If you ever want to start a fight in a room filled with orthodontists and general dentists, bring up the topic of GPs providing orthodontic services. The orthodontists will argue that general dentists...
This month’s Practice Study report discusses factors that appear to be related to success in terms of net income and case starts. Specific breakdowns cover practice activity, fees and financial policies, management methods, delegation, and practice-building methods.
Drs. Wilmes, Schwarze, Vasudavan, and Drescher show how unilateral upper molar distalization can correct a Class II subdivision malocclusion, using a palatally anchored device to prevent anchorage loss during clear aligner therapy. A typical adult case illustrates the technique.
An online survey by Drs. Park, Duong, Thayer, and Park investigates the level of predoctoral instruction in aligner therapy at North American dental schools. Clinical techniques and diagnostic tools taught in such programs are tabulated, and obstacles to curricular expansion are discussed.
In this regular feature of JCO’s Management & Marketing column, Dr. Gorczyca will answer readers’ questions on practice management. This month, she responds to a query about performing background checks on new employees, including the orthodontist’s responsibilities before, during, and after the process.
When a miniscrew is inserted in its ideal orientation in the infrazygomatic crest, an elastomeric chain tends to slip off. This Pearl shows how to fabricate a simple hook from stainless steel wire for attachment of a chain or a nickel titanium coil spring.
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Although orthodontic camouflage is possible in moderate adult skeletal Class III cases, decompensation may disrupt the dental-periodontal equilibrium. Drs. Rahima, El-Beialy, and Mostafa demonstrate the use of short Class III elastics to avoid complications associated with conventional intermaxillary elastics.
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Cleidocranial dysplasia is an unusual condition associated with head and clavicle malformations. These authors document a comprehensive orofacial approach involving a variety of extractions, surgeries, and orthodontic mechanics. A 13-year-old patient is followed through 11 years of treatment and for 10 years after treatment.
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