An occasionally irregular blog about orthodontics

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Who pays the piper?  An influx of Key Opinion Leaders

Who pays the piper?  An influx of Key Opinion Leaders

By on October 15, 2018 in Recent posts with 32 Comments

  I am becoming increasingly concerned with the effects of Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) on orthodontic practice. Two recent publications have bothered me and I simply cannot help responding.

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Expansion with Damon appliances results in buccal bone loss?

Expansion with Damon appliances results in buccal bone loss?

By on June 25, 2018 in Recent posts with 25 Comments

The wheels of the extraction/non-extraction debate continue to spin. This study highlights a problem with non-extraction expansion treatment.i

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A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

A massive summary of the best of my blog for 2017

By on December 20, 2017 in Recent posts with 10 Comments

In this post I have made a list of the most popular blog posts from this year. If you have time you can look back and re-read them or have a look at some that you missed. I have been doing this blog for three years now and the readership has grown dramatically. Over the […]

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Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

Orthodontic marketing: Are researchers behind the times?

By on August 29, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

I have written several times about the poor evidence base of heavily marketed new orthodontic materials and techniques. This post is about a recently published paper that takes an interesting look at this problem.

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Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

Are Ormco/Damon in denial? The response to UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation.

By on June 26, 2017 in Recent posts with 13 Comments

Ormco/Damon response to the UK advertising authority ruling on self ligation. A short time ago the UK advertising standards agency concluded that Ormco/Damon advertising  on self ligation was misleading. This post is about the Ormco response and my thoughts on the decision.

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