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 Surveys

Orthodontic Records Survey

Dr Hilton Wasilewsky is conducting  survey on how Orthodontists use records to diagnose orthodontic cases, and how this has changed over time. He is also interested in obtaining a better understanding of how Orthodontists will be taking and using records in the future. This research is for a paper to the North Atlantic Component of the Angle Society of America. The survey should take about 5 to 7 minutes, and all information is confidential. If you have any questions please contact Dr Wasilewsky directly at: hilton@wasi.com.au. Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/vHoYNawwDBuJO9c43

The use of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) by Orthodontists in Australia and New Zealand

This survey forms part of the final year assessment for Surak Murthy and Alex Ang - Dental students at the University of Queensland. The purpose of this study is firstly to measure the current use of TADs amongst orthodontists in Australia and New Zealand. Secondly, to identify correlations between TAD usage and brand preference, and orthodontic training background (including specialist orthodontic training and relevant CPD training courses). Thirdly, to investigate possible reasons (both clinician factors and patient factors) as to why the uptake of TADs is not higher. 

Please click the URL below which will redirect you to a google survey form. You will be presented with further details on the project before being asked to complete a quick 5-minute survey which is completely voluntary and anonymous. You have the opportunity to leave a comment at the end of the survey but please be sure not to identify yourself or to provide any patient details. Please complete this survey only once.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7duiWUrH-DKH391D1erWojTI4gk3X6vVcJCs0tTk2O36UWA/viewform

State of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology in Australia

Daniel Selim, a DentoMaxillofacial Radiology Registrar at the University of Queensland is currently doing his thesis regarding the state of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology in Australia, and dentist/dental specialist satisfaction with radiology reports. He is in need of specialist responses, and would greatly appreciate Orthodontist responses.

The survey is anonymised, will only take five minutes to complete, and responses from orthodontists across Australia would be very valuable. Please click the link below.

https://survey.its.uq.edu.au/Checkbox/DMFR_survey.aspx