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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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A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion

A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion

By on January 9, 2017 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

A systematic review provides us with useful information on early facemask treatment of Class III malocclusion The interception of the development of malocclusion is one of the most interesting areas in clinical orthodontics. This post is my interpretation of a systematic review that looked at the effectiveness of early facemask treatment for Class III malocclusion. […]

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Evidence based orthodontic treatment-no good deed goes unpunished. Part 2: Let them eat cake

Evidence based orthodontic treatment-no good deed goes unpunished. Part 2: Let them eat cake

By on November 24, 2016 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

Let Them Eat Cake This is the second part of our joint lecture at the recent British Orthodontic Conference. Lysle Johnston has based this post on his presentation. This was about the value of alternatives to the orthodontic randomised controlled trial.  It is the first guest post on my blog. In Boston Society, it is said that […]

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30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed?

By on September 20, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 22 Comments

30 years of orthodontics….what has changed? I have just returned from holiday and while I was taking a break I realised that it is 30 years since I completed my orthodontic specialist training.   I thought that I should write a post on the changes that have occurred in 30 years of orthodontics and I hope […]

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Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing  problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Part 3 Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems?

Breathe, breathe in the air: Does orthodontic treatment cure childhood breathing problems? This is the third and final part of my series on childhood sleep disordered breathing and orthodontics and is about the effects of orthodontic treatment. In the first post of this series we concluded that the first line treatment for children with sleep disordered […]

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