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February 15, 2011:

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Subject: OJW for Dental Professionals: Preview of film by Dr. Ted Rothstein

 

Ted Rothstein   DDS   PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (for weight control)

American Association of Orthodontists
Life-active Member
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894
www.drted.com  
 drted35@aol.com

 

February 16, 2011

 

Dear Colleagues, members of the Dental and Medical professions and educators:

 

RE: Documentary Video: "OJW for Dental Professionals”

 

The American Dental Association (ADA) has become cognizant of the fact that dental professionals have expertise that the overweight-obese could benefit from. The November 2010 cover story of the Journal of the American Dental Association attests to this thesis according to a massive survey that was carried out among dental professionals.

 

I am one of the 4% who have engaged in providing these services for the past twelve years, and have done so with a keen sense of satisfaction for myself and my patients.

 

"Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Dental Professionals", is a documentary film I produced showing the protocol for OJW that will air worldwide on a date to be announced.

 

This 28-minute Documentary video is based on twelve years of clinical experience, and evidence from a questionaire survey completed in 2009. See unpublished manuscript:
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: The Dental Professional's Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity

 

Please take the time to view this ready-for-airing version of "OJW for Dental Professionals" Click here  

 

Or, you can paste this link in to your browser window:  http://vimeo.com/19790306  ("OJW 29th upload")

If the video should  stall or stop, it can be made to continue by hitting the pause key two times.

 

Please forward this note to other colleagues who are interested in this topic.

 

I welcome your response.

 

Cordially,

 

Cc:   Ed's. AJO, JADA, Dental Times, JCO

         Pres's. AAO, ADA, and WFO

           Dr. Larry Jerrold

           Dr. Elliot Moscowitz

           ESCO

           NY Times

           Ed. TF1 France

           Ed. Long Island Newsday
        Wall Street Journal/Barrons
        Dean of Columbia, NYU and NJ  Dental Schools

        President of the 1st and 2nd District Dental Societies
        President of the American Obesity Association
        First Lady Michelle Obama

December 27, 2010   Sent to ESCO

ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU
ADA Recognizes Obesity: Is it on your radar screen?
 
The ADA has for the first time in history recognized in the Nov. 2010 issue of the JADA that dental professionals have expertise that empowers them to be part of the Healthcare team providing services to the overweight and obese, who presently number more than 80 million in the Us        Orthodontic Jaw Wiring is a service  I have been providing to patients since 1998.to assist them to control compulsive overeating and lose weight. 

My experience providing OJW demonstrates that OJW is  safe and effective when performed as I have presented      My experience and RESEARCH have proven that the overweight and obese would welcome dental professionals as part of the healthcare team to help them regain control of their sometimes compulsive eating habits, which often lead to other serious health consequences      Keep in mind doctors that In OJW you are responsible  for maintaining the health of teeth, gums and jaw joints, while losing weight with the assistance of the OJW appliance is the patient's responsibility      finally, Even in cases where the patients regain weight, they will not hold you responsible

 "Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Dental Professionals": by Dr. Ted Rothstein, filmed and edited
 by
Lamont Jack Pearly: Airs worldwide Wednesday January 26, 5:30pm EST online www.bricartsmedia.org/bcat  and select the channel of your choice: 
Time Warner 56 / Cablevision 69 / RCN 84 / Verizon 44   Day: Wednesday January 26, 2011

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
and Dentofacial Orthopedics Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring

American Association of Orthodontists, Life-active Member
35 Remsen St., Bklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551    Fx 718 852 1894
www.drted.com  
 drted35@aol.com
 
 

April 19, 2010
Dear  ESCO Colleagues:

You are cordially invited to attend my presentation on this hitherto, never-addressed in the annals of the orthodontic literature, and highly controversial subject: "A New Role for the Orthodontist: Why, When and How to Provide Weight Control by the Method of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW)"
 
Day: Monday: May 3rd
Place: Room 201 Convention Center W. DC
Time: 3:20-3:40 pm
 
At the outset OJW may seem extreme, However I can say with confidence that it is a benign, non-invasive alternative method of weight control that can help carefully chosen patients to start regaining control of their compulsive eating habits and their potentially grave consequences.
 
E-Synopsis: http://www.drted.com/AAO OJW Synopsis.htm   Truly, Your Colleague,
 
Ted Rothstein, DDS PhD
Life-active member AAO
35 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551 drted35@aol.com
Web site: www.drted.com Fx 718 852 1894

Notice sent to ESCO October 2, 2009

 

 

 

 

PREFACE STARTING THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION:

Welcome colleagues█  I'm Ted Rothstein█  I am a life-active member of the AAO   I live and practice in Brooklyn NY.

██Thank you for attending my presentation on this hitherto never-addressed and highly controversial subject: Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for the control of compulsive overeating-- also known by its acronym OJW

███  OJW is a TREATMENT MODALITY for a serious widespread social, psychological and physiologic problem that can help CAREFULLY SELECTED patients who are obese, or who are heading towards obesity, to start regaining control over their compulsive eating habits, and their potentially grave consequences.

███OJW at the outset may seem extreme, however when safety, effectiveness and side-effects are considered it will be shown to be a benign, non invasive, conservative alternative to weight control.

███ Having provided this service for the past 10 years I will testify that OJW is safe and effective when performed under the protocol I will present. ███Under this protocol the doctor is responsible for maintaining the health of the TMJ, Dentition and Gingiva. ██It is the PATIENT who is responsible for losing weight by dint of their passionate dedication and adherence to a prolonged liquid diet.

██Again, thank you again for attending ██ I welcome your attention.

 October 2, 2009

 

Be delighted to send a review copy of PowerPoint presentation upon request. Ted

 

American Association of Orthodontists Washington, DC

Dr. Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD

Clinical Orthodontics

Doctors Scientific Program –Rising Stars

Monday, May 3, 2010

3:20pm – 3:40pm

 

E- handout:  http://www.drted.com/AAO OJW Synopsis.htm

  

A new role for the orthodontist: why, when and how to provide weight control by the method of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW)  

 This hitherto never-discussed subject addresses our need to recognize that obesity is legion and epidemic and has serious and life-shortening consequences. That we are the caretakers of the mouth and uniquely empowered with skills and mechano-therapy to provide services to the overweight/obese, and it behooves us as part of a health-care team to provide these services. That OJW providers are primarily responsible for maintaining the health of the TMJ, dentition and gingiva during the OJW. Orthodontists can play a role by carefully selecting patients who meet the criteria of being overweight or obese and providing OJW based on the diagnosis of the patient’s physician, and a medical release to begin a liquid diet. In time the leaders of the AAO and ADA will be obliged to clearly define the dental professional’s role in providing this service, just as they did when problems of snoring and sleep apnea first came to our attention.

 

·        The scope and rationale of OJW and its provider friendly innovations

·        A protocol for providing OJW

·        Implementation of the protocol illustrated in two cases

 

http://www.drted.com/AAO OJW Synopsis.htm

 

May 1-4: Washington, DC:...AAO 110...Twenty Minutes :-)

 In a message dated 08/19/2009 2:25:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, jburch@aaortho.org writes:
Dr. Rothstein,
I work with the persons chosen to be speakers for our AAO programs.  I have the proposed program from the doctors scientific program chairs for next year's annual session on May 1 - 4 in Washington, DC, and I wanted to make preliminary contact with you.  You would be presenting a 20 minute lecture (date and time to be determined).  I have the preliminary title you had proposed, "Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: The Dental Professional's Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity".  Will this be your presentation title, or will it change at all?
I look forward to hearing from you to confirm your availability for this 20 minute lecture and to confirm your lecture title.  And you will be hearing from me again in the near future with a speaker agreement and other speaker information and forms.

Thank you,
Judy Burch
Education Coordinator
American Association of Orthodontists
JBurch@aaortho.org
314-292-6557 DD
314-993-4368 Fax
Dear Judy:
You have the correct title and it will remain the same.
Cordially,
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
BCAT film producer

American Association of Orthodontists
Founder DPOJW: www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551      Fx 718 852 1894
www.drted.com    drted35@aol.com
 

 

July 13, 2009   Dr. Ted Responds to critique of new film posted to YouTube "Balancing Teeth:

 
Subj: My video: "For what it's worth" 
Date: 07/13/2009 6:50:06 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
From: Dr ted35
To: JMer1997, ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU
 
Dear John,
 
Thank you for giving me your perspective/feedback/constructive criticism.
 
I appreciate that you are being straight forward saying the harsh truth to me. I can see your point of view, and accept it as it is even though it is hard for me to handle . I know you want all the best for me and would like to help me improve my image.  If I were to let my own criticisms of the videos I complete guide me I would have posted nothing at all. Perfection is impossible and even Good can be trying.   None of my videos are perfect, after all,  I'm an amateur. I think some are good. At the very least I try hard. Thank you again for your constructive criticism.I have an esthetic that makes me well aware of how I come across at times. And I have taken cognizance of of the sound of the hand-piece and the tooth dust even during production.  I just don't  try to sugarcoat what is. 
 
My image varies from film to film: See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiw8K51-Cgs   Do  you like this one? Did you see "Removing braces"? Or my work on Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW)?
 
My Television show Dr.Ted Presents:  airs Mondays at 10:30. www.Briconline.org/bcat  (BCAT 1) when I am able to get a tape to programming timely. The whole process of producing a film can be very tedious and time consuming.   Ted  Cc: ESCO
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
BCAT producer


American Association of Orthodontists
Founder DPOJW: www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551      Fx 718 852 1894
www.drted.com    drted35@aol.com
 
 
In a message dated 7/13/2009 3:02:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, JMer1997 writes:
Ted,
 
I am writing to you in private because I think your heart is in the right place and I see some of myself in you.  I have read your web site (very hard on the eyes and not consumer friendly), watched your peoples court appearance (you come off looking heartless and greedy even though I, as an orthodontist, completely agree with your case) and now your equilibration video.  I am a fan of your enthusiasm and desire to share orthodontics with the public, but I think you need some perspective on what you are producing.
 
First some professional feedback:
 
It looks to me like the teeth are not straight.  Both of those incisors look labial, hence the heavy contact.  I think most orthodontists will pick that up while most lay people will not.  I would guess that the left central was initially crowded to the labial (hence the extreme incisal wear) and you did not quite get it back into the arch.  I would venture to say that some light IPR would create the space you need and add the stability you seek.  
 
I know you did not ask for feedback on the case, but you put it out there to ESCO so feedback should be expected. 
 
From a consumer/patient viewpoint, that video is kind of horrifying to watch and if I were you I would re-think adding any further videos until you get some perspective on what you are putting out there.  Do some research on camera angles, get some better sound and (kill the sound of the hand piece).  Also, the dust flying off of the teeth looks really bad.  You look bad in the intro, the procedure looks bad, It is not clear how it benefits the patient, you do not look gentle at all, and it is dominated by the one thing all patients agree they hate: the sound of the hand piece!!!!!!!  What is your purpose of creating that video?  It benefits no one, least of all you!
 
I know you mean well but that video is so bad I had to say something.
 
I do a lot of equilibrating myself so I have no problem with the procedure.
 
I know you probably think it is fine, but have someone show it to 10 people who are not patients and do not know you and I think you will find they agree with me.
 
I am not sure why I took the time to write this, I hope you take it as feedback from a friend who hates to see you try hard and still not look so good.
 
Take it for what it is worth,
 
Sincerely,
 
John McDonald
Orthodontist
Salem, Oregon
 
P.S.  I have no problem if you want to post this on to the ESCO site.  You seem to like to stir things up a bit so it is your call on whether or not to share my thoughts with the group. 
 

Posted to ESCO August 10:

 Subject: By 2030, 80% of the population will be obese...choices:
 
Good Colleagues and fellow ESCOvans,
 
Are you going to be a part of the problem or a principle healthcare team member in the "cure"?
 
On 080808 I posted to YouTube: (http://www.youtube.com/user/drteddrted),  two 10-minute excerpts from the 58-minute documentary:  The Development and Application of OJW.
 
Part I: OJW Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: Ray Mcdowell.
 
Part I I: OJW Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: Erica Smith.
 
Part I demonstrates the wiring method using SmartClip brackets and Part II using the wiring "through-the-bracket" method. 
 
Both allow you set the maximum inter-occlusal partedness of the jaws  at the patient's physiologic rest position, or some unique position desired by the patient for comfort.
 
I have named this position:  "Rothstein's OJW Position of Physiologic Rest."
 
Thank you to those who have expressed interest in my work by responding in private emails.
 
The 58-minute documentary is available free.
 
Ps: My OJW Questionnaire Survey is in preparation for mailing by the 24th of August and you are welcome to see it and download it in toto @ http://www.drted.com/ojw_questionnaire_survey.htm
 
Cordially, Ted .

Post to ESCO 080308:

OJW: a case in point.
 
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics 
Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 852-1551  
www.drted.com   drted35@aol.com
 
Hopefully I have piqued the interest of  some of my less "vocal" colleagues.

Item 151.  July 31, 2008:  Begin OJW CB:  This case is interesting b/c for the first time I used the "through-the-bracket" (t-t-b) method of wiring the jaws apart permitting CB a greater range of lower jaw movement in all direction as you will see from the photos. CB came with her husband who I taught how to wire using this t-t-b method.  Moreover, we discussed the possibility of using "monofilament" fishing line as an alternative to wire. Finally, CB is going to post her thoughts to her own blog.

[See her chart entry.] 

http://www.drted.com/OJW CB 073108.htm

[See CB's BLOG.]

http://upyourfats.blogspot.com

Cordially,

Ted 

Response from Dr. Rothstein:

Subject: Ten reasons to provide the Orthodontic Jaw Wiring Service as per Dr. Moscowitz

July 15, 2008 
 
 ... "No doubt, this forum gives all of us an opportunity to raise questions, share experiences, propose new directions, and discuss orthodontic related information that would most likely not be covered in our professional publications (peer reviewed or otherwise)." --Dr. E Moscowitz...
 
Good Colleagues:
 
Thank you to those who have requested the free DVD on the Development and Application of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for weight loss/control in compulsive overeating.
 
You are also most welcome to visit the free course at drted.com on the subject described by one copious contributor as "a wild new technique..." and see for yourself if what I have to say has any worth.
 
The voice of nay-sayers and detractors are abundant. Sometimes they blow so hard and so long that they prevent other voices who might have a positive opinion/slant from being heard.
 
 It takes patience, persistence  and courage to carry the banner for what one believe is a beneficial change. I am one of those  courageous orthodontists who will persist and dare to be heard in spite of the dismissive and scornful remarks of colleagues who are incapable of distinguishing between the baby and the bath water.
 
Let the nay-sayers speak, but let them speak after they have examined the issues of the argument.
 
Witness the tumultuous beginnings of our involvement in orthognathic surgery, TMD, snoring and sleep apnea, and now Botox injections for the gummy smile. Indeed if you think orthodontics itself was warmly welcomed at its inception you are greatly mistaken.
 
It is apparent that Diane has no inkling that obesity is legion and epidemic, and the cause of other major health problems including sleep apnea; and in Philadelphia that trials with another intraoral device are already underway. Furthermore, the "DDS system" (a removable intraoral device) was introduce four years ago to control eating.
 
We can help some of our patients before they die on the bariatric surgeon's operating table. We are part of team that includes other health professional one of whom is the patient's physician who gives his/her patient medical clearance permitting their patients to proceed with a liquid diet.
 
Unless I have been given misinformation at least one major orthodontic school has applied for grant money to investigate weight loss methods for obese children.
 
The least I ask of my colleagues is that they address the possible benefits of the method and the device and disregard the hype on my web site. 
 
I'll publish the results of the OJW Questionnaire survey given to 85 patients to whom I provided the service when it is done. I will be the first to abandon OJW if the results support the hypothesis that it is unsafe and ineffective.
 
Ten reasons to provide the Orthodontic Jaw Wiring Service:
 

TEN REASONS TO PROVIDE OJW TO THE OVERWEIGHT/OBESE IN YOUR PRACTICE AND YOUR COMMUNITY

1. You believe that providing this service as part of a “healthcare team” would enhance your image in the community in which you practice.

2. You are an orthodontist/dentist who believes the "risk / benefit" ratio of OJW would be inside your "comfort zone.“

3. You strongly believe dentists are guardians of the mouth and the TM joint and are well positioned in helping the overweight.

4. You are not overweight or obese, nor are your staff members, and therefore offering OJW in your office would not bring undesirable and embarrassing attention to you or your staff members.

5. You are a dentist/orthodontist who is quite capable of bonding a bracket to a tooth.

6. You believe that OJW is effective and safe.

7. You believe dentists are professional health providers who should be helping the overweight.

8. You feel strongly that OJW is relatively safe to provide and puts you at no greater risk liability-wise than you are already.

 9. You know your dental license is not in jeopardy. Why should it be?

10. You believe that the new DDS System clears the way for dentists to provide services to the overweight, and providing OJW still further implements your armamentarium.

JUNE 6, 2008

 

Date:    Sun, 13 Jul 2008 02:09:38 EDT From:    Typodont@AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Role of our Editors

-The role of the editor(s)

Rarely would I comment on this subject, but I think that it speaks to the fundamental problems of any internet based orthodontic forum.  No doubt, this forum gives all of us an opportunity to raise questions, share experiences, propose new directions, and discuss orthodontic related information that would most likely not be covered in our professional publications (peer reviewed or otherwise).  To a large extent, each and every one of us in orthodontics have been empowered with respect to having the opportunity to be listened to any particular subject in orthodontics.  It is a unique media, however, not without its thorns.  Unsupervised information internet sites have the potential to degenerate into meaningless, sophomoric, and silly type of rooms And just whenever this one seems to be heading that way, I am pleasantly surprised to see the direction or focus of information favorably change.  I
cannot believe that our ESCO editors are not responsible to some degree to shifting the orthodontic conversations into better places when needed.  This brings us to the rather serious and awesome responsibility of any editor.  In all fairness to our editors, they are, to a fault, rather accepting as to the subjects as well as to the scope of dialogue on any particular subject.  Although it may seem regrettable to some of our ESCO participants, editors must exercise some degree of editorial license with respect to what they accept and how much latitude they will give to individual subjects and contributors.  If not, this forum will deteriorate to the lowest common denominator; and it will do so rather quickly.  Although none of us will be completely satisfied with the content of each and every ESCO listing, there seems to be enough good orthodontic conversation to keep us all coming back.  On balance, therefore, I think that our editors are doing rather nicely while we all learn to use the relatively new communication vehicle of the internet.  Any editor must sift through at times voluminous material and separate the gold from the dross none of us are perfect and we error.   However, in addition to each of us who contribute to ESCO regularly, or from time to time, it is ultimately, the editors, who have the responsibility of establishing and maintaining certain standards of content and discussion.  And naturally, all this is accompanied by editorial criticism from all of us.  Editors learn to have somewhat thicker skin than most because some of our contributors may not be completely satisfied with either the subject or content of our postings at any given time.   And of course, forums such as ESCO, generically, will also invite the great  in our specialty who sometimes present discussions that are somewhere in between Voodoo worship and the Psychic Hotline.  In most instances, such discussions are easily identified and managed even with the most persistent and energetic proponents of such idiocy.  What remains to this ESCO subscriber, is essentially some valuable information that might help us treat our patients a little better tomorrow or at the very least stimulate us to want to learn more about any particular subject. While it may be disheartening for some of us to know that some judicious censorship must be implemented, such editorial overseeing does not preclude openness, fairness, and forward thinking,  In the end, many of us are permit ted to offer comments but not necessarily empowered to use this forum as a soap box for self promotion.  The latter would clearly represent professional communication abuse of this forum.  Elliott M Moskowitz, D.D.S.,M.Sd, New York City                                                                                        

 

RESPONSE TO ESCO JULY 11, 2008

Good Colleagues:
 
Thank you to those who have requested the free DVD on the Development and Application of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for weight loss/control in compulsive overeating.
 
You are also most welcome to visit the free course at drted.com on the subject described by ESCO's chief bloviatress Diane Johnson as "a wild new technique..."
 
Given that Morrisville and Elwood, Indiana where Di practices have populations of 13,000 and 12,000 respectively is easy to understand that she knows a good deal more about manure than changes that actually occurred in our field  as a result of courageous orthodontists who dared to bring them to our attention, and had to bear with the dismissive and scornful remarks of their colleagues.  
 
Witness the tumultuous beginnings of our involvement in orthognathic surgery, TMD, snoring and sleep apnea, and now Botox injections for the gummy smile. Indeed if you think orthodontics itself was warmly welcomed at its inception you are greatly mistaken.
 
It is apparent that Diane has no inkling that obesity is legion and epidemic, and the cause of other major health problems including sleep apnea; and in Philadelphia that trials with another intraoral device are already underway. Furthermore, the "DDS system" (a removable intraoral device) was introduce four years ago to control eating.
 
We can help some of our patients before they die on the bariatric surgeon's operating table. We are part of team that includes other health professional one of whom is the patient's physician who gives his/her patient medical clearance permitting their patients to proceed with a liquid diet.
 
Unless I have been given misinformation at least one major orthodontic school has applied for grant money to investigate weight loss methods for obese children.
 
The least I ask of my colleagues is that they address the possible benefits of the method and the device and disregard the hype on my web site. 
 
I'll publish the results of the OJW Questionnaire survey given to 85 patients to whom I provided the service when it is done. I will be the first to abandon OJW if the results support the hypothesis that it is unsafe and ineffective.
 
Ten reasons to provide the Orthodontic Jaw Wiring Service:
 

TEN REASONS TO PROVIDE OJW TO THE OVERWEIGHT/OBESE IN YOUR PRACTICE AND YOUR COMMUNITY

1. You believe that providing this service as part of a “healthcare team” would enhance your image in the community in which you practice.

2. You are an orthodontist/dentist who believes the "risk / benefit" ratio of OJW would be inside your "comfort zone.“

3. You strongly believe dentists are guardians of the mouth and the TM joint and are well positioned in helping the overweight.

4. You are not overweight or obese, nor are your staff members, and therefore offering OJW in your office would not bring undesirable and embarrassing attention to you or your staff members.

5. You are a dentist/orthodontist who is quite capable of bonding a bracket to a tooth.

6. You believe that OJW is effective and safe.

7. You believe dentists are professional health providers who should be helping the overweight.

8. You feel strongly that OJW is relatively safe to provide and puts you at no greater risk liability-wise than you are already.

 9. You know your dental license is not in jeopardy. Why should it be?

10. You believe that the new DDS System clears the way for dentists to provide services to the overweight, and providing OJW still further implements your armamentarium.

JUNE 6, 2008

RECEIVED FROM ESCO JULY 9, 2008


Date:    Wed, 9 Jul 2008 13:01:23 EDT
From:    Diane Johnson <DHMJDDS@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - 2 Jul 2008 to 7 Jul 2008 (#2008-67)

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Teddy--

If you think so highly of our swinish opinions, you certainly have the 
option to discontinue posting.  You may then post to the 
already-converted-to-your-way-of-seeing-things-forum.  There is a another  phrase for that: preaching
to the choir.

Sorry, bud, it is our DUTY to be skeptical of these things.  When  someone,
out of the clear blue sky, comes up with a wild new technique, e.g. Fat  people
need their teeth wired shut so they won't eat; we can charge them money  for
this; ergo, we should do this, and posts it to this forum, that someone is 
delusional if he or she thinks that everyone is going to embrace him and  sing
hallelujah.  This is particularly true if that someone has a web site  that
anoints that someone with specialties that are made up and that is full of 
hyperbole about qualifications and abilities.

This forum is for discussion, and even dissection, of orthodontics and 
related subjects.  Your technique is a related subject, but if you are  selling
something, I still think that is inappropriate to post.  I am not  one who would
advocate blocking your posts, or anyone's posts, as long as they  are decent,
basically on topic, and not terribly ad hominem.  I don't think  it is
reasonable to expect us to be completely non-ad-hominem. The weight given  to each
person's argument for or against something is always going to be  influenced by
our judgements of their opinions on other subjects, their ability  to make an
intelligent, cogent argument, and our estimate of their expert  status in
regards to the subject they are discussing. 

I do absolutely agree with you that everyone must sign their posts  with
their real names, not just their email or screen names.  No fair  criticizing
someone else as "anonymous."  But also, enough pouting from  anyone who gets even
the mildest criticism.  Dr. Matasa, Barry's comment  really wasn't mean at
all.  "C," to my knowledge, no one has ever  criticized you on this forum.  Guys
who send me private emails to thank me  for saying what they were thinking:
thank you all very much, but also please  stand up for yourselves.

OK, now I'm off topic.  I promise something new and different next  time. 
This is why I love orthodontics:  Something new and different  walks into my
office every single day.

Diane Johnson
 

 

Topics of the day:

  1. Writing to ESCO: FLAK * jackets on!
  2. "Removing braces": A YouTube film by Dr. Ted Rothstein
 Date:    Fri, 4 Jul 2008 05:59:32 EDT
From:    Drted35@AOL.COM
Subject: Writing to ESCO: FLAK * jackets on!
*FLAK 
Etymology: German, from  Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer +  Abwehr
defense + Kanonen cannons
Date:  1938 

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic  Orthodontics  _Specialist in OJW_
(http://www.drted.com/index.html.bak2/jaw_wiring.htm) 
Founder DPOJW _www.drted.com/DPOJW.html_ (http://www.drted.com/DPOJW.html)
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY   11201
(718) 852-1551  _www.drted.com_ (http://www.drted.com/)    _drted35@aol.com_

Dear C:

I completely understand how you feel.

You are not the first person to be beaten off and driven away  by some of ou
r
ESCO colleagues who spout endless drivel while attacking  mercilessly.(See
below.)

Sometimes I find it hard to believe how petty, mean-spirited some of these
commentators can be   I could go on...

Here is an apt expression for the some of the ESCO commentariat  when you
prepare to write in your pearl:     Do not cast your pearls  before swine 
    
Do not waste good things on people who will not appreciate them. This
_proverb_ (http://www.bartleby.com/59/7/proverb.html)  is adapted  from a sa
ying of
_Jesus_ (http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/jesus.html)  from the _Gospels_
(http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/gospels.html) , E2809C_Cast not pearls  bef
ore swine_
(http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/pearlsbefore.html) .E2809D Jesus appears to
be warning his
_disciples_ (http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/disciples.html)  to preach  only
before receptive audiences.

The brouhaha this will raise will no doubt wake the dead. Let the
commentariat  begin their bloviations.

I love the sport of the witty retort.  It's just a  game you play with verba
l
bullies. It's good to exercise your sense of  humor.

As for the DVD. the film was made and aired on miniDV  tape and is being
converted to DVD format. I'll put your name on my list  of people who have
requested the DVD.

The ten-minute version will air on YouTube in  a few week.

Can I post this entire note to the ESCO forum? I promise  I will delete all
traces of your identity.

I just had another orthodontist and university professor  to timid to take a

stand who asked  if I would write a  letter to ESCO to chastise some of the
more vocal bloviators who made a  mockery of him when he most recently prese
nted
a beautiful  piece of research on bracket adhesion v pad configuration. It
was like  someone booted him in the gut. He was demoralized.

In the meantime just go to drted.com and the world of  orthodontic jaw wirin
g
(OJW) will appear.
See the rubrics on the home page  "orthodontic jaw  wiring"  and the
'OJW-dpojw course".

Cordially, Ted
Have a safe and happy July 4th



In a message dated 7/3/2008 8:05:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
_xxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx_ (mailto:xxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx)   writes:

Dear Dr. Rothstein,

I am an xxx orthodontist - actually a full-time  xxxx xx xxxx xxx for 5 year
s
now - and would greatly appreciate viewing your  dvd regarding OJW.  I am
starved for any ortho related information  and am completely unfamiliar with
the
technique.  Also being a  person who avoids conflict at nearly all costs, I
must say that I admire  you "staying the course" with various hostile ESCO
contributors.  This is  the main reason that I am an avid ready and infreque
nt
contributor.


Date:    Thu, 3 Jul 2008 19:45:09 EDT
From:    Drted35@AOL.COM
Subject: "Removing braces": A YouTube film by Dr. Ted Rothstein

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic  Orthodontics  _Specialist in OJW_
(http://www.drted.com/index.html.bak2/jaw_wiring.htm)  
Founder DPOJW _www.drted.com/DPOJW.html_ (http://www.drted.com/DPOJW.html)
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY   11201
(718) 852-1551  _www.drted.com_ (http://www.drted.com/)    _drted35@aol.com_
(mailto:drted35@aol.com)

Dear Esteemed Colleagues:

See it at: _http://youtube.com/user/drteddrted_
(http://youtube.com/user/drteddrted)  

July 3, 2008: Today I received a new comment on my YouTube video from  a
patient in another doctor's practice who wrote:

"thank you for adding this video i can't imagine how easy it is ti have 
braces on my teeth i was so scared to death and i hope it would be the same as 
for removing them

I responded:

"Thank you for taking the time to write this note. The film was intended to 
diminish the anxiety of the unknown. Tell, show and do is a common technique
to  allay patient fear. There was no "show" for removing braces. Now there is
one.  Judging from the kind remarks of patients like yourself it appears that
this  film has made a difference, and these kind remarks are my reward.

Dr. Ted Rothstein: drted.com  070308"

The next time your patient inquires about removing braces do them a favor 
and send them to: _http://youtube.com/user/drteddrted_
(http://youtube.com/user/drteddrted)

Enjoy. Ted
 

The "C." a another person name Carl who wrote me yesterday. It reminded me of you so I wrote this letter. Ted

 

DR. ROTHSTEIN RESPONDS TO THE MEAN-SPIRITED AND PETTY ON BEHALF OF TWO DOCTORS WHO WERE TORMENTED BY THE "COMMENTARIAT" WHO FIND JOY IN BULLYING, TORMENTING OR DENIGRATING OTHER CONTRIBUTORS TO ESCO

 "SUBJECT:           Writing to ESCO: FLAK * jackets on!

*FLAK 
Etymology: German, from Fliegerabwehrkanonen, from Flieger flyer + Abwehr defense + Kanonen cannons
Date:  1938
 
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics  Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 852-1551  www.drted.com   drted35@aol.com
 
Dear C:
 
I completely understand how you feel.
 
You are not the first person to be beaten off and driven away by some of our ESCO colleagues who spout endless drivel while attacking mercilessly.(See below.)
 
Sometimes I find it hard to believe how petty, mean-spirited some of these commentators can be   I could go on...
 
Here is an apt expression for the some of the ESCO commentariat when you prepare to write in your pearl:
Do not cast your pearls before swine
 
 
Do not waste good things on people who will not appreciate them. This proverb is adapted from a saying of Jesus from the Gospels, “Cast not pearls before swine.” Jesus appears to be warning his disciples to preach only before receptive audiences.
 
The brouhaha this will raise will no doubt wake the dead. Let the commentariat begin their bloviations.
 
I love the sport of the witty retort.  It's just a game you play with verbal bullies. It's good to exercise your sense of humor.
 
As for the DVD. the film was made and aired on miniDV tape and is being converted to DVD format. I'll put your name on my list of people who have requested the DVD.
 
The ten-minute version will air on YouTube in a few week.
 
Can I post this entire note to the ESCO forum? I promise I will delete all traces of your identity.
 
I just had another orthodontist and university professor to timid to take a stand who asked  if I would write a letter to ESCO to chastise some of the more vocal bloviators who made a mockery of him when he most recently presented  a beautiful piece of research on bracket adhesion v pad configuration. It was like someone booted him in the gut. He was demoralized.
 
In the meantime just go to drted.com and the world of orthodontic jaw wiring (OJW) will appear.
See the rubrics on the home page  "orthodontic jaw wiring"  and the 'OJW-dpojw course".
 
Cordially, Ted
Have a safe and happy July 4th
 
 
In a message dated 7/3/2008 8:05:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, xxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx writes:
Dear Dr. Rothstein,
 
I am an xxx orthodontist - actually a full-time xxxx xx xxxx xxx for 5 years now - and would greatly appreciate viewing your dvd regarding OJW.  I am starved for any ortho related information and am completely unfamiliar with the technique.  Also being a person who avoids conflict at nearly all costs, I must say that I admire you "staying the course" with various hostile ESCO contributors.  This is the main reason that I am an avid ready and infrequent contributor.
Thank you and best wishes, C.

 
In a message dated 6/30/2008 10:52:40 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Matasa writes:
Dear Dr. Rothstein
            You are an active contributor to ESCO. Last May, some of its subscribers invited the readers to share their experience regarding bracket properties.
            It has been more than 20 years since I published my first article in this field ("Not all appliances are created equal," Am. J. Orthod. Dentofac Orthop 1988; 94: 168-169) and I hope to continue to do so in “The Orthodontic Materials Insider” and elsewhere. In its last issue, I wrote two articles regarding bracket bond strength.
 
In the first, I presented an engineer’s point of view. In the second, I explored the results of in-vitro application on 32 brackets exhibiting differences in base structure. To reduce variables and approach a full cross-linking of the adhesive (i.e., strength), I used heat. Indeed, in-office procedures have to be fast and the techniques and the materials available are many. Post cure is common in industry (search “post cure glossary”) and even in dental research (http://www.springerlink.com/content/r4805p772652880j).      
     The bonding of metals, plastics or ceramics has been well explored in industry, and is not confined to the particular case of orthodontics. To my surprise, my study (www.OrthodonticMaterials.com, June 2008) has been greeted at ESCO with the comment: “If I read this right, the best way to improve bond strength is to cook or microwave our patients.  Thanks…a lot…”
            I wonder if this type of problematic humor would encourage others to respond to the Club’s invitations...
 Claude G. Matasa, DCE, DSc., DHC
Professor Adjunct,
U. Illinois, Chicago
www.Matasa.net
 

 SUBJECT:  allan sheridan <captainal_92865@YAHOO.COM>

DR. ROTHSTEIN RESPONDS TO DR. ALLAN SHERIDAN'S REMARK BELOW:

Date:    Wed, 2 Jul 2008 07:44:38 -0700
From:    allan sheridan <captainal_92865@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Rothstein--can we list him as "Spam" ???

We have so much that is important to share--can the site de-list Dr. Rothstein as Brooklyns best jaw wirer and have him sent to spam???
Allan Sheridan DDS, MS, JD
 

RESPONSE

It seems that someone died and left Dr. Sheridan to be king of the dung heap: For more information see:

Scarab Beetles

ORDER: COLEOPTERA

FAMILY:SCARABAEIDAE

http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/beetles/scarab/index.html

 

DR. ROTHSTEIN AGAIN  CONTRIBUTES TO ESCO TRYING TO GET SOME PRODUCTIVE FEEDBACK

SUBJECT:   From Ted Rothstein. Stay focused on the message. " The gates to the future...

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics  Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 852-1551  www.drted.com   drted35@aol.com

 
The gates to the future are guarded by a thousand sentries of the past.
 
Dear Voices of ESCO,
 
First of all, and above all, I wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July. :-) including Templedentist@gmail.com
whoever he may be.
 
Please try to stay focused on the message and the potential benefits to yourself, your community and the obese.
 
Here is the message:
 
I am confident that in time OJW will become a service that members of the dental community provide with pleasure in their own communities. I have no doubt that there will never cease to be members of the dental and medical community who look upon OJW with a jaundiced eye. I say offer the service, choose your patients carefully, do the OJW methodically and be responsive to patients needs.

Most of the compulsively overweight will applaud your efforts to help them and they will not hold it against you if they regain the weight. They do expect you would-be providers to see to it that no harm is coming to them because of the OJW.

You need to make sure their teeth, gums and jaw joints are not being harmed and to remove the appliance when they request it, and even before that if you think no benefit is being derived.

The Informed Consent for OJW
http://www.drted.com/index.html.bak2/Jaw wiring Informed Cconsent.htm

Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW): The Dental Professional’s Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity: an article submitted to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics on October 28, 2007.
http://www.drted.com/OJW AJO-DO Manuscript 102607.htm

 
Cordially, Ted 
 
Ps, Beyond the ESCO forum I cordially invite and welcome your comments and questions posed in a private email dialogue/correspondence. Any emails sent directly to me will remain strictly private. drted35@aol.com
Pps: The 56-minute DVD on the development and application of OJW is available gratis on request.
PPps: Those of you are interested are welcome to be present gratis to observe how OJW is provided in my office.

DR. ROTHSTEIN ANNOUNCES  TO ESCO THE POSTING OF HIS FILM ON YOUTUBE:  ON "REMOVING BRACES"

SUBJECT:  "Removing braces": A YouTube film by Dr. Ted Rothstein

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life active member AAO
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics  Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.  Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 852-1551  www.drted.com   drted35@aol.com

 
Dear Esteemed Colleagues:
 
 
July 3, 2008: Today I received a new comment on my YouTube video from a patient in another doctor's practice who wrote:
 
"thank you for adding this video i can't imagine how easy it is ti have braces on my teeth i was so scared to death and i hope it would be the same as for removing them
 
I responded:
 
"Thank you for taking the time to write this note. The film was intended to diminish the anxiety of the unknown. Tell, show and do is a common technique to allay patient fear. There was no "show" for removing braces. Now there is one. Judging from the kind remarks of patients like yourself it appears that this film has made a difference, and these kind remarks are my reward.
 
 Dr. Ted Rothstein: drted.com  070308"
 
The next time your patient inquires about removing braces do them a favor and send them to: http://youtube.com/user/drteddrted
 
Enjoy. Ted

There are 5 messages totalling 407 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Postings to the esco (2)
  2. Andrews Articulator
  3. The Matasa Study
  4. ESCO Digest - 19 Jun 2008 to 23 Jun 2008 - Special issue (#2008-61)

Date:    Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:36:02 -0700
From:    ESCO <escostudyclub@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Postings to the esco

Dear Dr. Thomas,
All postings will come through a central server call Listserv. Some posting
s might be blocked or filtered by the server automatically because the serv
er regards them as spam mails. The editors of the ESCOA0usually approve al
l the postings forwarded by the central server unless the postings are filt
ered by the server without notice.
If anyone finds that his or her postings have not been posted, please conta
ct the editors via email (esco@listserv.uic.edu) and forward the message ag
ain.Feel free to let us know if you have more questions.Regards,
Huibi

--- On Tue, 6/24/08, drt@powaybraces.com <drt@powaybraces.com> wrote:

From: drt@powaybraces.com <drt@powaybraces.com>
Subject: Postings to the esco
To: escostudyclub@YAHOO.COM
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 10:45 AM

It appears that some reply's to the online study club get posted and
some do not. Who is making the decisions about what gets posted and
what does not for the esco study club?
bill thomas
 

Dear Dr. Thomas,

All postings will come through a central server call Listserv. Some postings might be blocked or filtered by the server automatically because the server regards them as spam mails. The editors of the ESCO&nbsp;usually approve all the postings forwarded by the central server unless the postings are filtered by the server without notice.If anyone finds that his or her postings have not been posted, please contact the editors via email (esco@listserv.uic.edu) and forward the message again.Feel free to let us know if you have more questions.


--- On Tue, 6/24/08, drt@powaybraces.com &lt;drt@powaybraces.com&gt; wrote:
To: escostudyclub@YAHOO.COM
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 10:45 AM
It appears that some reply's to the online study club get posted and 
some do not. Who is making the decisions about what gets posted and 
what does not for the esco study club?
bill thomas

 

Date:    Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:45:26 -0400
From:    charles ruff <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: Andrews ArticulatorSome years ago, I took the Will and Larry Andrews in office course.  
Larry talked about a plastic articulator he had developed that  essentially captured CR but did little else.
Is anyone using that and how do you like it?Thanks Charlie Ruff
Date:    Mon, 23 Jun 2008 21:16:48 -0400
From:    Barry Raphael <drbarry@ALIGNMINE.COM>
Subject: The Matasa Study
RE: www.OrthodonticMaterials.com
If I read this right, the best way to improve bond strength is to cook or
microwave our patients.  Thanks.a lot.
Barry

From: The Electronic Study Club for Orthodontics
[mailto:ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU] On Behalf Of ESCO automatic digest system
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 12:25 PM
To: ESCO@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU
Subject: ESCO Digest - 19 Jun 2008 to 23 Jun 2008 - Special issue (#2008-61)

href"www.OrthodonticMaterials.com">www.OrthodonticMaterials.com <o:p></o:p></span>

Date:    Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:53:17 EDT
From:    Diane Johnson <DHMJDDS@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - 19 Jun 2008 to 23 Jun 2008 - Special issue (#2008-61)
In a message dated 6/23/2008 12:26:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU writes:
Ted Rothstein, DDS,  PhD
Honorary member American Association of  Orthodontists
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
Specialist in  OJW
 

Dr. Rothstein, what is an honorary member of the AAO?  I wasn't aware  there
was such a thing for an American orthodontist.  Why aren't you a  regular
member?  And, I know there is no such thing as a specialist in  either Cosmetic
Orthodontics, or in OJW.  I don't get it.
Diane Johnson



  From: drt@powaybraces.com <drt@powaybraces.com>
  Subject: Postings to the esco
  To: escostudyclub@YAHOO.COM
  Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 10:45 AM
 

It appears that some reply's to the online study club 
get posted and 
some do not. Who is making the decisions about what gets posted and 
what does not for the esco study club?
bill thomas
End of ESCO Digest - 23 Jun 2008 to 25 Jun 2008 (#2008-62)
**********************************************************
 

SUBJECT: HERE IS THE RESPONSE OF ONE ESCO MEMBER WHO SENT HIS RESPONSE DIRECTLY TO ME

In a message dated 06/27/2008 5:40:06 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, templedentist@gmail.com writes:
Thank you for your abhorrent email. I pity you old curmudgeon.
 
Dear templedentist@gmail.com,
 
I think that it is more appropriate to keep your (adjective) remarks  limited to the ESCO posting service where less threatened subscribers can have their say.
 
Toward that end I have posted your (fill in new adjective) remark  to ESCO since you again neglected to take that avenue.
 
The Rx I was talking about is Zoloft.
 
It is excellent for anger management. 

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Life active member American Association of Orthodontists
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-1551
www.drted.com
drted35@aol.com

Dear anonymous Templedentist@gmail.com
 
Excellent letter. Good points. You have thoroughly chastised me.  You are the man and should be proud of yourself.
 
I suggest you get to your shrink as soon as possible to get a new  RX for your meds.
 
I just don't have the time to waste responding  with a lengthy defense to your earnest letter of rebuke.
 
So I sent it ESCO for you.
 
I strongly advise and suggest you to forward this letter to the AAO executive committee for their immediate attention. Or would you prefer me to do that for you also.
 
Lighten up good fellow you're taking yourself way,way to seriously.
 
Cordially, Dr. Ted Rothstein
 
Rsume: http://drted.com/Resume Dr. Ted.htm

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
Life active member American Association of Orthodontists
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
Specialist in OJW
Founder DPOJW
www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-1551
www.drted.com
drted35@aol.com

 
SUBJECT: ESCO DOCTOR'S RESPONSE TO MY ESCO POST PRESENTING MY WORK ON ORTHODONTIC JAW WIRING..NOTE THE ATTENTION TO ALL DETAILS EXCEPT THE SUBJECT OF MY POST

In a message dated 6/27/2008 12:12:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, templedentist@gmail.com writes:

Dr. Ted,

I originally wrote this to be emailed to everyone on the ESCO email list, but thought I'd send it to you directly since some people might interpret this as bashing. I am in fact not trying to bash anyone, but rather to bring to your attention how myself, and possibly others feel about the issues below.
 

Calling yourself a Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics is misleading since there is no such thing, no matter how you justify it. Every orthodontist in the U.S. can find a way to justify calling themselves a Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics, but we don't because it isn't a specialty and only serves to "one-up" other orthodontists. It is similar to claiming that you are somehow better than other orthodontists, which I interpret the following sentences from your website to be:

"My experience and reputation are unsurpassed by any other orthodontist in Brooklyn"

"ABOVE ALL, I have treated more than 7000 patients in the 30 years that I am Brooklyn Heights' leading orthodontist."

"Nobody does it better…"

All of the aforementioned is in violation of the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct, as far as I understand them to be. (See below)

            5.F.2. Examples of "False Or Misleading." -"contain a material, objective representation, whether express or implied, that the advertised services are superior in quality to those of other dentists," taken from the Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.

            5.H. Announcement of Specialization And Limitation Of Practice. This section and Section 5-I are designed to help the public make an informed selection between the practitioner who has completed an accredited program beyond the dental degree and a practitioner who has not completed such a program. The special areas of dental practice approved by the American Dental Association and the designation for ethical specialty announcement and limitation of practice are: dental public health, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics.

            5.H.2. Specialist Announcement of Credentials in Non-Specialty Interest Areas. A dentist who is qualified to announce specialization under this section may not announce to the public that he or she is certified or a diplomate or otherwise similarly credentialed in an area of dentistry not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association unless:

  1. The organization granting the credential grants certification or diplomate status based on the following: a) the dentist's successful completion of a formal, full-time advanced education program (graduate or postgraduate level) of at least 12 months' duration; and b) the dentist's training and experience; and c) successful completion of an oral and written examination based on psychometric principles; and
  2. The announcement includes the following language: [Name of announced area of dental practice] is not recognized as a specialty area by the American Dental Association.

And by the way, how are you a member of the AAO without being a member of the ADA? Membership in the ADA is required to be an AAO member. I ask this since on your website it states that you voluntarily resigned from the ADA in 1995, but remained a member of the AAO and then in 2007 your status with the AAO changed to Honorary Member.

It concerns me that many dental professionals don't follow the rules set forth by the AAO and the ADA, whether intentional or not, even though we all agreed to. (See membership application to the AAO)

I end this by saying that I don't doubt that you are an excellent orthodontist and I can tell you work very hard to make his patients satisfied with their experience and outcome of their treatment.


SUBJECT:  DR. ROTHSTEIN RESPONDS TO DOCTOR WHO ASK WHAT HONORARY MEMBER OF THE AAO MEANS. (ESCO Digest - 23 Jun 2008 to 25 Jun 2008 (#2008-62) (THE DOCTOR WAS CORRECT: I MADE A MISTAKE. I AM A LIFE ACTIVE MEMBER NOT AN HONORARY MEMBER)

Dear Diane:
 
The appellation "Honorary" is a ranking given by the AAO to those persons who have been members of the AAO for AT LEAST 30 YEARS. The benefit of being an Honorary member is the luxury of receiving a 50% reduction in membership dues.
 
As for being "specialist in cosmetic orthodontics", you can get clarification by going to www.drted.com and noting that my central focus is in providing clear, removable and lingual braces  rather than traditional metal braces which is the least esthetic of all the braces we orthodontist can offer our patients.
 
Naturally, I charge more for these services: See http://drted.com/SUMCON 2008 insur.PDF
 
I am a specialist in OJW (Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Weight Control/Loss for people who are overweight- obese...BMI 27-37).  I developed the OJW device, method, protocol and informed consent for providing this service, and have been a provider since 1998.
 
See:
http://www.drted.com/index.html.bak2/jaw_wiring.htm
http://www.drted.com/OJW DPOJW Course.htm  (free)
 
I delight in providing this service to my patients and members of my community.
 
I provide the OJW service by itself or simultaneously with orthodontic treatment.
 
The fee for the service is $2685:
 
I believe it is our RIGHT and our OBLIGATION to provide services to the overweight as part of a "healthcare" team which includes: the patient's physician (who provides medical clearance to go on a low-calorie liquid diet), the patient's dentist, a dietician and where applicable input from an psychotherapist and a bariatric surgeon.
 
A visit to the above links will acquaint you with the service.
 
Cordially,
 
Dr. Ted Rothstein (718 852 1551)
 
 
In a message dated 6/26/2008 1:08:11 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU writes:
Ted Rothstein, DDS,  PhD
Honorary member American Association of  Orthodontists
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics
Specialist in  OJW

Dr. Rothstein, what is an honorary member of the AAO?  I wasn't aware  there
was such a thing for an American orthodontist.  Why aren't you a  regular
member?  And, I know there is no such thing as a specialist in  either Cosmetic
Orthodontics, or in OJW.  I don't get it.

Diane Johnson
 

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 Topics in this special issue:

   1. ESCO Digest - 16 Jun 2008 to 17 Jun 2008 (#2008-58)

  2. Variable Torque & The Damon System

  3. Dr.Ted Rothstein film on jaw wiring for weight control June 25 11:30am twc

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Date:    Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:56:04 EDT

From:    Diane Johnson <DHMJDDS@AOL.COM>

Subject: Re: ESCO Digest - 16 Jun 2008 to 17 Jun 2008 (#2008-58)

 

To All:

 After reading the thread with regards to starting a grid on the (+) and (-)

of various brackets, I was contacted several times by a Dr. Matasa, who has

asked me to supply you a link to this most recently completed an independent

study on the bond strengths of 32 different brackets.  It is well done. I do

not know him,  I do not use this company, nor do I have any affiliation with

the company.  www.OrthodonticMaterials.com     Mark

 

Date:    Sun, 22 Jun 2008 06:10:08 EDT

From:    Drted35@AOL.COM

Subject: Dr.Ted Rothstein film on jaw wiring for weight control June 25 11:30am twc 34/67

 

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD

 Orthodontist for  Adults and Children

35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201

 ou  are invited to view the airing of a  BCAT 56 minute Special, Wednesday

June 25, 11:30 AM on TWC Ch 34/67; Excerpts from the film will be presented

to colleagues at the  American Association of Orthodontists meeting in Boston,

May  2009.

The purpose of the film is to familiarize fellow professionals  with Orthodontic Jaw Wiring a device and method to help carefully selected  overwight perrsons regain control of their compulsive  overeating.

Obesity  is legion and epidemic and recognized as a precursor to a host of serious  illnesses. OJW for obesity is a treatment modality for a serious"social,  psychological and physiological problem that can help carefully selected patients to regain control of their weight thereby reducing or preventing the

potentially grave consequences associated with obesity. I am exploring the "orthodontic" approach to help alleviate this epidemic in those cases where

itmay be applicable. I think dental professionals can deliver this service with compassion and intelligence. My experience to date is that it is safe, and reasonably effective when performed with the proper protocols that I have developed.

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD

Honorary member American Association of  Orthodontists

Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics

Specialist in  OJW

Founder DPOJW _www.drted.com/DPOJW.html_ (http://www.drted.com/DPOJW.html)

35 Remsen St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718)  852-1551

_www.drted.com_ (http://www.drted.com/)

_drted35@aol.com_ (mailto:drted35@aol.com)

 PIHOTOGRAPH                           2ND PHOTOGRAPH

IN BRIEF:  Jaws are wired APART about this much |--| Wires are to be released every 5 weeks  for  5 days to permit jaw joints to move fully.

What  is Orthodontic  Jaw Wiring? http://www.drted.com/OJW%20DPOJW%20Course.htm) 

Ten reasons to provide this  service to your patients: (http://www.drted.com/OJW%20Ten%20reasons%20to%20provide%20OJW.htm)

 (http://www.drted.com/OJW%20Ten%20reasons%20to%20provide%20OJW.htm)