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May 13, 2011 News InvisalignOrthodontics

Invisalign adds interoperability with OrthoCAD iOC

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – May 13, 2011 Align Technology has qualified Cadent‘s orthodontic full arch scanning process for use with Invisalign treatment. Interoperability with Invisalign will be available on the OrthoCAD iOC system with the latest software version iOC 4.0. Image by

April 25, 2011 News Orthodontics

Orthodudes – inquiring minds wanna know – Damon or Damien 666

by ken

Not being an orthodontist, controversy over technique and systems is a bit off my radar…..however, there is certainly an awareness of the concerns re; the ubiquitous and uncertified use of Invisalign and now there appears to be a brouhaha about

April 20, 2011 News Orthodontics

More Than a Mouthful – Are we putting braces on our kids too soon?

by ken

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April 19, 2011 News ImplantologyOrthodontics

Y shaped elastic – Does precision in force application matter for correction of individual upper second molar crossbite?

by ken

I wanted to demonstrate what we are currently working on for the OH blog………this is simply a sample of something I pulled off the Internet. In time, we hope that all Canadian dentists will share cases with us and in

April 16, 2011 News OrthodonticsSocial networking

Need an orthodontist – forget YooHoo to a neighbour – just YOOOOOTOOOOOOB

by ken

It should come as no surprise.  My four year old granddaughter keeps me appraised of her tuition needs for the Fashion Institute of Technology with daily emails of her renderings for her own boutique line of couture inspirations and my

April 2, 2011 News Orthodontics

Hey Ma, where’s my retainer? Yo Buddy, where’s my retainer?

by ken

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) — Have you been wearing your retainer? It’s a question countless parents ask of their children post-braces. Now Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers are getting serious about the question. Image via Wikipedia

March 14, 2011 News Cosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryOrthodonticsTooth whitening

Out, out, damn spot!!!

by ken

Was advised by someone I respect immensely that this material is ideal for those little white spots post ortho debanding. Not promoting the product, but there is science to back the claims….was an interesting read….. MI Paste™ and MI Paste

March 13, 2011 News ImplantologyOrthodontics

Mini Cooper, Mini Me, Mini Screws for Orthodontics

by ken

Orthodontic mini-implant stability and the ratio of pilot hole implant diameter Miwa Uemura,  Mitsuru Motoyoshi,  Shinya Yano,  Masahito Sakaguchi,  Yu Igarashi and Noriyoshi Shimizu Abstract One notable complication of mini-implants that are used to provide anchorage in orthodontic treatment is loosening.

March 12, 2011 News CAD/CAMCosmetic DentistryInnovations in dentistryLaser DentistryOrthodonticsPeriodontologyTrends in Dentistry

LANAP Invisalign Veneer – A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.

by ken

Patient has advanced gum disease also known as Severe Periodontal disease. She would like a pretty smile. LANAP is an FDA cleared laser periodotal procedure that is FDA cleared to reverse gum disease. Invisalign is an alternative to braces. Veneer

March 8, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodonticsOrthodontics

ECIR resorption case

by ken

ECIR resorption case…..you can see from the scan where the resorption is limited to…….this is post ortho. I’d repeat the certify me, certify you blues refrain, but last night as I was parking my car, a bullet whizzed by and

February 24, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyOrthodontics

The Use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Pathology, Developmental Anomalies and Traumatic Injuries Relevant to Orthodontics

by ken

Image via CrunchBase Byung-Cheol Kanga, Suk-Ja Yoonb, Jae-Seo Leec, Wisam Al-Rawid, J. Martin Palomoe YOU TUBE – plug link in your browserhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTf9ph3Gsjk The objective of this work is to illustrate pathologic conditions relevant to orthodontists who use dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. A

February 20, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyOrthodontics

Let’s see if we can get this puppy to hunt

by ken

COMMENTS MES ENFANTS – COMMENTS Patient – radiographic appearance – three years after orthodontic therapy – WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Image via Wikipedia Best regards  Mike (Michal Stepien) – colleague from Poland www.stomatologia-stepien.pl 12 3624545 , 502507387 Related articles Accelerated

January 29, 2011 News Orthodontics

The Twilight Saga – Autoectopia

by ken

Attended an excellent lecture by Dr. Grubisa at Halton Peel the other night on ectopic eruption and impacted teeth – the orthodontic solutions for same.  Did a little literature search and came up with the following from a resident’s review.

January 9, 2011 News OrthodonticsPeriodontology

Is Gingival Recession a Consequence of an Orthodontic Tooth Size and/or Tooth Position Discrepancy? “A Paradigm Shift”

by ken

From Compendium – Colin Richman, DMD Abstract: BACKGROUND:Gingival recession (GR) is a commonly observed dental lesion. The underlying etiology has not been clearly identified, although several theories have been suggested. Tooth crowding or tooth malalignment is also frequently observed, with both

December 15, 2010 News Dental LaboratoriesOral HealthOrthodontics

Orthodontics in surgeries and laboratories – a key theme at IDS 2011

by IDS

IDS – International Dental Show – 2011 in Cologne

November 22, 2010 News Orthodontics

John Kalbfleisch – COME ON DOWN!!!

by ken

Bumped into John Kalbfleisch at an HPDA society meeting the other day – www.dtstudyclub.com/WEIGL – if you’re an ODA member – go to this incredible webinar, use the code WEIGL to register and change your practice re; implant driven dentistry, but

November 18, 2010 News Orthodontics

UH OH Part Deux!!!!!!!!!!! not a warning about the GM IPO

by ken

By NANCY KEATES Kids still getting visits from the Tooth Fairy are getting braces. The number of children 17 and younger getting orthodontic treatment has grown 46% over the past decade to 3.8 million in 2008, the latest figure available from

November 7, 2010 News Orthodontics

We have met the enemy and he is us…

by ken

Invisalign discontinues 10 hour continuing education requirement.  From DENTAL BLOGS.COM Are you one of the many dentists put off by Invisalign’s case submission quota and continuing education rules last year? Good news. Align Technology, Inc, the maker of the popular clear

October 30, 2010 News Orthodontics

Sports news – nothing to do with Brett Favre’s —–

by ken

From Dental Tribune by Fred Michmershuizen:  As I was watching the New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series last night, I thought I noticed something interesting. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi was

Dr. Lang is an orthodontic lecturer at the University of Toronto and past president of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists. He maintains an orthodontic practice in Mississauga and West Toronto, ON. Dr. Lang is co-chair of Oral Health's editorial board.
September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

Dumb Stupid Laws

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho

If you sit at your computer and Google “dumb stupid laws”, you will be surprised to find all sorts of websites listing hundreds of really dumb stupid laws, in both the United States and Canada. Some of my favorites are