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November 2021
Volume 55, Issue 11

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Aligner Instruction in Dental Schools

ROBERT G. KEIM DDS, EdD, PhD

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...

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2021 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study Part 2: Practice Success

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

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.

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Combination of Clear Aligners and Beneslider for Correction of Severe Midline Deviation

BENEDICT WILMES DMD, MSD, PhD, JÖRG SCHWARZE DMD, MSD, SIVABALAN VASUDAVAN BDSc, MDSc, MPH, DIETER DRESCHER DMD, MSD, PhD

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.

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ALIGNER CORNER

Clear Aligner Treatment Education in Dental Schools in the United States and Canada

JUNG JOO PARK DMD, MS, MAI-LY T. DUONG DMD, MPH, MAEd, JESSICA J. THAYER DMD, MS, JAE HYUN PARK DMD, MSD, MS, PhD

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.

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MANAGEMENT & MARKETING

Ask Ann Marie: Background Checks

ANN MARIE GORCZYCA DMD, MPH, MS

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.

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PEARLS

A Multipurpose Auxiliary for Intrusion or Retraction with Infrazygomatic Crest Screws

SUSMITA BALA SHENOI BDS, K.M. KELUSKAR BDS, MDS, PhD

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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Continuing Education from November 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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CASE REPORT

Nonsurgical Treatment of an Adult Skeletal Class III Patient with Compensated Dentition

ABDUL MOFTAH BIN RAHIMA BDS, MSc, AMR RAGAB EL-BEIALY BDS, MOrth RCS, MSc, PhD, FDS RCS, YEHYA A. MOSTAFA BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS RCS

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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Product News in November 2021 Issue

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Interdisciplinary Treatment of Patients with Cleidocranial Dysplasia and Multiple Unerupted Permanent Teeth

CAROLINA MARTINS FROTA DDS, MSc, FÁBIO HENRIQUE DE SÁ LEITÃO PINHEIRO DDS, MSc, PhD, ISABELA MARIA CAETANO DDS, ROBERTA MARTINELLI CARVALHO DDS, MSc, PhD, CARLOS ALBERTO AIELLO DDS, MSc, PhD

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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