The third anniversary of the Young Orthodontist’s Notebook

I started this blog this very day three years ago. For the first couple of years, I had not been very active here, but becoming more experienced as a clinician I write more frequently.

I am going to develop more practical and pragmatic focus in my upcoming writings. By now, I decided to look back at the most popular blog posts I have written so far. Interestingly, the more practical a text is, the more reads it gets. Here are the top five.

journaling

5. Retention has nothing to do with a retainer. A very personal opinion

This is my personal opinion on retention. I published it just two day ago, but already have over 800 reads. I think this has been my tiny success. That is the type of blog posts I am going to produce in the future: practical and pragmatic. 

4. On prescription again, really brief!

In this blog post from few weeks ago, I analysed a study which compares Roth and MBT prescriptions. I think the results are surprising and clinically relevant. More than 800 hits.

3. The end of orthodontics, or is it?

Almost 1000 views. The text was written a year ago as a reply to a dystopian blog post by Kevin O’Brien, a British academic orthodontist who has the most popular orthodontic blog in the world. I then got a privilege to publish this text of mine as a guest post at his blog and received a lot of attention, feedback and even nice gifts (orthodontic books) as a result. Back in the day, Kevin was a huge inspiration for me to start writing my first scribbles, whereas his style still appeals to me very much: impartiality to the information, irony to the self, and respect to the reader. If you are interested in a book with my Russian translations of Kevin’s blog, click here.

2. Orthodontic professors who are not

Almost 1300 hits. In this blog post from last December, I raised an important issue of using academic titles inappropriately. Unfortunately, many murky individuals portray themselves as orthodontic professors or PhDs without any justification for that. This hazardous phenomena is more pronounced in Eastern Europe, but could be seen anywhere. This often misleads patients, young orthodontists and dentists.

1. Five mistakes I have done in my first five years after residency

It has been read over 1500 times in 8 months. I tried to be maximally honest and write a short text which I hope could protect younger colleagues from falling into the same miserable traps I have been to. Here are my most egregious juvenile blunders. Please never repeat!

This has been my top five texts in this blog so far. If you are interested, please subscribe clicking ‘subscribe’ button on this page.

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