Technology, the ageing population, regulation: pondering the future of orthodontics

I’ll be speaking at next week’s BOS conference in Manchester and, with Ashley Latter, networking for most of the day – so please come over and say “hello” if you see the Two Reds hunched over a laptop (we’ll be plotting world domination and messing about with our podcasting software).

Dental Tribune asked me to pen some thoughts on the orthodontic market for a supplement they are creating for the conference.

A link to the publication (and the article) online is here: 

However, if reading online newspapers ain’t your thing, I’m including here a PDF version of my article:


It’s a 5-minute read and, as usual, I hope to make my readers stop and think for a moment, about how current trends will affect them.




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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.

2 thoughts on “Technology, the ageing population, regulation: pondering the future of orthodontics”

  1. This is one of my fave blog posts in ages. Some of it is UK specific – Brexit and all that – but much of it is fundamental to anywhere western world I reckon.

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