Practical Reviews in Orthodontics

Stay current on the latest advances in Orthodontics with our unbiased expert reviews from today's leading dental journals.

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Practical Reviews is just that—practical, expert reviews of the most relevant articles from leading dental journals in Orthodontics.

Connect to Research Summaries from Leading Dental Journals

Our expert dental faculty conduct a comprehensive review of hundreds of articles from current leading dental journals so you don't have to. Our knowledge leaders summarize the most relevant dental research for you to review at your convenience and add commentary with perspective for applying these findings in your own practice.

Connect to Practical Reviews in Orthodontics and get:

  • 16 articles summarized in each issue, each with an expert audio review
  • Online quizzes and instant pass/fail notification
  • Instant access to our database of Orthodontics journal reviews
  • 14 issues annually
  • Ability to earn up to 56 CDE credits

View our full list of Reviewers, Journals, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Did You Know?

David S. Briss, DMD, FRCD(C), Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University, serves as Coordinating Editor for Practical Reviews in Orthodontics.

Articles in each issue of Practical Reviews are selected, vetted and summarized by expert panelists who are some of the leading practitioners and instructors in their fields.

The free Practical Reviews app provides easy search capabilities across 125,000+ articles to aid you in your research needs.

While Orthodontics is always front and center, you get access to all 23 medical and dental specialty and subspecialty areas shown below.


Intended Audience

Orthodontists and others interested in orthodontics.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide orthodontists with an understanding, overview, and critical analysis of the most current and clinically useful information available in the literature related to orthodontics
  • Read reviews of the latest basic scientific findings and the impact of these on clinical problems, as well as concise, targeted lectures by noted specialists on the most important practice-oriented subjects in these areas
  • Evaluate where controversy exists and, with our distinguished editorial board of orthodontists, examine the evidence and present advantages and disadvantages of the method in question. Also, controversies, advantages, and disadvantages of diagnosis and treatment plans will be emphasized
  • Find useful guidance on integrating non-conventional principles and practices with conventional ones — and learn how to select and use the best of all available approaches
  • Expand upon, reinforce, and give additional perspective to the participant’s own regular journal review
  • After completing each issue’s activity, the participant is expected to have a working familiarity with the most clinically important information gleaned from the articles reviewed


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Association of Orthodontists and Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Completed continuing education hours help meet the CDE requirements for many state dental boards, state and local associations and hospitals and clinics. Since criteria vary, participants are advised to check directly with the appropriate board or organization for applicability.

Estimated time to complete each issue: 4 hours.

To obtain credit, the quiz must be completed online within 36 months of publication date. The participant must score a minimum of 70%.


The American Association of Orthodontists is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Association of Orthodontists designates this activity for 56 continuing education credits per 14 issue subscription.

The American Association of Orthodontists designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit per four reviews


Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Faculty Affiliations and Disclosure

David S. Briss, DMD, FRCD(C), John Kanyusik, DDS, MSD, and Kevin O’Brien, D.Orth, BDS, MSc, PhD, report no relevant financial interest.

For release and expiration dates, please see the front matter material at the beginning of each issue.


Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of this offer, no refund request will be accepted.