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Archive for October, 2014

Are you always certain about your treatment decisions?

Are you always certain about your treatment decisions?

Are you always certain about your treatment decisions? A few weeks ago I spoke at the British Orthodontic Conference in Edinburgh on “reducing uncertainty in orthodontics”. This blog is on the main points of my presentation.

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Is the  Twin Block an effective appliance? Two RCTs in one blog!

Is the Twin Block an effective appliance? Two RCTs in one blog!

By on October 13, 2014 in Clinical Research, Recent posts, Trials with 2 Comments

Is the mighty Twin Block an effective appliance? Two RCTs in one blog! There are trials and systematic reviews being published in droves at the moment and last week two trials were published in the EJO. These were two clinically relevant studies in which the authors compared the Twin Block with other similar appliances.

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New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

New evidence on the treatment of palatally displaced canines!

Should we extract primary canines to prevent palatal canine impactions? This post is on the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of removing primary canines in the hope that this encourages the eruption of palatally displaced permanent canines (PDC). As we all know, this is an established procedure that is practiced widely.

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