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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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Does mode of breathing influence  facial growth?

Does mode of breathing influence facial growth?

Does breathing influence facial growth? This is my second post in the series on breathing and orthodontics and is concerned with the influence of breathing on facial growth. Many claims are made about this subject, but how closely have we looked at the evidence? I have had a good look at this and this is my summary.

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Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics.

Are historical controls valid? Secular traits in orthodontics “Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time”  I am sorry to stay on the Pink Floyd theme, but this next blog is also about time and secular traits in orthodontics. One of the more traditional methods that has been used for orthodontic research […]

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Careful with that Ceph, Eugene (Part 2). Do you need that orthodontic cephalogram?

Careful with that Ceph, Eugene (Part 2). Do you need that orthodontic cephalogram?

 A discussion on the need for cephalograms Over the past few days I have been in a heated debate on a General Dentistry forum about the lack of evidence underpinning one of the rapid orthodontic treatment systems that can be learnt from attending a two-day course at a hotel. As part of the debate the […]

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