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Tag: Randomised trial

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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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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Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation….

By on June 5, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Lets talk about micro-osteoperforation…. At a recent conference I was discussing “ways to make teeth move faster”.  After my presentation a delegate asked me about the evidence that underpinned micro-osteoperforation or MOPS.  So, let’s talk about MOPS/Propel…

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The end of self-ligation: or is it?

The end of self-ligation: or is it?

By on May 22, 2017 in Recent posts with 11 Comments

The final nail in the self ligation coffin: or is it? As readers of this blog will know I have posted about self ligation several times.  I have recently read a new study that looks at whether self-ligation results in a reduction in the duration of treatment, but does this add to knowledge? I will […]

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How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial.

By on May 18, 2017 in Recent posts with 1 Comment

How to read a paper on a randomised clinical trial (revisited). Over the past few weeks, several people have asked me to republish some of my earlier posts on how to interpret papers.   I will start by providing an update on how to read a randomised clinical trial.  I hope that it is useful. .

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