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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

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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

September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

Is This Article Worth Reading? A Critical Analysis of Peer Review

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Introduction Dr. John O’Keefe, Editor- in- Chief of the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association is of the opinion that, “The peer review process is the cornerstone of the JCDA. It ensures that the material presented in the publication meets

Case Study #3 C-December 2009 .016 nitinal archwire.
September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

Using Eyelets as Braces

by Mark Lawrence, DDS, MClD

During initial bonding there are cases where there is not enough room for proper bracket placement. Bonding can often be cumbersome and time consuming. The Siamese brackets have to be steel tied and the arch wire can be difficult to

Figure 2 B-Maxillary and mandibular V-loop bonded lingual retainers
September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

The V-loop Bonded Lingual Retainer

by Krista D. Lee, BSc, DDS, Cert Ortho and Christine M. Mills, DDS, MS

ABSTRACT The V- loop bonded lingual retainer is an innovative design that allows the patient to floss with ease. The interdental wire span of the V-loop design allows easier access for flossing as well as sufficient flexibility for independent tooth

Figure 8-Schematic view of difference between Cow-Catch Clear Aligners (A) and a modified Cow-Catch Clear Aligner (B).
September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

A New Approach to Open Bite Treatment

by Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD and Tae Weon Kim, DDS, MSD, PhD

A malocclusion characterized by an open bite is one of the most difficult conditions to treat because it results from the interaction of multiple etiologic factors.1-3 Many case reports and techniques have been reported for the orthodontic treatment of anterior

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September 1, 2010 Feature Orthodontics

Self Learning, Self Assessment 2010 (September 01, 2010)

by Oral Health

The SLSA program is based on current, referenced literature and consists of 40 questions, answers, rationales and references. Answers appear in the following issue at the end of each quiz. Dentists who complete the 15 question quiz in the November, 2010 issue of Oral Health may be eligible for continuing education points. The names and license numbers of all who complete the quiz will be forwarded to their respective provincial licensing authorities.

August 7, 2010 News Orthodontics

Mind the gap – although it does save on floss

by ken

Science Daily – August 3, 2010 – Mark this one down as a parental nightmare. First,your child gets her tongue pierced. Then,as if you needed something else, she starts “playing” with the tiny barbell-shaped stud, pushing it against her upper

July 30, 2010 News Orthodontics

A Simple Wire Guide for Positioning Microimplants

by ken

The objective of this post is to derive increasing orthodontic contribution to the blog. One of the primary uses of mini-screws and implants is anchorage for a variety of orthodontic treatment objectives…..the scope of orthodontics as a result of three

June 6, 2010 News Orthodontics

Semper Fi?…oh…Simpli5 – next generation of invisible ortho

by ken

An increasing number of late adolescent and adult patients are seeking invisible orthodontic care to correct mild to moderate anterior malocclusions. Since 2000, Invisalign has been the treatment alternative for patients seeking invisible orthodontics for minor tooth correction. Recently, there

April 1, 2010 Feature Cosmetic / AestheticOrthodontics

Ode to Randy

by Jordan Soll, DDS

In 1997, I joined the editorial board of Oral Health as the first cosmetic consultant. From my initial board meeting 13 years ago, my experience has been incredibly rewarding. I have had the pleasure of interacting with some remarkable individuals