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: Usage of temporary anchorage devices: a cross-cultural and cross-sectional survey of orthodontists in Australia and the UK

Listed May 2023

The survey is a research project being undertaken by A/Prof Maurice Meade, Orthodontic Unit, Adelaide Dental School, University of Adelaide in partnership with Dr Julian Woolley and Dr Natasha Wright, Kings College London, UK. 

This study aims to investigate temporary anchorage devices (TAD) practices among orthodontists in Australia and the UK, and to also obtain the views of orthodontists who do not provide TADs as part of their orthodontic practice. 

The information will help inform specialist orthodontists and provide further evidence to evaluate their own TAD 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-2023-076). 

Questionnaires take less than 15 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be anonymous. Please review the ‘linked’ Participant Information Statement below before agreeing to take part. 

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