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November 2020
Volume 54, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

New Online Features for JCO Subscribers

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD, DAVID S. VOGELS III, NEAL D. KRAVITZ DMD, MS, MICHAEL C. MERU DDS, MS

This month, I want to turn over the podium to three other JCO editors, who will describe new online initiatives available to subscribers through our website. RGK Online Bonus Articles JCO receives hun...

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2020 JCO Study of Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Procedures Part 2: Breakdowns of Selected Variables

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD, DAVID S. VOGELS III, PHILIP B. VOGELS

This installment breaks down the most important diagnostic and treatment methods in three categories: number of years in practice, geographic region, and gross income level. An extended section covers factors that appear related to success with clear aligners.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Impacted Canines Associated with Gummy Smiles

PAOLO MANZO DDS, MSc, PhD, MARCO POSADINO DDS, FRANCESCA ROMANO DDS, IVANA AMATO DDS, PhD, ARMANDO SILVESTRINI-BIAVATI MD, MARCO MIGLIORATI MD, MSc, PhD

Dr. Manzo and colleagues describe a digital smile design combining orthodontic treatment, periodontal surgery, and direct composite veneer restorations to resolve the esthetic impairment created by an impacted upper canine, disproportionate dental arches, and excessive gingival exposure.

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Tandem Skeletal Expander and MAPA Protocol for Palatal Expansion in Adults

B. GIULIANO MAINO MD, DDS, EMANUELE PAOLETTO, FRANCESCA CREMONINI DDS, ERIC LIOU DDS, LUCA LOMBARDO DDS

Traditional rapid maxillary expansion may be inadequate in non-growing patients. In this article, two case examples illustrate how miniscrew-supported maxillary expansion and the MAPA System can resolve transverse deficiency in an adult while avoiding unwanted dental side effects or orthognathic surgery.

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CASE REPORT

An Effective Approach to Correcting Anterior Crossbite in a Class III Patient

GABRIELA MEYGE DE BRITO MS, DDS, DIANA SIMÕES MS, DDS, PAULO SERGIO FLORES PhD, MS, DDS, ANDRÉ WILSON MACHADO PhD, MS, DDS

When early treatment is impossible, permanent teeth can be moved to compensate for a skeletal Class III discrepancy and anterior crossbite. The authors demonstrate the use of a 2 × 4 appliance and acrylic biteplane to correct a late-diagnosed skeletal Class III malocclusion.

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PEARLS

Crimpable Hooks to Control Pressure from Forsus Push Rods

SUJALA GANAPATI DURGEKAR BDS, MDS, K. NAGARAJ BDS, MDS, ANUP BELLUDI BDS, MDS

Constant mesial pressure from the push rod of a Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device can debond the lower bracket and increase treatment time. This Pearl describes a simple archwire hook that can be crimped onto the base archwire to relieve such pressure.

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Continuing Education from November 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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PRACTICE PROFILE

George Souris, DDS, MSD, Braces by Souris

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD, GEORGE SOURIS DDS, MSD

Dr. Souris operates a medium-size solo practice in North Olmsted, Ohio. In this interview, he discusses his treatment philosophy and application of technology, focusing on the use of Rhinogram, a text-messaging platform that has transformed his patient communication and scheduling.

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Product News in November 2020 Issue

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

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CASE REPORT

Management of a Large Dentigerous Cyst in the Mixed Dentition

ROBERTA LIONE DDS, MS, PhD, VALERIA PAOLONI DDS, MS, PhD, CORRADO AGRESTINI DDS, MS, PhD, CARLOTTA DANESI DDS, PhD

The authors present a case involving a severe dentigerous cyst caused by long-term inflammation and infection of an upper deciduous central incisor. A conservative, multidisciplinary approach is applied for orthodontic recovery of the impacted teeth.

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