Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 00:16:43 -0600
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 17 Jan 2007 to 19 Jan 2007 (#2007-9)

There are 3 messages totalling 264 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:
1. Re MEAW
2. Dr. Sato MEAW Course


Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:01:02 -0500
From: "blair adams" <adams.blair@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re MEAW

Gentlemen; (are there no ladies in the group?) Re MEAW; What a wonderful thing it is for a patient to show up with a broken MEAW wire at a busy time of the day. A few years ago at the AAO annual meeting Korean residents were showing several table clinics on getting the same results using 18 x 25 NiTi curved wires with the upper as accentated curve and the lower as reverse curve. This works well and is MUCH less hassle. I always see the patient at short intervals to ensure thay are actually wearing the anterior elastics as needed, since if not; disaster. Had a patient who was going along well & then was hospitalized; elastics were impossible; yikes.

Blair Adams,


Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:03:51 EST
Subject: Dr. Sato MEAW Course

In a message dated 1/18/2007 1:20:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU writes: It's amazing to know you have been using MEAW  Technique since 26 years. This technique sounds very interesting and I would like to know more about the courses held and how could I get one of those DVD's you mentioned for the MEAW course.
You also mentioned that the MEAW Research and Technique Foundation meets biannually, could you send me details on that so I could try and attend one of these meets.  Many Thanks. Regards, Dr. Javed Parker Kuwait Dr. Sato will be at the IDEA facility in California again for the four day course August 22-25, 2007.  Go to or call (650)578-9495.

Greg Scott


Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 11:53:05 EST
Subject: MEAW

To answer the MEAW mechanics question, this is from: A study of Regional deflection rate of MEAW
Young H. Kim  Angle Ortho  Vol 71, no 2, 20
The load deflection rate of MEAW when compared to NiTi, TMA and SS at the interbracket region shows that it is variable-equal to Steel in the  anterior region (anchorage area), decreases as it goes back in the arch much like TMA in midregion and light like NiTi in molar area. This appears to be very favorable in controlling the occlusal planes.

Greg Scott