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Optimal timing for management of impacted canines Oct 1, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

Optimal timing for management of impacted canines

In this article, I present a case with blocked maxillary canines emphasizing optimal treatment timing and treatment mechanics utilizing a non-extraction approach and Damon System appliances. The pendulum swing for extraction versus non-extraction treatment has definitely taken a non-extraction direction in recent years. This has placed a new emphasis on arch length development or arch enlargement techniques.

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The laws of attraction and your future Sep 30, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

The laws of attraction and your future

Success in orthodontics as in life is often a result of two powers, attraction and desire! You are attracting everything and everyone that comes onto your life. They are attracted to you by the images in your mind or what you are thinking about. If you think of yourself as a magnet (like attracts like), then hold onto the thoughts you want.

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Gentle dentistry: It’s not just for patients Sep 26, 2014 | General Dentistry USA

Gentle dentistry: It’s not just for patients

When patients are looking to establish a dental home, what factors lead them to you and keep them with you? What prepares them for a great patient experience? Is your practice appreciated more for its technical expertise and esthetic excellence, its ergonomic and emotional sustainability or for its pain-reduction strategies and sense of humor?

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Pre-orthodontic options for 21st century parents Sep 19, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

Pre-orthodontic options for 21st century parents

As a matter of routine, when accepting an orthodontic treatment plan, parents are required to acknowledge their children’s teeth could be damaged during treatment. At best, unless they commit to permanent use of a retainer, patients can expect almost definite relapse and worst case scenarios may include enamel damage, root resorption or in the case of corrective jaw surgery, painful lifelong complications.

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Online-review rules you should follow Sep 18, 2014 | Practice Management USA

Online-review rules you should follow

Online reviews dramatically change the way patients choose a dental care provider. Eighty-eight percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.[1] In the highly competitive world of dentistry, online reviews can substantially impact the growth and profitability of your practice. Here are three principles to help you protect your online reputation, ensuring your high-quality reviews get in front of prospective patients searching for a dentist:

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Edentulous patients can benefit from the integration of CBCT data Sep 16, 2014 | General Dentistry USA

Edentulous patients can benefit from the integration of CBCT data

The diagnosis of edentulous patients with the integration of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) data and digital treatment planning results in predictable treatment outcomes. As the new standard of care turns toward technological advances with CBCT scans at the forefront, clinicians and patients benefit from ever increasing accuracy and minimally invasive procedures.

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A BruxZir solid zirconia veneer case Sep 11, 2014 | Cosmetic Dentistry USA

A BruxZir solid zirconia veneer case

Glidewell Laboratories’ weekly web series “Chairside Live” has given us a great opportunity to communicate with clinicians across the nation and educate them on topics that they’re actually interested in learning. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, episodes can be viewed on-demand at www.chairsidelive.com or on YouTube and iTunes.

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Hard to achieve orthodontic stability? Answer may be blowing in the wind Sep 9, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

Hard to achieve orthodontic stability? Answer may be blowing in the wind

The majority of children today exhibit some degree of malocclusion,[1,2] and it has been well documented that this is related to soft-tissue dysfunction.[3,4] In fact, it is now so well accepted that the muscles of the tongue, lips and cheeks play a major role in tooth position and jaw development[5,6] there are contemporary pre-orthodontic clinics around the world using myofunctional philosophy to treat children between the ages of 5 and 15 (Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Center).

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It’s never what you think it is Aug 29, 2014 | Endodontics USA

It’s never what you think it is

As a practicing endodontist over the past 25 five years, you believe you’ve seen whatever can walk in the door case wise. We are taught to look at digital imaging, listen to the patient’s history and symptoms and then offer a qualified diagnosis. We then present that to the patient, and after that patient is informed and consented we begin treatment.

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3D imaging: Increasing implant accuracy Aug 27, 2014 | Implantology USA

3D imaging: Increasing implant accuracy

Implants are making news on a global scale. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, the implant market “is mainly driven by the rising edentulous population, increasing adoption of advanced dentistry in the developed countries, increase in disposable incomes and increasing awareness of dental care.” And while this procedure is growing globally, the report notes, “The North American market is expected to grow at a higher pace than Europe mainly due to lower penetration ...

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Habits that warrant correction prior to age 6 Aug 14, 2014 | Overview USA

Habits that warrant correction prior to age 6

Traditionally in orthodontics, most habits are corrected after 6 years of age when the child starts school. The reason for this philosophy has been that most problems in the dentition, caused by habits such as thumb or finger sucking, become less severe and at least partially self-correct as the child matures.

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Snoring symptoms in a young child Aug 5, 2014 | Orthodontics USA

Snoring symptoms in a young child

Snoring in a child should be analyzed carefully and is often closely associated with other major heath and behavioral problems. Several important questions should be asked of the parent of a young child of 3 to 10 years of age. The following questions are the important ones to ask a parent:

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