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Archive for October, 2013

Distal movement of molars: A case of swings and roundabouts?

Distal movement of molars: A case of swings and roundabouts?

Distal movement of molars: A new Cochrane Review   Orthodontic treatment for distalising upper first molars in children and adults Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013. Issue 10.  Today I am going to review a systematic review with which I worked on as as a co-investigator.  Several years ago we decided that we would review […]

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October  Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

October Research update, Part I, Temporary Anchorage Devices

By on October 14, 2013 in Clinical Research, Trials with 0 Comments

Temporary anchorage devices This has been a bumper month for good quality research and I am going to summarise the clinical research in a couple of postings. The first paper concerns a study of temporary anchorage devices and is from the European Journal of Orthodontics.

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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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Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

Treatment of Class III Malocclusion: A new Cochrane Review   Well, I am now recovering from what is termed “minor” surgery. The first step in my process of seeking care was to have a really good look at the relevant Cochrane Reviews.   The reviews were useful but were not conclusive, as is unfortunately the case […]

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