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Article: Volume 43 Number 9 Page 891 - November 2016

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  Dent Update 2016; 43: 891-894

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Abstract: read with some sardonic amusement the recent guest editorial on ‘The “Uberization of orthodontics” – or how low can you go?’1 Mention was made of both the growth of limited, so-called short-term orthodontics (STO), as well as the more recent development of do-it-yourself (DIY) orthodontics, namely one that requires patients to acquire their own smart-phone diagnostic dental photographs, take their own dental impressions, and subsequently self-administer a series of clear aligners that have been digitally fabricated to the prescription of a clinician who has never personally consulted with the patient.

Author notes: Mr Robert Chate, Vice-dean, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Vathana Ketheeswaranathan Renu George, Mr Manisali, Croydon University Hospital, Richard Lilleker BDS, Dentist, Gwynne Dental, Basingstoke