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In Conclusion…A guest post by Lysle Johnston

In Conclusion…A guest post by Lysle Johnston

By on March 4, 2019 in Recent posts with 23 Comments

This is a guest blog post by Lysle Johnston one of World’s most respected orthodontists.  He addresses some of the issues on Class II correction that have been raised in previous posts.

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Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Part 2 of a brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

By on February 11, 2019 in Recent posts with 28 Comments

This is the second part of Greg Jorgensen’s report on the AAO winter meeting on OSA. This is about the diagnosis and treatment of OSA by orthodontists. How Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosed? As of right now,  a formal laboratory sleep study called polysomnography (PSG) is the only way to diagnose OSA. Although home study […]

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A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A brilliant summary of orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By on February 6, 2019 in Recent posts with 87 Comments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious disorder.  The role of orthodontists in its treatment was the theme of the recent AAO Winter meeting.  This post is a great summary  by Dr Greg Jorgensen who attended the meeting.

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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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