One of my first duties as JCO Editor-in-Chief was to help select new members of our editorial board to lead us into the future. The strength of our journal has always rested in its exemplary board. Th...
Dr. Voudouris presents a habit-breaking protocol to overcome the anterior tongue positioning that can lead to open bite. His Aligner Tongue Tamers are perforated, unfilled lingual attachment wells. A bonded version, Tongue Stars are lingual metal buttons with rounded protrusions.
Drs. Greco, Pacifico, and Rombolà demonstrate a technique for recovering impacted incisors in early orthodontic treatment. Rapid maxillary expansion is followed by placement of a palatal arch for de-impaction and a fixed sectional appliance for refinement of the incisor positions.
In a retrospective study of 108 patients, two Invisalign materials are compared in terms of their efficacy and predictability in achieving maxillary expansion. Intercanine, interpremolar, and intermolar widths are measured at both the gingival and cusp levels.
JCO’s new Associate Editor for Pearls presents an option for elastic attachment in the absence of a mandibular first molar on one side, using a nickel titanium open-coil spring and a molar tube placed along the archwire.
The authors show a multidisciplinary case in which a central incisor and its fused supernumerary are extracted, and the contralateral incisor is moved across the midline into its place. An available supernumerary lateral incisor is then moved into the position of the relocated central incisor.
In this installment of Ask an Expert, a noted labor lawyer responds to questions regarding bonus payments to staff members. The difference between discretionary and nondiscretionary bonuses is covered, and issues related to cash payments and partial bonuses are discussed.
NEARCHOS C. PANAYI, DDS, DOrth, MOrth, Editor 232 pages, 534 illustrations. $155. 2021. Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com. Read...
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In a short video, Dr. Mumtaz shows how to attach a short elastic chain to the archwire with a reef knot to tip back a high canine early in treatment. The technique can be used over one or two appointments as an alternative to piggyback mechanics.
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