Research and Surveys

Part of our mission is to ensure that research and development into orthodontics continues and is adequately funded. The ASO's Foundation for Research and Education gives financial support to universities, students and researchers as part of our mandate.

The ASO also alerts members to current research projects that may be of interest and assists in advertising projects and surveys looking for participants.

Listing on this page is at the discretion of the ASO. Details of any studies are supplied for information purposes only and do not constitute ASO endorsement of content, products, organisations, or people.

If you would like to list your research, project or survey here, or have suggestions about  something of interest to members, please contact the ASO Office. 

Current Projects & Surveys

Survey: A survey of orthodontic clear aligner practices among orthodontists in Australia

The survey is a research project being undertaken by A/Prof Maurice Meade and Dr Tony Weir, Orthodontic Unit, Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide, and it is the first of its kind. 

The aims of the project are to obtain information from ASO members regarding their orthodontic clear aligner practices. This study aims to acquire information regarding the prescription of aligners among orthodontists. It also aims to establish why some do not provide aligners as part of their range of treatment options to patients. 

The information will help inform specialist orthodontists and provide further evidence to evaluate their own aligner practices. Additionally, aspects of the study may be highlighted that participants would like to see taught/discussed as continuing professional development courses and events. 

The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number H-2022-35642). 

Questionnaires take less than 15 minutes to complete.  Survey responses will be anonymous. 

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Survey deadline 

Survey: Orthodontic Records Survey 

This is a follow up survey of the original 2017 survey. The aim of which was to get some idea on what orthodontists use to diagnose and treat their patients. 

The results will be presented to the North Atlantic Angle Society. It will take about 5 to 7 minutes to complete and you will be able to see your colleagues' responses once you have completed the survey. All responses will be completely anonymous. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

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