Vertical Gingival Display Changes Associated with Upper Premolars Extraction Orthodontic Treatment: A Prospective Clinical Trial.

This clinical research paper – recently published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry (J Clin Exp Dent) and which I’ve had the pleasure to have been a part of – aimed at investigating and comparing vertical gingival display (VGD) changes associated with upper (first vs second) premolars extraction during orthodontic treatment.

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Is Piezocision Effective in Accelerating Orthodontic Tooth Movement: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Zora Neale Hurston

This is a short blog post announcing the publication of our latest research article; a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis entitled: Is Piezocision effective in accelerating orthodontic tooth movement: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Birthed through the enormous collaborative efforts of colleagues Dr. Samer F. Mheissen (Syria) – the instigator and review coordinator – and Dr. Haris Khan (Pakistan), I’ve had the great pleasure of being a co-author on this project.

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The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing; A Free New Orthodontic eBook

The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing - Shadi Samawi - 2015
“Order And Simplicity Are The First Steps Towards Mastery Of A Subject. ”  – Thomas Mann

As the saying goes: “Good is the new Average.”
In this age of high public demand for beautiful, natural-looking smiles and ever- increasing self-confidence, as well as the need for more rigorous scientific-based standards of care, there should be really no place for mediocrity.

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From Good to Great!

“The Pleasures of writing correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov

I recently had the pleasure – and privilege – of writing the “Smile Message”  to readers of the latest issue of Smile Dental Journal, entitled “From Good to Great!“.

The message is about the importance of incorporating new and proven digital technology into 21st Century dental practices, especially in Orthodontics.

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