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When should we take a Cone Beam CT? Careful with that radiation, Eugene Part 3

When should we take a Cone Beam CT? Careful with that radiation, Eugene Part 3

By on November 12, 2018 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

There is no doubt that CBCT has revolutionised orthodontic imaging. But when are we justified to take a CBCT?

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Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

Bill Proffit: Equilibrium Theory revisited.

By on October 8, 2018 in Recent posts with 16 Comments

Last week I was stunned to hear about the death of Bill Proffit.  As a result,  I have decided to make this blog post about his classic paper “Equilibrium Theory Revisited”. Like many orthodontic students my first exposure to Bill Proffit and his teaching was in seminars and his book.  I also heard him lecture […]

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Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

Headgear does not harm the airway? A new trial

By on January 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 26 Comments

The relationship between orthodontic treatment and the airway is an area of controversy in orthodontics. This recently published trial may provide us with some answers to this question.

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Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference?

By on July 10, 2017 in Recent posts with 15 Comments

Careful with that Cone Beam: It does not seem to make a difference? I think that Cone Beam CT images are fantastic and they seem to make my diagnosis so much easier and accurate.  But, is this really true? This new paper in the EJO provides an interesting perspective….

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Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

By on February 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels? This post is about a new study that investigates the effect of retainers and extractions on marginal bone levels. I thought it was very interesting as it included an evaluation of the effect of extractions.

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