Topics of the day:

1. Wiggley pontics
2. Re: Maxillary development
3. Chin irritations from the chin cups on the facemasks
4. Compensation
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 11:59:56 EST
Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - 10 Nov 2004 to 17 Nov 2004 (#2004-46)

Regarding the question on wiggley pontics, if you bond a bracket onto the pontic, place the pontic on the aw, theen squeeze the bracket (obviously only a steel bracket, not ceramic, plastic, or self-ligating) with a  Weingart pliers the wings will "crimp" down on the wire for a nice stable fit. to keep it from sliding if I am trying to do anterior work I fig-8 it to the adjacent tooth or teeth as possible.  Never had to "glue" it but the Triad gel idea does sound good, especially in the special brackets situation.

Bill Koplin
Franklin MA


Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 18:03:35 -0600
From: "Kevin Walde" <>
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Maxillary development

Re: Maxillary development

Greetings, We know that the premaxillary sutures fuse in utero. Therefore, none of us has treated patients with a premaxilla. Unless, of course, you are treating chimps!

Happy Trails,
Kevin Walde
Washington, MO


Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 20:08:21 -0800 (PST)
From: "Todd Walkow" <>
Subject: Chin irritations from the chin cups on the facemasks
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

ESCO members,

Any suggestions for managing chin irritations from the chin cups on the facemasks. We have tried mole-skin, but this does not always do the trick.

Todd Walkow
Newport Beach, CA


Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:28:58 -0600
From: "Scott Smoron" <scottsmoron@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Compensation

Hi everyone, It's that time of year and I thought I would throw out a question; what does everyone do for Holiday Bonuses? Do you use a formula, or have high middle low amount depending on your eval of someone's performance? I always feel that this is more a "gut" thing for me, and everyone goes out of their way to say thank you, but I was wondering what you all do. Thanks for input. You can e-mail me directly at and I can try and summarize the info I get back into the main forum. Scott Smoron



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