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The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

The use of a phone app improves oral hygiene in orthodontic patients?

By on September 11, 2017 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

Every now and then a team of investigators does a simple study that may result in a clinically useful finding. This blog post is about one of these studies.

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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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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 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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