Drs. Nathan Yetter and Donald J. Rinchuse investigate whether orthodontic e-models and/or plaster models are useful Introduction: The purpose of this survey study was to investigate whether orthodontic e-models and/or plaster models are perceived to be useful for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Methods: An email invitation from the American Association of Orthodontists, AAO Partners …Read Clinical Study
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Dr. Ronald Perkins discusses symptoms of sleep disorders and his treatment protocol An as an orthodontist since the early 1970s, I typically recommended the surgical removal of the enlarged tonsils and adenoids that caused airway blockage in young children. The results of this well-known surgical procedure were immediate: Parents reported that their children were sleeping …Read Clinical Study
A study by Drs. Ryan Walter, Donald Rinchuse, and Daniel Rinchuse shows a wide range of responses on the treatment of OSA Abstract Objective The aim of this study was to survey orthodontists regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Methods An email invitation from the American Association …Read Case Study
Dr. Rich Mounce offers some advice on the pursuit of endodontic happiness After 23 years as an endodontist in private practice, seven foundational clinical practice truths have manifested themselves to me. These are shared in no particular order of importance with the goal of stimulating readers to assess if any of these might have tangible …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Marcelo Balsamo presents a case report demonstrating direct adhesive post luting and core buildup in one appointment. The question about whether to use a post or not is essentially one of substance lost. A large amount of substance loss in the clinical crown area is an argument for anchoring and reinforcing the core buildup …Read Case Study
Drs. Bethany R. Middleton, Donald J. Rinchuse, and Thomas G. Zullo investigate current trends of treatment alternatives for white spot lesions Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of MI Paste™ compared to fluoride used in mitigating white spot lesions. Simultaneously, a survey was designed to investigate current trends of …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Nelson J. Oppermann discusses nasal breathing as an essential component to optimal orthodontic results Introduction The effect of breathing patterns on facial growth of children has been well documented. Many articles indicate that nasal obstruction leads to respiration changes, which can influence the facial development pattern. [userloggedin] 1-4 Linder-Aronson5 described the facial characteristic …Read Clinical Study
Dr. Todd Bovenizer presents a full step Class II malocclusion with blocked-out canines utilizing light open coil springs and elastics with the Damon™ System’s Damon™ Q brackets Evaluation and treatment of Class II malocclusion can present a challenge to the practitioner. One must consider the facial ramifications, as well as skeletal and dental characteristics. [userloggedin] …Read Clinical Study