This portal provides information about Orthodontics and the various orthodontic appliances – dental braces. But the way the information is presented means that it is completely independent of any financial interests, unlike many other Internet sites which simply reflect the random preferences of the author. All the information on this site is based on the very latest scientific knowledge and is completely consistent with the spirit of evidence-based medicine.
Evidence-based medicine (EbM) means the combination of the doctor’s experience, the latest scientific knowledge (i.e. knowledge taken from scientific journals) and the wishes of the patients themselves. The objective of EbM is to provide the very best care for the patients, irrespective of any personal prejudices or regional doctrines. There was a need for EbM because doctors normally tend to stick to the knowledge that they acquire during their training, whereas scientific knowledge is constantly progressing. As a consequence of this many patients do not receive the best medical care, and unfortunately this is also the case with orthodontics.
Almost 10,000 scientific articles a year are published – just about orthodontics, and of course that is more than any single doctor could possibly read. As a result, various EbM means have been developed that make it possible for doctors to keep to date up with the latest developments. These include continuously updated scientific reviews – the so-called systematic reviews and also access to medical databases that make it possible for every doctor to do their own research on how best to treat their patients.
Die-zahnspange.org uses these EbM tools to provide an up-to-date, in-depth overview of orthodontics and the various dental braces that it employs. We hope that you enjoy browsing through this site and that hopefully you can gain a lot of useful knowledge from it.
Dr. Henning Madsen
To find out more about our practice, please visit www.madsen.de