Topics of the day:

1. Indirect bonding
2. Inverted Maxillary Bicuspids
3. As simple as fitting a headgear
4. Call for registration - 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function
5. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


From: "Barry Raphael" <>
Subject: Indirect bonding
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:13:45 -0400

Ok. Here I go again. After three attempts during my career, my latest consultant wants me to spend less clinical time doing full setups by using an indirect bonding method.  So I'd like to open up the floor to this subject.  May I start with some questions? Issue 1) What is your protocol for scheduling this procedure? When do you take your models? When do you do the lab work? Who does the tray?  What happens if the patient reschedules?  Issue 2) If a bracket base on a premolar is best set below the gingival margin, do you bond the tooth separately?  If a bracket comes off with the tray, do you rebond it immediately?  If you wind up having to direct bond a few brackets anyway, is it still worthwhile going indirect in the first place?  3) What tricks are you using to insure the best bonding retention? And finally, 4) Is it worth the time and hassle?

Barry Raphael

Clifton, NJ


From: []
Subject: Inverted Maxillary Bicuspids
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2006 11:32 AM

I have an 11y.o. male patient whose maxillary second bicuspids are inverted (growing up instead of down).  One bicuspid is approximately inverted 160 degrees and the same tooth on the other side of the arch is inverted approximately 120 degrees.  I have successfully had bicuspids that were 90 degrees off on their eruption paths self upright by having an oral surgeon tunnel a channel in the bone down to the crown of the tooth.  These maxillary bicuspids have approximately 2/3 root development and I am guessing that they are also angled palatally.  We plan on getting further x-rays to verify their orientation.  Does any one have any advice or experience with this kind of problem? 

Scott Dilllingham, DDS


From: "Charles Ruff" <>
Subject: "As simple as fitting a headgear"
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:33:43 -0400

In the most recent issue of the AJODO (April 2006), there is an ad for IMTEC in which the company makes several claims including:

1. topical only No injections required

Am I the only one injecting?

They also state: "As easy as fitting a headgear!"

Sometimes it is but usually it is more difficult or is it just me?

My own personal opinion about IMTEC: nice screw but why 1.8 mm in diameter?

charlie ruff


From: "Carla A. Evans " <>  
Subject: Call for registration - 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 10:12:47 -0500


June 18 - 22, 2006 Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, IL USA

The 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function, one of the most important events in the fields of craniofacial biology, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics, to be held in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers from June 18-22, 2006. We are requesting your sponsorship, participation, and friendship.

The meeting presents an opportunity for clinicians and researchers to meet dentofacial specialists from all over the world and gain exposure to the latest advances in research, techniques, and products through educational courses and a trade exhibition. An exciting interactive program has been assembled based around the following themes: Craniofacial Genetics, Bioengineering and Technology, Tooth Agenesis and Craniofacial Anomalies, Management of Functional and Behavioral Problems, Clinical Orthodontics, and Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to an exciting scientific and clinical program on the Chicago lakefront, an outstanding social program is planned to promote greater audience participation and communication with the speakers and exhibitors. Don't miss this opportunity to join your peers in one of the most exciting cities in North America-- Chicago . Network with dentofacial specialists from all over the world while gaining exposure to the latest advances in research and techniques through an extensive educational course and trade exhibit.

Welcome to visit the Symposium website at for detailed information on our speakers, programs, registration, and abstract submission.

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