Issue: Volume 14 Number 2 - April 2021

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P57  Editorial Comment:  Old Dogs . . . New Tricks! by J Sandler

We have all had to learn many new skills over the past 12 months. Zoom is a regular facility we all use for meetings with both friends and colleagues, but also for giving seminars and indeed lectures on a larger scale. Last week, I was invited to give a lecture for the Pakistani Orthodontic Society...  Read more

Articles

P59  Orthodontics:  Infection control: current status. Risks, research, rules and recycling by J Haworth, J Sandy, AJ Ireland

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We are living through a period of immense change following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China in December 2019. Even before the pandemic, the cost of managing healthcare-associated infections in the UK was considerable. The risk of acquiring any infection from the dental...  Read more

P69  Orthodontics:  Orthodontic referrals: electronic versus paper by CM Hershaw

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The Cwm Taf Community Dental Service (CDS) has previously used a paper system to refer patients to the orthodontic specialists within the Cwm Taf CDS. However, at the beginning of June 2019, an electronic referral system was introduced. Although electronic referrals have had a minimal effect on the...  Read more

P72  Orthodontics:  Orthodontic conundrums part 3: indications for the loss of a lower incisor by NI Adam, M Lyons-Coleman, A Jowett, T Hodge

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The final article in our series on orthodontic conundrums considers the extraction of a single lower incisor as part of a wider orthodontic treatment plan. This is a relatively uncommon approach; however, when used in the appropriate clinical scenario, it can be highly effective. Extraction of a...  Read more

P82  Orthodontics:  Idiopathic condylar resorption in orthodontics by S El-Habbash, T McSwiney

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Condylar resorption (CR) can be categorized into functional and dysfunctional remodelling of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The literature describes dysfunctional remodelling of the TMJ as idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR). Idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR) is a well-documented but...  Read more

P90  Orthodontics:  Non-conventional methods for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement. A contemporary overview by A Alkadhimi, M Owaise Sharif

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In today’s fast-paced world, reducing the duration of orthodontic treatment has become a priority for patients seeking treatment. There are now several approaches and devices available that are reported to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) and, fortunately, there has been an increase in...  Read more

P98  Orthodontics:  Orthodontic management of impacted mandibular second molars: a case series by A Cunningham, D Patel, Z Sheriteh

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This case series describes a number of different treatment modalities used in the management of impacted mandibular second molars (MM2s). A variety of cases is used to illustrate a number of ways in which these teeth can be managed, and to demonstrate that each case should be managed on an...  Read more

P105  Orthodontics:  Composite and bonding agent sensitivity in orthodontics by L Wong, S Patel, L Christensen

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The nature of the type of treatment carried out in orthodontics frequently exposes clinical staff to potential occupational hazards. A lesser-known risk includes hypersensitivity to composite resins and bonding materials, as well as the permeability of gloves to these materials. This article...  Read more

P109  Tricks of the Trade:  Derotation of severely rotated lower incisors with fixed appliances by CA Brierley

The difficulty, particularly with rotated lower incisors, is that there is very little span between the brackets to allow full engagement of the wire into the slot (Figure 1). Partial ligation means that the clinician has to tediously and continuously retie until the tooth derotates sufficiently to...  Read more

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