure, placement of a virtual attachment, positioning of the expansion screw, addition of auxiliaries, 3D printing by the laboratory, and delivery to the patient.

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CASE REPORT

Forced Eruption of Multiple Impacted Teeth in an Adolescent Patient

THANAWUT KONGPRASERT DDS, MSc, MONTIAN MANOSUDPRASIT DDS, MDS, AGGASIT MANOSUDPRASIT DDS, DScD, ATCHARIYAPORN RANCHAN DDS, MSc

A 12-year-old patient with five impacted upper anterior teeth is successfully treated with surgical exposure and orthodontic forced eruption. After space preparation and extraction of four first premolars, the impacted teeth are brought into the arch, and an impacted upper second premolar is erupted in the same way.

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Magic Mouthwash Demystified

NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS, WILLIAM E. CRUTCHFIELD DDS, SHAWN MILLER DMD, MMedSc, JAY GILL PharmD

This compounded pharmaceutical rinse is commonly used to mitigate aphthous ulcerations in orthodontic patients. Drs. Kravitz, Crutchfield, Miller, and Gill review popular formulations and recommend prescription protocols to ensure the desired results. Simple nonprescription substitutes are also listed.

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Evaluation of Mandibular Position for Splint Therapy Using a Virtual Articulator

JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, KYUNG-MIN LEE DDS, MDS, PhD, JONG-CHEOL KIM DDS, MDS, PhD, DA-NAL MOON DDS, MSD, PhD, GYE-HYEONG LEE DDS, MSD, PhD

Digital technology offers an alternative to the traditional articulator and facebow transfer used to confirm condylar stability during stabilization splint treatment. In this virtual mounting method, sequential mandibular positions are evaluated based on superimposition of the initial CBCT data with intraoral scans taken at each visit.

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CASE REPORT

Orthodontic Management of Asymmetry after Surgical Removal of a Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor of the Mandible

HARPREET SINGH BDS, MDS, DHIRENDRA SRIVASTAVA BDS, MDS, POONAM SHARMA BDS, MDS, SONAL MISHRA BDS, MDS, RAJ KUMAR MAURYA BDS, MDS

This adult patient presented with a recurring cyst that had resulted in a severe asymmetrical occlusal deformity. Treatment involving rapid maxillary expansion, followed by asymmetrical orthodontic mechanics with intermaxillary elastics, achieves a functional occlusion and esthetic result.

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Strategic Molar Uprighting Using the Biocreative Reverse-Curve Technique

HYO-WON AHN DDS, MDS, PhD, MIN-KI NOH DMD, MS, PhD, KYU-RHIM CHUNG DMD, MSD, PhD, SEONG-HUN KIM DMD, MSD, PhD, GERALD NELSON DDS

A reverse-curve nickel titanium archwire is anchored by a miniplate inserted in the mandibular symphysis to avoid unwanted side effects during molar uprighting. Four key factors for vertical control are reviewed, and two typical cases are presented.

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BOOK REVIEW

New Straight Wire: Strategies and Mechanics for a Programmed Approach to Orthodontic Treatment

JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

FRANCESCO PEDETTA, MD, DDS 160 pages. $98. 2020. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com. Dr. Pedetta’s book introduces the New Strai...

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BOOK REVIEWS

Botulinum Toxin for Facial Harmony/Oral Pathology in Clinical Dental Practice

Botulinum Toxin for Facial Harmony FLÁVIO ALTAMIRO, DDS 160 pages, 359 illustrations. $148. 2018. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub...

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Continuing Education from August 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 August 2020 Issue

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