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September 1, 2012 Feature DentistryOrthodontics

Why Research Findings Are Usually Wrong

by John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTIONThe reading of articles in scien­tific journals and attending lectures by published researchers are considered hallmarks of the knowledgeable professional. Indeed, ignorance of the advice gleaned from such publications or from the verbal exhortations of their authors might be grounds

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalOrthodontics

Orthodontic Treatment System: Groundbreaking Advances with SureSmile 6.0

by ken

OraMetrix unveiled the newest version of its signature orthodontic planning technology SureSmile 6.0 at its annual users conference that began yesterday in Grapevine, Texas. Dallas, TX, March 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– SureSmile is a digital technology that equips orthodontists with a powerful diagnostic, treatment

February 17, 2012 News Orthodontics

Orthodontists using advertising to woo woo adults

by ken

By Andrew Adam Newman New York Times Once as closely associated with adolescence as algebra, orthodontists have in recent years treated growing numbers of adults. From 1994 to 2010, the number of Americans 18 and older getting braces or some other teeth-straightening

February 4, 2012 News Orthodontics

cbCT and orthodontics

by ken

We’re looking for a few good wire benders who will share cases with Mouthing Off…….can you help us identify them……??? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxWZwvUN6x4[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duoqsJ81AGQ[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXResQTwJhA[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0H1lEQP0gA[/youtube]

February 2, 2012 News OrthodonticsYouTube

Thank G-d for the Internet

by ken

Back in /09 – you remember /09 – end of the world was imminent, I saw a gorgeous little lassie who had been hit in the face in the schoolyard and had her left central incisor intruded and lingually malposed. 

January 22, 2012 News Orthodontics

Invisalign ‘Not as Efficient as Fixed Brackets’ States Orthodontist (video)

by ken

Invisalign is one of the most amazing orthodontic devices ever, unless like some people, you think it’s just a big waste of time. Still cosmetic patients love how easy and attractive the aligners are. Either way, more and more dentists are offering

January 13, 2012 News Keeping you guessingOrthodontics

For the new baby boomer grandparents

by ken

From the New York Times The Problem With Pacifiers   By C. CLAIBORNE RAY Q. Do pacifiers affect babies’ teeth? A. Pacifiers “can have some adverse effects on the structures of the oral cavity, especially after prolonged use,” said Dr. Abhinav Sinha, director of

January 9, 2012 News Orthodontics

Clinical orthodontics must be viewed as a specialty cemented in biology

by ken

by Dr Young Guk Park, South Korea  – From Dental Tribune International January 9, 2012 The ultimate goal of any orthodontic treatment is to obtain better aesthetics of the dentition and the face, and the health of the periodontium, TMJ

December 26, 2011 News Orthodontics

Speed kills?

by ken

December 23, 2011 By Catherine Hughes – from Science Friday -Check out this and more from the Robb Report of Dentistry http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/2471/science-friday-an-amazing-new-kind-of-orthodontic-treatment/ Orthodontists: Get ready to speed up the time it takes to wear dental braces! OrthoAccel Technologies has announced

November 24, 2011 News Orthodontics

This one’s for the wirebenders

by ken

Finally found a Canadian orthodude who gits elearning………..do check it out.. www.retrouvey.com http://wikisites.mcgill.ca/Dentalpedia/index.php/Main_Page

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

October 20, 2011 News ImplantologyOrthodonticsPharmacologyPharmacotherapeutics

See me, feel me, touch me, heal me

by ken

Before you read any further, please check out the website http://www.mis-implants.com/ – “some” companies are gittin’ it…….now to the point…… From Dr. Bicuspid October 18, 2011 — What can you do for a patient whose braces are shredding the inside of their

Figure 4E. Post-Treatment Panoramic Radiograph.
September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

A Simple Lingual Alignment Technique for Mandibular Incisor Crowding

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D. Ortho, FRCD(C) and Sarah McKinlay, RDH

Where wrinkles, frown lines and loss of skin tone are evidence of facial aging, aging of the dentition is characterized by generalized recession, loss of alveolar bone height and loss of tooth alignment.1,2 Approximately two thirds of untreated adolescents with

September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Are Our Clean Operatories Harming Us?

by John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

The Hygiene Hypothesis Provides Some Answers

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September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Rubber Dam Hazards

by Ellis Neiburger, DDS

Though repeatedly proclaimed as an indispensable element of quality operative dentistry, the rubber dam is seldom used in private practice. This is because of the numerous hazards and inconveniences for the patient and dentist, which have been rarely mentioned. These

Dr. Lang is an orthodontic lecturer at the University of Toronto and past president of the Ontario Association of Orthodontists. He maintains an orthodontic practice in West Toronto and Mississauga, ON. Dr. Lang is co-chair of Oral Health's editorial board.
September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Self-Ligating Brackets – Is All The Hype True?

by Randy Lang, DDS, D. Ortho

It seems that every year an orthodontic company will come out with a new “self-ligating” bracket. Self-ligating orthodontic brackets use a metal clip or door to hold the archwire, whereas conventional orthodontic brackets use ligature wires or elastomeric rings to

September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Re: The Dental Patient Who is High, Oral Health – June, 2011

by Dr. Lorne BermanDr. Lorne Berman Sechelt, BC

I was extremely surprised and disappointed by the responses expressed by some of the dentist interviewees, who were surveyed about their attitudes toward treating people who were ‘high’ on alcohol or marijuana. Such a negative, judgmental, harsh, exclusive and defensive

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September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Self Learning, Self Assessment 2011

by Oral Health

2011 is the final year of the SLSA program in Oral Health. The 8-question Quiz is coming in the November issue. Because the program is half its usual length, provincial licensing authorities may alter the allocation of CE credits. Unlike

September 1, 2011 Feature Orthodontics

Dental Internet Directory

by Oral Health

ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL TECHNOLOGISTS OF ONTARIOThe official voice of Registered Dental Technologists in Ontariowww.ADTO.org CANADIAN DENTAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATIONBecause bad things happen to good dentists.www.cdpa.com ONTARIO ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRYQuality of care through life long learning.www.ontarioagd.org TORONTO ACADEMY OF DENTISTRYToronto

August 6, 2011 News BlogsMarketing strategiesOrthodonticsSocial mediaWebsites

Huh, oh, WOW!!!

by ken

Was reading WebMD and then noticed an ad on the right side of the page……..HUH, OH!!! Then I clicked and………………. WOW!!! Sob……… the American Association of Endodontists spent millions on advertisements as well……………RADIO ads and TV ads at 3 in