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September 2020
Volume 54, Issue 9

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Toughest Cases

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

In every one of my 40 years teaching orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning to graduate specialty students, I have invariably been asked by some enthusiastic first-year resident which cases are ...

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ALIGNER CORNER

Aligners and Mandibular Advancement: A Comprehensive Option for Phase I Treatment of Class II, Division 1 Cases

ALDO GIANCOTTI DDS, MS, PAOLA COZZA MD, DDS, GIANLUCA MAMPIERI DDS, MS

Invisalign’s Mandibular Advancement feature now permits early aligner treatment of skeletal Class II cases, using an orthopedic approach based on forward positioning of the mandible. Drs. Giancotti, Cozza, and Mampiere illustrate this protocol in two 10-year-old patients.

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Treatment Effects of a Fixed Functional Appliance in Non-Growing Class II Patients

ARISHA IZHAR BDS, MDS, MONIKA DAHIYA BDS, MDS, GURKEERAT SINGH BDS, MDS, MOrth, VARUN GOYAL BDS, MDS

The AdvanSync 2 appliance attaches only to the first molars, allowing it to be inserted during the leveling and alignment phase. Its use is demonstrated by Drs. Izhar, Dahiya, Singh, and Goyal in two Class II, division 1 patients in the later stages of growth.

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CASE REPORT

Orthodontic Treatment of a Patient with Severe TMD

JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, DA-NAL MOON DDS, MSD, PhD, SANG-MI LEE DDS, MSD, PhD, GYE-HYEONG LEE DDS, MSD, PhD

A stabilization splint helps establish a stable condylar position so that this TMD patient’s true mandibular position can be identified. Definitive orthodontic treatment is then planned, involving upper first-premolar extractions and upper posterior intrusion with skeletal anchorage.

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THE READERS' CORNER

COVID-19

PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

JCO readers are surveyed on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics addressed include infection control, patient and family communication, equipment requirements, Paycheck Protection Program loans, staff retention, schedule management, and financial impact in terms of starts and income.

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Continuing Education from September 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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PEARLS

Efficient Correction of a Rotated Premolar with an Occlusal Tube

JEREMY D. SMITH DDS

This simple alternative to buccal and lingual buttons and elastic chains involves placing a molar tube on the occlusal surface of the rotated premolar and inserting a continuous nickel titanium archwire. Procedures for placement and removal are described.

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Digital Lab Appliances: The Time Has Come

LUIS HUANCA GHISLANZONI DDS, PhD, STEFANO NEGRINI

An orthodontist and his digital laboratory technician provide an overview of current technology for the production of traditional laboratory-made devices. The process for designing and fabricating digital bands is outlined, and both fixed and removable appliance applications are illustrated.

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Product News in September 2020 Issue

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

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