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To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

By on July 17, 2017 in Recent posts with 19 Comments
To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

To extract teeth or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma? One of the most important decisions that we take in orthodontic treatment planning is whether we need to extract teeth or not. This post is about a recent study that evaluated aspects of this decision. (Visited 3,379 times, 43 visits today)

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Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

By on July 10, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments
Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference? I think that Cone Beam CT images are fantastic and they seem to make my diagnosis so much easier and accurate.  But, is this really true? This new paper in the EJO provides an interesting perspective…. (Visited 6,452 times, 6 visits today)

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Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

By on July 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments
Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm?

Quo Vadis Orthodontia – Are we in the midst of a perfect storm? This is a guest post by Dr Mark Wertheimer from South Africa. This is about his feelings about potential issues with professionalism, new treatments and advertising. (Visited 3,507 times, 10 visits today)

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Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

By on July 3, 2017 in Recent posts with 21 Comments
Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse: A long term study. One of the greatest challenges in orthodontic treatment is our ability to retain our treatment.  Even though orthodontic retainers have been researched for years, our level of knowledge about retention is surprisingly low. This new paper provides us with interesting, but perhaps, disappointing information. (Visited 4,974 […]

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Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

By on June 26, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments
Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

Ormco/Damon response to the UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation. A short time ago the UK advertising standards agency concluded that Ormco/Damon advertising  on self ligation was misleading. This post is about the Ormco response and my thoughts on the decision. (Visited 4,554 times, 3 visits today)

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Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

By on June 19, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments
Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help? This is the second of two posts on the effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances. Last week I looked at a retrospective study and this week I will look at a new systematic review. A lot of people read this post and […]

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