Topics of the day:

1. Paul Johnson on the Sassouni Cephalometric Analysis
2. Answer to Dr. Jayaram
3. Re: Tongue Thrusting
4. Basic courses of lingual orthodontics
5. Orthoanchors
Patient with Cherubism
7. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 10:55:18 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Paul Johnson on the Sassouni Cephalometric Analysis
To: "ESCO POST" <>


There are 33 periodical listings in PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE - from the National Library of Medicine:  Search: “Sassouni V.”

MEDLINE only goes back to the mid-1960’s.

Rather than list all 33, I picked out one that I feel is very relevant plus two others from 1955 and 1964.  Also, I added two books:

Sassouni, V., & Forrest, E. J.  (1971).  ORTHODONTICS IN DENTAL PRACTICE.  Saint Louis, MO: C. V. Mosby. 573 pages.  1068 illustrations.

Sassouni, V., & Sotereanos, G. C.  (1974).  DIAGNOSIS AND  TREATMENT OF DENTO-FACIAL ABNORMALITIES.  Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.  500 pages.

1.  Sassouni, Viken: A roentgenographic cephalometric analysis of cephalo-facio-dental relationships, Am. J. Orthodontics 41: 735-764, 1955.

2.  Sassouni, Viken, and Nanda, Surrender K.: Analysis of dento-facial vertical proportions, Am. J. Orthodontics 50 (11): 801-823, 1964.

3.  Sassouni, Viken: A classification of skeletal facial types, Am. J. Orthodontics 55 (2): 109-123, 1969.

Practically all of the information that I needed to use the “diagnosis” can be found in the three articles.  The books go into more depth.  My recommendation is to start with the #3 (1969) reference, and then go to #2 (1964).

Best regards,

Tustin, CA

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 14:52:39 EST
Subject: Answer to Dr. Jayaram

Dr. Jayaram;
Cyanoacrylates are sometimes used to repair/bond parts. Set by moisture, these are too water-loving to stand years of oral use. Instead, rather large, polyfunctional methacrylates are used. These are far from offering enough safety: evidence gathered in time was enough that a chapter 8 of the incoming book "Risk management in orthodontics: Experts' guide to malpractice" (Quintessence, May 2004) was entitled "Polymers, a potential danger?"
During the years, some of these polymers have been shown to be toxic, cytotoxic, mutagenic, carcinogenic and oestrogenic: an appropriate description of the leukemia cases you found may help to extend our knowledge....

Claude G. Matasa, DCE, DSc., DHC
Professor of Oral Biomaterials
1507 Hollywood Blvd.,
Hollywood, Florida 33020, USA


Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 09:21:08 EST
Subject: Re: Tongue Thrusting

RE: Tongue Thrusting
Dr. Charlie Ruff

Dear Charlie,

You are right about the influence of tongue posturing.  Dr. Roberto Justus from Mexico City (he is in the AAO Directory) might be able to help you. He has done a lot of work in this field.  Dr. Justus's clinical results with tongue spurs are impressive and seem to confirm that tongue posture is a strong etiologic factor in open bites.  Getting in touch with Dr. Justus would probably lead you to some interesting references including the ones that you have mentioned.

Elliott M. Moskowitz, DDS,MSD


Subject: RE: Tongue Thrusting
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:30:32 -0700

Charlie. Proffit's article is: The article is Equilibrium Theory Revisited: Factors Influencing Position of the Teeth. Angle Ortho., pp 175-186, 1978. It's a classic as you know.

Gary Carter Sandy, Utah


From: "Nasreddine Tsouria Belaid" <>
Subject: Re :Javer Parker: basic courses of lingual orthodontics
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:23:39 +0000

Dear Dr Javer, I think you could find what you're searching in the following site: of Dr Pablo Ecchari or You could join the lingual foro fore more information at: Hope it helps. Warmest regards for all colleagues.

Dr N.Tsouria-Belaid orthodontist,Oran,Algeria


From: "Paul M Thomas" <>
Subject: orthoanchors
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:22:11 -0000

For S Kahn,
I am in the process of putting together illustration material for the KLS company.  These materials and the product should be available from them this spring.

Kindest Regards,

Paul M Thomas, DMD, MS
Senior Research Fellow:
Eastman Dental Institute
for Oral Healthcare Sciences
London, England

From: "Doug" <>
Subject: cherubism
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 21:44:13 -0800

Dear Group,

I would like to know if any of you (or your colleagues) have attempted dental or orthodontic treatment in a patient with Cherubism.  If you would prefer to respond "off list", my email address is
Doug Klein



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