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					The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Below is my contact information

                                                     Response        Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency        Count
City/Town:                                             100.0%           23
State:                                                 100.0%           23
Email Address:                                         100.0%           23
                                             answered question               23
                                               skipped question               0


                                                                                  Email
Number        Response Date                         City/Town:     State:
                                                                                  Address:
          1                   06/18/2008 14:46:00   Tacoma         WA             mediator@comcast.net
          2                   07/29/2008 02:19:00   columbus       OH             juhzane@hotmail.com
          3                   08/14/2008 00:40:00   chattanooga    TN             lanni_m@hotmail.com
          4                   08/25/2008 14:27:00   brooklyn       NY             private@gmail.com
          5                   08/25/2008 17:25:00   Providence     RI             diana_morales@brown.edu
          6                   08/25/2008 20:32:00   Garland        TX             rscottmcdowell@tx.rr.com
          7                   08/26/2008 03:06:00   Rainbow City   AL             asjunkins@aol.com
          8                   08/27/2008 01:14:00   Muskegon       MI             Especiallywired@aol.com
          9                   08/27/2008 14:31:00   Jenks          OK             bchisum@gmail.com
         10                   08/28/2008 13:58:00   California     MD             glbon35@yahoo.com
         11                   09/10/2008 00:06:00   detroit        MI             lena123x@aol.com
         12                   09/15/2008 17:51:00   Westfield      NJ             carlou72@hotmail.com
         13                   09/15/2008 18:03:00   Redmond        WA             mirzai1@hotmail.com
         14                   09/15/2008 21:17:00   Jersey City    NJ             etherseeker@yahoo.com
         15                   09/18/2008 07:57:00   york           PA             aprylcopenhaver@yahoo.com
         16                   10/29/2008 19:15:00   Brooklyn       NY             Bren097@aol.com
         17                   10/29/2008 19:34:00   Robbinville    NJ             petitoanthony@aol.com
         18                   11/11/2008 05:57:00   chester        NJ             valpak1@comcast.net
         19                   11/22/2008 14:15:00   Hallandale     FL             randimona1@hotmail.com
         20                   12/08/2008 18:00:00   Buffalo        NY             marta@buffalo.com
         21                   12/08/2008 18:43:00   Brooklyn       NY             stephoncarr@yahoo.com
         22                   12/31/2008 17:01:00   Norfolk        VA             ht1townsend@hotmail.com
         23                   12/31/2008 17:31:00   Norfolk        VA             ht1townsend@hotmail.com
 @comcast.net
@hotmail.com
@hotmail.com

orales@brown.edu
dowell@tx.rr.com

ywired@aol.com




@hotmail.com

ker@yahoo.com
enhaver@yahoo.com

hony@aol.com

 a1@hotmail.com

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The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Are you male or female?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
Male:                                            17.4%           4
Female:                                          82.6%          19
                                        answered question            23
                                          skipped question            0
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
What is your age?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
19-23                                            8.7%            2
24-29                                            21.7%           5
30-34                                            13.0%           3
35-39                                            17.4%           4
40-44                                            21.7%           5
45-49                                            4.3%            1
50-54                                            13.0%           3
55-59                                            0.0%            0
60+                                              0.0%            0
                                        answered question            23
                                          skipped question            0
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--a weight-
control method
Weight at start of OJW as you indicated on the Informed Consent you completed. Use the
number I provided you with in the invitation to participate in this survey.
                                                     Response        Response  Response
Answer Options                                        Average           Total    Count
Pounds                                                 230.05         4601        20
                                                             answered question         20
                                                               skipped question         3

Number        Response Date                         Pounds
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00               215
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00               172
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00               165
          4                   08/25/2008 20:37:00               360
          5                   08/26/2008 12:55:00               188
          6                   08/27/2008 01:23:00               220
          7                   08/27/2008 14:34:00               200
          8                   08/28/2008 14:02:00               201
          9                   09/10/2008 00:18:00               165
         10                   09/15/2008 17:57:00               185
         11                   09/15/2008 18:07:00               181
         12                   09/15/2008 21:20:00               200
         13                   09/18/2008 08:01:00               209
         14                   10/29/2008 19:18:00               260
         15                   10/29/2008 19:41:00               450
         16                   11/22/2008 14:19:00               200
         17                   12/08/2008 18:06:00               208
         18                   12/08/2008 18:45:00               266
         19                   12/31/2008 17:04:00               210
         20                   12/31/2008 17:33:00               346
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--a weight-
control method
Your BMI (Body Mass Index) at start of OJW as you indicated on the Informed Consent you
completed. (This index number is the number provided you in the invitation to participate in
                                                  Response        Response       Response
Answer Options                                     Average          Total          Count
A number between 25 and 38, i.e. the special index       36.05           721         20
                                                              answered question            20
                                                                skipped question            3

                                                     A number
                                                     between 25
                                                     and 38, i.e.
                                                     the special
Number        Response Date                          index
                                                     calculated
                                                     from your
                                                     height and
                                                     weight.
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00                   32
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00                   29
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00                   28
          4                   08/25/2008 20:37:00                   46
          5                   08/26/2008 12:55:00                   29
          6                   08/27/2008 01:23:00                   37
          7                   08/27/2008 14:34:00                   38
          8                   08/28/2008 14:02:00                   33
          9                   09/10/2008 00:18:00                   27
         10                   09/15/2008 17:57:00                   31
         11                   09/15/2008 18:07:00                   33
         12                   09/15/2008 21:20:00                   39
         13                   09/18/2008 08:01:00                   33
         14                   10/29/2008 19:18:00                   33
         15                   10/29/2008 19:41:00                   64
         16                   11/22/2008 14:19:00                   34
         17                   12/08/2008 18:06:00                   37
         18                   12/08/2008 18:45:00                   44
         19                   12/31/2008 17:04:00                   36
         20                   12/31/2008 17:33:00                   38
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--a weight-
control method
Present Weight

                                                     Response         Response    Response
Answer Options                                       Average            Total      Count
Pounds                                                 193.05           3861         20
                                                             answered question            20
                                                               skipped question            3

Number        Response Date                         Pounds
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00               209
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00               157
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00               150
          4                   08/25/2008 20:37:00               300
          5                   08/26/2008 12:55:00               152
          6                   08/27/2008 01:23:00               155
          7                   08/27/2008 14:34:00               200
          8                   08/28/2008 14:02:00               162
          9                   09/10/2008 00:18:00               165
         10                   09/15/2008 17:57:00               172
         11                   09/15/2008 18:07:00               155
         12                   09/15/2008 21:20:00               213
         13                   09/18/2008 08:01:00                24
         14                   10/29/2008 19:18:00               200
         15                   10/29/2008 19:41:00               520
         16                   11/22/2008 14:19:00               180
         17                   12/08/2008 18:06:00               178
         18                   12/08/2008 18:45:00               189
         19                   12/31/2008 17:04:00               160
         20                   12/31/2008 17:33:00               220
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--a weight-
control method
Present BMI <a target="_blank"href="http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm">click
here</a>    or go to [http://nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmicalc.htm]
                                                 Response      Response   Response
Answer Options                                    Average        Total      Count
A whole number between 25 and 38                       32.72          589        18
                                                            answered question         18
                                                              skipped question         5

                                                    A whole
                                                    number
Number        Response Date
                                                    between 25
                                                    and 38
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00                32
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00                25
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00                25
          4                   08/25/2008 20:37:00                38
          5                   08/26/2008 12:55:00                24
          6                   08/27/2008 01:23:00                25
          7                   08/27/2008 14:34:00                38
          8                   08/28/2008 14:02:00                28
          9                   09/15/2008 17:57:00                29
         10                   09/15/2008 18:07:00                28
         11                   09/15/2008 21:20:00                41
         12                   10/29/2008 19:18:00                26
         13                   10/29/2008 19:41:00                74
         14                   11/22/2008 14:19:00                31
         15                   12/08/2008 18:06:00                34
         16                   12/08/2008 18:45:00                31
         17                   12/31/2008 17:04:00                28
         18                   12/31/2008 17:33:00                32
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Below are listed some common medical problems associated with being
overweight. Choose the one(s) that apply to you now.
                                                   Response    Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency      Count
Snoring                                                  33.3%       6
Sleep apnea                                              33.3%       6
Migraines                                                16.7%       3
Asthma                                                   5.6%        1
Pain/discomfort in knees and/or hip joints               50.0%       9
Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure (All        22.2%       4
An excessively high blood count (160-189 mg/dL or        16.7%       3
Type II diabetes mellitus                                11.1%       2
Hypothyroidism                                           11.1%       2
Coronary artery disease                                  0.0%        0
Depression                                               38.9%       7
Lower-back pain                                          33.3%       6
Menstrual irregularities                                 22.2%       4
None of the above                                        11.1%       2
Other:                                                   5.6%        1
                                                answered question        18
                                                  skipped question        5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Was the risk or fear of surgery an important consideration in choosing OJW?

                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency      Count
Yes                                                  60.0%           12
No                                                   40.0%            8
                                           answered question                  20
                                             skipped question                  3
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Are you in OJW now?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
Yes                                              26.3%           5
No                                               73.7%          14
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
Who did you get to assist you when you got back home?
physician, dentist, friend, significant other, etc.?
                                                     Response
Answer Options                                        Count
                                                           19
                                answered question                19
                                  skipped question                4

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00    Spouse
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00    noone
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00    Mother.
          4                   08/26/2008 12:55:00    self
          5                   08/27/2008 01:23:00    Family
          6                   08/27/2008 14:34:00    self
          7                   08/28/2008 14:02:00    Friends, dentist
          8                   09/10/2008 00:18:00    significant other
          9                   09/15/2008 17:57:00    husband has been able to rewire me twice in less than 20 minutes ea
         10                   09/15/2008 18:07:00    significant other
         11                   09/15/2008 21:20:00    no one
         12                   09/18/2008 08:01:00    family dentist
         13                   10/29/2008 19:18:00    Dr. Jasundera
         14                   10/29/2008 19:41:00    wife
         15                   11/22/2008 14:19:00    nobody
         16                   12/08/2008 18:06:00    no one
         17                   12/08/2008 18:45:00    dentist
         18                   12/31/2008 17:04:00    spouse
         19                   12/31/2008 17:33:00    spouse
twice in less than 20 minutes each time
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Before finding Dr. Rothstein how difficult was it to find an OJW provider?

                                                    Response        Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency        Count
0 no difficulty                                        5.0%             1
1                                                      5.0%             1
2                                                      0.0%             0
3                                                      5.0%             1
4                                                      10.0%            2
5 impossible                                           75.0%           15
                                             answered question               20
                                               skipped question               3
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
For how many months were you/have you been in OJW?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0-2                                              45.0%           9
2-4                                              5.0%            1
4-7                                              20.0%           4
7-10                                             10.0%           2
10-12                                            5.0%            1
12+                                              15.0%           3
                                        answered question            20
                                          skipped question            3
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
How many months ago did you stop OJW?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
1-2                                              5.9%            1
2-6                                              29.4%           5
6-12                                             29.4%           5
12-24                                            11.8%           2
24+                                              23.5%           4
                                        answered question            17
                                          skipped question            6
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did/Do you feel that Dr. Ted provided you with sufficient information prior to
the start of OJW?
                                                    Response       Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency        Count
0 insufficient                                        0.0%              0
1                                                     5.0%              1
2                                                     5.0%              1
3                                                     5.0%              1
4                                                     15.0%             3
5 abundant                                            70.0%            14
                                             answered question               20
                                               skipped question               3
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Was this service valuable to you?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     21.1%           4
1                                                0.0%            0
2                                                0.0%            0
3                                                15.8%           3
4                                                5.3%            1
5 highly valuable                                57.9%          11
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Would/Did you recommend it to others?

                                                      Response        Response
Answer Options                                        Frequency        Count
0 no                                                    21.1%              4
1                                                       5.3%               1
2                                                       10.5%              2
3                                                       10.5%              2
4                                                       0.0%               0
5 absolutely                                            52.6%             10
Other (please specify)                                                     4
                                             answered question                  19
                                               skipped question                  4


                                                    Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                    specify)
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00   Yes, though it would depend on their emotional attachment to food.
          2                   09/10/2008 00:18:00   I will never recommend anyone ever to do this!
          3                   12/31/2008 17:04:00   friend and family
          4                   12/31/2008 17:33:00   friends and family
ional attachment to food.
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
After OJW what method did/would you try/or are trying at
present?
                                                 Response
Answer Options                                     Count
                                                            18
                                answered question                 18
                                  skipped question                 5

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   06/18/2008 14:49:00    Staying on a low fat, lower carb diet and continuing to exercise.
          2                   07/29/2008 02:22:00    consistent exercise and a healthy balanced diet
          3                   08/25/2008 17:35:00    *self-control*portion control*no more binging*avoiding food/eateries
          4                   08/26/2008 12:55:00    I was not significantly over weight, I just wanted to loose 15 lbs fast-
          5                   08/27/2008 01:23:00    Currently still undergoing OJW
          6                   08/27/2008 14:34:00    Healthy eating and exercise
          7                   08/28/2008 14:02:00    Gastric Banding surgery
          8                   09/10/2008 00:18:00    After OJW I havent tried anything, I was so depressed and upset abo
          9                   09/15/2008 17:57:00    (still in OJW)
         10                   09/15/2008 21:20:00    weight loss specialist in Buenos Aires.
         11                   09/18/2008 08:01:00    diet/exercise
         12                   10/29/2008 19:18:00    N/A
         13                   10/29/2008 19:41:00    nothing
         14                   11/22/2008 14:19:00    none
         15                   12/08/2008 18:06:00    healthy diet and exercise
         16                   12/08/2008 18:45:00    I did lap ban
         17                   12/31/2008 17:04:00    the ojw assisted with controlling calorie intake so its still is.
         18                   12/31/2008 17:33:00    OJW helped with my calorie habits so I have them still under control
and continuing to exercise.

e binging*avoiding food/eateries when stressed from academics and university*counting calories*following the food pyramid guidelines*goin
 just wanted to loose 15 lbs fast- I in no way needed to have my jaw wired. I had just finished taking medication which made me gain 20 lbs




was so depressed and upset about spending over 2000.00 dollars for this procedure my weight went up even higher due to depression!




rie intake so its still is.
  I have them still under control
ood pyramid guidelines*going to the gym more regularly for at least 30 minutes/day of cardio (e.g. treadmill)*filling up on liquids considerin
 which made me gain 20 lbs at the start and I was desperate to loose it as fast as possible. I consider OJW an irrational decision made henc




gher due to depression!
ling up on liquids considering that thirst is at times confused with hunger*avoiding sweets and sugars*perseverance, patience, dedication, a
rrational decision made hence the fact I removed it after 2 weeks or so.
ance, patience, dedication, and optimism
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did you have Bariatric (gastric-bybass) surgery after OJW?

                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency      Count
Yes                                                  0.0%            0
No                                                  100.0%          19
                                            answered question            19
                                              skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did you have "lap band” surgery after OJW?

                                                   Response       Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency       Count
Yes                                                   10.5%           2
No                                                    89.5%          17
                                             answered question            19
                                               skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My choice below represents how I feel about OJW for the control of weight in
compulsive overeating.
                                                  Response        Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency         Count
OJW   is   both safe and effective.                  70.0%           14
OJW   is   neither safe nor effective.               10.0%            2
OJW   is   safe but not effective.                   15.0%            3
OJW   is   effective but not safe.                   5.0%             1
                                            answered question              20
                                              skipped question              3
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Were you harmed by your experience with OJW? Questions 23-27 ask you to
grade the degree of harm to the Teeth, Gums, etc. If you answered "NO" to the
                                                    Response      Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency      Count
Yes                                                       15.0%             3
No                                                        75.0%            15
Other (please specify)                                    10.0%             2
                                                answered question               20
                                                  skipped question               3


                                                     Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                     specify)
          1                   09/10/2008 00:18:00 Yes it my gums swelled up often, a huge sore emerged onto my lip. I
          2                   09/15/2008 18:02:00 slight discomfort due to sharp brackets (used dental wax)
ore emerged onto my lip. It was so huge that it left a scar onmy lip to this day! I never had a cold sore or anything until OJW, I believe it ca
ed dental wax)
ng until OJW, I believe it came from not being able to brush my teeth properly. The wire builded up with germs and bacteria! I had to actu
and bacteria! I had to actually purchase neosporin and abreva and it took almost 3 weeks for it to go down! It was huge and humiliating, p
was huge and humiliating, people ate work properly think I have herpes or something becasue I couldnt hide it! people say sores on your lip
people say sores on your lip is the first stage of herpes! the gums in my mouth were burning and black sore developed in my mouth on the
veloped in my mouth on the gums on my cheekbone! OJW should be illegal and everyone who did it should get back thier money!
back thier money!
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
In what way(s) did you feel you were harmed by your OJW experience? My
Teeth:
                                                  Response     Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
0 not at all                                            72.2%               13
1                                                       0.0%                 0
2                                                       0.0%                 0
3                                                       5.6%                 1
4                                                       5.6%                 1
5                                                       16.7%                3
Other (please specify)                                                       5
                                             answered question                    18
                                               skipped question                    5


                                                    Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                    specify)
          1                   08/27/2008 14:38:00   My jaw hurt after removal, symptoms of TMJ that I had not ever had
          2                   09/10/2008 00:18:00   My teeth started to get alittle loose due to the wiring every other hou
          3                   09/15/2008 18:02:00   (still in OJW - don't know what my teeth look like yet)
          4                   09/15/2008 18:11:00   hard to get the cement off my teeth
          5                   09/18/2008 08:02:00   not harmful at all made me more aware of good oral hygeine
MJ that I had not ever had prior and of course gum disease
the wiring every other hour everyday, to where I had to floss ten times more than normal


 good oral hygeine
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
In what way(s) did you feel you were harmed by your OJW experience? My
Gums:
                                                  Response     Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
0 none at all                                             73.7%            14
1                                                         0.0%              0
2                                                         5.3%              1
3                                                         10.5%             2
4                                                         0.0%              0
5                                                         0.0%              0
Other (please specify)                                    10.5%             2
                                                answered question                19
                                                  skipped question                4


                                                      Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                      specify)
          1                   09/10/2008 00:18:00 Gums turned black in inside it caused an infection in my mouth
          2                   09/15/2008 18:02:00 (still in OJW - don't know what condition my gums are in)
fection in my mouth
y gums are in)
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
 In what way(s) did you feel you were harmed by your OJW experience? My
Jaw Joints
                                                  Response      Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency      Count
0                                                         68.4%             13
1                                                         10.5%              2
2                                                         0.0%               0
3                                                         0.0%               0
4                                                         5.3%               1
5                                                         5.3%               1
Other (please specify)                                    10.5%              2
                                                answered question                19
                                                  skipped question                4


                                                      Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                      specify)
          1                   09/10/2008 00:18:00 my jaws stayed sore all the times due to wiring wrong and pulling the
          2                   09/18/2008 08:02:00 actually helped my TMJ, benefical in more ways than one
iring wrong and pulling the wires!
ways than one
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
In what way(s) did you feel you were harmed by your OJW
experience? Please describe:
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                      Count
                                                           14
                                answered question                 14
                                  skipped question                 9

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   07/29/2008 02:23:00    i just feel that i wasted money and time on the whole process.
          2                   08/25/2008 17:38:00    *A little plaque/tartar.
          3                   08/27/2008 01:28:00    N/A
          4                   08/27/2008 14:38:00    The inability to brush teeth is problematic and persons who have no h
          5                   08/28/2008 14:03:00    n/a
          6                   09/10/2008 00:18:00    MY pockets were harmed due to the nature of the situation, airplane
          7                   09/15/2008 18:02:00    none so far - it is quite comfortable as long as any sharp edges on the
          8                   09/15/2008 18:11:00    the harm was only that my jaw hurt because i could not open it and i
          9                   09/15/2008 21:21:00    n/a
         10                   10/29/2008 19:19:00    Not at all
         11                   10/29/2008 19:42:00    my teeth and jaw still have pain
         12                   12/08/2008 18:09:00    none
         13                   12/31/2008 17:05:00    none
         14                   12/31/2008 17:34:00    none
me on the whole process.


matic and persons who have no history of TMJ can develop such and those with exsisting TMJ can likely experience a worsening

nature of the situation, airplane costs etc. I feel like this was a complete rip off!
s long as any sharp edges on the brackets are covered - I forget I'm wired 90% of the time
because i could not open it and i would try to talk and that would put pressure on my jaw because it was constantly pulled together by the w
ce a worsening




ntly pulled together by the wires. was just very uncomfortable and a little irritable.
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Do you believe you suffered a harm that is permanent? If yes, answer the
next question.
                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency       Count
yes                                                15.8%            3
No                                                 84.2%           16
                                          answered question             19
                                            skipped question             4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
If you believe you suffered a harm that is permanent? Please
explain.
                                                    Response
Answer Options                                       Count
                                                           6
                               answered question                 6
                                 skipped question               17

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   08/27/2008 01:28:00    N/A
         2                   08/27/2008 14:38:00    I still experience jaw discomfort similar to TMJ
         3                   08/28/2008 14:03:00    n/a
         4                   09/10/2008 00:18:00    Yes because this sore on my lip has left a permanent scar on my face
         5                   10/29/2008 19:42:00    my jaw still has pain
         6                   12/31/2008 17:05:00    N/A
eft a permanent scar on my face! I cant get rid of this scar and its lighter than my skin! And its going to keep coming back since it started!
ming back since it started!
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Do you think the OJW harmed you in any way after the device was removed?

                                                Response      Response
Answer Options                                  Frequency      Count
0 no                                              88.2%           15
1                                                 0.0%             0
2                                                 0.0%             0
3                                                 5.9%             1
4                                                 0.0%             0
5 yes                                             5.9%             1
                                         answered question             17
                                           skipped question             6
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
If you believe OJW harmed you in anyway after the device was
removed please describe.
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                      Count
                                                           6
                               answered question                 6
                                 skipped question               17

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   08/27/2008 01:28:00    N/A
         2                   08/27/2008 14:38:00    Same as above - jaw discomfort
         3                   09/10/2008 00:18:00    yes the wires cut my gums and lips while sleeping soemtimes I would
         4                   10/29/2008 19:42:00    my jaw still has pain
         5                   12/31/2008 17:05:00    N/A
         6                   12/31/2008 17:34:00    N/A
hile sleeping soemtimes I would wake up becasue the wire came aaprt and stuck into my gums!
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
How well did you adhere to OJW regime (5 weeks wired/5 days rest)?

                                                Response       Response
Answer Options                                  Frequency       Count
0 (Did not follow regimen at all.)                 10.5%             2
1                                                  5.3%              1
2                                                  5.3%              1
3                                                  26.3%             5
4                                                  31.6%             6
5 (Followed regimen precisely.)                    21.1%             4
                                          answered question              19
                                            skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did you lose weight during the OJW?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
Yes                                              89.5%          17
No                                               10.5%           2
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
How many pounds did/have you lose/lost during OJW?

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 pounds                                         5.3%            1
0-10                                             21.1%           4
10-20                                            26.3%           5
20-40                                            21.1%           4
40-60                                            21.1%           4
60+                                              5.3%            1
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Choose that response(s) that most applies to you regarding OJW.

                                                  Response        Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency        Count
I didn’t lose any weight.                           11.1%            2
I lost some weight.                                 27.8%            5
I lost a lot of weight.                             33.3%            6
I achieved my stated goals.                         27.8%            5
I lost weight but gained it all back.               11.1%            2
I lost weight and kept it off.                      33.3%            6
I now weigh more than when I began OJW.             5.6%             1
                                           answered question             18
                                             skipped question             5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
If none of the above choices are fitting you can say it in your
own words.
                                                      Response
Answer Options                                           Count
                                                           6
                               answered question                  6
                                 skipped question                17

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   07/29/2008 02:26:00    i didnt lose any weight because the ojw was too painful for me to kee
         2                   08/25/2008 18:07:00    A little weight fluctuation (which is quite common amongst most peop
         3                   08/26/2008 13:07:00    I lost the initial 5-10 lbs while I had it on for about 2 weeks. Once I w
         4                   08/27/2008 01:35:00    N/A
         5                   09/15/2008 18:16:00    I am still in OJW, but is has been very effective so far. I had to remo
         6                   12/31/2008 17:08:00    N/A
 jw was too painful for me to keep it on more than 3 days, and it kept coming off.
uite common amongst most people) but I return back to the regimen of fitness and portion controlling and lose the 8-10 lbs.
  on for about 2 weeks. Once I was wired I knew it was definitely NOT what I expected and only left it on because I had paid to have this do

y effective so far. I had to remove them for more than 2 out of 6 weeks, and still managed to lose 13 pounds in those 6 weeks
se I had paid to have this done to myself. It was a desperate measure I took after a medical treatment. I knew in my case because I was n

 those 6 weeks
n my case because I was not obese, this was an unrealistic way to loose weight. I know the only real way to loose weight that will have lon
ose weight that will have long term effects if through diet and exercise hence the fact I presently look the best I ever did.
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
If you experienced a benefit in what way(s) did you benefit?

                                                            Response     Response
Answer Options                                              Frequency     Count
I had hope for the first time.                                31.3%         5
I lost a significant amount of weight for the first time.     31.3%         5
I felt better about myself in general.                        56.3%         9
I had some new realizations about my weight problem.          56.3%         9
OJW gave me the jump-start I needed to bring my               43.8%         7
All of the above                                              43.8%         7
                                                    answered question           16
                                                      skipped question           7
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
If you experienced a benefit not mentioned above please
explain:
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                      Count
                                                           5
                               answered question                 5
                                 skipped question               18

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   08/26/2008 13:07:00    I just gained an awareness of how to eat when you’re hungry
         2                   08/27/2008 01:35:00    N/A
         3                   12/08/2008 18:47:00    N/A
         4                   12/31/2008 17:08:00    my health has greatly improved
         5                   12/31/2008 17:36:00    my sleep apnea and health
eat when you’re hungry
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did OJW help you to get better control of your eating habits?

                                                    Response     Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency     Count
Yes                                                   83.3%         15
No                                                    16.7%          3
                                            answered question            18
                                              skipped question            5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I now feel sure that vis-a-vis Q21 my choice below represents how I truly feel
about OJW for the control of weight in compulsive overeating: (Please do not
                                                    Response      Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency       Count
OJW   is   both safe and effective.                   68.4%            13
OJW   is   neither safe nor effective.                5.3%              1
OJW   is   safe but not effective.                    15.8%             3
OJW   is   effective but not safe.                    10.5%             2
                                            answered question               19
                                              skipped question               4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
I now feel sure that my choice above represents how I truly feel
about OJW for the control of weight in compulsive overeating,
                                                   Response
Answer Options                                       Count
                                                           10
                                answered question                 10
                                  skipped question                13

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   07/29/2008 02:26:00    This method would be effective if a wire was put on like the ones that
          2                   08/25/2008 18:07:00    People shouldn't frown down upon OJW. It is a very effective and safe
          3                   08/27/2008 01:35:00    OJW gave me the start that I needed to get my compulsive overeatin
          4                   08/27/2008 14:40:00    I think that OJW should be a viable option for people - it may not hav
          5                   08/28/2008 14:05:00    It can be effective if you are dedicated to your life changes. I was no
          6                   09/15/2008 18:16:00    I think it is insane that gastric bypass and lapband surgery are consid
          7                   09/15/2008 18:16:00    It is very uncomfortable. But believe me, the hope it gave me was wo
          8                   09/15/2008 21:24:00    It helped me stop eating, but not with controlling the compulsion to o
          9                   12/31/2008 17:08:00    There should be other doctors who can offer it to you. I live in VA and
         10                   12/31/2008 17:36:00    need more offices that offer it across US
 ire was put on like the ones that are used for people in serious accidents where they have to wire they're jaw shut and they cant move thie
JW. It is a very effective and safe method if executed correctly (e.g. avoiding alcohol, not removing the wires, ect...). It teaches one self-con
  to get my compulsive overeating under control. As a result of being wired, I was able to identify and rectify triggers which contributed to m
ption for people - it may not have been effective for me, but I think that it has merrit and it could be a very positive option for many others.
 d to your life changes. I was not 100% at the time of my OJW experience.
  and lapband surgery are considered &quot;safer&quot; than OJW. My compulsive overeating problem is being DIRECTLY controlled by hav
me, the hope it gave me was worth it!
h controlling the compulsion to overeat. Once the braces were removed, the compulsion was there.
an offer it to you. I live in VA and had to travel to New York for Dr. Ted.
hut and they cant move thier jaw because its broken.
ct...). It teaches one self-control and portion-control. Aside from that, it boosts one esteem by feeling the accomplishment of weight loss and
 gers which contributed to my weight gain. I am grateful to OJW because without it, not only was I depressed, but heading down a path of
 tive option for many others.

DIRECTLY controlled by having my jaw wired shut, WITHOUT expensive and risky surgery.
plishment of weight loss and no longer consuming vast amounts of food that were once unavoidable. I'm extremely happy with OJW. It has
ut heading down a path of destruction. My family is plagued with diabetes, hypertension, renal failure, etc. and I feel OJW not only aided m
mely happy with OJW. It has not presented any health issues. As a student who when stressed resorts to food, OJW makes me feel optimisti
 I feel OJW not only aided me in losing weight and gaining self control, but it gave me a new lease on life.
JW makes me feel optimistic and positive because I feel that I'm able to avoid binging on solid foods and control my food intake and focus
ol my food intake and focus on my work. I am able to focus on my studies and not focus on food. I realize often that I'm thirsty as opposed
that I'm thirsty as opposed to hungry and most times I mistake thirst for hunger. Aside from that, my grocery bill has been greatly modified
ll has been greatly modified as a result of OJW, which is superb! Although one is confined to liquids when their jaw is wired, there are still e
jaw is wired, there are still excellent sources of vitamins and minerals from liquids (e.g. fres
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
What problem(s) did you have with your OJW? Choose all that apply to you.

                                                          Response     Response
Answer Options                                            Frequency     Count
It was too costly.                                          31.3%         5
It was too difficult to rewire myself.                      18.8%         3
Brackets kept detaching.                                    12.5%         2
The wires kept breaking.                                    25.0%         4
My speech was impaired too much.                            31.3%         5
Maintaining my life on a liquid diet was all but            0.0%          0
Social embarrassment.                                       18.8%         3
My sex life was impaired.                                   6.3%          1
My breathing was impaired.                                  0.0%          0
My breath was impaired.                                     6.3%          1
My own dentist disapproved.                                 12.5%         2
My jaw got stiff.                                           43.8%         7
My bite felt impaired.                                      6.3%          1
Negative effect/embarrassment at work.                      18.8%         3
The inside of my mouth felt unclean.                        56.3%         9
My significant other/family did not support me.             6.3%          1
The device was too visible.                                 12.5%         2
Keeping wired for 5 weeks and then 5 days off proved        25.0%         4
The doctor was not sufficiently responsive to my needs.     6.3%          1
                                                  answered question           16
                                                    skipped question           7
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Please respond the degree to which you experienced each of the following:
Re Q's 43-55 a "0" response signifies "not at all". My social life was impaired.
                                                     Response        Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency         Count
0 not at all                                           57.9%            11
1                                                      5.3%              1
2                                                      10.5%             2
3                                                      5.3%              1
4                                                      5.3%              1
5 greatly                                              15.8%             3
                                             answered question               19
                                               skipped question               4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My sex life was impaired.

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     72.2%          13
1                                                5.6%            1
2                                                11.1%           2
3                                                5.6%            1
4                                                0.0%            0
5 greatly                                        5.6%            1
                                        answered question            18
                                          skipped question            5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I had the support of my significant other.

                                                   Response       Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency       Count
0 not at all                                          31.3%          5
1                                                     12.5%          2
2                                                     0.0%           0
3                                                     0.0%           0
4                                                     6.3%           1
5 completely supported me                             50.0%          8
                                             answered question           16
                                               skipped question           7
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My jaw became stiff and/or painful:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 none                                           36.8%           7
1                                                26.3%           5
2                                                10.5%           2
3                                                5.3%            1
4                                                0.0%            0
5 quite a bit                                    21.1%           4
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My teeth became painful:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     72.2%          13
1                                                5.6%            1
2                                                5.6%            1
3                                                0.0%            0
4                                                5.6%            1
5 very painful                                   11.1%           2
                                        answered question            18
                                          skipped question            5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I gave up on OJW because my jaw joint became stiff and painful:

                                                  Response        Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency        Count
0 not so for me                                     73.7%            14
1                                                   0.0%              0
2                                                   5.3%              1
3                                                   0.0%              0
4                                                   5.3%              1
5 totally true for me                               15.8%             3
                                           answered question              19
                                             skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I made a big mistake by choosing OJW:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     78.9%          15
1                                                5.3%            1
2                                                0.0%            0
3                                                0.0%            0
4                                                0.0%            0
5 yes                                            15.8%           3
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
It was a waste of time and money:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     73.7%          14
1                                                5.3%            1
2                                                5.3%            1
3                                                0.0%            0
4                                                0.0%            0
5 it was a waste of time and money.              15.8%           3
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My speech was impaired:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     21.1%           4
1                                                26.3%           5
2                                                10.5%           2
3                                                26.3%           5
4                                                10.5%           2
5 significantly                                  5.3%            1
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My mouth felt unclean inside:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     21.1%           4
1                                                15.8%           3
2                                                5.3%            1
3                                                15.8%           3
4                                                10.5%           2
5 almost all the time                            31.6%           6
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My breathing felt restricted:

                                               Response      Response
Answer Options                                 Frequency      Count
0 not at all                                     78.9%          15
1                                                5.3%            1
2                                                10.5%           2
3                                                5.3%            1
4                                                0.0%            0
5 all the time                                   0.0%            0
                                        answered question            19
                                          skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
My friends/family/significant other complained about my breath not being
fresh:
                                                  Response       Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency        Count
0 never                                            68.4%           13
1                                                  5.3%             1
2                                                  10.5%            2
3                                                  5.3%             1
4                                                  0.0%             0
5 numerous times                                   10.5%            2
                                          answered question             19
                                            skipped question             4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I gave up because it was too difficult to rewire myself:

                                                     Response      Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency      Count
0 not true for me                                      78.9%          15
1                                                      5.3%            1
2                                                      5.3%            1
3                                                      5.3%            1
4                                                      0.0%            0
5 true for me                                          5.3%            1
                                              answered question            19
                                                skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Regarding the rewiring process, choose the most appropriate response(s)

                                                               Response       Response
Answer Options                                                 Frequency       Count
I could not master it.                                            15.8%           3
I could not find a professional to do it for me.                  10.5%           2
At first it was very difficult and then I mastered it.            10.5%           2
It was easy to rewire myself from the start.                      57.9%          11
I had a significant other who did it for me.                      15.8%           3
I found a dental professional to do it for me.                    10.5%           2
Other (please specify)                                            5.3%            1
                                                         answered question            19
                                                           skipped question            4


                                                              Other (please
Number         Response Date
                                                              specify)
           1                     12/08/2008 18:49:00 Dr. Ted
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did you have any experiences related to OJW with special attention to nausea,
vomiting or choking?
                                                  Response        Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency         Count
Yes                                                  0.0%             0
No                                                  100.0%           19
                                           answered question               19
                                             skipped question               4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
If you did have an experience related to OJW with special
attention to nausea, vomiting or choking please comment here:
                                                    Response
Answer Options                                       Count
                                                         4
                               answered question                4
                                 skipped question              19

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   08/27/2008 01:47:00    N/A
         2                   12/08/2008 18:52:00    none
         3                   12/31/2008 17:18:00    N/A
         4                   12/31/2008 17:40:00    N/A
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Given that vomiting could lead to the inspiration of vomit back into your
airway leading to effects ranging from choking to death, please state your
                                                      Response      Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency        Count
The Informed Consent I filled out told me all I needed       58.8%         10
It's possible but highly unlikely.                           41.2%          7
The risk of death from surgery bothers me more.              23.5%          4
You can die from some diet pills as well.                    23.5%          4
I carefully researched that possibility and found no         29.4%          5
I was warned of that so I carried my wire clippers with      47.1%          8
All of the above.                                            47.1%          8
Other (please specify)                                                      3
                                                   answered question             17
                                                     skipped question             6


                                                          Other (please
Number        Response Date
                                                          specify)
          1                   08/26/2008 13:20:00 i don't remember this aspect
          2                   08/27/2008 01:47:00 For me the potential benefit out-weighed the risk so OJW was a natur
          3                   09/10/2008 00:32:00 I think the info was misleading and confusing to where you would thin
he risk so OJW was a natural choice.
ng to where you would think that the wires dont come off and you need a doctor to take them off!
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did you find it helpful to be able to contact previous OJW patients?

                                                    Response           Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency           Count
0 not at all                                           42.1%              8
1                                                      10.5%              2
2                                                      0.0%               0
3                                                      5.3%               1
4                                                      10.5%              2
5 very useful                                          31.6%              6
                                             answered question                19
                                               skipped question                4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I might have continued if an easier method to rewire myself was available.

                                                  Response       Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency       Count
Not applicable to me                                 72.2%           13
0 (would not have continued)                         22.2%            4
1                                                    0.0%             0
2                                                    0.0%             0
3                                                    0.0%             0
4                                                    0.0%             0
5 (definitely would have continued)                  5.6%             1
                                           answered question                 18
                                             skipped question                 5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I might have continued if there was a provider closer to my home.

                                                  Response          Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency          Count
Not applicable to me                                 61.1%             11
Yes                                                  16.7%              3
No                                                   22.2%              4
                                           answered question                18
                                             skipped question                5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Do you believe that OJW gave you a &quot;jump start&quot; with your weight
loss efforts?
                                                 Response       Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
Yes                                                84.2%           16
No                                                 15.8%            3
                                          answered question             19
                                            skipped question             4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Why did you choose the OJW method to begin with? Multiple responses are
okay:
                                                 Response      Response
Answer Options                                  Frequency        Count
My physician recommended I lose weight.                   27.8%        5
My being overweight was causing me to be depressed.       83.3%       15
I realized that my excessive weight could have serious    66.7%       12
I just didn't like the way I looked.                      55.6%       10
I dreaded the thought of gastric-bypass surgery           33.3%        6
Taking over-the-counter pharmaceuticals seemed too        33.3%        6
Previous methods were ineffective for me.                 55.6%       10
I heard about it from a friend.                           16.7%        3
I felt this approach might help me bring my compulsive    72.2%       13
I was finally able to locate a dental professional who    61.1%       11
All or most of the above.                                 16.7%        3
                                                 answered question         18
                                                   skipped question         5
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Weight control services should be left to the patient's physician/dietician.

                                                     Response        Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency        Count
Yes                                                     42.1%             8
No                                                      57.9%            11
                                              answered question                19
                                                skipped question                4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
I believe OJW is a useful procedure for carefully selected patients.

                                                     Response          Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency          Count
Yes                                                    89.5%              17
No                                                     10.5%               2
                                              answered question                19
                                                skipped question                4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Do you believe that it is the right and responsibility for dental professionals to
provide this service to compulsive overeaters?
                                                        Response       Response
Answer Options                                         Frequency         Count
Yes                                                      84.2%            16
No                                                       15.8%             3
                                               answered question                19
                                                 skipped question                4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Dental professionals should be encouraged to provide weight control services
to their patients:
                                                   Response      Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency       Count
0 (They should not be encouraged.)                   15.8%            3
1                                                    0.0%             0
2                                                    0.0%             0
3                                                    26.3%            5
4                                                    5.3%             1
5                                                    52.6%           10
                                           answered question              19
                                             skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Should OJW be more available/widespread?

                                                 Response       Response
Answer Options                                   Frequency       Count
Yes                                                 84.2%          16
No                                                  15.8%           3
                                           answered question            19
                                             skipped question            4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
If you did regain the weight you lost did you hold the OJW provider
responsible?
                                                     Response       Response
Answer Options                                       Frequency       Count
Yes                                                  10.5%             2
No                                                   89.5%            17
                                            answered question              19
                                              skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
Do you think OJW should be covered by your insurance
company?
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                     Count
                                                           18
                                answered question                18
                                  skipped question                5

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   07/29/2008 02:31:00    no
          2                   08/25/2008 18:14:00    Yes, I believe OJW should be covered by the insurance company.
          3                   08/25/2008 20:44:00    Yes
          4                   08/26/2008 13:20:00    No
          5                   08/27/2008 01:47:00    YES!!!
          6                   08/27/2008 14:45:00    Yes
          7                   08/28/2008 14:10:00    Yes
          8                   09/10/2008 00:32:00    ojw should be stopped altogether unless its away to keep the bracket
          9                   09/15/2008 18:24:00    it would be very nice if it happend
         10                   09/15/2008 18:37:00    Yes
         11                   09/15/2008 21:29:00    if recommended by a physician or dietician
         12                   09/18/2008 08:09:00    yes
         13                   10/29/2008 19:25:00    yes
         14                   11/22/2008 14:27:00    yes
         15                   12/08/2008 18:21:00    yes
         16                   12/08/2008 18:52:00    yes
         17                   12/31/2008 17:18:00    YES.....
         18                   12/31/2008 17:40:00    Absolutely
d by the insurance company.




ess its away to keep the brackets on without patient being able to remove themselves period point blank! Nobody can lose weight when you
dy can lose weight when you can take something on and off when theres no way to help curve your appetite! this method is for a person wh
s method is for a person who cannot swallow food at all, or people who broke thier jaws etc. not as a weight loss prevention, its not safe
ss prevention, its not safe
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
Why do you think OJW is not covered while the way more costly
operations like gastric-bypass are covered?
                                                  Response
Answer Options                                     Count
                                                           17
                                answered question                17
                                  skipped question                6

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   07/29/2008 02:31:00    ojw isnt effective like surgery
          2                   08/25/2008 18:14:00    Possibly because being overweight (requirement for OJW), although d
          3                   08/25/2008 20:44:00    Newness of procedure.
          4                   08/26/2008 13:20:00    OJW can not be compared to a surgery of that magnitude. Once they
          5                   08/27/2008 01:47:00    Insurers need to be more informed relative to the procedure and peo
          6                   08/27/2008 14:45:00    It is not supported by research to the extent needed for physician buy
          7                   08/28/2008 14:10:00    Ease of reverting to formwe bad habits.
          8                   09/10/2008 00:32:00    its not covered becasue its cosmetic and what surgery that does with
          9                   09/15/2008 18:24:00    people dont know about it...its not used and known about at other pr
         10                   09/15/2008 18:37:00    Medical politics, and the medical community's myopic view of treating
         11                   09/15/2008 21:29:00    insurance companies are criminal. should be covered if physician reco
         12                   09/18/2008 08:09:00    gastric bypass is an &quot;easy fix&quot; to a mental/emotional issue
         13                   10/29/2008 19:25:00    not known enough
         14                   12/08/2008 18:21:00    It has not been studied and advertised
         15                   12/08/2008 18:52:00    don't know
         16                   12/31/2008 17:18:00    cheaper, the insurance company nor the physician make money
         17                   12/31/2008 17:40:00    money
equirement for OJW), although detrimental, isn't as detrimental to one's health as someone being medically obese or mega-obese (requirem

 ry of that magnitude. Once they operate you can not undo the surgery yourself where in OJW you can take it off and put it on at your own
elative to the procedure and people such as Dr. Ted, myself, others that have successfully completed OJW need to be advocates/voices for t
  extent needed for physician buy in - it has risk, and dentist likely do well enough to not wish to absorb this added risk to their practice.

and what surgery that does with your body and appearance is covered in your ijsurance! I have the top of the line and they only approve th
 ed and known about at other procedures.
munity's myopic view of treating illness: it's as though they want to wait until it's a HUGE, COSTLY problem, and THEN deal with it, instead
 ould be covered if physician recommended.
 uot; to a mental/emotional issue with over eatting.weight is regained with either procedure if mental/emotional problem is not fixed.you ca




the physician make money
se or mega-obese (requirement for gastric bypass).

f and put it on at your own discretion.
to be advocates/voices for this process and getting insurers to consider this method as an acceptable/effective procedure.
ed risk to their practice.

ne and they only approve things that not cosmetic and is life threatening! ojw is not life threatening but once you start the procedure and ge

d THEN deal with it, instead of PREVENTING the potentially huge problem while it's still small enough to tackle with more conservative meas

 problem is not fixed.you can get any surgery there is to offer, but if you do not fix the root of the problem, weight gain will ALWAYS be an
u start the procedure and get it it becomes that instantly!

ith more conservative measures.

ght gain will ALWAYS be an issue.
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Did OJW help you toward the goal of modifying your behavior as it relates to
the amount and type of food you eat at present?
                                                  Response        Response
Answer Options                                    Frequency         Count
0 (Not at all)                                       21.1%             4
1                                                    0.0%              0
2                                                    5.3%              1
3                                                    10.5%             2
4                                                    10.5%             2
5                                                    52.6%            10
                                            answered question              19
                                              skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
What fee, assuming payment all at once, with the cost of all successive visits
included, do you think an OJW provider should charge for the service?
                                                   Response        Response
Answer Options                                     Frequency         Count
$700 - $1,200                                          36.8%            7
$1,200 - $1,700                                        21.1%            4
$1,700 - $2,400                                        10.5%            2
$2,400 - $3,000                                        31.6%            6
                                             answered question               19
                                               skipped question               4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
As I said at the start “This is an ambitious survey.” Thank you
for taking the time and thought needed to complete it.
                                                       Response
Answer Options                                          Count
                                                            12
                                answered question                 12
                                  skipped question                11

                                                     Response
Number        Response Date
                                                     Text
          1                   06/18/2008 15:05:00    I am so new to this process, some questions I had no answer for. Fo
          2                   08/25/2008 20:45:00    Don't send gift, just keep sending brackets if i need them!
          3                   08/26/2008 13:26:00    For me, this was a waste. I think I may have had my jaw wired for 10
          4                   08/27/2008 02:00:00    Question 14 should offer a space for other or as an answer are you st
          5                   09/10/2008 00:37:00    I feel the only way it would work as if dr.ted wires the jaws shut with
          6                   09/15/2008 18:28:00    I think one down fall about this is for people who live out of state and
          7                   09/15/2008 19:02:00    As a person who suffers physically and emotionally with a binge eatin
          8                   09/15/2008 21:32:00    I think this should remain an option for overweight patients but in con
          9                   12/08/2008 18:23:00    Dr. Ted should create a device that will assist OJW patients with clean
         10                   12/08/2008 18:52:00    none
         11                   12/31/2008 17:21:00    OJW was completely safe. I never had to worry about anything AT AL
         12                   12/31/2008 17:47:00    Thank you Dr. Ted OJW is completely safe no surgery or -- thing flo
  estions I had no answer for. For what it is worth, the ONLY issues I have had PERSONALLY with this process are: 1) my speech is impaired
  ckets if i need them!
 ay have had my jaw wired for 10 days out of the time I had the hooks on. I would take it off when I needed to be out socially. And since it
 other or as an answer are you still wired. Question 41 should offer N/A or other for explanation given if none of those answers apply which
 f dr.ted wires the jaws shut without being able to remove them at all for 5 weeks yourself! You should have to go to a dentists to get them
  people who live out of state and have to wire themselfs. Its hard when you know you can take it off and eat and put it right back on. It stil
  d emotionally with a binge eating disorder, I feel OJW is indispensable in treating my problem. It is such a simple thing, yet it is utterly effe
 or overweight patients but in conjunction with monitoring from a dietician and/or physician. I needed help controlling the compulsion to ove
will assist OJW patients with cleaning their mouth while wired.

d to worry about anything AT ALL. I could control my appetite and get my weight under control. They (dental professionals) should be abl
ely safe no surgery or -- thing floating around in my body. I in control of my -- now. My referred me to Dr. Ted.
re: 1) my speech is impaired to some degree and that can be a problem - on days I have a lot of talking to do; 2) it does interfer with one's

be out socially. And since it was easy to take on and off, I can't see how a person who really needs to have their jaw wired shut would bene
those answers apply which is what I was saying with regards to Question 14 also. Question 44 should offer same becase me personally I do
 o to a dentists to get them removed, they should not come off under no situation its like braces, once they are on you cant take them off te
d put it right back on. It still requires self control. If i lived in NY and just came to the Dentist for rewiring and wasnt taught how to remove
ple thing, yet it is utterly effective: it makes me stop and think about my food intake (quantity and quality), it makes me eat slowly (so I hav
 olling the compulsion to overeat. That part could be provided by a weight loss specialist.


professionals) should be able to assist anyone who need it (weight control services to their patients).
2) it does interfer with one's sex life -Passionate kisses are not possible your teeth closed. Trust me, I have tried! This is one of the reasons

  jaw wired shut would benefit. I think it’s a lame excuse for those who have no control over what they consume and are too lazy to exercise
e becase me personally I don't have a significant other, other than you Dr. Ted :-). Question 73 should offer option of listing price that you
on you cant take them off teh doctor have to do them and hey that still maynot be safe, but its better than being able to just taken them of
 asnt taught how to remove it then it would have been more effective. Either way it gave me hope and i needed that desprately at the time.
akes me eat slowly (so I have once again begun to recognize my body's physical satiation cues), and it helps me feel that sense of control th
d! This is one of the reasons I have used a regimine of six days on and one day off. This way my husband and I can catch up on kissing at

  and are too lazy to exercise. This is one of those things that will cause you loose weight in an unrealistic fashion, unless a person intends o
tion of listing price that you feel is fair. The amounts indicated sort of steers ones decision.
g able to just taken them off when you get a craving and you spent 3000.00 in cost! I might as well had of had surgery done on my body fo
 that desprately at the time. So thank you!
 feel that sense of control that has been missing since that very first addictive binge. Any binge eater will tell you what they find most disco
I can catch up on kissing at least once a week.

n, unless a person intends on following a liquid diet indefinitely which is not happening.

surgery done on my body for that!

u what they find most discouraging is that they can't make themselves say &quot;NO&quot; to the food that is tempting them. To finally fe
tempting them. To finally feel in control of that aspect of myself makes me feel hope for the first time in years.
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems Associated with, OJW--
a weight-control method
Regarding the $35 gift, I am delighted to have take this Questionnaire survey
to help Dr. Ted evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Orthodontic Jaw
                                                     Response       Response
Answer Options                                      Frequency         Count
Do not need to send me any gift.                      84.2%           16
Send me the gift.                                     15.8%            3
                                            answered question              19
                                              skipped question              4
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
I am delighted to help you in your quest to evaluate the
benefits and problems of OJW to help compulsive overeaters
                                                     Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                           7
                               answered question                 7
                                 skipped question               16

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   07/29/2008 02:32:00    Jane Orafu43 clark pl., apt. a columbus, oh 43201
         2                   08/25/2008 18:15:00    Diana Ernestina MoralesThe Avalon at Center Place50 Park Row W. Ap
         3                   08/25/2008 20:45:00    Ray McDowell     1605 Bardfield Ave. Garland, Tx. 75041
         4                   08/27/2008 02:00:00    Instead send for me so I can come visit! :-)
         5                   09/10/2008 00:37:00    Aileena Acoff 14157 Hubbell Street detroit, michigan 48227.
         6                   11/22/2008 14:38:00    Randi Lewis900 NE 12th Avenue #203Hallandale, FL 33009
         7                   12/31/2008 17:47:00    Steven Townsend126 Dover CircleNorfolk VA 23505
us, oh 43201
t Center Place50 Park Row W. Apt 307Providence, RI 02903
  Garland, Tx. 75041

etroit, michigan 48227.
3Hallandale, FL 33009
rfolk VA 23505
The Safety and Effectiveness of, and the Problems
Associated with, OJW--a weight-control method
August 24, 2008 Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD Life Active member of
the American Association of Orthodontists Specialist in
                                                    Response
Answer Options                                         Count
                                                           7
                               answered question                  7
                                 skipped question                16

                                                    Response
Number       Response Date
                                                    Text
         1                   06/18/2008 15:05:00    I hope that OJW becomes more readily available. I do think that, as
         2                   09/10/2008 00:37:00    I feel it should be 100.00 dollars if anyhting not 2500.00 what the me
         3                   09/15/2008 18:28:00    i have kept all of the weight i lost off. ofcourse i still need to lose mor
         4                   09/15/2008 19:02:00    I do worry about how well I'll be able to keep control of my problem w
         5                   09/18/2008 08:09:00    thanks Dr. Ted
         6                   11/22/2008 14:38:00    OJW helped me jump start my overeating. One thing I did not like the
         7                   12/08/2008 18:23:00    Dr. Ted is great
ly available. I do think that, as with other forms of extreme dieting, psychological counseling is in order. But, then again, I would think tha
yhting not 2500.00 what the mess is that! I feel that I was ripped off and I am still paying on my card to this day from that! my gums arest
 ofcourse i still need to lose more.
 to keep control of my problem without the help of the wires when they finally do come off. As with any addiction, it will mean constant ev

ating. One thing I did not like the &quot;unclean&quot; feeling of my teeth and tongue. Another thing I did not like was my bowel movemen
hen again, I would think that - I am a psychologist!
y from that! my gums arestill messing up from time to time and the scar is there! It needs to be barred from being able to do this on anyon

on, it will mean constant evaluation and monitoring throughout my life. And statistically, my chances of staying in control of my addiction a

ike was my bowel movements. Of course they were not solid. Which at times were a problemdue to the fact I was at work. My suggestions
ing able to do this on anyone it is definitely unsafe and efective!

in control of my addiction are fairly low. Regardless, I hope for the best, and feel good about my decision to try OJW.

as at work. My suggestions for future pt. is to carry wet wipes with you. The first five days were VERY HARD, but after that I was able to h
ut after that I was able to handle the liquid diet. The liquid food was not the problem, the problem was not eating sweets. Again, OJW and
ng sweets. Again, OJW and Dr. Ted helped me get a jump start on my weight. Had I not moved my wedding date, I would have loved to h
ate, I would have loved to have been on OJW LONGER. Thanks, Randi Garcia (Lewis)

				
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