Topics of the day:

1. Cat scans for ankylosed teeth (RE: CT scan for ankylosis)
2. RE: CT scan for ankylosis
3. Re: Patient survey (Re: satisfaction questionnaire)
4. Question on anchorage
5. Marketing
6. Call for registration and abstracts (11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function)
7. ESCO - The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics

 


To: "ESCO ESCO" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
From: "Charles Ruff" <orthodmd@mac.com>
Subject: Cat scans for ankylosed teeth
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:31:12 -0500

Original message:

Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 10:02:36 +0100 (CET)
From: "Jérôme Wanono" < jeromewanono@yahoo.fr >
Subject: CT scan for ankylosis / satisfaction questionnaire
To: "ESCO" < esco@listserv.uic.edu >

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)

Reply:

Mon dieu!  Sacre bleu!  Bokoo! Beaujolais! Pomme frites!

Jerome, how many ankylosed teeth have your friend's radiologist found?  After 25 years of practice and excluding deciduous teeth, I've seen maybe a half dozen ankylosed teeth and I didn't need a radiologist to tell me which they were.  Are ankylosed teeth an unrecognized problem in adults?  Do patients pay for the Cat Scan or is it government subsidized?  In the US excluding the new technology that some dentists are investing in, a CT scan and radiologist report is $700+.  That seems a lot to screen for a problem that does not seem to have much clinical significance.

Please have your friend enlighten us.

(PS: I aologize for my poor english)

charlie ruff

 


From: "Dr P. Miles" <pmiles@beautifulsmiles.com.au>
To: "'The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics'" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: RE: CT scan for ankylosis
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 17:07:07 +1000

I read with interest the radiologist examining the CT scan for ankylosis. As the post stated, it sounds like a lot of time for the radiologist to make this diagnosis. My question would be, how many were confirmed as ankylosed (by either lack of orthodontic movement, or suspected at exposure by lack of mobility) and how many were not. In other words, what was the accuracy of this diagnosis - how many false positives and false negatives? This sort of data would be extremely useful when utilizing this technology to identify such cases prior to months of traction or possible unnecessary surgery. Is anyone aware of such research or were these cases verified and what were the percentages?

Thanks
Peter

 


From: "Dick Carter" <drdcarter@mac.com>
Subject: Re: patient survey
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 16:24:01 -0800
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

Original message:

From: "Jérôme Wanono" < jeromewanono@yahoo.fr >
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)

Reply:

Dear Group,

Here is a copy of our simple post treatment survey we utilize the Wick Alexander KISS principal it is a wonderful thing to receive criticism, but more wonderful to receive praise This is one of the best aids to STAFF development.

_________________________________
DrDickCarter & Team

We're proud of our reputation for the highest quality available.  Because we're always striving to maintain that quality in a warm, caring environment, your feedback is very important.

Please rate your orthodontic result – 1 to 10 (10 = best)  ______

What most convinced you to have your treatment here?

What was the best thing we did?

Is there something we could have done better?

Dr Dick Carter
Orthodontist
Portland OR USA
drdcarter@mac.com

 


Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 14:03:37 +0000 (GMT)
From: "chandrasekhar sahoo" <drcssahoo@yahoo.co.in>
Subject: Question on anchorage
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

Dear Member of ESCO automatic digest system,

My question for the group is how to burn the anchorage in friction mechnism of spaceclosure, at a stage where you do not want to retract more.

Dr. chandrasekhar Sahoo
INDIA

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To: "ESCO ESCO" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
From: "Charles Ruff" <orthodmd@mac.com>
Subject: Marketing
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:39:42 -0500

A resident just asked an interesting question: he is buying a small, urban/suburban practice with good potential. How should he market it or whom should he use to help him market it? Consultant, etc.

thanks
charlie ruff

 


Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2006
From: "Carla A. Evans " <caevans@uic.edu>
Subject: Call for Registration and Abstracts
To: "The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics" <ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>

The 11th International Symposium on Dentofacial Development and Function will be held from June 18 to 22, 2006 in the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Tower. You are invited to join us in our exciting scientific programs and courses as well as share your scholarship with dentofacial specialists from around the world. 

The main themes for the 2006 Symposium include:
·  Craniofacial Genetics
·  Bioengineering and Technology
·  Tooth Agenesis and Craniofacial Anomalies
·  Management of Functional and Behavioral Problems
·  Clinical Orthodontics
·  Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

This Symposium features presentations in the above disciplines, pre-symposium and post-symposium courses, opportunities for networking, exhibiting, and invited lectures addressed by Drs. Samir Bishara, Jose Dahan, Athanasios Athanasiou, Birte Melsen, Kurt Faltin Jr., Adrian Becker, Ennio Gianni, Abbas Zaher, Nejat Erverdi, Sergio Rubinstein and Etsuko Kondo.

Pre-Symposium Course
Speakers: Andrew L. Sonis, DMD, Stuart J. Goldman, MD, Ronald A. Bell, DDS, MEd
Topic: The Medically Compromised Orthodontic Patient
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2006
 
 
Post-Symposium Course
Speakers: Nolen Levine, DDS, Sergio Rubinstein, DDS, Eric J. W. Liou, DDS, MS
Topic: Enhancing the Orthodontic Result
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2006

Featured Lectures

Speaker Topic
Dr. Samir Bishara
Pain and its management during orthodontic treatment
Dr. Jose Dahan Dysfunctional occlusion , screening and treatment
Dr. Athanasios Athanasiou Undesirable tissue, organ, and system effects hypothetically linked to orthodontics
Dr. Adrian Becker Updating the orthosurgical treatment of cleidocranial dysplasia
Dr. Sergio Rubinstein

The role of orthodontic treatment for an aesthetic prosthetic outcome

Dr. Abbas Zaher Ectopy and transposition of teeth: an orthodontic perspective and solutions


REGISTRATION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

We invite registration and abstract submissions from clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in disciplines including craniofacial biology, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, as well as other clinicians interested in growth and development.

Please visit the Symposium web site for submission guidelines, online submission and online registration: http://www.uic.edu/depts/dort/symposium.html

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2006

Don't miss your chance to participate in one of the most important international events in the fields of craniofacial biology, orthodontics, and dentofacial orthopedics!

Register now and enjoy the “Early Registration Special”!
"Early Registration Special" applied only to registration completed before March 1 st , 2006. Don't miss out.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago !

Questions? e-mail: caevans@uic.edu

Symposium Committee 2006
Department of Orthodontics
University of Illinois at Chicago


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