Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 01:17:12 -0500
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 14 Mar 2007 to 19 Mar 2007 (#2007-29)

There are 3 messages totalling 185 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:
1. Re: Antisialogue
2. CT Scans
3. Consecutive Intrusion Arch (CIA)


Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 21:05:53 +0530
From: "Dr. M.Jayaram" <jmailankody@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Antisialogue

Dr. John Benkovich,                            

Probably, you can try diazepam tab. (2mg, 5mg) in younger children about 1/2 to 1 hr before the procedure. It will greatly reduce salivary output in addition to controlling restlessness, anxiety, fear of the child. Even if the child is bit dozed, all the better for the procedure. It is a primarily anxiolytic drug with side effect of antisialogogue action. Thus the other atropine/probanthine side effects can be kept off.Maybe one has  to consent from the parent for this premedication.Quite safe, except, of course can't drive after the procedure! Definitely worth trying! Good luck.

Regards, Jayaram Mailankody.

Calicut, INDIA


Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 17:44:33 -0400
From: "charles ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: CT Scans


Nice to hear from you always. I know you have a large practice and even if the iCat stayed at the 180,000 figure you could afford it. In fact, a second mortgage on your boat would probably cover it :-) I on the other hand, up heah at the terminus of the appalachian trail, have trouble seeing the day when virtually all orthos have an iCat or equivalent in the office. I think for most of us out to at least the 20 yr mark, we will continue to rely on alginate. Another issue that I don't hear many people talk about is the cost involved in all of this. do we pass that along to the patient or do we absorb it partially or do we become so much more efficient (no impressions) that we eat the whole thing for routine records. In general, the good old USA is becoming poorer as the world economy shifts eastward. You can see what is happening: orthos are using better appliances and treating in less time. That usually means a higher fee paid over a shorter time period. How does all this work for the patient's ability to pay?

Charlie Ruff


Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 20:16:45 +0300
From: "Dr.Kharsa" <dr.kharsa@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Consecutive Intrusion Arch (CIA)

Dear ESCO:

I'm interested to know if anybody has used Consecutive Intrusion Arch (CIA), for a long run? It sounds "cute" to use "CIA" in Orthodontics!. . . 

Best wishes