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September 2017

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September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Tips for Discussing Orthodontic Treatment with Patients

by Emily Taylor

The thought of getting orthodontic treatment can be scary for patients, and if you feel like you’re meeting resistance when you suggest it, you’re not the only one. Many dentists find it difficult to get patients on board with the

September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Histobacteriology Of Teeth With Failed Root Canal Treatment – A Pilot Study

by Gayathri Mohan; Nithya Jagannathan; Prasanna Neelakantan

Abstract While several in vitro studies have focused on the antibacterial activity of root canal disinfection protocols and sealing ability of root filling materials, the exact clinical relevance remains unknown. In this pilot study, we aimed at identifying the possible

September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

The Three F’s of Predictable Endodontics “Finding, Following, and Finishing”

by John West, DDS

The classic “Endodontic Triad” is founded on the three pillar principles of cleaning, shaping, and packing. More specifically, the historical triad was described as debridement, sterilization, and obturation. However, the best mental and technical process for actually achieving cleaning, shaping,

September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Buccal-Radial Radiographic Projections Allow Accurate Detection Of Cortical Bone Defects In Cadaver Mandibles By Practitioners With Different Levels Of Expertise

by María de Lourdes Lanzagorta Rebollo, DDS, MSc; Gabriel Arzate Sosa, DDS, MSc; Patricia Mencía Fernández, DDS, MSc; Jorge Vera, DDS; Ana Arias, DDS, PhD

Introduction Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been recommended for the “diagnosis of radiographic signs of periapical pathology when there are contradictory (nonspecific) signs and/or symptoms”.1 CBCT provides additional information from three-dimensional images; however, there is a need for the

September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Treatment of a Patient in the Late Mixed Dentition with Severe Crowding in the Maxillary Arch, Ectopic Eruption of the Maxillary Canines, and Unilateral Transposition

by Morris H. Wechsler, DDS, FRCD(C); Jean Rizkallah, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C); Laurent Richard, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract The purpose of this article is to describe the treatment of a 14-year-old boy in the late mixed dentition with over-retention of several primary maxillary teeth. This situation has caused a palatal eruption of the permanent incisors and a transposition of the upper

September 7, 2017 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

Editorial: The Real Rules for Practicing Dentistry

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho

The first “rules” that I can remember learning in dental school were G.V. Black’s rules for cavity preparation. My classmates and I carefully memorized those rules along with hundreds of others that our professors and clinical instructors taught us. But