Topics of the day:

1. Re: Lower Occlusal images without ring flash- by Nikon 995
2. Nikon Coolpix 5400
3. Re: Tongue Thrust
4. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics

Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 11:26:32 +0530
From: "Dr.Uday M. Wadadekar" < >
Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - Lower Occlusal images without ring flash- by Nikon 995
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

Sub: Lower Occlusal images without ring flash- by Nikon 995 Please see the attchment for example- I have been using this camera for past 2 1/2 yrs. Regards, Dr.Uday Wadadekar


Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 12:57:42 +1000
From: "Brett Kerr" <>
Subject: Nikon Coolpix 5400

I have posted this to the AAO Technology Forum also, I'm hoping that someone in our profession is expert in Nikon Coolpix! For the last 3-4 years I have been using a Coolpix 990 for my photographic records. It started to die recently, so I bought a Coolpix 5400, but I'm unable to get it to auto-focus on teeth. Does anyone have any hints? Although I did plenty of research before buying, I made a couple of mistakes - I bought on the Net so I can't get advice from the store (actually our local stores are not much use!!), and I thought I could add on a ring flash (Nikon 29s) if I couldn't use the inbuilt flash - WRONG! Help??

Brett Kerr,
Brisbane, Australia


From: "Paul M Thomas" <>
To: "'The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics'" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: RE: ESCO Digest - 9 Feb 2004 to 17 Feb 2004 (#2004-8) - T ongue thrust
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 00:18:34 -0000

I am absolutely amazed that the tongue thrust topic continues to infiltrate discussions regarding the etiology of open bite.  If tongue thrust (intermediate force) is the etiology, why is it that people with tongue thrust and open bite malocclusions have lower than normal soft tissue pressures of the tongue against the anterior alveolus.  Could it be possible that tongue POSTURE rather than "tongue thrust" may be a more important influence???  Do teeth respond to light continuous forces or intermittent forces (tongue thrust)??  Let's put a wooden stake through the heart of the tongue thrust argument.

Kindest Regards,

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

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