Drs. Larry W. White and Francesca Scilla Smith discuss a technique for maxillary molar anchorage preservation Maxillary molar anchorage has perplexed orthodontists since the beginning of premolar extraction therapies. Every clinician knows from sad experience that maxillary molars easily displace and rotate mesially when challenged with mesial space and force. Obvious and early remedies — …Read Article
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Dr. Jeffrey Miller shares his insights on how orthodontists can bring more value to the specialty Today more than ever, orthodontists are concerned about the future of their specialty. Although do-it-yourself orthodontics is not new, more technology-savvy companies are reintroducing “DIY” with a precepted sophistication alternative to orthodontic treatment. With the oversimplified promotion of orthodontics …Read Article
Drs. Donald J. Rinchuse, Dara L. Rinchuse, and Mr. Donald N. Rinchuse discuss the safety and health of patients, orthodontists, and staff during the COVID-19 crisis Abstract This article explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on orthodontic practice. It reports on the current public health and evidence-based medical and scientific news related to the …Read Article
Dr. Christopher Cosse discusses a novelty that is becoming a necessity On the day that this is being written, April 11, 2020, the whole country is on lockdown. Stay-at-home orders have been issued in almost every state. The country is experiencing the COVID-19 virus. At this time, orthodontists really don’t know when it is safe …Read Article
Dr. John L. Hayes discusses the importance of discovering the why before treatment Abstract The “scientific method” was promoted by Francis Bacon (1561-1626) as a way to help move the society of his day away from old beliefs and superstitions. He believed that nothing was discovered without the scientific method and that scientists attempt to …Read Article
Dr. Ron Roncone discusses the PhysioDynamicSystem (PDS) With all of the changes occurring in the orthodontic profession, especially in the past 15 years, orthodontists have had to choose how they would like to practice. Disruption — one of the newer terms — is used both in a positive and negative manner. What disruptions have and …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse shows two patients who benefitted from insights from orthodontic literature. See their progress here. Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse shows how evidence-based literature helped guide his treatment plan An 11-year 7-month old female presented for an orthodontic consultation with a Class II malocclusion and all four second bicuspids extracted as …Read Article
Editor’s intro: As the patient population evolves and has different demands, orthodontists need to focus on faster, more comfortable, but still profitable treatment options. Dr. Bill Dischinger discusses delivering a better product to an ever-changing patient population I recently had an article published in an orthodontic magazine. In one of the final drafts, the magazine …Read Article