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Archive for October, 2013

Distal movement of molars: A case of swings and roundabouts?

Distal movement of molars: A case of swings and roundabouts?

Distal movement of molars: A new Cochrane Review   Orthodontic treatment for distalising upper first molars in children and adults Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013. Issue 10.  Today I am going to review a systematic review with which I worked on as as a co-investigator.  Several years ago we decided that we would review […]

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Interview with past Chair of the General Dental Council on the Manchester Dental School Blog!

Interview with past Chair of the General Dental Council on the Manchester Dental School Blog!

By on October 24, 2013 in Personal opinion with 2 Comments

Interview on the Manchester Dental School Blog about my time as Chair of the General Dental Council  An excellent blog that I follow is the School of Dentistry at the University of Manchester, this is run by the hard working Professor Nick Grey.  

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Anxious about fixed braces? October research update: Part 2

Anxious about fixed braces? October research update: Part 2

By on October 17, 2013 in Clinical Research, Uncategorized with 3 Comments

Anxious about fixed braces?  What can we do to make it better? Assessment of the effect of combined multimedia and verbal information vs verbal information alone on anxiety levels before bond up in adolescent orthodontic patients: A single center randomized controlled trial.     Jemnique Pal Kaur Sal et al American Journal of Orthodontics 2013: 144: […]

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October  Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

October Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

By on October 14, 2013 in Clinical Research, Trials with 0 Comments

Temporary anchorage devices This has been a bumper month for good quality research and I am going to summarise the clinical research in a couple of postings. The first paper concerns a study of temporary anchorage devices and is from the European Journal of Orthodontics.

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The Randomised Trial and the Retrospective investigation: Looking forward or back?

The Randomised Trial and the Retrospective investigation: Looking forward or back?

By on October 10, 2013 in Personal opinion with 12 Comments

Looking forward or back?  The randomised trial and the retrospective investigation At the last European Orthodontic Congress they held a debate on the value of the randomised  trial versus the retrospective investigation.

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