Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2014 - (Page 50)

Pearls of the Pacific Converting a Tube By Michael Papademetriou, DMD, MS, Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health H ave you ever run into a situation in which you wanted to convert a tube but could not find the blade or the pliers to convert it? What follows is an easy solution. 1. 2. Insert the wire into the tube and cinch it back on the distal. 3. FIGURE 1. Cut a small piece of edgewise wire, 19x25SS for a .022-inch slot or 17x25SS for a .018-inch slot. With Weingart pliers, grab the free mesial end and roll it back over the tube in a buccal/distal direction. This will peel off the cup and open the tube. Viola! FIGURE 2. FIGURE 3. FIGURE 4. FIGURE 5. FIGURE 6. FIGURE 7. 50 PCSO BULLETIN * SPRING S 2014

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

A Magical, Spooky, International, Educational Time in Anaheim
New Columns
View From The Top: President’s Perspective
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
AAO Trustee Report
ABO Update
How To Save a PCSO Bulletin Article as a .PDF File
The Importance of Healing
Incoming and Outgoing Radiographs
Resident Spotlight: A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Use of the XBOW™ Appliance Vs. the FORSUS™ Appliance for Class II Correction
Advanced Research Avenues at the Roseman University of Health Sciences Orthodontic Program
Dr. Gerald Nelson
The Interdisciplinary Team: Managing Patients with Impacted or Ectopically Positioned Teeth
Miniplate Anchorage for Midface Protraction in Class III Patients and Molar Distalization in Class II Malocclusions
Achieving Financial Independence: A New and Younger Members Featured Lecture
The Role of Orthodontics in Trauma Management
Converting a Tube

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2014