Topics of the day:

1. Scleroderma and orthodontics
2. Re:  Arnett Facial Analysis
3. biomechanics
4. Slide Scanner?
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 20:53:43 EDT
Subject: Scleroderma and orthodontics


I have a patient with severe systemic scleroderma who wishes to have orthodontic treatment.  Her facial skin is scared and the peri-oral tissues are exceedingly retracted, exposing all maxillary anterior teeth to the extra-oral environment.  Her maximum interincisal opening is 20 mm.  The only treatment plan that makes any sense is to extract teeth to get maximum retraction of the anterior teeth.

Apart from the question of whether it is even physically possible to do orthodontics, I wonder if anyone has experience with this type of patient.  Do teeth move normally?  Are there unusual complications with such a patient?

Brian Povolny


Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 01:33:32 EDT
Subject: Re:  Arnett Facial Analysis

Re:  Arnett Facial Analysis

For a full description of the Arnett Analysis there is a new text book out called:  Facial and Dental Planning for Orthodontists and Oral Surgeons by Arnett and McLaughlin.  It is published by Mosby and available now.

John McDonald


Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 06:18:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: "kurinchi kumaran" <>
Subject: biomechanics

please provide valuable opinion regarding position of v bends in retraction loop mechanics,dr.mulligan,dr.nanda,dr.marcott,differs from thier opinion.dr.kurinchi kumaran orthodontist india.


To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: Slide Scanner?
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 18:14:19 -0500
From: "Joe" <>

I would like a recommendation for a slide scanner, low volume. Would just use it occasionally for old patients who were photographed the "old way".

Joe Brenner


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