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Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

Should general dentists provide orthodontic treatment (revisited)?

By on January 2, 2018 in Recent posts with 35 Comments

In this first post of 2018, I am going to discuss  whether general dentists should provide orthodontic treatment.  I have decided to revisit this because of the recent advertising campaigns run by some of the specialist societies, in which they highlight the differences between a specialist and a general dentist.  

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Invisalign let us know what is going on!

Invisalign let us know what is going on!

By on December 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Last week I wrote a very popular post about Invisalign, their advertising and the opening of an Invisalign store in San Francisco. Since then Jamie Morley who is the General Manager for Invisalign, UK and Ireland, has responded to me. He has provided clarification on some of the points that I raised.

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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem.

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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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I have decided to invent a new form of treatment: 24 month braces revisited!

I have decided to invent a new form of treatment: 24 month braces revisited!

I have decided to invent a new form of treatment: 24 month braces revisited! One of my most popular posts is called 24 month braces. I posted this several years ago and I have decided to update it to reflect the current state of orthodontics.

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