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October 2021
Volume 55, Issue 10

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

2021 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, PhD, EdD

Since its inception in 1981 (the year I graduated from dental school), the biennial JCO Orthodontic Practice Study has been among our most frequently cited regular features. I have presented the resul...

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2021 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 1: Trends

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

The first article in a three-part series covers trends in orthodontic economics and practice administration since 1981. Results of the latest JCO survey are presented in the categories of practice activity, fee policies, management methods, delegation, practice-building methods, sources of referrals, and busyness.

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"Surgery First" Approach as an Alternative for Maxillomandibular Advancement in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

JUAN FERNANDO ARISTIZÁBAL DDS, MS, ROSANA MARTÍNEZ-SMIT DDS, MS

Drs. Aristizábal and Martínez-Smit describe a protocol in which orthognathic surgery is performed without presurgical orthodontic preparation, thus reducing treatment time while avoiding a deterioration in esthetics and function before surgery. A 45-year-old male patient is shown as a sample case.

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CASE REPORT

Mesialization of Mandibular Molars with Clear Aligners in a Young Class II, Division 2 Patient

QIAN JIANG PhD, LI MEI PhD, HUIJUAN WANG MDS, QIAOLING MA MDS, HUANG LI MD, PhD

Few studies have documented the use of clear aligners as an alternative to fixed appliances in extraction cases requiring substantial mandibular molar movement. This report demonstrates the use of Invisalign G6 attachments and Power Ridges in an adolescent patient.

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PEARLS

Removable Acrylic Bite Block

AKIN KORATH BDS, ROHAN S. HATTARKI BDS, MDS

These acrylic bite turbos rest on the occlusal surfaces of the molars and connect to the lingual sheaths on the molar bands. As the authors illustrate, they can easily be inserted and removed by the clinician at the chair.

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Continuing Education from October 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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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

The Practical Side of Dental Practice Management

ANN MARIE GORCZYCA DMD, MPH, MS

JCO’s new Management & Marketing Editor, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca, has practiced for more than 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and written four books on orthodontic management. In her first column, she discusses the six key areas involved in bottom-line success.

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External Cervical Resorption after Distraction of the Periodontal Ligament

JOSÉ VALLADARES-NETO DDS, MSD, PhD, KARINE EVANGELISTA DDS, MSD, PhD, MARIA ALVES GARCIA SILVA DDS, MSD, PhD

Periodontal ligament distraction can promote rapid canine retraction after premolar extractions. Drs. Valladares-Neto, Evangelista, and Silva document a case of a 15-year-old male in whom pulp canal obliteration and external cervical resorption developed several years after such treatment.

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Product News in October 2021 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

Treatment of an Adult Class II Subdivision Patient with the Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device and Maxillary Mini-Implants

VANASHREE TAKANE BDS, MDS, ROOPA JATTI BDS, MDS, SHRUTI BIJAPUR BDS, MDS, KANHOBA KELUSKAR BDS, MDS, PhD

An asymmetrical Class II subdivision can be treated with a variety of methods. In the case shown here, an adult patient’s malocclusion was corrected using a combination of the Forsus fixed functional appliance and maxillary mini-implant anchorage.

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DIGITAL PEARLS

Refitting a Loose Essix Retainer

In this short online video, Dr. Le shows how to heat an ill-fitting removable Essix retainer with a butane torch before remolding it in the mouth. His technique avoids having to take impressions and fabricate a new appliance.

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