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561.

Fighting Inflation Through Productivity Sharing

Volume 10 : Number 12 : Page 900 : Dec 1976

Is it ever possible to make everybody happy? Can you simultaneously increase your profits, your employee morale, and your patient satisfaction? Can you reduce your percentage overhead and pay higher s...

562.

Orthodontics in Central America

Volume 11 : Number 7 : Page 491 : Jul 1977

Central America consists of six countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) in a land area of 188,000 square miles and is populated by 19,263,000 inhabitants. The et...

563.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Volume 14 : Number 4 : Page 221 : Apr 1980

Have you ever checked back to see how close to "on time" you finish your cases? Have you ever compared the actual length of treatment to the estimated length of treatment? If you are consistently off ...

564.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Volume 14 : Number 10 : Page 685 : Oct 1980

A recent development in orthodontics has been the recognition by a number of non-orthodontists, usually with some background in clinical psychology, that there has been a missing link in the practice ...

565.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Fringe Benefits as "Hidden" Pay

Volume 16 : Number 2 : Page 77 : Feb 1982

Fringe Benefits as ''Hidden'' PaySome interesting statistics were published recently on the high cost of fringe benefits. It was estimated that the average employee receives almost $100 a week in "hid...

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The Importance of Importance

Volume 19 : Number 11 : Page 826 : Nov 1985

I have found over and over again that, in the competitive world of orthodontics, it is the practice that gives the best service that always does well. I said " service" , not " treatment". To provide ...

567.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Perception Is Reality

Volume 25 : Number 10 : Page 0 : Oct 1991

Perception Is RealityMy orthodontic partner and I recently had a philosophical discussion regarding patient care and management. I had determined that a retainer wasn't needed in a particular case, gi...

568.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Carrot or the Stick?

Volume 28 : Number 3 : Page 0 : Mar 1994

The Carrot or the Stick?There is a good question in orthodontic practice with regard to how much a system of rewards affects the commitment of our employees and of our patients. This was brought to mi...

569.

A Practical Approach to Presurgical Orthodontic Preparation

Volume 32 : Number 6 : Page 350 : Jun 1998

Over the past decade, new rigid-fixation techniques have improved the skeletal stability of most surgical cases, at least in the months immediately following surgery, compared to traditional wire fixa...

570.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Innovator's Dilemma

Volume 33 : Number 2 : Page 69 : Feb 1999

To my knowledge, Clayton Christensen is the first management consultant to suggest that dominant, well-managed firms can fail because of what they do right. They can listen to their customers, careful...

571.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Accentuate the Positive

Volume 35 : Number 4 : Page 201 : Apr 2001

Johnny Mercer could not have known when he wrote the song, "Accentuate the Positive", that he was forecasting a 21st-century management theory, but four lines of that lyric capture exactly the idea pr...

572.

2003 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study, Part 3: Practice Growth and Staff Data

Volume 37 : Number 12 : Page 667 : Dec 2003

This third installment in our four-part series on the 2003 JCO Orthodontic Practice Study will cover growth in case starts and gross income during the two years since the 2001 Study. We will also exam...

573.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

Expense or Investment?

Volume 38 : Number 6 : Page 317 : Jun 2004

Did you ever have one of those days when it seems like the only things that don't go wrong are the ones that just don't happen at all? Not too long ago, I had a couple of those days almost back to bac...

574.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

What's with the Long Face?

Volume 40 : Number 3 : Page 133 : Mar 2006

Long-face syndrome has been a vexing problem for orthodontists, oral surgeons, and otorhinolaryngologists for some time now. I have heard it debated whether this particular constellation of clinical s...

575.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Business of Orthodontics

Volume 42 : Number 7 : Page 373 : Jul 2008

The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics has always been devoted to the practical side of the specialty. In the first Editor's Corner of the inaugural issue (September 1967), Dr. Eugene Gottlieb stated th...

576.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The Dilemma of Transfer Cases

Volume 44 : Number 9 : Page 521 : Sep 2010

Given that my private faculty practice is adjacent to the main campus of the University of Southern California, which is predominantly a residential university with few commuter students, I get a disp...

577.

Gradual Grinding of a Talon Cusp During Orthodontic Treatment

Volume 46 : Number 2 : Page 111 : Feb 2012

Dens evaginatus is a developmental aberration of a tooth resulting in formation of an accessory cusp that has been described as an abnormal tubercle, elevation, protuberance, excrescence, extrusion, o...

578.

THE EDITOR'S CORNER

The State of the Specialty

Volume 48 : Number 10 : Page 597 : Oct 2014

Every time I attend the AAO Annual Session or one of the regional orthodontic society meetings, I make a point of informally surveying JCO readers. While we do have more structured means of keeping ou...

579.

Efficacy of Collection Methods in Orthodontic Practices

Volume 31 : Number 2 : Page 103 : Feb 1997

Management experts have suggested that orthodontic offices may not be aggressive or efficient enough in collecting fees to compete with other financial obligations and discretionary purchases.1-6 Cred...

580.

A Lip Retractor for Intraoral Photography

Volume 8 : Number 8 : Page 465 : Aug 1974

Adequate access for occlusal intraoral photographs has been limited by the difficulty in management of retraction of the lips and cheeks. Dr. Brainerd F. Swain, recognizing this inherent problem, has ...

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