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Archive for July, 2016

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

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

By on July 20, 2016 in Personal opinion with 61 Comments

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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Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

Breathe, breathe in the air: Don’t be afraid to care. A blog series on Sleep disordered breathing and orthodontic treatment: Part 1.

This post is the first of a series in which I will address the role of breathing in the aetiology of malocclusion and whether there is a role for orthodontic treatment to help reduce childhood sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). This has recently become controversial because orthodontists and general dental practitioners are carrying out orthodontic treatment to […]

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A summary post on  “how do we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? AcceleDent and Osteoperforation

A summary post on “how do we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? AcceleDent and Osteoperforation

How do we make teeth move faster? This is another summary of my previous posts and is on  “how can we make orthodontic tooth movement faster”? If we all had a wish list of our hopes to improve orthodontic treatment, I am sure that the development of a method to make teeth move faster would be close to […]

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