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My top 10 research papers.. 

My top 10 research papers.. 

By on November 19, 2018 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

One of my most popular posts was about the top ten orthodontic papers. I did this two and a half years ago and I thought that I would update it.  I hope that you find this interesting.

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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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Is periodontal health better with aligners than fixed appliances?

Is periodontal health better with aligners than fixed appliances?

By on August 20, 2018 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

We know that periodontal health is influenced by fixed appliances. But is it better with aligners? It is logical to assume that as aligners can be removed it should be easier for our patients to maintain good oral hygiene than with fixed appliances. As a result, periodontal health should be better with aligners than with […]

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Do orthodontic trials benefit patients?

Do orthodontic trials benefit patients?

By on June 18, 2018 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

It is well accepted that randomised trials are the best way of testing treatments.  But do they influence patient care?

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Is orthodontic root resorption a problem? A new systematic review

Is orthodontic root resorption a problem? A new systematic review

By on May 21, 2018 in Recent posts with 3 Comments

Orthodontic root resorption is a common “side effect’ of orthodontic treatment. This systematic review gives us new information on this problem. We are all familiar with Orthodontically Induced Root Resorption (OIRR.  Several studies have related the amount of resorption to many possible causes, for example, the duration of treatment, appliance type and forces applied. While […]

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