An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

Tag: personal opinion

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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A brilliant “take down” of myofunctional/orthotropics philosophy

By on July 2, 2018 in Recent posts with 5 Comments

I came across this brilliant and withering criticism of a recent book that promotes the magical thinking behind myofictional orthodontics, orthotropics and the epidemic of malocclusion. This was published in another orthodontic blog that is written by Professors from the University of North Carolina. The blog is good and worth following. This post was excellent. […]

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Is orthodontic research poor? The Pyramid of Denial revisited

Is orthodontic research poor? The Pyramid of Denial revisited

By on April 23, 2018 in Recent posts with 12 Comments

This blog post is about the rejection of research findings.  I have decided to revisit the ‘Pyramid of Denial” which outlines the reason for illogical rejection of research.

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A great personal view about being an orthodontic Key Opinion Leader

A great personal view about being an orthodontic Key Opinion Leader

By on March 26, 2018 in Recent posts with 17 Comments

This is a guest post by Jason B. Cope. He is a highly respected orthodontist from the USA. He provides a great personal viewpoint on the tricky issue of being a Key Opinion Leader. 

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What do we really know about orthodontic aligner treatment?

What do we really know about orthodontic aligner treatment?

By on March 5, 2018 in Recent posts with 19 Comments

Orthodontic aligner treatment has been around as long as I can remember. But do we know if it really works?

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