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Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

By on July 10, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference? I think that Cone Beam CT images are fantastic and they seem to make my diagnosis so much easier and accurate.  But, is this really true? This new paper in the EJO provides an interesting perspective….

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Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse? A long term study.

By on July 3, 2017 in Recent posts with 23 Comments

Fixed retainers do not prevent relapse: A long term study. One of the greatest challenges in orthodontic treatment is our ability to retain our treatment.  Even though orthodontic retainers have been researched for years, our level of knowledge about retention is surprisingly low. This new paper provides us with interesting, but perhaps, disappointing information.

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Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

By on June 26, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Ormco/Damon response to the UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation. A short time ago the UK advertising standards agency concluded that Ormco/Damon advertising  on self ligation was misleading. This post is about the Ormco response and my thoughts on the decision.

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Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help?

By on June 19, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

Which is better Invisalign or Fixed Appliances: Part 2: Does this new systematic review help? This is the second of two posts on the effectiveness of Invisalign and Fixed Appliances. Last week I looked at a retrospective study and this week I will look at a new systematic review. A lot of people read this post and […]

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Big Data and orthodontic research

Big Data and orthodontic research

By on June 15, 2017 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

‘Big Data’ This is the first of the guest posts on my blog. It is by Professor Phil Benson, who is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield (North of England). We have worked together for many years. His post is on the use of “big data” in orthodontic research as a potential source […]

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