Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014 - (Page 16)

TADs editoriaL SPECIAL SECTION O nce each year, we plan to publish a special issue focusing on current issues in orthodontics. In the inaugural issue of this new feature, our topic is temporary anchorage devices (TADs), which seems fitting on the occasion of the joint meeting of the 78th PCSO Annual Session and the 6th World Implant Orthodontic Conference (WIOC), to be held this October 2-5 at the Marriott Conference Center in Anaheim, California. The clinical columns in this issue focus on TADs. Also, we are launching a new column entitled "PCSO Program Talk," which we hope to publish annually. It will feature a series of questions on a single topic posed to a group of respondents, for example, our 12 PCSO Orthodontic Program Directors, Chairmen, or other participants. The format will be similar to "The Hot Seat," a recent addition to the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO). I am pleased to inform you that Dr. Alyssa Levin ( will moderate this column. In this issue, Dr. Levin has organized and summarized the results of a survey that asked PCSO programs about their usage of TADs. The survey results show that the majority of programs use TADs for molar intrusion in open bite cases and en-masse retraction or protraction. The hard palate is recommended as the most reliable installation site for TADs, and factors related to surgical technique have been seen as the most common reasons for TAD failures. Also in this issue's case report, WIOC President Dr. Ravindra Nanda submits one TAD case from the orthodontic department at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Dr. Taranpreet K. Chandhoke and Dr. Laura Posada treated this case under the supervision of Dr. Nanda during their residency program at UConn. The case will also be posted as a video presentation on the PCSO website. In this issue's "Faculty Files," Dr. Glen Roberson suggests the factors to consider when using TADs. 16 Dr. Park In "Seasoned Practitioner's Corner," Dr. Terry McDonald interviews Dr. Mike Chaffee, in a conversation focused on the use of TADs. Finally, in "Pearls of the Pacific," Drs. Aaron Rouleau and Justin Cooper report on a case using a TAD in the edentulous area to retract the mandibular dentition. To obtain good orthodontic treatment results, anchorage control is important. With the help of TADs, undesirable tooth movement can be prevented, and the amount and direction of needed tooth movement can be controlled in three dimensions. Furthermore, if patients decline surgical treatment options, some can avoid orthognathic surgery and still realize clinically acceptable and esthetic results through careful diagnosis, treatment planning, and the use of TADs. As Proffit mentions, the sagittal, vertical, and transverse range of tooth movement can be expressed as an envelope of discrepancy. It shows theoretical boundaries of potential range of tooth movement. TADs have become a viable alternative treatment option in modern orthodontics. I hope all who read this issue of the Bulletin will think about clinical applications for TADs in expanding their orthodontic treatment boundaries before they come to the PCSO and WIOC joint meeting in the Fall. I hope you will enjoy this special issue. To make our PCSO Bulletin stronger, your participation is always welcome. Regarding future special issues, if there are any topics that you would like to see discussed, please feel free to contact me. - Dr. Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, Editor in Chief, PCSO Bulletin; Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics; Associate Professor and Chair, Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (Mesa, AZ) S PCSO BULLETIN * SUMMER 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014

The Big Easy: Not Always So Easy
About the PCSO Mission Statement
AAO Trustee Report
PCSO Business
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
Component Reports
PCSO at a Glance
AAOF Report
Decrease Stress and Increase Volume
Resident Spotlight: Loma Linda School of Dentistry Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Bailey
Third Molar Protocols
Editorial: Special Section
PCSO Program Talk: Orthodontic Residency Programs and the Use of TADs
Case Report: Pre-Treatment
Faculty Files: TADs in Orthodontics: A Review
Seasoned Practitioner's Corner: Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Michael Chaffee on TADs
Case Report: Post-Treatment
Pearls of the Pacific: Instant Edentulous Anchorage
Portrait of a Professional: Dr. Earl S. Johnson
Sweet Farewell: Retainers and Retention
In Memory: Dr. Burton Littleton Fletcher

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014