Drs. George F. Schudy and Larry White explore acceleration of tooth movementFrom the beginning of the profession to the present time, orthodontists have been best known for aligning or straightening teeth. While our work involves much more — e.g., skeletal correction, TMJ harmony, bite correction, and so forth — it all begins with alignment. This …Read CE Article
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Early interceptive treatment is orthodontic treatment performed at an early age during the early mixed dentition and before the establishment of the permanent dentition. Children as early as 6 years old can exhibit significant crowding, severe dentofacial discrepancies, and facial asymmetries. Patients that present with these problems are good candidates for early orthodontic/dentofacial orthopedic evaluation …Read CE Article
Dr. Bob Philpott looks at the developments in adhesive systems and endodontics The use of composite in the restoration of root-filled teeth has become more common, with the need for esthetic dentistry in general increasing due to patient demands, the increased simplicity of the available systems, and the marketing of the products. Endodontically treated teeth, …Read CE Article
Drs. George Schudy and Larry White discuss a way patients can have less pain with their gain IntroductionMany times when searching for one effect, investigators will serendipitously discover another; e.g., Alexander Fleming, who intended to study characteristics of staphylococci and ended up discovering penicillin. The current presentation offers a similar instructive for orthodontic clinicians. The …Read CE Article
Dr. Harold F. Menchel discusses a disorder that can have significant effects on orthodontic treatment planning and treatment Abstract A past article has discussed the ortho-dontic implications of TMJ arthritis.1 In this article, the author proposes a mechanism of infectious TMJ arthritis in infants related to otitis media. This infection causes condylar lysis and …Read CE Article
Dr. Andrew Trosien discusses the benefits of a CBCT view Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is becoming much more common in dentistry. A few years ago, it was unusual to get images from a colleague’s CBCT machine, whereas today it is not unusual for a few doctors in a given town to have a CBCT …Read CE Article
Dr. Larry White evaluates malocclusions via the natural head postures of patients Dr. William Downs made the invaluable contribution of cephalometric analysis to orthodontics, and though his initial studies had a narrow application, it started the profession on a seemingly endless search for more relevance with this instrument. Researchers have since found that some of …Read CE Article
Dr. Juan-Carlos Quintero discusses obstructive sleep apnea in younger patients Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a debilitating disease resulting in greater loss of life expectancy (LLE) and diminished quality of life (QOL), affecting anywhere from 3% to 7% of the U.S. population.1 The prevalence of OSA is higher in some subpopulations such as obese adults.2 …Read CE Article