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Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

Extracting primary canines intercepts permanent canine impaction!

The impaction of permanent canine teeth is a real problem. We frequently try to intercept this by extracting primary canines. But is this effective?

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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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Facebook based orthodontics

Facebook based orthodontics

By on July 24, 2017 in Recent posts with 20 Comments

Facebook based orthodontics A couple of posts ago Mark Wertheimer did a great post on professionalism. In this post he mentioned some of the effects of social media. This has led me to think about a new form of evidence “Facebook based orthodontics”.

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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 38 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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