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All posts by Asif Chatoo

19th November 2019

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

A new medical collection has opened this month in the Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum, enriching and expanding London’s extraordinary medical and dental heritage.

Asif at the Australasian Society of Lingual Orthodontics
4th September 2019

Crocodiles, koalas and impacted canines down under

An invitation to speak at a meeting in Australia was an opportunity I could not turn down, writes Dr Chatoo.

23rd July 2019

A double life for receptionist Maria

Our lovely receptionist Maria is leading a double life – in addition to working here she has become a patient as well!

8th January 2019

From wow to wow – the Harvard blog

When I first got an invitation to speak at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, I was both delighted and dismayed.

Annie Morrison, Voice Tutor Therapist
27th November 2018

Will my speech be affected by lingual braces?

I am often asked by patients if braces will give them a lisp. If you are worried about lisping, I have a solution: her name is Annie Morrison.

19th October 2018

Now holistic aesthetic care at LLOC

We have been joined by two skilled practitioners who meet the demand for complementary dental treatments as well as rejuvenating injections in our safe and discreet clinic.

19th June 2018

At what age should a child see an orthodontist?

We know that a baby’s first appointment with a dentist should happen by their first birthday – but at what age should the first orthodontic visit take place?

28th May 2018

Ingenious and poignant

I thoroughly recommend the new free exhibition called Teeth at the Wellcome Collection in London.

25th April 2018

The glamour of lingual braces

With origins in Beverley Hills and Japan and even a link to the infamous Playboy mansion, lingual braces must surely be the most exciting of all the brace types.

19th April 2018

Sweet dreams are made of this

Where do you turn when you feel the quality of your sleep declining?  I hope after reading this blog you will turn to me!

29th March 2018

The story of a young musician in lingual braces

An embouchure is a serious matter for musicians who play a wind instrument but also want to have teeth-straightening.

29th March 2018

The hedgehog and the orthodontist

The title of this blog may sound reminiscent of an ancient fable. But this is no moral or magical tale…

23rd February 2018

The European question

I have decided to tackle the thorny Brexit topic – but this blog is strictly apolitical!

9th January 2018

Common problems that may require tooth straightening treatment

So much jargon is associated with teeth-straightening. This article helps you navigate the common problems that can be solved with orthodontics.

16th November 2017

The dental profession’s new CPD regime

I like the concept of a personal development plan (PDP) in which I can map out how I will evolve as a clinician and practice-owner.

16th November 2017

Hitting the reset button

Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules which comes into force next May?

7th July 2017

Anyone for urine?

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when rinsing your mouth with your own urine was believed to help make you healthy!

7th June 2017

The good, the bad and the detrimental – of technology

Does progress always have a hidden downside? I rather suspect it does – and here’s why…

1st June 2017

What do we want from dentists of the future?

I was intrigued to learn recently that at one dental school last year, nearly twice as many MSc students graduated as dental students.

31st May 2017

My love for Japan and the Japanese

The country and people of Japan hold a special place in my heart.

4th May 2017

New emphasis for new website

Extended content around treatments and an emphasis on patient wellbeing are features of the relaunched LLOC website.

30th April 2017

International flavour for Learning Lingual course

The second year of my Learning Lingual course for colleagues includes delegates who have travelled from far and wide.

28th April 2017

Making the grade as a trainer

Anyone who has been for treatment here will know how important my orthodontic nurses are to me and to the whole treatment process.

30th March 2017

If it sounds too good to be true….

The reason for my cynicism around orthodontic system marketing relates to the latest campaign from an American operation called “Your smile direct.”

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