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Horizontal hemostat technique - Courtesy ROOTS
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From: "Judy McIntyre"
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:18 AM

Dr. Rivera here showed us to use the hemostat and clamp it onto the
rinn/XCP guide to parallel the occlusion, the patient then holds the
hemostat -- i've found that very helpful, and then of course, aim from
the distal, mesial and right on.  if you'd like, i can send a pic of
what i mean  - Judy McIntyre

Judy, another question!! can you send us a snap of this hemostat
tehcnique? did dr rivera show the technique on roots???? - Girish

Hello.  This is new to me.  Could someone share some images captured 
via  this method. I am very curious to see how they would look. 
Thanks. - Larry

This is the horizontal hemostat technique which several of us use here
at UNC as Dr. Rivera has showed it to us here. Pics are attached. 
You can see that you clip/clamp the hemostat onto the rinn 
(this even works with non-digital aka conventional films) and then place 
the hemostat parallel to the occlusal plane (thanks to the gorgeous 
Spanish model :) ) and then -- voi-la. Hope this helps.

PS -- this technique has been extremely helpful with tori, gag reflexers, 
all small mouths and other scenarios where simply,
the rinn just won't fit -- esp those 2nd and 3rd molars. :) - Judy

So your placing the film on the buccal outside the mouth and placing the cone on the opposite side of the mouth? - Gregori Kurtzman, DDS, Yes, but the mouth should be open and or at least that is the way I do it. I posted pics on the IDF as I remember a couple years ago. Takes a bit of thought to align the first time. I use with gaggers on endo. You have to remember the 'dot. will be reversed- Alan Cady Do you kick up the kvís doing this as the distance and amount of tissue is farther away? - Gary I use my BWX settings. If the patient is quite 'cheeky' and it is light, then I will on the re take. If you can not get the mouth open then it will need to be pumped up a bit. T & E - Alan Cady Have you ever used the Crawford Analyzer? It is essentially a hemostat with a Rinn bar attached for taking parallel working films. It is very nice to get assistants into the working films very quickly. Schick has holders to clip the sensor and then the Crawford analyzer/hemostat grabs the sensor holder, Crawford Film Holder - Matt This is the horizontal hemostat technique which several of us use here at UNC as Dr. Rivera has showed it to us here. Hey....we taught that to Eric when he came to Iowa from UNC! I know...I was there. Joey D...."The Iowa Horizontal Hemostat Technique" Joe it is amazing how people reinvent what is old.. Carlos To clarify, yes, you normally take the hemostat and place it in the mouth with the hstat parallel to the occlusal plane and with the sensor inside the mouth on the tooth in question -- just like normal. However, i could not do so to illustrate in this case as my (albeit gorgeous) spanish model was resistant and would not allow such. I am also posting a #15 calcified molar that I tooth with the hemostat technique on Tuesday as the patient could not fit the rinn way back there. (I adjusted both MB and Pal lengths :) and later found DB). I am also posting a #19 perf repair follow up after 5 months -- she had mand tori and would not allow the rinn to get back there -- too painful. - Enjoy! - Judy

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