|April 2014 Supplement; 145:4S|
Each April, the AJO-DO publishes a Supplement and Product Resource Guide.Articles in the Supplement are grouped around a theme; this year's theme is surgical techniques to shorten treatment time. In the lead-off article in the 2014 Supplement, “Surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment: A systematic review,” Hoogeveen, Jansma, and Ren, from University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, provide the first systematic review of this timely topic.
They identified 18 published studies that met their inclusion criteria. Seven were clinical trials with small sample sizes. The aims of their review were to answer the following questions: (1) Does surgically facilitated treatment significantly increase the velocity of tooth movement and shorten treatment duration, compared with conventional orthodontics? (2) Is there a difference in the incidence of tooth vitality loss, periodontial problems, and root resorption? (3) Do the designs of the cortical cuts and the gingival flaps influence the efficiency of tooth movement and the incidence of complications?
Go online to see the April Supplement today, and watch your mailbox for the paper copies of the April regular issue and Supplement to arrive soon.
The smiling patient on the cover is Mayuri Rataul, who was treated orthodontically at SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad, India, by Drs Tanuja Ajit Deshpande, Sangamesh B, Roopak Naik, and Sanjay V Ganeshkar.