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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 20 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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Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

Pulsed electromagnetic field reduces orthodontic pain

By on November 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 2 Comments

Orthodontic pain is a major problem for our patients. This post is about a new technique that may reduce orthodontic pain.

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

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

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

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

By on October 30, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

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.

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How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

How accurate are orthodontic intra oral timers?

By on October 23, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

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.

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