Topics of the day:

1. Pro Seal
2. Re: White Marks
3. Impacted teeth
4. Re: Implants for anchorage
5. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics June 2004, Vol. 125, No. 6
6. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Monday, June 07, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: Pro Seal

Dear ESCO,

I am also wondering if anybody has been useing ProSeal for over 2 years and if they have seen a dramatic decrease in decalcification.  I won't tell you how long that I have had in the refrigerator.  I have been useing a flouride varnish for  a long time.  I cannot tell any clinical difference but it sure makes me feel good to place on their plaque ridden teeth.  Also Paul said a mouthful and I do agree with his assessment of osseointegrated vs titanium screws.

Roy King


Date: Saturday, June 05, 2004 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: White marks

Dear Charlie,

I have started using flouride varnish on a great number of my patients with astonishing success  (My evidence is only empirical with a nod to my good friend Dr. Thomas.  There are some studies, however, that support its effectiveness).  Being a dual trained pediatric dentist and orthodontist, I have been aware of the varnish for quite some time.  I began to treatment plan varnish application for patients with poor oral hygiene just as I would treatment plan for the use of elastics, etc.  Parents and patients were told the teeth would be painted. The down side of varnish is the yellow/gold color (esthetics) and the stickiness of the material (don't spill it on the floor).  I think the most telling proof of its effectiveness is my staff.  They were skeptical at first and saw its application as just another step they had to perform.  I had empowered them to paint varnish on any and all patients they felt could benefit from its application.  After several cases were debonded with little or no decalcification, they became believers and apply readily.  Hope this helps.

John Christensen Durham, NC


Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2004 01:58:32 EDT
Subject: Impacted teeth

I have recently been discussing a case with my oral surgeon involving when impacted teeth (canines in this case) can have attachment and force placed upon them.  I was taught that if a tooth were moved before root formation was complete there was a good chance that root development would stop and you would end up with a short blunted root.  He seems to think that if you don't pull to hard, you can attach them at anytime.

I did a medline search and had the AAO library do a search and I could not find an article that dealt with what happens if teeth are moved with only 1/2 root development, or 3/4 development.  All of the articles assumed full root development and dealt mostly with creating space and clever ways to bring teeth into the arch.  Nothing on when to attach and what happens if you attach and pull before complete root formation,

Now for the questions for the group:

1)  Does anyone know of any articles dealing with this subject?  I especially would like some case reports on what happens when a tooth is attached and moved with 1/2 or less root development.

2)  Any anecdotal stories out there from the combined million or so years of clinical practice this study club taps into?

I await any and all replies.

John McDonald Orthodontist Salem, Oregon

PS  The Library service that the AAO provides is really great.  You give them a subject or a question and they will send you a lot of articles.  All it takes is a phone call.  It is a nice resource to have.


From: "Azhar Kharsa" <>
To: "Paul Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: Implants for anchorage
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 2004 08:33:45 +0300

Dear Dr. Thomas:

Yesterday night, I tried to browse some articles to make up my mind about what you had commented.

As you said there had been lots of articles that supported your opinion, for instance, Byloff FK, Karcher H, Clar E, Stoff F: An implant to eliminate anchorage loss during molar distalization: a case report involving the Graz implant-supported pendulum. Int J Adult Orthodon Orthognath Surg. 2000 Summer;15(2):129-37. That article explains the Graz Implant-Supported Pendulum "non-integrated" GISP.
What's more, I turned back to what had been written about "Absoanchor " Microimplant, especially what's written by Hee-Moon KYUNG D.D.S.,M.S.D.,Ph.D. Dept. of Ortho. Dental School , Kyungpook National University , Daegu , Korea

What I found out that at first I "dodged" anything about non-integrated implants because I had an opinion and a conviction that integration is essential in fulfilling reliable anchorage. Perhaps, it had been a kind of "preconception".

Mhd. Azhar Kharsa Ph.D. Orth.   


Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:09:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Elsevier eTOC Service" <>
Subject: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics June 2004, Vol. 125, No. 6

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Table of Contents for June 2004, Vol. 125, No. 6


Concerted effort needed to clarify complex issues for general public
David L. Turpin, DDS, MSD

Original Articles:
CE Outcomes in a 2-phase randomized clinical trial of early class II treatment
J.F. Camilla Tulloch, BDS, FDS, DOrth, William R. Proffit, DDS, PhD, Ceib Phillips, PhD, MPH

Autotransplantation of premolars to premolar sites. A long-term follow-up study of 40 consecutive patients
Teitur Jonsson, DDS, Thorarinn J. Sigurdsson, DDS, Dr Odont

Review Article
Growth and development: Hereditary and mechanical modulations
Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, MSD, PhD, Hyun-Duck Nah, DMD, MSD, PhD

Original Articles Patients' perceptions of recovery after exposure of impacted teeth with a closed-eruption technique
Gavriel Chaushu, DMD, MSc, Adrian Becker, BDS, LDS RCS, DDO RCPS, Rephael Zeltser, DMD, Sari Branski, Stella Chaushu, DMD, MSc

Dentoskeletal effects induced by rapid molar distalization with the first class appliance
Arturo Fortini, MD, DDS, Massimo Lupoli, MD, DDS, Fabio Giuntoli, DDS, Lorenzo Franchi, DDS, PhD

Friedrich K. Byloff, MD, DDS

Authors' response
Arturo Fortini, MD, DDS, Massimo Lupoli, MD, DDS, Fabio Giuntoli, DDS, Lorenzo Franchi, DDS, PhD

Biomechanical evaluation of mandibular midline distraction osteogenesis by using the finite element method
Faruk Ayhan Basciftci, DDS, MS, Hasan Hüsnü Korkmaz, MSc, Haluk eri, DDS, PhD, Sddk Malkoç, DDS, PhD

A quantitative approach for measuring crowding in the dental arch: Fourier descriptors
Pete E. Lestrel, PhD, Osamu Takahashi, DDS, PhD, Eisaku Kanazawa, PhD

Influence on binding of third-order torque to second-order angulation Robert P. Kusy, BS, MS, PhD

Enamel loss associated with orthodontic adhesive removal on teeth with white spot lesions: An in vitro study
Eser Tüfekçi, DDS, MS, PhD, Thomas E. Merrill, DDS, MS, Maria R. Pintado, MPH, John P. Beyer, DDS, PhD, William A. Brantley, PhD

Commentary Phillip M. Campbell, DDS, MSD

Orthodontic care in an insured population in Washington: Demographic factors
Greg J. Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH, Blake E. Marston, BS, Michael A. del Aguila, PhD

Special Article
Graduate orthodontic programs: Who is admitted?
Donald J. Rinchuse, DMD, MS, MDS, PhD,, Daniel J. Rinchuse, DMD, MS, MDS, PhD

AAO Continuing Education
AAO Continuing Education

Techno Bytes Q A
Why does the file get too large when I paste a picture in powerpoint?
Demetrios J. Halazonetis, DDS, Dr Odont, MS

Litigation, Legislation, and Ethics
Record keeping to avoid or defend lawsuits: A defense attorney's perspective
T. Michael Speidel, DDS, MSD, JD, Laurance Jerrold, DDS, JD

Ortho News
News, comments, and service announcements

Directory: AAO Officers and Organizations Directory

Contents Editor's choice David L. Turpin, DDS, MSD

Readers' Forum Ask us Gary R. Wolf, DDS, MSD

Just record it! Jim B. Webb, DMD, MS

Determining a national standard of care Michael L. Cherubini, DDS, MS, Cert Ortho

The apically repositioned flap and unerupted teeth Marc B. Ackerman, DMD

Author's response Robert L. Vanarsdall, DDS

Editor's response David L. Turpin

Treatment of missing lateral incisors William M. Hang, DDS, MSD

Editors' response David L. Turpin

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