Subjective classification and objective analysis of the mandibular dental-arch form of orthodontic patients

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Subjective classification and objective analysis of the mandibular dental-arch form of orthodontic patients

Introduction Our objective was to evaluate the relationship between subjective classification of dental-arch shape, objective analyses via arch-width measurements, and the fitting with the fourth-order polynomial equation. Methods Twenty-seven pretreatment…

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Physical properties of root cementum: Part 17. Root resorption after the application of 2.5° and 15° of buccal root torque for 4 weeks: A microcomputed tomography study

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Physical properties of root cementum: Part 17. Root resorption after the application of 2.5° and 15° of buccal root torque for 4 weeks: A microcomputed tomography study

Introduction Root resorption is an undesirable consequence of orthodontic tooth movement. The severity is unpredictable, and, despite extensive research, the etiology remains unknown. Torque has been acknowledged as a risk…

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Residents’ journal review

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Assessing risk of gingival recession in adults Sarfati A, Bourgeois D, Katsahian S, Mora F, Bouchard P. Risk assessment for buccal gingival recession defects in an adult population. J Periodontol 2010;81:1419-25…

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Truth in advertising

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Truth in advertising

Your commute to your office has followed the same route for the past 25 years. As you zigzag through your small community, you pass several dental offices including those of…

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The research we need

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May I, as an overseas orthodontist and reader of the Journal , comment on the remarkable letter by the second-year student Marjan Askari in the November 2010 issue (Askari M,…

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Academic impropriety: Another perspective

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In his January “Ethics in Orthodontics” column, Dr Peter Greco noted that students using old board questions give themselves an advantage; if they don’t, they receive a disadvantage (Greco P….

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Old questions are another learning tool

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Old questions are another learning tool

A welcome change in the journal! The first “Ethics in Orthodontics” column (Greco P. Academic impropriety. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011;139:5-6) was significant for its contemporary relevance. The author…

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Author’s response

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I want to thank Dr Hudson for his very positive comments about my Counterpoint article. He included 4 occlusal and TMJ recommendations by Dr Okeson in the textbook by Graber…

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Occlusal guidelines needed

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Occlusal guidelines needed

I want to heartily thank Dr Greene for his response to Dr Slavicek’s article (Greene CS. Relationship between occlusion and temporomandibular disorders: implications for the orthodontist. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop…

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Author’s response

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I appreciate Dr Greven’s positive comments about our recent Point/Counterpoint articles, and I agree that the editor deserves a lot of credit for initiating this type of exchange in the…

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Make the correct decision mutually

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Make the correct decision mutually

I am excited to have you read this month’s Point-Counterpoint feature. The topic is “Congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors: Substitution vs restoration.” I invited 2 experienced teams to discuss this…

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Online only abstracts

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New method for analysis of facial growth in a pediatric reconstructed mandible Chung How Kau, Sherif Galal Kamel, Jim Wilson, and Mark E. Wong. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011;139:e285-e290…

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TMD, bruxism, and occlusion

Apr 13, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on TMD, bruxism, and occlusion

I am writing about the Point/Counterpoint articles in the January 2011 issue (Relationship between occlusion and temporomandibular disorders. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2011;139:10-6), in which Professor Slavicek and Dr…

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