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P101  Editorial Comment:  Thank goodness for Dolphin! by J Sandler

I have been an enormous fan of Dolphin as a database for clinical photographs and have been using it at Chesterfield Royal Hospital for many years.  Read more


P102  Orthodontics:  Orthodontics at Times of National Emergency: Past and Current Crises Part 1: Past Crises and Lessons Learnt by TVN Lee, PV Fowler, JC Williams, P Ellis, NE Atack, AJ Ireland

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This paper explores past natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina (USA), the Great East Japan and Christchurch (New Zealand) Earthquakes as well as the HIV and SARS pandemics and the impact they had on providing orthodontic services at the time of the crisis. It also addresses the lessons learnt...  Read more

P108  Orthodontics:  Orthodontics at Times of National Emergency: Past and Current Crises Part 2. COVID-19: Implications for Clinical Practice by TVN Lee, PV Fowler, JC Williams, P Ellis, NE Atack, AJ Ireland

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This paper explores the disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This disease has caused a global pandemic affecting the way society both works and lives. COVID-19 is spread through droplets from the mouth and nose, which has implications for how we practice orthodontics. Our clinical...  Read more

P117  Orthodontics:  A Review of COVID-19 and the Implications for Orthodontic Provision in England by S Zahran, N Wright

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COVID-19 is an unprecedented virus that is destroying the lives of many people worldwide. Dentistry as a profession falls into a high-risk group due to our close proximity to patients and the aerosols generated in routine dental procedures. The UK dental community has frantically searched for...  Read more

P125  Orthodontics:  The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Life as a New Consultant & an Anecdotal Review Part 2 by AMC Flett

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Part two of this paper provides the author’s personal insight into the first 18 months of a consultant post. Being the new consultant in town is not without considerable challenges. The aim of the second part of the paper is to provide the reader with the reality of integrating into existing units...  Read more

P130  Orthodontics:  An Overview of Orthodontic Bonding by RSD Smyth, NP Hunt, MO Sharif

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Bonding brackets with composite resin is considered the gold standard in orthodontics. However, this can be challenging, especially where there is a requirement to bond to surfaces other than enamel, or where the enamel is defective. A choice of bonding modalities exists for these situations, and...  Read more

P134  Orthodontics:  Combined Hemimandibular Hyperplasia and Elongation: the Orthodontic-Surgical Management by Cán Devine, A Sayan, V Ilankovan

Patients commonly present to orthodontists with complaints of facial and/or mandibular asymmetry. It is important that all asymmetry complaints are taken seriously and further investigated. Orthodontists play an important role in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of these conditions. For...  Read more

P141  Orthodontics:  The South Wales Peer Review Group: A Case Study in Collaboration Part 1 by N Mhani, P Fowler, B Lewis, C Chandler, A Ulhaq, C Smith, J Willi

In this two-part article a novel case study is presented of how peer group collaboration, facilitated through digital technology, can be used to aid and facilitate the development of strategies for overcoming work-based challenges. Part 1 illustrates the importance of peer review in dentistry,...  Read more

P145  Tricks of the Trade:  Tricks of the Trade: Headgear for the Orthodontist by O Hameed, NG Taylor

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential form of barrier protection against cross-infection, which has recently been highlighted in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Read more