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Archive for April, 2015

How should we stop thumb sucking?

How should we stop thumb sucking?

How should we stop thumb sucking? We are all familiar with the young patient who sucks their thumb and has a developing malocclusion. I am also sure that we all have our favourite methods of helping these patients stopping their habit. But what is the evidence we have for recommending these  interventions?

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Perception of facial appearance: What do people look at when they look at you? :

Perception of facial appearance: What do people look at when they look at you? :

By on April 20, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 1 Comment

Perception of facial appearance, smiles and eye tracking After all the excitement of last weeks blog which was read by 5,000 people in three days, this blog brings us back to the real world of modern orthodontics.  I am going to discuss a paper that appeared in the latest edition of the AJO-DDO and this is […]

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A new dental disease: Orthodontosis and orthodontitis

A new dental disease: Orthodontosis and orthodontitis

Orthodontosis and orthodontitis Since I started this blog I have confined my reviews and comments on papers in the mainstream orthodontic journals. However, I came across a paper and a letter in the British Dental Journal that I found so extraordinary that  I’ve decided to change my blogging practice. This blog is about my academic interpretation of […]

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