Date: Friday, December 07, 2007 12:15 AM
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Subject: ESCO Digest - 14 Nov 2007 to 6 Dec 2007 (#2007-83)

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  1. Ectopic maxillary molar

Date: Sunday, December 02, 2007 8:58 PM
From: Dr. Robert W. Bruno <Orthos68@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: ectopic maxillary molar

Hi Members,

I had a 9.3 yo male patient, early transitional dentition referred by the local pediatric dentist for bilateral ectopically erupting maxillary molars. One side is more severe than the other but both are significant that a simple brass wire or separator will not work. The pediatric dentist wants to get both primary molars extracted and a space maintainer placed. The distal root of both primary molars is significantly resorbed but no mobility of the primary teeth. If I maintain the space, it will be for at least 3 years. I have never used a Halterman appliance, but I believe it is indicated in this situation. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Rob Bruno
Manhasset, New York