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I think that I should become an Orthodontic Key Opinion Leader…

By on November 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 16 Comments
I think that I should become an Orthodontic Key Opinion Leader…

I’ve taken my bows and my curtain calls I am now rapidly approaching full retirement and I need to maintain my income and number of overseas lecturing engagements. Perhaps I should become a Key Opinion Leader? I have discussed potential changes in my career before. I have thought about becoming a Snake Oil Salesman and […]

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Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

By on November 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 2 Comments
Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

Orthodontic pain is a major problem for our patients. This post is about a new technique that may reduce orthodontic pain. (Visited 1,546 times, 16 visits today)

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Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

By on November 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments
Which is better a bonded or a vacuum formed retainer?  Here is a new trial.

One of the many controversial areas in orthodontic is our choice of orthodontic retainer. This new study gives us useful information. I have posted on retention several times. I have concluded that there are disadvantages and advantages of the main types of retainer. However, in general the type of retainer we use depends upon our […]

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Social Media isn’t the Real World

By on November 1, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 Comments
Social Media isn’t the Real World

This is an interesting guest post that  the UK based website GDPUK published a few weeks ago. I thought that it was very good. The post  is about problems with social media.  It was written by Simon Thackeray, who is a general dental practitioner.  I thought that it was very relevant to orthodontics and they […]

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Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

By on October 30, 2017 in Recent posts with 9 Comments
Bone anchored RME increases nasal airflow: A good randomised trial!

It is about time that I posted about a trial. This new study looked at the effects of bone anchored RME appliances on the airway. I thought that it was great. (Visited 3,591 times, 13 visits today)

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How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

By on October 23, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments
How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could accurately record the time that our patients wear their removable/functional appliances. Recently, new orthodontic intra oral timers have been developed and this new study provides us information on their accuracy. (Visited 1,670 times, 9 visits today)

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