Emma Laing

Emma Laing

Author at Dentistry Online

Dr Emma Laing is a specialist in orthodontics at Specialist Dental Services, 94 Harley Street. She has been working in Harley Street for 12 years. She uses all manner of orthodontic fixed appliances both lingually and labially and aligner treatments, bespoke to the individual patient. She treats cases from the simplest corrections through to complex multi-disciplinary cases. She is highly trained with an MSc with distinction from the Eastman, and MOrth from the Royal College of Surgeons. www.emmalaing.com.

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The straight and narrow – direct-to-consumer orthodontics

Emma Laing discusses the direct-to-consumer orthodontic boom and encourages clinicians to highlight possible dangers to patients. We are in so much of a better position now; the vaccination programme is flying, shops are open and we have finally had some vitamin D. We’re all now sitting outside cafes and enjoying this recent beautiful chilly sunshine. … Continued

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The straight and narrow – the resumption of ‘normal’ life

As patients look to restart ‘normal’ life, Emma Laing explores what they’ve missed and the ortho treatments that can resume. There are a lot of positives we can take home at the moment. The ‘road map’ targets to date have been achieved, vaccines are rolling out at a staggering rate, and the UK for once … Continued

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The straight and narrow – at last some positivity

With lockdown slowly lifting, the days getting longer and patients heading back to dental practices, Emma Laing feels there’s reason to stay positive. But with a recession and rising unemployment rates, will the optimism last? Spring is most certainly in the air. After what has seemed the longest and toughest winter for many years, it … Continued

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The straight and narrow – reflecting on the latest lockdown

Emma Laing reflects on how this lockdown is impacting her flow of patients into the practice and the effect it is having on everybody’s mental health. Reflecting on lockdown The French novelist Jean-Baptiste Karr wrote in 1849 the epigram: ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’. This translates as: ‘The more it changes, the … Continued

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The straight and narrow – dental photography

With tighter COVID restrictions on the horizon, Emma Laing explores how she will keep her orthodontic patients ticking over. Where we are now? I write this after watching the news strongly indicating that a second lockdown is coming to England in the near future. Whether or not this happens I feel there is certainly an … Continued

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The straight and narrow – planning for winter

With predictions of a second COVID-19 wave, Emma Laing explains how she’s preparing and prioritising her orthodontic treatments. All hands on deck For me, July was a period of adaptation to this new way of work. Dealing with patients’ pressing concerns and treatment after the pandemic took precedence. I was immersed in protocols and procedures. … Continued

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The straight and narrow – orthodontics after COVID-19

In her first monthly column for Dentistry Online, Emma Laing explains how the COVID-19 lockdown will change orthodontics for the better. Welcome to my new monthly column that I am delighted to have been asked to deliver. Like many orthodontists I closely follow the dental news on Dentistry Online and its associated publications. I am … Continued

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Orthodontics case study with skeletal class II division one malocclusion

Emma Laing describes a case where she treated a skeletal class II division one malocclusion with a small retrusive mandible and chin. Introduction The majority of patients I see for treatment have malocclusions we can treat well within the realms of conventional orthodontics, whether with fixed appliances or aligners. A few patients will however have … Continued

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