Lawrence J Green

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BACKGROUND Several clinical trials have established the benefit of using a topical corticosteroid in conjunction with tazarotene gel in the treatment of plaque psoriasis. However, there is little information comparing the relative benefits of different corticosteroids, or different formulations of corticosteroids, when used adjunctively with tazarotene. (More)
The incidence and types of dental trait anomalies found in individuals with cleft lip or cleft palate or both (cleft group), in siblings of the cleft group, and in a group of individuals without cleft lip or cleft palate (noncleft group) were compared. The cleft group had 1.02 anomalies per individual, the sibling group, 0.38; and the noncleft group, 0.17.(More)
The Orthodontic Attitude Survey was designed to assess children's and their parents' attitudes toward malocclusion and orthodontic treatment. Five consistent clusters of attitudes had discriminant validity, and were significantly related to plans for orthodontic treatment and to objective and subjective indicators of the child's occlusal status and(More)
Elastomers for conventional Kesling-type tooth positioners are relatively inelastic and are primarily indicated as finishing devices. However, new materials, first described in the Japanese literature, with claims of a greater range of tooth movement warrant a comparison with conventional materials. Physical and mechanical property testing of positioner(More)
The appearance of photoaged skin is cosmetically unacceptable to many in our society. Ostensibly, avoidance of ultraviolet light and sunlight from early childhood is most desirable but not likely to happen in our culture. Tretinoin is the only pharmacologic compound shown to partially reverse some signs of photoaging. Improvement with tretinoin therapy has(More)
Since the decision to seek orthodontic treatment is frequently the result of concerns about appearance, assessment of need for treatment should include an impartial evaluation of dental-facial appearance. While some of the standardized techniques for assessing malocclusion have included a consideration of esthetic impairment, they tend to confound this with(More)