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Original Article

Practical aid of diagnostic tool. Localization of ectopic maxillary canine: Clark´s method

2008, Volumen 38, Número 2
Ana Molina Coral, Emma Serra Oller, Monserrat Díez-Cascón
Área de Ortodoncia y Clínica Ortodóncica. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

When we think in canine impaction is important identify the canine localization and take the correct therapeutic decisions. Nowadays the conebean and spiral tomographs show perfectly this localization, but is important not fotget the conventional ways. The aim of this paper is discuss the Clark´s method, with vertical and sagital radiological proyections. The canine localization can be identify only with a panoramic radiograph and an oclusal or a panoramic radiograph and an apical radiograph, it’s nor worth make another radiograph.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2008;38(2):135-146)

Key words:
Canine impaction. Clark´s method. Parallax.
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