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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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Does childhood obesity increase the rate of tooth movement?

Does childhood obesity increase the rate of tooth movement?

By on February 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 6 Comments

Does childhood obesity increase the rate of tooth movement? Over the past few years there’s been a lot of interest in factors that may influence the speed of tooth movement. Until now,  I have not considered whether obesity has an influence. However, this new paper suggests that childhood obesity increases the rate of tooth movement. […]

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A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams…

A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams…

By on January 2, 2017 in Recent posts with 14 Comments

A New Year’s orthodontic blog of hopes and dreams… Just over three years ago, I got bored and decided to write this orthodontic blog. It has now turned into an important part of my work and I am having to devote a reasonable amount of time to it.  This new post is about what I […]

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