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Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health? I am now returning to the blog by posting some shorter posts over the next few weeks. I am also not 100% after my surgery, so please ignore any typos etc!  I came across this paper that has recently been published in the advance access section […]

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Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification?

By on September 14, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

Do lingual appliances reduce orthodontic decalcification? Most followers of this blog will know that I tend to confine my posts to discussing clinical trials. However, very occasionally someone publishes a retrospective investigation that provides clinically interesting information, that my lead to a question that can be tested in a trial. This paper on the incidence of […]

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How to keep up to date with the literature

How to keep up to date with the literature

How to keep up to date Since I started this blog several people have asked me how I keep up to date with the literature.  My first answer has always been “that keeping up to date is part of my job as Professor, I also need to be ahead of my students”!  But this has […]

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Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics “Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time”  I am sorry to stay on the Pink Floyd theme, but this next blog is also about time and secular traits in orthodontics. One of the more traditional methods that has been used for orthodontic research […]

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The Randomised Trial and the Retrospective investigation: Looking forward or back?

The Randomised Trial and the Retrospective investigation: Looking forward or back?

By on October 10, 2013 in Personal opinion with 12 Comments

Looking forward or back?  The randomised trial and the retrospective investigation At the last European Orthodontic Congress they held a debate on the value of the randomised  trial versus the retrospective investigation.

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