Lengthy debate has not brought about consensus on the role of extractions in orthodontic treatment.
Ricky E. Harrell, DMD, MA
Ricky E. Harrell, DMD, MA, is program director at the Georgia School of Orthodontics in Atlanta. A diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, he sits on Decisions in Dentistry’s Editorial Advisory Board. He can be reached at [email protected].
Clinicians must promote effective self-care in order to help patients avoid decalcification, caries and gingivitis during orthodontic treatment.