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P125  Editorial Comment:  Never a dull moment by J Sandler

The thing I have most loved about orthodontics is that there are always new clinical challenges and innovative techniques to push forward the frontiers of the specialty. There is always something to pique the interest of enthusiastic orthodontists who still get excited about the mechanics and...  Read more

P134  Orthodontics:  Multiple Unerupted Teeth – an Interesting Challenge by N Adam, A Flett, C Sandler

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This paper describes primary failure of eruption and presents some of the theories about the aetiology of this clinical condition. It also covers single ankylosed teeth as well as cases that present with multiple unerupted teeth. The various approaches to the clinical management of this not...  Read more

P140  Orthodontics:  Primary Failure of Eruption – a Review and Case Report by B Marlow, K Parker, S Hodges

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Partial or complete failure of tooth eruption may be due to several causes, including primary failure of eruption (PFE), and an accurate diagnosis is essential for appropriate management. This article reviews PFE and the possible treatment options. Case reports of two patients diagnosed with PFE...  Read more

P145  Orthodontics:  How to Design and Set Up a Clinical Trial Part 2: Protocols and Approvals by A Atwal, PE Benson

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Data from clinical trials involving human participants are essential in establishing an evidence base about the safety and effectiveness of our treatments. This second article describes the steps involved in designing and setting up a clinical trial, from writing a protocol to gaining the necessary...  Read more


P126  Orthodontics:  Tooth Autotransplantation Part 3: Surgical Planning and Technique by H Nazzal, S Barber, Z Jawad, N Houghton, M Duggal

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The practical aspects of pre-operative assessment and surgical procedure for autotransplantation are discussed in this part of the series. The success of tooth transplantation is dependent on case selection, careful planning and a surgical procedure that maintains viable periodontal ligament cells...  Read more

P151  Orthodontics:  Lingual Orthodontics with Customized Functional Appliance by S Premkumar, V Peter

Every treatment technique in the orthodontic specialty has its own set of advantages. Combining the techniques in an effective manner could result in a synergistic effect. Two such techniques are lingual orthodontics and functional orthopaedic appliances. This case report shows the effective and...  Read more

P157  Orthodontics:  Five Years and Counting…….Reflections on the First Years of Owning a Specialist Practice by A Patel

This essay highlights what has helped make our practice successful. I share some advice on how to empower your team and how to achieve your goals.  Read more

P161  Tricks of the Trade:  Tricks of the Trade: a New Method of Active Tie-Back for Space Closure by R Bangera, RD Naik, AK Patil, S B, PraveenKumar

The usual method of space closure by sliding mechanics is by active tie-backs or elastomeric chain.  Read more