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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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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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What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites:  fixed or removable appliances?

What is the best treatment method for Anterior Crossbites: fixed or removable appliances?

A new trial of treatment methods for anterior crossbites Every now and then someone publishes a paper that is directed at answering a common clinical question and they use simple straightforward trial methodology. Today in the EJO I came across this great simple study into the best method of correcting anterior cross bites. It was […]

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Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines?  a RCT

Can we predict eruption of palatally displaced canines? a RCT

Predictors of eruption of palatally displaced canines. Several months ago I reviewed an excellent trial on the interceptive treatment of palatally displaced canines (PDC). This was a very popular post that generated many comments. In my discussion, I wondered if the authors had carried out any additional work on whether they could predict the effects of removing the […]

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Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued: A new trial!

Myofunctional orthodontics continued… a new trial! This post follows on from last week’s very popular blog which was read 2,500 times in a week. In that post I wrote that I was only aware of one prospective study of Myofunctional therapy. But Valter Ronnholm,  posted a comment that pointed me to a new study in the European Journal of […]

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