It is Time to Rethink Orthodontic Learning & Discussion
The free exchange of ideas is fundamental to both the health of the specialty and the advancement of patient care. Unfortunately, in the world of social media it has become all too easy for many orthodontists to recede into ‘safe spaces’ and intellectual ghettos where ideas are no longer challenged.
We seek to provide an alternative.
- Opening the peer-review process for scientific publications in order to make the process more transparent and to invite more substantial challenges to scholarly publications. With the increasingly rapid pace of innovation in orthodontics, we are now finding that reviewers assigned the responsibility of vetting scholarly claims are not always equipped to pose pointed questions to the authors on new topics. Opening up the peer-review process provides for a more robust critique of publications and allow better science to prevail.
- Free, uncensored discussion and full transparency. Proxy-parents, tribal knowledge, and corporate interests are not the pathways to advancing the specialty. Meaningful progress can only come from a competition of ideas.
We are very excited about this project and hope you’ll join us in improving the specialty better and educating the public.