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March 2021
Volume 55, Issue 3

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

When It's Time for Retirement

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

This past Valentine’s Day, I followed my usual protocol in buying my wife a beautiful bouquet of roses, a box of premium chocolates, and two cards: one comical, one romantic. That duality always elici...

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MASTER CLINICIAN

David M. Sarver, DMD, MS

DAVID M. SARVER DMD, MS, PETER M. SINCLAIR DDS, MSD

In this interview, Dr. Sarver discusses his career, orthodontic mentors, diagnostic and mechanical principles, and treatment philosophy. Case examples are presented to demonstrate his approach to achieving excellent smile esthetics through dimensional and tonal gradation.

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The T-Control Philosophy and Prescription for Passive Self-Ligating Brackets

DANIEL GHEUR TOCOLINI DDS, MS, FRANCIELLE TOPOLSKI DDS, MS, PhD, ALEXANDRE MORO DDS, MS, PhD, GISELE MARIA CORRER DDS, MS, PhD

Drs. Tocoloni, Topolski, Moro, and Correr introduce a bidimensional prescription with customized torque and angulation values for the anterior, buccal, and posterior archwire segments. Their seven-step T-Control philosophy is illustrated by the case of a Class III patient.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

On Working It Down

FRED S. FINK DDS

Dr. Fred Fink reviews the advantages and disadvantages of “phasing out” a practice for retirement, based on his own recent experience. A phase-out checklist and sample spreadsheet for keeping track of patient balances and finish dates are provided.

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CASE REPORT

Miniplate Anchorage for Correction of Skeletal Anterior Open Bite in an Adult

RANIERE LUIZ DOS SANTOS SOUSA DDS, MSc, ERTTY ERTTY DDS, MAILA IZABELA PÊSSO PORTES DDS, MSc, FERNANDA MELOTI DDS, MSc, PhD, MAURICIO DE ALMEIDA CARDOSO DDS, MSc, PhD

Treatment of anterior open bite is more challenging in non-growing patients. This report documents the correction of an adult patient’s skeletal open bite using T-shaped miniplates installed in the zygomatic pillars and in the external mandibular cortical bone.

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PEARLS

Orientation of the Occlusal Plane in Virtual Treatment Planning

ALESSANDRO BRUNI DDS, FRANCESCA GUILIA SERRA DDS, PhD, FRANCESCO MARTINETTI DDS, MATTEO DI GIOIA DDS

The authors demonstrate how to superimpose the digital occlusal plane over the patient’s occlusal plane in natural position by importing the lateral and frontal radiographs, frontal smile photograph, and scanned digital model into the treatment presentation software.

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Customized Cap to Keep a Facemask Properly Positioned During Sleep

LUCIANA DUARTE CALDAS DDS, MS, PhD, ANNA PAULA NIGRI DDS, MS, EDUARDO FRANZOTTI SANT'ANNA DDS, MS, PhD

This article describes a custom-fabricated cap that keeps a Petit-type facemask from shifting during sleep. A step-by-step procedure illustrates how to cut the cap from nylon tape to fit the patient’s head and attach to the mask.

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Continuing Education from March 2021 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 March 2021 Issue

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

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Canine Extractions: Functional, Esthetic, and Practical Considerations

ANTOINE SAADÉ CES, CECSMO, DSO, SARO GHOUGASSIAN DDS, DESO

While extraction of permanent canines is an unusual approach, it may sometimes be indicated due to severe malpositioning or anomalies. Three cases show how satisfactory occlusal and esthetic results can be achieved after unilateral or bilateral canine extractions.

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