An interview with Carlos Flores-Mir

Admin Dental Press

Edition V17N06 | Year 2012 | Editorial Interview | Pages 13 to 19

Marcio Rodrigues De Almeida

Despite the recent progress on materials (brackets, wires, skeletal anchorage) and paradigm changes that Orthodontics has been facing, assuredly many already confronted the terminology called ?Evidence-based Orthodontics?. Until the end of the 20th century, the models that supported the education and clinical practice of Dentistry were based on information from textbooks and personal opinions. This scenery was maintained until the digital era sources of knowledge. Today, great part of the orthodontic bibliography is already indexed online. Thus, on the top of the pyramid in level of importance within the health field, Orthodontics based on scientific evidences has been guiding and strongly influencing the orthodontist?s life. Over the last decade, it achieved prominent role in congresses and scientific events around the world. In that sense, the systematic reviews and meta-analysis became essential for those who seek relevant and quality information in worldwide literature. Therefore, I have the honor and pleasure to introduce to those who do not know yet, Carlos Flores-Mir, a judicious, systematic, dynamic professional who seeks perfection in everything he does and has been standing out as one of the main researchers today, when it comes to Orthodontics based in evidences. Besides expert researcher and clinician, Flores-Mir is married to Alexa and has two beautiful daughters, Tamara and Tatiana. Today he lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he leads the Department of Orthodontics of Alberta University and has a private practice. Recently he took on the post of Assistant Editor at Angle Orthodontist journal and was considered one of the best reviewers in 2011 on the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. During the last few years, Flores-Mir has dedicated himself to the publication of systematic reviews about all sorts of subjects within orthodontics, for example Class II malocclusion treatment, maxillary expansion, facial esthetics, dental intrusion, skeletal maturation index, craniofacial growth, self-ligating appliances and many other topics. I hope friends and readers are able to appreciate the interview that Flores-Mir gave to this noble journal.

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