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Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews?

By on April 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Are there too many orthodontic systematic reviews? Over the past 10 years there have been many orthodontic systematic reviews.  I am now wondering if there are too many…..just a thought in a short blog post….

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Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment.

Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment.

By on March 6, 2017 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

Twitter, bullying, dentofacial features and orthodontic treatment. This post is not about “the usual” orthodontic paper. I came across this interesting study on one aspect of social media, bullying and orthodontics and I felt that it was relevant to our patients.

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I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman!

I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman!

I have decided to become an orthodontic quack and snake oil salesman! I have always been interested in orthodontic developments that may not be considered to be mainstream. These are often promoted by practitioners who consider themselves to be “mavericks” or “great thinkers”. I have debated their techniques many times with them with limited success. […]

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Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think?

Orthodontic space opening or closing for missing upper later incisors: What does the public think? We have all been faced with the dilemma of whether to open or close missing lateral incisor space.  This post is is based on a recent paper that investigated lay people’s perception of the aesthetic outcome of this clinical problem.

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Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life

Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life

By on December 15, 2014 in Personal opinion, Research Methods with 3 Comments

Malocclusion, orthodontics and quality of life? One of the most important areas of orthodontic research that needs to be carried out is to clearly identify the effects of treatment. I have highlighted this in previous posts on the “the great unanswered questions” and “papers that have influenced me”. When we consider this area, I feel […]

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