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I have decided not to be a Snake Oil salesman!

I have decided not to be a Snake Oil salesman!

By on August 4, 2016 in Personal opinion, Recent posts with 19 Comments

I have decided not to be a Snake oil salesman! My recent post on taking up a career as a Snake oil salesman attracted a lot of attention. I received a mixture of comments. Some were good and some pretty bad!  But this is the world of social media. I have thought again and I […]

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Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study…

Early Class II treatment is effective! A retrospective study… The effectiveness of early Class II treatment is one of the areas of orthodontic treatment that has being extensively researched  with randomised trials that have then been included in systematic reviews. This large body of research has concluded that there are limited advantages in undertaking early treatment when […]

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Oh no, we have  white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do?

Oh no, we have white spot lesions on debond: What should we do? Unfortunately, we are all familiar with the problem of white spot lesions when we debond patients. Over the years I have tried many techniques and treatments to attempt to treat them, with mixed success.  This new clinical trial provides us with useful information about […]

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Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air: a classic paper on breathing and facial growth.

Breathe..breathe in the air:  a classic paper on breathing and facial growth. Since I started this blog  I have become aware of orthodontists and dentists who work in the area of breathing and orthodontic treatment.  So I thought that I would post on one of the classic research  papers in this area. This is a […]

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Does rapid maxillary expansion cure bedwetting?

Does rapid maxillary expansion cure bedwetting?

Does rapid maxillary expansion cure bedwetting? While we’re clear on some of the benefits of orthodontic treatment. We have less confidence about other potential effects of our treatment, for example, breathing, muscle function and other related problems.  I find that these are interesting areas and this blog post is on a paper that investigated whether […]

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