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Interview “Der Spiegel” No. 18, 2018

“Just Have a Look at This Nonsense” The orthodontist Henning Madsen (aged 56) from Mannheim talks about needless orthodontic appliances and profit-driven colleagues. Spiegel: The Federal Audit Office criticizes your over-zealous colleagues. Has this institution the right to judge about the sense of medical treatments? Dr. Madsen: Not with regards to a final judgement, but […]

The Statement on the Federal Audit Office Issued by the DGKFO is Dishonest and Scientifically Intolerable

After, the Federal Audit Office in its annual report had criticized missing care research and proof of benefit for orthodontic treatment in Germany, this caused enormous excitement. The German Society for Orthodontics (DGKFO), the scientific organization of German orthodontists, presented a press release on this issue on  April 26, 2018 in which the DGKFO declared […]

Manual Structural Analysis (MSA) According to Bumann

The Manual Structural Analysis (MSA) according to Bumann comprises a series of manual techniques for the examination of the jaw (temporomandibular) joints (TMJs). Manual techniques (examinations performed with the hands) were developed in the USA, the Netherlands and many other locations of the world. That’s why a variety of manual techniques for the examination of […]

Criticism of German Orthodontics on NDR

On January 16, 2018 the TV program “Visite” on NDR (a regional TV channel) reported critically on German orthodontics. Dr. Madsen was available as interview partner and had contacted a patient beforehand who had been treated in a questionable way. Maybe, this kind of report might lead to the future avoidance of senseless early orthodontic […]

Removable or fixed appliances?

Removable appliances can’t really be regarded as an alternative to fixed ones because they show a different clinical effectiveness. Many tooth movements aren’t possible with removables. This holds true for rotation of teeth, except the four front teeth, as well as the lengthening and shortening of teeth. Because of their limited suitability teeth can only […]

The right time for starting orthodontic treatment

Orthodontists often provide their young patients and parents with confusing informations about the right time for starting orthodontics. Some colleagues recommend to start with orthodontics when the kids are at preschool age or at primary school – referring to a developmental stage when kids have their primary dentition. Basically, it’s very simple: The permanent dentition […]