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The biennial symposium of the Education, Research and Development Group (ERDG) of the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) was held in Tauranga on August 5 and 6, 2005. Following a well-tested format the symposium considered the benefits and risks of orthodontic treatment, a timely topic in an age when the role of health-related professions is(More)
Functional orthodontic appliances have recently captured the interest of a significant portion of the dental profession. In numerous articles and short courses, functional appliances have been portrayed as a new, low cost, easily managed and completely safe treatment modality. Claims have been made that they can make mandibles grow, can align the dentition(More)
Strategic planning, service development, and management by objective are approaches usually associated with corporate business. However, the New Zealand Association of Orthodontists (NZAO) is using them successfully in responding to the rapidly changing legislative, professional, and commercial environment in this country. This report gives an account of an(More)
This report describes a combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery approach to the treatment of open bite in an adult female. An aesthetically pleasing and stable result was achieved in which the Intercuspal and Retruded Contact Positions were coincident. The functioning occlusion exhibited bilateral canine rise and an absence of non-working-side(More)
The biennial symposium of the Education, Research and Development Group (ERDG) of the New ZealandAssociation of Orthodontists (NZAO) was held in Queenstown on August 17 and 18, 2007. Following a well-tested format, the symposium considered the effects of expansion of the dental arches in the three planes of space and over time, a timely but difficult topic(More)
This report describes a combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery approach to the treatment of extreme deep overbite in an adult male. An aesthetically pleasing and stable result was achieved without extensive restorative or prosthetic treatment and their inevitable sequelae. The functioning occlusion exhibited bilateral canine rise and an absence of(More)
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