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2018 Annual Session Conference

If Pinocchio was an Orthodontic Salesman?

May 8, 2018 10:30am ‐ May 8, 2018 11:15am


Orthodontic Appliances are no longer just brackets and wires. Technology has ushered in an era of integrated appliance systems,on both vestibular & lingual surfaces as well as removable aligners,that are slowly gaining global acceptance. Integrated systems however, are marketed by corporations that have financial considerations that sometimes take precedence over science and clinical commonsense. This presentation will present a comparative analysis and an experimental clinical audit of contemporary appliance systems and adjuncts from an independent evidence based perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Peruse marketing and advertising claims made by various appliance & adjunct manufacturers.
  • Analyze data from experimental designs evaluating appliance performance on efficacy & efficiency parameters.
  • Compare different appliance systems evaluated based on standard clinical excellence standpoints.


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