Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Jerry Nelson to deliver John Valentine Merson Lecture in San Francisco
Each year at the AAO Annual Session, a speaker is selected to deliver the John Valentine Mershon Memorial Lecture. This year, it will be delivered March 17, 2015 by Gerald Nelson, DDS, Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Division of Orthodontics, UCSF School of Dentistry. The title of his talk is Target Approach to Treatment Planning. Dr Nelson was as Associate Editor of the AJO-DO for many years, and is well known to Journal readers.
|John Valentine Mershon|
John Valentine Mershon (1867-1953) was a generous, unpretentious man. After studying with Angle in 1908, he limited his Philadelphia practice to orthodontics. Believing that biology would always trump mechanics, he favored tooth movement through gentle pressure. He studied relapse and developed the Mershon lingual arch—the first “invisible” appliance. He did not patent his appliance, wanting it to remain affordable. He taught seminars in his office and later at universities, and accepted no payment for these services. Recognizing his value as a teacher, the AAO established the John Valentine Mershon Memorial Lecture in 1960. This year, he was voted one of the 100 most influential people in orthodontics of the last 100 years.
Read about John Valentine Mershon in the May 2015 issue of the AJO-DO.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Listen and watch as the authors discuss the findings of their research, Impact of malocclusion and common oral diseases on oral health–related quality of life in young adults. Their article is published in the May 2015 issue of the Journal.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
When Charles V. Mosby and Martin Dewey launched their new journal in 1915, they gave it a name that seemed to say it all: International Journal of Orthodontia. But almost immediately, they realized that the name did not adequately represent all they intended. “In our endeavors to conduct a journal for the advancement of orthodontia, we early realized that orthodontia consists of more than mere regulating appliances, and that it would be necessary to broaden our scope in order to get articles bearing on all its phases.” In 1919, the editors changed the name of the journal for the first time -- an act they would repeat half a dozen times in 100 years.
Learn about the Journal's changing name in "A Journal by any other name" in the Centennial Supplement.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Throughout 2015, we are celebrating 100 years of Journal publishing. In the May issue, look for two editorials entitled "Who is an orthodontist?" The first was written by the Journal's first editor, Martin Dewey, and was originally published in 1915. In his Reprise for 2015, the Journal's current Editor-in-Chief, Rolf G. Behrents, examines how things have changed in the last 100 years.