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Written by Asif, this section of the blog is for everyone working in the dental world.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

10th November 2016

Double duty of candour

It has come as quite a surprise to me to learn that as a dentist I should comply with a duty of candour not once, but twice.

21st July 2016

The good reputation of the dental profession

An antique mouse mat sits beside my computer……

27th May 2016

A Listening Ear at the GDC?

For several years there has been widespread concern about the GDC’s operations – not just among the profession but shared by the regulator’s regulator, the Professional Standards Authority.

28th March 2016

Long Live the Radio Star

Are orthodontists being de-skilled by new digital technologies? No!

21st September 2015

The wonders of the natural world

Three and a half centuries ago, Robert Hooke was born. He was the author of Micrographia, a book which revolutionised scientific thinking.

25th March 2015

The proliferation of fake dental materials

Full marks to the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) which is tackling the proliferation of fake materials and equipment.

17th February 2015

Digital technology in orthodontics

Of all the dental specialties, orthodontics has been most influenced by digital advances

13th January 2015

Summary of the ARF debacle

There was talk of little else among dentists in December. What chance did, the British Dental Association, have in challenging the legality of the General Dental Council’s 63% increase in the Annual Retention Fee (ARF)?

13th January 2015

Taking collaboration to a new level through inter-disciplinary treatment

I have recently been involved in a series of inter-disciplinary treatments where tooth erosion has been an exacerbating factor.

22nd July 2014

The Iconic Bugatti

How would you like to make a journey in a Bugatti Veyron?

8th June 2014

From RAG to riches

Traffic lights are currently in vogue in the dental world

7th May 2014

When striking white beats striking gold

I find it fascinating to read about the dental pioneers who painstakingly trialled new materials for the benefit of patients.

7th May 2014

The inevitable reversal of ratios

In the world of orthodontics, Orthodontic Therapists have rapidly become established as part of the workforce.

24th March 2014

UK Biobank

The dental profession can often seem distanced from healthcare as a whole, despite the growing body of evidence which reinforces the close integration of oral health and overall health.

18th February 2014

It’s not called Suresmile for nothing!

Each of the lingual systems I use has its advantages. As the first cases that I have treated with Suresmile are nearing completion, I reflect on its benefits.

20th January 2014

Friends, Family and Orthodontics

We all think that the choices and activities of celebrities are highly influential. But when it comes to orthodontic treatment, friends, family and colleagues are more likely to be the people who make us aware of lingual treatment.

15th January 2014

Dentistry’s ‘porcelain period’ and its politics

The word “conservative” is confusing. If you put a capital “C” at the front, it’s a political party. Without the capital, it’s an adjective, describing a philosophy or approach to life or even dentistry.

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