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Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

Orthodontic Retention – finding the answer?

By on September 21, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

This is a guest post by Simon Littlewood on the difficult subject of orthodontic retention. He is one of the World’s experts on orthodontic retention. It is a really good read! Simon works in Bradford, North of England…

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Big Data and orthodontic research

Big Data and orthodontic research

By on June 15, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

‘Big Data’ This is the first of the guest posts on my blog. It is by Professor Phil Benson, who is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield (North of England). We have worked together for many years. His post is on the use of “big data” in orthodontic research as a potential source […]

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Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews? Over the past 10 years there have been many orthodontic systematic reviews.  I am now wondering if there are too many…..just a thought in a short blog post….

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A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics

A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics

By on February 23, 2017 in Recent posts with 0 Comments

A non-random selection of blog posts on evidence based orthodontics I have decided to post an additional blog post this week because there has been a lot of internet chat about evidence based orthodontics.  I have followed this closely.  There seems to be some confusion in people’s mind about the relative merits of treatment being […]

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Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews

Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews

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

Is absence of evidence; evidence of absence? “Negative” findings in trials and systematic reviews I sometimes feel frustrated when I read a trial and the authors report that there is no difference between the treatments and further research is needed. But the interpretation of these negative findings is far from straightforward. I hope to address […]

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