Influence of standardization on the precision (reproducibility) of dental cast analysis with virtual 3-dimensional models

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Influence of standardization on the precision (reproducibility) of dental cast analysis with virtual 3-dimensional models

Introduction Virtual 3-dimensional (3D) models obtained by scanning of physical casts have become an alternative to conventional dental cast analysis in orthodontic treatment. If the precision (reproducibility) of virtual 3D…

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Statistics for orthodontists

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Statistics for orthodontists

In the next series of this column, I will cover key biostatistics topics relevant to orthodontics. I will discuss types of variables, statistical inferences, and analytical approaches for qualitative and…

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Diagnostic accuracy of 2 cone-beam computed tomography protocols for detecting arthritic changes in temporomandibular joints

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Diagnostic accuracy of 2 cone-beam computed tomography protocols for detecting arthritic changes in temporomandibular joints

Introduction The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint that often develops degenerative joint disease. Clinical examination alone cannot usually diagnose this accurately, and a radiographic examination complements and aids…

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In-vivo evaluation of the surface roughness and morphology of enamel after bracket removal and polishing by different techniques

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on In-vivo evaluation of the surface roughness and morphology of enamel after bracket removal and polishing by different techniques

Introduction The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness and morphology of enamel with a surface roughness tester and scanning electron microscopy after the removal of metal…

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George Dever Selfridge, 1924-2014

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on George Dever Selfridge, 1924-2014

George Dever “Satch” Selfridge After a short illness, George Dever (“Satch”) Selfridge, a national leader in military and civilian dental education, passed away on October 19, 2014. Dr Selfridge was born…

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How much is too much?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on How much is too much?

At trial, when attempting to determine whether a patient’s informed consent was obtained, is it appropriate for the jury to hear all of the risks that should have been disclosed…

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In memoriam: Harvey Carlyle Pollock, 1884-1970

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on In memoriam: Harvey Carlyle Pollock, 1884-1970

Little did contemporary orthodontists expect when his warm and inspiring valedictory appeared in the Journal in August, 1968, under caption of “Adios, Amigos,” that the distinguished leader of organized American…

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Residents’ journal review

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Residents’ journal review

Soft-tissue changes in skeletal Class III orthodontic/orthognathic correction Verdenik M, Ihan Hren N. Differences in three-dimensional soft tissue changes after upper, lower, or both jaw orthognathic surgery in skeletal class…

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The salient skill

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on The salient skill

Mrs Kraft’s appointment with you for a second opinion consultation is scheduled at the end of a hectic afternoon. Her dentist has requested that you discuss orthodontic possibilities to address…

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