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Archive for June, 2015

Ground Hog day? AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement:  A new trial!

Ground Hog day? AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement: A new trial!

AcceleDent again! Vibrational force has no effect on tooth movement:  A new trial! No, this is not Groundhog Day. Since my post last week I’ve become aware of a study that has recently been published in the Journal of Dental Research, which is probably the top scientific journal in dentistry. This study showed that AcceleDent had […]

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AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial!

AcceleDent again. Cyclic vibration accelerates tooth movement; A clinical trial! Earlier this year I posted about AcceleDent. This was a popular posting and was read 4,000 times. Since then several people suggested to me that I had not been critical enough of this new technology. I took this approach because they had developed a cautious […]

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Careful with that phone …does mobile phone use influence metal ion release from braces?

Careful with that phone …does mobile phone use influence metal ion release from braces?

Does mobile phone use influence metal ion release from braces? As regular readers of the blog will know most of the papers that I review are trials or systematic reviews. However, every now and then a paper comes along that is not a  trial  but makes me think. This is one from a team based in Iran […]

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Early Class II treatment. Part 2: Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons?

Early Class II treatment. Part 2: Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons?

Early Class II treatment. Part 2; Are we clinician scientists or barber surgeons? This is the second part of my post from last week. This is concerned with  our presentation at the early treatment point/counterpoint discussion at the AAO conference 2015. Jonathan Sandler started our session by discussing further data from the systematic review. He also […]

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Early Class II treatment: Part 1: The wheel keeps turning.   Uncertainty and the Pyramid of Denial

Early Class II treatment: Part 1: The wheel keeps turning. Uncertainty and the Pyramid of Denial

Early Class II treatment. The wheel keeps turning:  Uncertainty and the Pyramid of Denial This post is about early Class II treatment.  I have decided to revisit this following a joint presentation that Jonathan Sandler and I did at the recent AAO congress in San Francisco. We were asked to participate in a point/counterpoint debate on early Class […]

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