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Strategic Growth: More Than Just Case Starts
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/22/14
  Part of the Alvetro Practice Management Series

Although the number of new patients is an important metric for an orthodontic practice, focusing on this alone can overlook many opportunities for growth and improvement. Learn techniques to make your practice the best it can be by using Dr. Lisa Alvetro's approach to scheduling, staffing and organizational management.

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Planning for Success: Orthodontic Team Strategies
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/20/14
  Part of the Alvetro Practice Management Series

Do you struggle with goals, budgeting, or management in your office? Ineffective strategic planning can limit practice success. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Alvetro poses the question, "If you don’t know where you are going, how do you get there?" Dr. Alvetro shares the systematic process that she and her team utilize to identify goals, define practice direction and allocate resources.

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Anterior-posterior Control with the Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage Device (TAD) System: Part 1
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/13/14
  In past webinars, Dr. Moe Razavi has reviewed the benefits of using the palate as the source of anchorage for en masseretraction of the maxillary anterior teeth. The Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage Device System, combined with the custom designed TransPalatal Arch (TPA), can not only be used to control the final position of the maxillary incisor teeth, but can also allow for control of almost every tooth in the mouth. In this segment, Dr. Razavi reviews treatment mechanics for anterior-posterior (AP) correction through molar distalization in both the maxillary and mandibular arches using a combined TPA/TAD system anchored in the palate.

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Better Bonding and the Incognito™ Appliance System
Presenter: Cathy Sundvall
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/6/14
  In this new and updated CE webinar, clinical trainer Cathy Sundvall walks you through the most up-to-date steps for successful bonding and rebonding of Incognito™ Appliance System custom lingual brackets. The webinar provides insightful tips applicable to any lingual bonding to help doctors and clinical staff improve techniques and reduce bond failures.

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Bonding Techniques for Lingual Appliances (2014)
Presenter: Cathy Sundvall
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/11/14
  Bonding to the lingual surface offers unique challenges, but in her years as a clinical trainer Cathy Sundvall has developed many techniques to overcome those challenges. In this CE webinar Cathy walks you through the steps for successful bonding and rebonding of custom lingual brackets. The webinar provides insightful tips applicable to any lingual bonding to help doctors and clinical staff improve their techniques and reduce bond failures.

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State of the Art in Orthodontic Bonding 2014 - Direct Bonding
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/4/14
  In the State of the Art in Orthodontic Bonding series Dr. Fredrik Bergstrand explores the most-up-to date bonding concepts and techniques. This CE webinar covers materials, efficiencies, and outcomes for direct bonding.

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State of the Art in Orthodontic Bonding 2014 - Indirect Bonding
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/28/14
  In the State of the Art in Orthodontic Bonding series Dr. Fredrik Bergstrand explores the most-up-to date bonding concepts and techniques. This CE webinar covers materials, efficiencies, and outcomes for indirect bonding.

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Introduction to the Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/28/14
  Dr. Moe Razavi presents a comprehensive review of various mini-implants available in the market, along with their design pros and cons. He reviews features of the Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage Device System that led him to make this his exclusive TAD system of choice. Additional mini-implant topics covered include indications for use, placement techniques and tips for use in a busy orthodontic practice.

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Strategic Philanthropy: Giving Back and Gaining Patients
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 1/31/14
  Part of the Alvetro Practice Management Series

In this practice marketing webinar Dr. Lisa Alvetro shares how her devotion to philanthropy has enhanced her community while building her practice. Learn how using community service to strategically build brand recognition can make a difference - to your community and your bottom line.

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A View from the Top: 5 Must-Have Marketing Techniques to Grow Your Incognito™ Appliance System Practice
Presenter: Neal Kravitz, D.M.D., M.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/6/13
  This fast-paced, highly-energetic presentation highlights five principles of business success that he has used to transform his practice into an elite lingual orthodontic office. Dr. Kravitz will show the power of aggressive marketing, provide creative methods for promoting your lingual orthodontic office, and explain how to choose the appropriate lingual orthodontic patient while increasing case acceptance and ensuring a positive patient experience.

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Orthodontic Finishing and Arch Coordination with the MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System
Presenter: Dr. John McDonald
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/8/13
  Finishing and arch coordination at the end of treatment can often prove to be the most difficult, time consuming and frustrating aspects of a case. The brackets, wires, and arch forms of the MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System were specifically designed to make finishing and arch coordination as straightforward as possible. It this CE webinar, Dr. John McDonald discusses common problems with proper finishing of a case and shows, with a variety of case examples, how the MBT System of brackets, wires and mechanics can solve these issues. Dr. McDonald shares how using these concepts and techniques has improved not just difficult cases, but all of his cases.

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APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive: The Game-Changer In Orthodontic Bonding
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/18/13
  Once again, 3M Innovation delivers a game-changer in orthodontic bonding – with APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive. Since the launch of this new addition to the 3M Unitek APC Adhesive family, Dr. Moe Razavi's bonding protocol has been transformed. In this webinar, Dr. Razavi reviews the science behind this revolutionary bonding technology and shares how he utilized this new tool to propel his practice to the next level, both in terms of practice efficiency, and more importantly, in terms of improved patient experience.

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Spotlight on White Spots: Incidence, Prevention and Treatment
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/6/13
  In this webinar Dr. Fredrik Bergstrand focuses on the conditions that lead to the development of white spots during orthodontic treatment. He also presents a variety of methods to prevent and treat white spots.

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Rethinking Treatment Planning: Focusing on Ideal Incisor Position
Presenter: Dr. John McDonald
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/9/13
  Dr. John McDonald will demonstrate how to think about treatment planning in a completely different manner and explain how to use a traced ceph and treatment simulation software to place the incisors in the desired position and build the occlusal outcome based on this position. Dr. McDonald will also explain how the MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System was designed to deliver the kind of precision and control that allows such specific treatment goals be met.

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Gaining Case Acceptance with Incognito™ Hidden Braces
Presenter: Rita Johnson, COA, RDH, MA
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/31/13
  In this exciting CE webinar designed for Treatment Coordinators and Incognito™Appliance System doctors, Practice Specialist Rita Johnson reveals persuasive techniques for gaining lingual case acceptance. Learn how to prepare your entire staff to explain the benefits of Incognito Hidden Braces so they can recommend them with confidence. Rita provides the best answers to common questions and shares strategies to convert clear aligner seekers to lingual treatment. Discover how to get the word out and differentiate your practice with innovative Incognito Braces.

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Digital Setup and the Incognito™ Appliance System: Making us Better Orthodontists
Presenter: Dr. Robbie Lawson
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 7/26/13
  In this presentation, Dr. Robbie Lawson reviews the rationale and published evidence for optimal tooth positioning from a biological perspective. He outlines and discusses the use of the Incognito™ Appliance System Digital Setup in the treatment planning process. Dr. Lawson shares how he has, in his opinion, achieved optimal periodontal health and stability through the combination of Incognito System precision and the three dimensional interactive planning of the Digital Setup Lab (DSL) tool.

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Torque? Incognito™ Appliance System Does it Best
Presenter: Lawrence Levens, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/22/13
  This CE webinar provides a more thorough understanding of the beauty of completely customized lingual appliances in torque control and movement. Learn why Incognito™ Appliance System bracket slots are fabricated to extremely tight tolerances and what to expect from Incognito System appliances, including compromises and how to make appropriate clinical changes to make up for any limitations when considering torque control.

CE
Reconditioning 101
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/15/13
  In this webinar Dr. Fredrik Bergstrand discusses how to recondition teeth after debonding. He covers adhesive removal procedures and tooth surface reconditioning techniques.

CE
Forsus™ Class II Correctors for Orthodontic Staff: Maximizing Treatment Efficiency
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro and Leighann Jones
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/8/13
  In this CE webinar, Dr. Lisa Alvetro explains the unique role assistants play in successful treatment with Class II Correctors. Dr. Alvetro details how staff can assist in Forsus™ Class II Corrector installation and check-ups. She is joined by Certified Orthodontic Assistant Leighann Jones for practical tips to ensure patient compliance and satisfaction.

CE
Reliable Vertical Control: Direct Use of TAD Palatal Anchorage for Open Bite Correction
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/9/12
  In this CE webinar, Dr. Mohammad Razavi introduces the use of a temporary anchorage device system for palatal anchorage to control vertical dimension, and correction of anterior open bites. This presentation also highlights factors that should be taken into consideration in order to achieve reliable and predictable open bite correction.

CE
Unitek Digital Workflow for Custom Appliance Systems
Presenter: Dr. Gus Horsey and Michael Colter
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/12/12
  The modern orthodontic office is increasingly embracing the latest technology to help deliver the highest quality results and most effective treatment. In this special tag-team webinar, Dr. Gus Horsey discusses how digital solutions enable him to streamline his treatment planning and setup review for customized lingual appliances. 3M Unitek's Technical Services Engineer, Michael Colter, then demonstrates how you too can use the innovative features of the new software for clinical planning and analysis.

CE
Better Bonding to Non-Enamel Surfaces
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/14/12
  As cosmetic and restorative dentistry continues to rise, orthodontists are increasingly faced with the challenge of bonding to non-enamel surfaces. Dr. Fredrik Bergstrand has studied and practiced the clinical application of modern bonding materials to non-enamel surfaces. In this webinar he provides easy to follow tips for bonding to porcelain, gold, amalgam and composite.

CE
Differentiate Your Consultations – Differentiate Your Practice
Presenter: Dr. Anoop Sondhi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/17/12
  Maximize the results of the time you spend with potential patients in your office with this exciting practice management course. In this CE webinar Dr. Anoop Sondhi shares the secrets of his highly structured preparation and consultation process. He describes an energizing new method for preparing for orthodontic consultations and how it can lead to a higher degree of effectiveness and patient/parent acceptance.

CE
Introducing the Custom Lingual Appliance System for the Social Six
Presenter: Dr. Adam Schulhof
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/27/12
  More and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. Often they are looking to fix just their social six and are not willing to wear visible braces. Listen to Dr. Adam Schulhof explain why the new Custom Lingual Appliance System for the social six is his choice in delivering a completely hidden, simple treatment with precise results.

CE
MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System Lacebacks and Tiebacks
Presenter: Dr. John McDonald
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/22/12
  The MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System was designed around light force mechanics that utilize simple techniques to achieve better treatment outcomes without any additional work. Finishing and arch coordination are easier because the orthodontist controls tooth position, not the wire. Dr. John McDonald uses the MBT system to deliver board quality results in a busy clinical practice. In this webinar, Dr. McDonald describes these simple tools as well as the rationale behind them. You will learn how easy it is to implement these techniques into any practice and delegate to chairside assistants while maintaining full control of the case.

CE
Making a Smart Move in Self-Ligation
Presenter: Dr. Robert Waugh
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 5/18/12
  In 2002, In search of a better way to treat patients, Dr. Robert Waugh transitioned his practice from a conventional edgewise system to passive self-ligating brackets, leaving many of his proven methods of treatment mechanics behind. After gaining experience and researching the passive self-ligation technique, Dr. Waugh made the “smart” move to a new Self-Ligating Appliance System. In this webinar, Dr. Waugh explains why he made the change, citing characteristics that are improving his treatment results. In addition, he shares several unexpected, but welcomed, benefits of the system.

CE
Variations in Fixed Functional Class II Correctors - Part IV: Controlling the Maxillary Vertical Dimension and Utilizing the Forsus Appliance for Dental Distalization
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/23/12
  By popular demand, Dr. Lisa Alvetro extends her Class II Correction CE webinar series to demonstrate minor variations in Class II corrector installations that enhance vertical control in patients with vertical growth patterns. The same variation can be used to turn a fixed functional Class II corrector into an effective dental distalization appliance.

CE
Indirect Anchorage Using the Palate: A Unique Application of the Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage Device
Presenter: Mohammad Razavi, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/17/12
  Various sites have been advocated by numerous authors as the “ideal placement site” for mini-screw implants (MSI). Many publications have documented the bone quantity and density in the more popular interdental sites for MSI placement. The palate, on the other hand, can also provide a versatile location that could be used for most anchorage sensitive cases. In this CE webinar, Dr. Mohammad Razavi reviews a step-by-step protocol in palatal MSI placement and the fabrication of a transpalatal arch designed to be used for the Unitek™ Temporary Anchorage Device.

CE
Toward Better Impressions: Chairside with Custom Lingual Appliances
Presenter: Caryann Schoenfeld
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 1/12/12
  In this CE webinar, Caryann Schoenfeld draws on her years of experience as a lingual technique trainer to act as your chairside guide to taking impressions for Custom Lingual Appliances. You will learn the key steps for taking accurate, two phase, two step polyvinyl impressions, and how to maximize efficiency while doing so. This webinar also serves as an excellent troubleshooting tool for doctors and staff toward achieving better impressions.

CE
Bond Failure Rate of 1.59%? How is That Possible?
Presenter: Terry Sellke, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/16/11
  In this fast-paced webinar, Dr. Terry A. Sellke will explain in detail a bonding system developed over more than 10 years that has given him a bond failure rate of 1.59% from initial placement to finished case. Find out more about how you too may reduce bond failure rates by faithfully following the systems presented.

CE
Management of Extraction Cases (with Fixed Functional Class II Correctors) - Part III
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/4/11
  This is the final webinar in the three-part series that focuses on specifics of Class II correction with fixed functional Class II Correctors. This webinar will focus on the advantage of using Class II correctors as a form of anchorage in extraction cases. Preserving maxillary anchorage is often critical to the successful correction of the Class II relationship. In the mandibular arch, preserving incisor torque and position during protraction of the posterior buccal segments is also of importance in optimal treatment. The strategic use of fixed functional Class II correctors during space closure can minimize these clinical challenges and insure success.

CE
Why Custom Lingual Appliances? How Lingual Braces Provide Practice Essentials
Presenter: Dr. Adam Schulhof
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 10/7/11
  In today’s competitive orthodontic market, there are three essentials for successful practices:
1. Differentiation
2. Attraction of adult patients
3. Impeccable results

In this webinar, Dr. Schulhof will discuss how Custom Lingual Appliances can provide all three practice essentials. Dr. Schulhof will explain how Incognito Braces overcome limitations of previous lingual appliances to deliver impressive results and make your practice stand out to adult patients.

CE
Variable Prescription Orthodontics: Appliance and Case Selection – Part 2
Presenter: Dr. Anoop Sondhi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 9/16/11
  This seminar will continue with further discussion of the case selection criteria, and the appliance selection process, for Variable Prescription treatment. A greater emphasis will be placed on intra-arch variation to deal with palatally displaced lateral incisors, impacted canines, and canine substitutions. A continuation of the discussion on inter-arch variation will also expand on the management of surgical cases.

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Management of Class II Deep Bites (with Fixed Functional Class II Correctors) - Part II
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 8/19/11
  This is the second webinar in a three-part series that focuses on specifics of Class II correction. The correction of Class II malocclusions involving deep bites can be clinically challenging. However, the use of fixed functional Class II correctors simplifies the treatment of these cases. Wire selection and appliance application will be explained based on the origin of the malocclusion. This optimized treatment protocol will be demonstrated in clinical cases.

CE
The 'Clear' Answer to a Beautiful Smile: Why an all Aesthetic Practice Makes Sense
Presenter: Dr. Patrice Pellerin
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/24/11
  Cosmetic treatment options are gaining in popularity and orthodontic patients are more aesthetically conscious than ever before. You are not alone if you feel the push towards all aesthetics but don’t know where to begin. Don't be afraid to niche your practice with aesthetics; Dr. Patrice Pellerin made the transition to an all aesthetic practice more than a dozen years ago. During this time, he has found new opportunities for practice growth and patient satisfaction. Dr. Pellerin will share how tightening your focus on cosmetics can produce practical, financial, and treatment benefits for you patients and your office.

CE
Variable Prescription Orthodontics: Appliance and Case Selection – Part 1
Presenter: Dr. Anoop Sondhi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/3/11
  This seminar will build on the information on the Variable Prescription concept that was introduced in the on-line lecture on Variable Prescription Orthodontics. All seminar attendees must familiarize themselves with the content of that online lecture, because most of that information will not be repeated in this lecture. Specific case selection criteria for using high torque, medium torque, and low torque appliances will be discussed, with an emphasis on comprehensive torque selection, and varying torque between the maxillary and mandibular arches. The enhanced efficiency in treatment, as well as the improved quality of the finished treatment result, will be demonstrated.

CE
Class II Correction (with Forsus™ Class II Correctors) for Beginners - Part I
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/28/11
  The Forsus appliance is an effective and efficient appliance for the correction of Class II malocclusions. From this webinar, clinicians will gain the knowledge needed to correctly install, activate and understand the effects of the appliance. They will also be able to confidently treatment plan cases using the Forsus appliance to optimize results.

CE
What is a Patient Centered Practice, and Why Is it So Important to Have One…Especially Today?
Presenter: Terry Sellke, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 3/24/11
  Our profession is facing historic, intense change. There will be winners and losers in the next 10 years as we face irreversible paradigm shifts.

This program will give you insights into the coming changes and how YOU can prepare for them. Service will be the differentiator, and your patients will make or break your future.

CE
State of the Art in Orthodontic Bonding - Direct Bonding: Problem Solving and Clinical Tips
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 2/24/11
  Guidelines and suggestions to help optimize the success of the Direct Bonding process

--Introduction
--Enamel conditioning considerations
--Contamination issues
--Curing technique success factors

CE
Fixed Functional Class II Correctors: The 5 Most Common Questions and Answers
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 11/9/10
  Fixed functional Class II correctors create a winning situation for doctors, patients, and staff and a predictable, positive experience. Dr. Alvetro will discuss case selection and presentation. She will also demonstrate that the Class II Appliance is an easy, cost effective tool in patient and practice management. She will share pearls and clinical tips.

CE
Direct Bonding Techniques Using Photo-Initiated Adhesives
Presenter: Fredrik Bergstrand, DDS
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 6/3/10
  This CE course covers the background for current direct bonding systems while discussing the steps for an ideal bonding process. Various safeguards and back-up systems are discussed that may help achieve an efficient and effective process.

CE
Effective Archwire Engagement and Disengagement with 3M™ Self-Ligating Appliances
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Alvetro
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 4/26/10
  This module details how to engage and disengage archwires into 3M™ Self-Ligating Appliances while providing maximum patient comfort. The important Tandem Archwire Technique is also discussed for optimum success with the SmartClip™ SL3 and Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Bracket systems.

CE
Variable Prescription Orthodontics: The Concept and its Application
Presenter: Dr. Anoop Sondhi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/10/09
  Essential to the successful use of Self-Ligating appliances is proper archwire sequencing. This module is designed to familiarize the clinician in understanding an optimized wire sequence for self-ligating bracket systems.

CE
The SmartClip™ and Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Treatment Systems: Recommended Archwire Sequences
Presenter: Dr. Anoop Sondhi
CE Credits: 1 CEU (Home Study)

Release Date: 12/10/09
  Essential to the successful use of the 3M Unitek SL appliances is proper archwire sequencing. This module is designed to familiarize the clinician in understanding an optimized wire sequence for both the SmartClip™ SL3 and the Clarity™ SL bracket systems.
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