The Orthodontic Notefile

Notes & Thoughts on the Art & Science of Clinical Orthodontics.

There’s Something About MDP (Mobile Dental Photography)!..

“Every photograph is a battle of form versus content.” ~ Garry Winogrand

As many of you probably know, Mobile Dental Photography (MDP) has been gaining track in recent years as smartphone technology advances in terms of sensor quality, resolution, and lens sophistication, leading to much improved image quality over the last few years. MDP has also caught on mainly due to smartphones being relatively smaller and lighter than a Digital SLR camera and so many clinicians prefer the “lighthearted” nature of it.

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What happens during Orthodontic Tooth Acceleration? Surgical Procedures for Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

OK, so what’s the speed of “Dark”? ~ Steven Wright

Today’s guest blog post is by colleague Dr. Samer Mheissen, currently in private practice in Damascus, Syria, and is the Section Editor for the International Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics (See short C.V. at the bottom of the post). He shares with us some of his thoughts and opinion regarding the topic of Surgical Orthodontic Tooth Acceleration.

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Why I’m not using Self-Ligation for “Faster” Treatment

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

In this blog post, I’d like to share some thoughts regarding an important – and still debatable – aspect of self-ligation treatment, relating to claims of “faster” treatment and shorter overall treatment times, and clarify why I personally do NOT use Self-ligation primarily for “faster” treatment, but for other clinically-relevant reasons.

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Keys to Orthodontic Excellence :: An Interview on “Ortodontia Descomplicada” Blog

“The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” ~ Josh Kauffman

As mentioned in the previous blog post, and in the spirit of my intention to position The Orthodontic Notefile as an Orthodontic Success Philosophy blog, I’m honored to be starting the blog posts this month with an interview I’ve had both the pleasure and honor to be asked to do by fellow Orthodontist/Blogger colleague Dr. Alexandre Veiga Jardim from Brazil, for his orthodontic blog Ortodontia Descomplicada .

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The Orthodontic Notefile’s Top Posts of 2016

Learning is not compulsory, but neither is survival.

~ W. Edwards Demi

Another year has passed, and it is time to reflect back on The Orthodontic Notefile’s top posts of 2016. These are the most informative and influential blog posts that made the biggest difference for the readers of The Orthodontic Notefile, in its third year of existence!

Take a look and get started on making 2017 your – and hopefully this blog’s – best year yet!
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