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1. Re: ESCO in 2004
2. Re: ESCO in 2004
3. Re: ESCO in 2004
4. Cyanoacrylates
5. Chin-cup
6. Lower implants
7. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics

From: "Michael D. Yaccino, III. DMD" <>  
To: "ESCO" <>
Subject: RE: ESCO in 2004
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 21:08:19 -0700

Re: ESCO, the Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics, has resumed after an inactive period in 2003.  

Thanks for the info.  Looking forward to it.


From: "DR ESRA" <>  
To: "ESCO" <>
Subject: Re: ESCO in 2004
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 19:23:35 +0200

Re: ESCO, the Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics, has resumed after an inactive period in 2003.    

looking forward to the resumption
Ivan esra (south africa)

From: "skip hirsch" <>  
To: "ESCO" <>
Subject: Re: ESCO in 2004
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 02:20:10 -0500
Even though I am but one orthodontist, I feel that I can speak for many.
We have missed the weekly or monthly dialogue offered by your creation. 
Somehow, I feel less alone  knowing that I have the ability to ask questions of my peers and receive  (relatively) unbiases answers.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,

richard hirsch

Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 23:19:30 -0800
From: "Jonathon Lee" <>
Subject: cyanoacrylates

Dr.M. Jayaram,

Cyanoacrylates have been used for many years.  Most people know it as
super glue.  Emergency rooms use it in place of sutures.  It is called Derma
Bond marketed by Johnson and Johnson.
They also market liquid Band Aid

The stuff is actually produced by Closure Medical Corporation which in
2000 entered into agreement with Colgate Palmolive for Colgate to market
Orabase Soothe-N-Seal.  Soothe-N-Seal is the first cyanoacrylate medical device
approved by the FDA for the over-the-counter consumer market for canker

Glustitch is also another company that manufactures cyanoacrylates for
medical/dental use.

Here is some literature on the use of in dentistry.

Jonathon Lee, DDS
Private Practice
Foster City, CA USA

From: "Azhar Kharsa" <>
Subject: Chin-cup
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 19:36:36 +0200
Dear all
I want just want to know if any one had ever used extra-oral appliances on adults.
I used them on four cases as a retentive appliances on the last phases of treatments, I instructed patients to use them in the night for about eight hours and with forces less than 400g. per side.
The cases "I used such procedures on" had been open bite cases of adults with ages between eighteen and twenty-five, who previously had been treated by fixed appliances and had a patent predispositions for recurrence.
The consequences had been so enthusiastic with no recurrence or side-effects registration,however, according to what I read I didn't find ever such an indication among those of chin-cup, as I remember.
If anyone had any opinion please notify me.
Thanks to all.
Azhar Kharsa
Postal Address: Dr.Kharsa,PO Box 32135, Damascus,Syria
Tel (+963 11) 2127375


Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 12:35:19 EST
Subject: Lower implants

Dear Group,
Does anyone has experience with lower implants for closing missing first molar spaces? I have used palatal implants for anchorage, but I have not used lower non-dental anchorage. I have many patients with missing lower first molars that would rather close the space than restore it. Any experience you can share?

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