A useful insight into 2 occlusal indexes: HLD(Md) and HLD(CalMod).

@article{Han2001AUI,
  title={A useful insight into 2 occlusal indexes: HLD(Md) and HLD(CalMod).},
  author={Hye Ree Han and William M. Davidson},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={
          247-53
        }
}
Maryland and California are among the states that have adopted the Handicapping Labiolingual Deviation (HLD) Index to determine eligibility for public funding of orthodontic treatment. As a result of several lawsuits against the state, California has developed and employed a modification of that index, called the HLD(CalMod) index. This study compared and contrasted the effects of analyzing prospective patients with the HLD(Md)-the HLD index as used in Maryland-and the HLD(CalMod) indexes. The… CONTINUE READING

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