Curtis G. Kuster

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A fixed orthodontic appliance utilizing light continuous forces to correct an anterior crossbite is described. This appliance can serve as an alternative to other methods of anterior crossbite correction in the permanent dentition. One of the major responsibilities of the dental practitioner is to intercept adverse patterns of dental eruption in the child.(More)
This study investigated the frequency of hematoma formation subsequent to injection of dental local anesthetics in 4,134 children, 3 to 13 years of age. Hematoma formation occurred following 0.1% of the injections, all being buccal infiltrations of maxillary molars. This represents a 0.4% incidence of hematoma formation subsequent to this injection. There(More)
This clinical report describes the delayed development of a maxillary second premolar. The premolar developed when the patient was between the ages of 12 and 16 years. The development of the tooth was discovered from a panoramic radiograph taken when the patient was 17 years, 1 month of age. Previous to this discovery, the tooth had been diagnosed as(More)