Topics of the day:

1. Implants
2. Implants
3. Canon rebel
4. TOPS software
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


From: "Ruben Colon" <>
To: "ESCO" <>
Subject: Implants
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 07:09:58 -0400

Dear ESCO members (Re: Sandra Kahn):

Why use osseointegrated implants? Consider miniimplants used as temporary screws while the ortho tx is done. Korean from Abso Anchor or the new Ortho Implant from Imtec Corp. >>products>>ortho implant>>click here for more...

I have just started a case with Imtec anchors (although not for molar protraction, but rather for lower anterior retraction):

(This is on lower mandibular right side, posterior to a 2nd. molar)

Rubén Colón Badillo Lodi 603, Villa Capri San Juan, P.R. 00924


From: "Azhar Kharsa" <>
Subject: Implants
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 18:10:28 +0300

Dear all,

I think it's crucial that implants be Osseo-integrated type especially when used in Orthodontic practice, either for closing spaces or when used as an anchorage forthright elements. From a biomechanical standpoint non-integrated implants are neither able to dissipate occlusial forces nor to ensure available anchorage.

I think the more implant is integrated, the more it's salubrious. . . Thank you.

Azhar Kharsa  Ph.D. Orth.

Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 21:13:21 -0400
From: "Leon Klempner" <>
Subject: Canon rebel

I just purchased a Canon EOS Digital Rebel for my imaging.  Can anyone help us thru the learning curve and advise us to proper settings for intra-oral and extra-oral pix.  I.e., manual vs. auto focus, F stop, macro setting, etc.

Leon Klempner
Long Island, NY

From: "john kalbfleisch" <>
Subject: TOPS software
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 21:13:58 -0400

I too loved the TOPS management software at the AAO.  At home and work I use both Apple and PC computers.  One problem with TOPS I thought was the inability to use Invisalign software or other programs such as Cephx which are windows based programs.   Even with Virtual PC the program runs ever so slow.  Probably all practice management programs currently available will do an admirable job.  Integration with other programs… including and probably most importantly digital imaging and r/g programs is critical.

jk @ village
j ohn. k



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