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May 21, 2011
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April 21, 2011 OJW Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Weight Control: a Documentary for Dental Professionals: a film by Dr. Ted Rothstein
YouTube: Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcSUzKWjhXs Part II: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NnU4nkCT00
March 8, 2011 The final cut of OJW for Dental professionals the documentary film Vimeo site
May 11 2010
Three part film series
(YouTube) showing Dr. Ted having
a tooth removed and a bone graft in preparation for getting an implant
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
April 1, 2010
On May 3, 2010 I will present my work on Orthodontic Jaw Wiring to my colleagues
at the meeting of the American Association of
Orthodontists in Washington, DC:
referred to in the PowerPoint presentation: E-Synopsis
February 5, 2010 Airing on YouTube: Placing an archwire on SmartClip braces: Just go "click-click"
jDecember 28, 2009
"Orthodontic Jaw Wiring: The Dental Professional’s Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity"
any experienced orthodontist to have confirmation of this well-known fact. You can see my solution to retaining the correction of an open bite. See the "RACHEL"
March 22, 2009 Some re t doings:
69. March 24:
http://www.drted.com/Dr Ted Presents
placing braces.htm Click
to read my chronicle of how this health
documentary film is being produced...
Oh la-la the things that happen. The opening of the movie proudly displays my attention and continued interest in OJW.
170. Just to lighten up a bit go
The Ballad of
Dr Ted tells the story a young boy's apprehensions about getting
braces, and how his friend Jason eased
his fears.In the end the narrator of the song, now age twenty-four, extols his happiness for having a winning smile. The DVD and argument in support
of my proposal that the AAO amend its bylaws to adopt a musical composition that represents it, was mailed to the President of the AAO, NESO
(Northeast Society of Orthodontists). The proposal places the Ballad of Dr Ted in nomination for such a piece of music. It will be presented to delegation
reviewing the bylaws and new amendments March 21, in Boston at the 109th meeting of the AAO.
February 12, 2009 Read the article on Small Claims Court that I wrote for the American Journal of Orthodontics in March of '99.
August 8, 2008
See two 10-minute videos at
http://www.youtube.com/user/drteddrted on the Development and Application of
Orthodontic Jaw wiring (OJW)
for compulsive overeating: Part I: Ray McDowell, showing the use of SmartClip braces to limit jaw opening to preselected maximum distance apart,
and Part II: Erica Smith, using the standard brackets for OJW, but wiring using the "through-the-bracket" method to achieve a limited jaw opening in the patient's unique comfort zone.
May 8 2008: The unknown can be very frightening. See Dr. Ted's new YouTube film revealing in living vivid detailed color how he removes your braces.
June 2, 2008 The OJW Questionnaire Survey. This survey will be sent to OJW patients to assess how they fared under the OJW protocol.
December 20, 2007 The equipment and supplies required to implement Orthodontic Jaw Wiring and where to obtain them and the cost. [Click Here]
October 29, 2007 I submitted this article to the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics on October 28, 2007: Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW): The Dental Professional’s Role in Weight Control for Compulsive Overeating Leading to Obesity.
September 22, 2007 I used the SmartClip demonstration model to show how OJW can be used with Self-ligating brackets (wire: RMO deadsoft .014") See patent figures.
September 22, 2007 Orthodontic Jaw Wiring (OJW) :The Protocol for Providing OJW to Your Patients: A New Service in Dentistry The OJW AGD Seminar Handout
July 21, 2007 You will need to communicate with your colleagues, your referring dentists and your patients. Sometimes an en mass emailing is the best way to go. See how I solve the e problem in my office.
June 15, 2007 Photo-documentation of the first clinical trial combining simultaneously Orthodontic treatment with OJW from the every start.
May 21, 2006 Microimplants in Orthodontics It will not be long before the use of the microimplant (miniscrew, TAD) is being taught and used in every post graduate orthodontic school in the country here and abroad. [Learn more about microimplants].and See how a microimplant is placed: Tomas page 1 and Tomas Page 2
June 3, 2005
Hear Ballad of Dr. Ted
: My son Jon is a song writer and
singer as well*. When he graduated from Middlebury College in 1993 I asked
him to write a song about getting braces. He wrote the "Ballad of Dr. Ted," for
which I paid him $100. I've played it many times in the office for patients
who come in for consultation. It tells the classic and joyous story of a young
boy who learns that he needs to have braces. Of course he does the classic
thing, he asks the advice of his friends... who wouldn't? He ends up following
the advice of his best friend "Jason" who changes his life
forever by advising him to go to Dr. Ted because "Nobody does it better." * My favorite song of his is called The Only Thing, which he wrote and dedicated to Amy, the girl he married on October 26, 2003. It tells of the pain that comes with loving one another. The other day I submitted the Ballad of Dr. Ted to the American Association of Orthodontists as my nomination for a song which represents our prestigious organization...an anthem if you will. Hear Ballad of Dr. Ted :-)
May 27, 2005 Ongoing
developments in OJW:
November 29, 2004
Greater New Dental Meeting:
Presented a table clinic:
"The Dental Profession's Role in the Control of Compulsive Overeating: OJW
(Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Weight Control)"
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 abstract and information]
September 10, 2005 at the 6th International Congress of Orthodontists: Presented a table clinic: 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" Founder of the Dentist Providers of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring for Compulsive Overeating (DPOJW) , 2004.
January 9, 2005 See article to be submitted for publication in the NYS Dental Journal, 2005 in which Dr. Rothstein responds to the present editor of the journal, Dr. Elliot Moskowitz, whose article entitled The Limits of Dentistry sets forth the author's reasons for not providing services to the morbidly obese. [Link]
December 3, 2004 I recently presented a "Table Clinic" that included a PowerPoint Presentation on the subject of "Orthodontic Jaw Wiring" to my dental colleagues at The Greater NY Dental Meeting and my orthodontic colleagues as well. You can it see it at: [Click Here].
October 30, 2004 I have the honor to announce that I am presenting a "table clinic" at the Greater NY Dental Meeting on November 29, 2004 titled "The Dental Profession's Role in the Control of Compulsive Overeating: Orthodontic Jaw Wiring... A kinder gentler way (OJW)" On that occasion I will demonstrate the principles/rationale of how the OJW service is provided and present a power point presentation. Moreover, I take pleasure in noting that my OJW table clinic was selected for presentation at the International Meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists (May 21-24, 2005), in San Francisco. There I will demonstrate how an orthodontist can transition an overweight patient who has just completed the active phase of braces into the passive phase of treatment ("retention") using OJW. See the Power Point Presentation (4Mb) and see [See abstract of presentation and information]
September 22, 2004 Every thing a a dental professional needs to know to provide Orthodontic Jaw Wiring.
September 14, 2004 Orthodontists refer many patients to oral surgeons for the "removal" (I say "amputation") of wisdom teeth. Consequently, it behooves them to be knowledgeable about Etiology, Prevention and Management of Post Extraction Complications. The article was written by Dr. Michael Florman, who was certified in 2004 as a specialist in orthodontics (NYU Post Graduate orthodontic department). Best wishes to Michael you are an asset to our profession. While you are there take the test. This article is a continuing education course that appeared as an insert in Dental Economics, August 2004.
September 11, 2004
This entry commemorates the third anniversary of the
World Trade Center disaster on 9/11 three years ago. I offer
a prayer in memory of the those who died and to those sadly bereaved of their loved ones ;-( See Memorial:
The DDS System is much in the limelight these days: If you want to find a provider in the NYC area just (Click here). You will also see the INFORMED CONSENT that providers have their patients sign.
September 2, 2004
Dr. Rothstein take pleasure in announcing the formation
of the DPOJW*, an organization of
dentists who are committed to providing orthodontic jaw wiring to those who are
overweight or obese and who meet the criteria for being accepted as a patient
for this type of control of compulsive overeating. An online course will is
being offered free to the first 25 dentists who provide their name, address,
telephone and email address.
*Dentist Providers of Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
The reasons why a DDS or DMD should or should not consider being a member of the DPOJW [See the reasons].
September 1, 2004 Learn About the DDS System for Weight Loss : This device is custom made by certified dentists who begin by making a mold of your upper teeth and palate. The dental lab fabricates the device which reminds one a lot of the retainer that many orthodontists give you at the end of treatment to hold your teeth in place. It costs $350-$500. It modifies your eating habits by causing you to eat slower so you feel full sooner, consequently you eat less. Move over OJW (Orthodontic Jaw Wiring) you have company.
August 28, 2004 I was asked by the editor of Orthodontic Product Magazine, Christopher Piehler, to be part of a "virtual round table discussion," the results of which, will appear in toto in the publication by December 2004. Below I present my final thoughts on the usefulness, delivery of patient care service, and my hopes for OJW as a potentially useful tool that some overweight patients might find appropriate/suitable for their problem. OJW round table
February 29, 2004 See the poster Dr. Ted created to inform his patients of a new choice IN ADDITION TO INVISALIGN, LINGUAL and CLEAR braces: Here is the big question... Would a would-be adult patient be willing to pay about $200 more for DAMON (metal showing braces) if they could have their teeth straightened in 25-30 % faster time?? WITH 25%-30% FEWER VISITS?: See a close up of the DAMON BRACKET
February 29, 2004 Having listened to many lectures and attended many conferences on providing the Invisalign service to our patients, I decided to let the folks in my town (Brooklyn, NY ...population 2,465,326...) that the Invisalign service was firmly rooted in Dr. Ted's practice. The office manager, created this new ad which appeared in the Brooklyn Yellow pages for the first time February 26, 2004. See the new Yellow pages ad.
January 22, 2004 On January 22, Dr. Ted submitted a proposal to the committee that selects essayists to present papers at the GNYDM (Greater New York Dental Meeting). This meeting convenes December 28-January 2. READ THE PROPOSAL.
December 13, 2003
Orthodontic Jaw Wiring is a service I provide. Providers of the OJW service are rare, be they orthodontists, dentists or oral surgeons. Never before now has anyone established/created a protocol for providing this service. Naturally, would-be providers are concerned with legal and liability issues. See The Informed Consent for OJW and the FAQ's. Moreover, some studies would be useful such as the long term effects of limiting the motion of the jaw joints (the "TMJ"). I have had a few OJW patients say that they were first wired by an oral surgeon because of trauma and it was then that they realized the potential of this method to control their weight. The responses I have received from grateful patients reinforces for me that, overall, OJW is a beneficial service although its detractors are rife. Recently, I encouraged a dentist in Colorado to provide the service to his patient, Jay Freeman, instead of having him come to New York and having me do it. The patient wrote the following: (See The Second Forum on the Pros and Cons of OJW: responses to the letter of 9/22/03). The chart entry for a recent patient of my own, AF illustrates the OJW approach. The accompanying photo documentation illustrates succinctly how OJW is done. The exact sequence of wiring is shown at OJW jaw wiring sequence.
November 2, 2003
Dr. Ted takes pleasure in announcing the introduction to his orthodontic
practice of the
fourth generation of modern treatment
orthodontic appliances. It is called the
"Damon System". This system makes use of
"super-elastic" archwires and self-ligating brackets
[See the bracket and how the wire is attached]
which can capture the
archwire without any external attachment devices such as "ligature wires" or "elastics" which create massive friction (400-600 times more friction), consequently slowing down enormously the movement of the teeth. The combination of the the super-elastic wires and the "self-ligating" bracket are so effective that they allow the patient to be seen every 8-10 weeks instead of every 4-5 weeks with great accuracy and control of the movement of the teeth. In effect, by making use of such wires and the Damon self-ligating bracket the teeth move more continuously with less discomfort because the forces on them are more gentle.
October 19, 2003 Dr. Seung Ki Min, NYU Cont. Ed. orthodontic program, 2002, presented a paper at “The 5th Asian-Pacific Cleft Lip and Palate Conference” September 29-October 1, 2003,on the Dental and Skeletal Characteristics and Growth in Class III Malocclusion Between Skeletal Ages of 10 an 14. Here is the abstract of that paper:
September 22, 2003 About two year ago I wrote: Letter to Educators, Researchers and Orthodontists recommending establishment of a forum where knowledge regarding OJW for weight loss can be shared. That letter generated: A Forum for OJW for Weight Loss for those who would like to share their ideas on the pros and cons of OJW for weight loss. On September 22nd, 2003 I published: Orthodontic Jaw wiring for weight loss (OJW): A primer and protocol for orthodontists UPDATED. Click here to read it.
September 7, 2003 My son Jon is a song writer and singer as well. When he graduated from Middlebury College in 1993 I asked him to write a song about getting braces. He wrote the "Ballad of Dr. Ted," for which I paid him $100. I've played it many times in the office for patients who come in for consultation. It tells the classic and joyous story of a young boy who learns that he needs to have braces. Of course he does the classic thing, he asks the advice of his friends... who wouldn't? He ends up following the advice of his best friend "Jason" who changes his life forever by advising him to go to "Dr. Ted...because "Nobody does it better." The Ballad of Dr. Ted. Although I suppose I am biased :-) I believe this song should be nominated for The best theme song of the American Association of Orthodontists.
August 30, 2003
Patient's Financial Memo form and Notice of Informed Consent--The two most
important forms in our office.
Every healthcare provider must utilize both these documents. These forms are essential elements of a vital professional practice. We decided to meld them into a two-sided document for efficiency. This Fin-Mem/Inf-Con memo is reviewed and updated annually for accuracy, content and specific office needs. Along with the Summary of Consultation-Examination these three documents provide the information that empowers your patients to help finish the treatment that they have contracted for as well as to help form a mutually cooperative and happy patient-doctor relationship. I just finished updating these forms: See SumCon 2006-2007 and FinMemSumCon2003
August 30, 2003
Wouldn't it be be nice if all the would-be patients that came to my office for a consultation-examination chose me to provide their treatment? When they do not I am always curious to know the reason(s) why in the hope that I can improve the service I provide. As a result I created the following questionnaire: http://ww.drted.com/Pending patient questionnaire
February 23, 2003
Sometimes patients present bite problems that are correctable only by a combination of braces
and jaw (''orthognathic"/"maxillofacial") surgery. Henry Hatfield required such surgery. In all my
readings and experience I have read in such detail the total experience of a patient who needed
to undergo such surgery. Henry has written his story in "excruciating" detail. His narrative should
be must-read by every orthodontist whether (s)he is a student in orthodontics or a seasoned
orthodontist. His story is mandatory as well for those patients who are considering jaw surgery.
Read Henry's description of his experiences.
I provide my patients with a "Summary
of the Consultation" at the
conclusion of the 30 minute appointment.
that I provide. It is a very complete, informative and impressive document. Even the paper upon which
it is printed is meant to give a lasting impression about the workmanship done at my office. You must
never forget above all that at each step of the way your prospective patient should perceive that your
work/office ranks above all the rest. The fees are presented at the time of the consultation. My fees are shown on the informed consent. See SumCon 2004-2005.
January 6, 2003
The INFORMED CONSENT FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT
November 4, 2002
Dr. Ted (c'est moi) is happy to announce the start of a new orthodontic information page devoted to
teaching the NYU Post Graduate Orthodontic Students, past and present, some of the clinical (diagnosis
and treatment planning) and practice management knowledge that I have learned in the course of practicing
orthodontics for 30 years. Both the office manager and I will issue practical and useful information which we feel would be of use to help an orthodontist run his/her practice. Come see Over The Wires:A POTPOURRI OF ORTHODONTIC REFLECTIONS, PERSPECTIVES, POINTERS AND OPINIONS
October 10, 2002
It has now been reported to me that at least one patient may have experienced an allergic reaction to the material that the "aligners" are made of (read her letter). (Patients are sometimes allergic to the Nickel in stainless steel braces.)
March 5, 2002
Dr. Ted offers a special service to carefully selected patients who are good candidates and that is
Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss. You can see the Directory for that service by clicking [HERE] . You can now also see the letter
I sent to educators researchers, orthodontists, the previous jaw wired patients, friends and family ask them to give
their opinion regarding the efficacy and the providing of this service by orthodontists...you would be very surprised
what they had to say. [I want to see the letter] and want to see the responses so far. Would you like to hear how
one patient sounded when she had her jaw wiring done on Feb1, 2002?. The treatment chart of Valerie Freeland (look at the last line).
January 19, 2002
The INFORMED CONSENT for Jaw Wiring for Weight Loss
April 28, 2001
Letter from Dr. David Turpin, Editor and Chief of the American Journal of Orthodontics and DentoFacial Orthopedics, indicating the manuscript for Part II (Anterior-Posterior and Vertical Growth) was accepted for publication in the November 2001 issue of the AJODO.
Morphology and Growth From 10-14 Years of Age in Children Presenting Class II, Division 1
Malocclusion: A Comparative Roentgenographic Cephalometric Study (Parts I and
Part I: Characteristics of size, form and position
See also: www.mosby.com/ajodo: March 2000, Vol. 117, No. 3, Pp. 320-332 (User: dr. ted rothstein: password: drted35)
Part I: Error Correction
Part II: Vertical and Anteroposterior growth between the ages of 10 and 14
See also: www.mosby.com/ajodo: AJO-DO November 2001, Vol. 120, No. 5, Pp. 542-555
(User: dr. ted rothstein: password: drted35)
Abstract of Dr. Rothsteins Doctoral Dissertation that appeared in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, (December 1971)
Abstract of dissertation that was published as a 15 page article in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS and DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS, (March 2000)
What the abstract says in simple words:
Actually the founding father of orthodontics (Edward Angle, Ca. 1904)
strongly believed that when you had a buck-teeth like condition the problem was caused by the lower jaw being small (undergrown) or retruded (shifted backward in position). He thought the upper back teeth never shifted into a forward position. The data in my study (1971, first computerized study with
LARGE SAMPLES, GROUPED BY AGE AND SEX) indicated his belief was wrong, and on average the lower jaw
of the children with buck-teeth is most often identical in size and position to
those children who do not have buck-teeth. In fact, it is the upper jaw and teeth
that are forward in position.
Part two of a two part original article published in the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS November 2001, Vol. 120, No.5 pp. ?-?
The Visual-Dx Composite Cephalometric Standards
STOP: The "Standard-Tracing Observer Position"
An Example of an analysis of Anterior Facial Height
How to obtain the FREE standard (Female SA12), ceph analysis sheet, instructions and landmarks
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