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Archive for August, 2015

Does rubbing an essential oil on gums reduce inflammation for orthodontic patients? A Trial.

Does rubbing an essential oil on gums reduce inflammation for orthodontic patients? A Trial.

By on August 24, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 6 Comments

Do anti-oxidant essential oils reduce gingival inflammation for orthodontic patients? Every now and then a paper is published that stands out because it reports on a study that is rather unusual for orthodontic research. This paper is clearly different as the authors report on new research using an anti oxidant and essential oil mixture for […]

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Class II treatment and skeletal change: Did we know the answer in 1967?

Class II treatment and skeletal change: Did we know the answer in 1967?

By on August 18, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Class II treatment: a paper from 1967 In this post I am going to review a paper that the AJO published  in June 1967. This was the summer of love in San Francisco, the Beatles had just released Sgt Pepper, the Rolling Stones had released their psychedelic album “Their Satanic Majesty’s”. I was 10 years old […]

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Acceledent: The advertising has started!

Acceledent: The advertising has started!

Acceledent: The advertising has started! This is a quick additional blog post on Acceledent again. You may remember that I have posted about AcceleDent before. This is because it is a new technology that may have some potential, but there is currently a lack of evidence on its effectiveness. In two of these posts I […]

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Does Social Media help communication in orthodontics?

Does Social Media help communication in orthodontics?

By on August 10, 2015 in Recent posts, Trials with 3 Comments

Does Social Media help communication in Orthodontics? This post is about communication via social media and its potential vital role in orthodontic care.  This is becoming an increasingly important area of research because of the explosion in the use of social media.   I am sure that we are all aware of this by simply looking in […]

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Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

Is it better to use a fixed or removable appliance to correct a crossbite?: The final answer!

What is the best method of crossbite correction: The answer! A few months ago I posted on the results of a trial of methods to correct anterior crossbites. Since then I have found several other papers from this trial and I have rewritten my original post to combine the findings into a single definitive post […]

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