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View the PowerPoint Presentation we showed at the GNYDM on the subject of "Orthodontic Jaw Wiring"  

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Table Demonstration  # 1 (See photo below.)

Blue Ribbon  award

Ted Rothstein, D.D.S., Ph.D.

The Dentist's Role in

Compulsive Overeating-

Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW),

A New Protocol



Presented in Grateful Appreciation

for the contribution made by


to the Scientific Program of the

Eightieth Annual Session of the


Greater New York Dental Meeting

    General Chairman:  Leslie  W. Seldin      Secretary-Treasurer:  Theodore P. Edwards

Table Demonstrations Workshops:  Steven J. Mondre


November 29, The greater NY Dental Meeting at the Javits Conference Center Dr. Ted his wife Frances and Vivian a friend who helped us.

 May 22,  2005   at the 105th  International meeting of  the American Association of Orthodontists in San Francisco Presented a table clinic: "The Dental Profession's Role in the Control of Compulsive Overeating: OJW  Transitioning Your Overweight Orthodontic Patient from Active Treatment to Retention using OJW"                             [See the photos of  Me and Brian and some of the visitors to our table clinic]

    Obesity is epidemic. Dentists are being awakened to the fact that they can help in the control of overeating problem-witness the DDS System appliance introduced in 2004 now  being offered by >3000 dentists. Orthodontists can choose to be part of the healthcare team available to overweight/obese persons anxious to regain control of their compulsive overeating..  B.B. (an orthodontic patient) demonstrates how a carefully selected overweight orthodontic patient can segue from active treatment into retention using OJW.  I will present ten reasons why an orthodontist might offer the OJW service. The essential of how to wire the jaws closed into
"Rothstein's OJW position of  rest" will be shown via models, diagrams, poster boards and an MS PowerPoint presentation.

The total body of knowledge on the matter of OJW (Orthodontic Jaw Wiring) for the behavior-modification related to overeating is found on my website: www.drted.com.  Overweight and obesity are national epidemics.  Medicare and Medicaid have declared that overweight per se (BMI 25-30) is bad for you and BMI >30 is even worse. M and M are now ready to fund research directed at finding safe and effective methods to modify compulsive overeating type behavior and dentists have recently awakened to the fact that they are part of the health in the control of overeating problems - witness the DDS System appliance being offered by >3,000 dentists already.  Orthodontists can choose to be part of the health care being provided to the overweight.  OJW has unique position in the spectrum of weight loss methods. It is safe for sure, however, long range effectiveness and potential harm to the TMJ need to be investigated.  I have performed >40 OJW procedures.  B. B.'s case is classic in that it shows how carefully selected overweight orthodontic patients can segue into retention using OJW.  My table clinic will present the ten reasons why an orthodontist might offer the service, and present the current OJW Informed Consent, and then present the essentials and simplicity of how to wire the jaws closed using a live model, photos, diagrams and PP presentations.  Opponent's views will be presented.


May 12, 2006I presented my work on OJW  (Orthodontic Jaw Wiring)  at the 106th International Orthodontic conference In Las Vegas on May 7. 
                           Take a look at the table clinic I prepared and see some sights Las Vegas has to offer. [Click here] Table clinic 39.