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A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams…

A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams…

By on January 2, 2017 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 14 Comments

A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams… Just over three years ago, I got bored and decided to write this orthodontic blog. It has now turned into an important part of my work and I am having to devote a reasonable amount of time to it.  This new post is about what I […]

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Orthodontic Key Opinion Leaders; Who are they and what do they do?

Orthodontic Key Opinion Leaders; Who are they and what do they do?

By on October 31, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 14 Comments

Orthodontic Key Opinion Leaders; Who are they and what do they do? I have just re-read the excellent book “Bad Pharma” by the British Doctor Ben Goldacre. This is about the practices of the pharmaceutical industry in developing and promoting its products. He wrote about Key Opinion Leaders and I wondered if there were any in […]

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30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

By on September 20, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 21 Comments

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed? I have just returned from holiday and while I was taking a break I realised that it is 30 years since I completed my orthodontic specialist training.   I thought that I should write a post on the changes that have occurred in 30 years of orthodontics and I hope […]

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Do it yourself orthodontics revisited: Invisalign and SmileDirectClub and others…

Do it yourself orthodontics revisited: Invisalign and SmileDirectClub and others…

By on August 30, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do it yourself orthodontics: You do not even need to see a dentist! This post is a follow-up edit to a previous post on do it yourself orthodontics.  I have revisited this subject, as I think that it has become more relevant since Invisalign announced that they had agreed to supply aligners to SmileDirectClub.  This is […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing  problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems? This is the third and final part of my series on childhood sleep disordered breathing and orthodontics and is about the effects of orthodontic treatment. In the first post of this series we concluded that the first line treatment for children with sleep disordered […]

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