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Featured article: Evaluation of piezocision and laser-assisted flapless corticotomy in the acceleration of canine retraction

As prolonged orthodontic treatment can have several side effects, surgical procedures have been introduced to accelerate tooth movement and reduce treatment time. The primary aim of this study by Alfawal et al. was to evaluate the effectiveness of piezocision versus laser-assisted flapless cortiocotmy in accelerating canine retraction. The secondary aim was to evaluate dentoalveolar changes following canine retraction in terms of ‘molar anchorage loss’ and ‘canine rotation.’


  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Christina Thrandorf, Volker Paech, Peter Altmeyer and Falk G Bechara

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Head & Face Medicine is a multidisciplinary open access journal that publishes basic and clinical research concerning all aspects of cranial, facial and oral conditions.

The journal covers all aspects of cranial, facial and oral diseases and their management. It has been designed as a multidisciplinary journal for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of diseases which affect the human head and face. The journal is wide-ranging, covering the development, aetiology, epidemiology and therapy of head and face diseases to the basic science that underlies these diseases. Management of head and face diseases includes all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatments including psychopharmacological therapies.

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