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A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

A trial on “surgery first” orthognathic surgery.

By on August 7, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

One of the most interesting recent orthodontic developments is the “surgery first” approach for orthognathic  surgery. This post is about a new trial that provides us with some information on this technique.

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TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

TMD is not associated with dental occlusion?

By on July 31, 2017 in Recent posts with 22 Comments

One of the longest standing controversies in dentistry is about whether the occlusion is associated with TMD. This new systematic review may give us some answers? Over many years we have discussed, argued and debated whether the occlusion is associated with TMD.  People have organised conferences,  run legal cases, written complete editions of journals and […]

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To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

To extract or not; the constant orthodontic dilemma?

By on July 17, 2017 in Recent posts with 40 Comments

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.

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

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.

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Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

Can we intercept AOB development from thumb sucking?

We are all familiar with the young patient who has an anterior open bite caused by thumb sucking.  This new systematic review provides us with some evidence on the treatment for this common problem. I have just got back from a four day trip to New Zealand to lecture to the New Zealand Association of […]

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