Topics of the day:

1. Re: Cystic Fibrosis
2. Myasthenia Gravis.
3. CT scan for ankylosis / satisfaction questionnaire
4. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics


Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 21:20:15 -0600
From: "Roy King" <>
Subject: De Re: Cystic Fibrosis

Dear ESCO and Skip and Steve,

I have treated two patients with Cystic Fibrosis and when I get to three, I will be an expert. I have found no difference in treating them compared to regular patients. Obviosly their life expectancy is poor and this should be a factor in very difficult treatment plans.

With Vanish, the only real difference with Vanish and other Flouride Varnishes is the color.  This is personal preference. I like the yellow so the parent and the child knows that the child is not brushing well and their is a consequence to their poor oral hygiene. The Vanish is white and thus it is very acceptable to the kids. I am trying to protect the enamel and change their behavior with the ugly yellow varnish. As you can see, it is a personal decision. Do they make Black? Just kidding.

See ya at FAO,
Roy King


Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 21:20:15 -0600
From: "Jorge Mayora" <>
Subject: Myasthenia Gravis.

Does anyone have experience with treating young children with Myasthenia Gravis.?

Thanks in advance!
Jorge Mayora


Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 10:02:36 +0100 (CET)
From: "Jérôme Wanono" <>
Subject: CT scan for ankylosis / satisfaction questionnaire
To: "ESCO" <>

Dear members,  

A friend (french orthodontist graduated from St Louis Univ)  told me that he regularly asks  CT scans with a "research of ankylosis" prescription for impacted teeth in adults. I asked my radiologist on this topic (she's a really great one) and she told me she never heard about it but she was wondering if a software imagery program would exist to analyse the CT datas and find a point of fusion.

Then I called the radiologist of my friend, and she told me she did not use a special software but was working herself on the images ("during a long time") to find a fusion point and "most of the time" she didn't tell the rate of success/ failure), she was able to diagnose ankylosis. Did someone already use CT scans to diagnose ankylosis ?

An other subject now : does someone could send me a satisfaction quastionnaire used after debonding ? or samples of questions ? I think it's a very useful tool, both to improve our practice and for marketing purpose, but I have not enough experience to create one by myself.

Many thanks in advance !

Jérôme WANONO, Msc Orthod.
Montreal Univ. , Montmorency, FRANCE.

(PS : I apologize for my poor english)


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