Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

July, 1998


The patient was referred to our office for surgical exposure and direct bonding of gold chains in order to orthodonticly erupt impacted maxillary canines.


Medical history revealed a 14 y.o. white female with no known drug allergies or history of operations. The maxillary right and left primary canines were still present. Panoramic radiographs revealed teeth #'s 6 and 11 to be impacted. Orthodontic appliances were noted on the maxillary and mandibular dentition.

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  1. Extraction of Right and Left Primary Canines
  2. Surgical Exposure of Maxillary Canines
  3. Direct Bonding of Gold Chains via Helical Loop for Orthodontic Movement


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Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dr. Jon C. Fisher Orthodontist

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-502-926-4107
 fax: 1-502-926-4166
 url: http://www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified: June 30, 1998

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