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

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

By on November 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 16 Comments

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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Invisalign is more comfortable than fixed appliances: A trial

Invisalign is more comfortable than fixed appliances: A trial

By on September 25, 2017 in Recent posts with 7 Comments

Invisalign has become an established orthodontic treatment method. However, there have been few trials into its effectiveness. This new study looks at whether there is less discomfort with Invisalign compared to fixed appliances.

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The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

By on September 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

Every now and then a team of investigators does a simple study that may result in a clinically useful finding. This blog post is about one of these studies.

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Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

Orthodontic treatment with customised fixed appliances – a randomized clinical trial

By on September 4, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

  This guest post is by Martyn Cobourne, Chair of Orthodontics at Kings College, London. It is on a recent trial of customised fixed appliances.

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

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

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.

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