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Dr Padhraig Fleming, BDent Sc. (Hons.), MSc., PhD, MFD RCS, MFDS RCS, MOrth (RCS), FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA

Padhraig

Reader/Consultant, Clinical Lead in Orthodontics

Email: padhraig.fleming@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +442078828642
Room Number: Institute of Dentistry

Profile

Padhraig Fleming is a Reader/Consultant Orthodontist at the Institute of Dentistry. Padhraig studied Dentistry in Trinity College Dublin graduating with a Gold Medal and First Class Honours. He undertook postgraduate and Consultant training in Orthodontics at the Royal London. He was awarded his MSc. with Distinction in 2007, the Membership in Orthodontics and British Orthodontic Society Medal in 2008, FDS (Orth.) from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2010, a Certificate in Teaching in 2010, PGCAP and his PhD in 2013. He is an Associate Editor of American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Journal of Dentistry. He has received research awards from the British Orthodontic Society and the B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Award from the American Association of Orthodontists in 2011 in recognition of his research on self-ligating brackets. He has co-authored 2 textbooks: Functional Appliances: Theory and Practice, and Clinical Cases in Orthodontics.

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Fleming is particularly interested in clinical research of relevance to orthodontic practitioners having been involved in numerous randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. He has also developed an interest in the quality of research reporting within medicine and dentistry.

Publications

Recent Original Peer Reviewed Papers

Fleming PS, Koletsi D, Seehra J, Pandis N. Systematic reviews published in higher impact clinical journals were of higher quality. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014; 67: 754-9.

Fleming PS, Koletsi D, Pandis N. Blinded by PRISMA: Are Systematic Reviewers Focusing on PRISMA and Ignoring Other Guidelines? PLoS One. 2014; 9: e96407

Fleming PS, Lynch CD, Pandis N. Randomized controlled trials in Dentistry: Common pitfalls and how to avoid them. J Dent. 2014 Jun 12. pii: S0300-5712(14)00167-5.

Pandis N, Shamseer L, Kokich, V, Fleming PS, Moher D. Implementation of a strategy to improve adherence to the CONSORT guidelines by a dental specialty journal. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 May 14. pii: S0895-4356(14)00114-0.

Fleming PS. Limited evidence suggests no difference in orthodontic attachment failure rates with the acid-etch technique and self-etch primers. Evid Based Dent. 2014; 15: 48-9.

Lempesi E, Koletsi D, Fleming PS, Pandis N. The reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials in Orthodontics. Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice 2014; 14: 46-52.

Johal A, Fleming PS, Al Jawad FA. A prospective longitudinal controlled assessment of pain experience and oral health-related quality of life in adolescents undergoing fixed appliance treatment. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2014 Apr 7.

Pandis N, Fleming PS, Spineli LM, Salanti G. Initial orthodontic alignment effectiveness with self-ligating and conventional appliances: A network meta-analysis in practice. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2014;145: S152-63.

Koletsi D, Fleming PS, Seehra J, Bagos PG, Pandis N. Are sample sizes clear and justified in RCTs published in dental journals? PLoS One. 2014; 9: e85949.

Lempesi E, Pandis N, Fleming PS, Mavragani M. A comparison of apical root resorption after orthodontic treatment with surgical exposure and traction of maxillary impacted canines versus that without impactions. Eur J Orthod. 2014 Jan 16.

Fleming PS, Lee RT, McDonald T, Pandis N, Johal A. The timing of significant arch dimensional changes with fixed orthodontic appliances: Data from a multicenter randomised controlled trial. J Dent. 2014; 42: 1-6.

Key Publications

Books

Cobourne MT, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Ahmed S.

Clinical Cases in Orthodontics, Blackwell Publishing Limited, Oxford University Press (June 2012).

Book chapters

Fleming PS. Self-ligating brackets in Orthodontics. In: Evidence-based Orthodontics. Edited by Huang G, Vig K, Richmond S. Wiley-Blackwell. Chapter 9 (2011).

Fleming PS, Johal A. Orthodontics. In: Dental nurse manual. Oxford University Press (2012).

Recent Original Peer Reviewed Papers
Fleming PS, Lee RT, Marinho V, Johal A. Comparison of maxillary arch dimensional changes with passive and active self-ligation and conventional brackets in the permanent dentition: a multicenter, randomized controlled trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013; 144: 185-93.

Pandis N, Fleming PS, Kloukos D, Polychronopoulou A, Katsaros C, Eliades T. Survival of bonded lingual retainers with chemical or photo polymerization over a 2-year period: a single-center, randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013; 144: 169-75.

Kiriakou J, Pandis N, Fleming PS, Madianos P, Polychronopoulou A. Reporting Quality of Systematic Review Abstracts in Leading Oral Implantology Journals. J Dent. 2013 Sep 26.

Nasser M, Pandis N, Fleming PS, Fedorowicz Z, Ellis E, Ali K. Interventions for the management of mandibular fractures. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jul 8;7:CD006087.

Fleming PS, Eliades T, Katsaros C, Pandis N. Curing lights for orthodontic bonding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013; 143: S92-103.

Fleming PS, Koletsi D, Polychronopoulou A, Eliades T, Pandis N. Are clustering effects accounted for in statistical analysis in leading dental specialty journals? J Dent. 2013; 41:265-70.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, Polychronopoulou A, Pandis N. Eur J Oral Sci. 2013;121: 57-62.

Koletsi D, Pandis N, Fleming PS. Sample size in orthodontic randomized controlled trials: are numbers justified? Eur J Orthod. 2013 Mar 4.

Fleming PS, Qureshi U, Pandis N, DiBiase A, Lee RT. An investigation of cephalometric and morphological predictors of successful twin block therapy. Aust Orthod J. 2012; 28:190-6.

Fleming PS, O'Brien K. Self-ligating brackets do not increase treatment efficiency. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2013; 143:11-9.

Fleming PS. Need for further clarity on optimal approach to ectopic canines. Evid Based Dent. 2012; 13:81.

Fleming PS, Buckley N, Seehra J, Polychronopoulou A, Pandis N. Reporting quality of abstracts of randomized controlled trials published in leading orthodontic journals from 2006 to 2011. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics  2012; 142:451-8.

Fleming PS, Johal A, Pandis N. Self-etch primers in orthodontics: a systematic review. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2012; 142:83-94.

Fleming PS, Johal A, Pandis N. The effectiveness of laceback ligatures during initial orthodontic alignment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Orthod. 2012; Apr 26.

Fleming PS, Seehra J, Polychronopoulou A, Fedorowicz Z, Pandis N. A PRISMA assessment of the reporting quality of systematic reviews in orthodontics. Angle Orthod. 2012; Jun 21.

Yaqoob O, Dibiase AT, Fleming PS, Cobourne MT. Use of the Clark Twin Block functional appliance with and without an upper labial bow: a randomized controlled trial. Angle Orthod. 2012; 82:363-9.

Fleming PS, Seehra J, Polychronopoulou A, Fedorowicz Z, Pandis N. Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews in leading orthodontic journals: a quality paradigm? Eur J Orthod. 2012; Apr 24.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, Mandall N, Dibiase AT. A comparison of two different techniques for early correction of Class III malocclusion. Angle Orthod. 2012; 82:96-101.

Fleming PS, Marinho V, Johal A. Orthodontic measurements on digital study models compared with plaster models: a systematic review. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2011: 14; 1-16.

Yaqoob O, DiBiase AT, Garvey MT, Fleming PS. The relationship between bilateral congenital absence of maxillary lateral incisors and anterior segment tooth size. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2011; 139: e229-33.

Arad I, Jandu J, Bassett P, Fleming PS. Influence of single-jaw surgery vs bimaxillary surgery on the outcome and duration of combined orthodontic-surgical treatment. Angle Orthod. (2011); 81:983-7.

Yaqoob O, DiBiase AT, Kane R, Fleming PS. Pre-eruptive coronal resorption of a maxillary canine: a case report. Orthodontics (Chic.). 2011; 12:148-51.

Fleming PS, Seehra J, Dibiase AT. Combined orthodontic-restorative management of maxillary central incisors lost following traumatic injury: a case report. Orthodontics (Chic.). 2011; 12:242-51.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, Newton T, DiBiase AT. Bullying in orthodontic patients and its relationship to malocclusion, self-esteem and oral health-related quality of life. J Orthod. 2011; 38:247-56.

Wright NS, Fleming PS, Sharma PK, Battagel J. Influence of supplemental written information on adolescent anxiety, motivation, and compliance in early orthodontic treatment. Angle Orthodontist 2010; 80: 329-35.

Fleming PS, Johal A. Self-ligating brackets in orthodontics: A systematic review. Angle Orthod. 2010; 80: 575-84.

Fleming PS, Xavier GM, DiBiase AT, Cobourne MT. Revisiting the supernumerary: the epidemiological and molecular basis of extra teeth. British Dental Journal 2010; 208: 25-30.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Lee RT. A comparison of the efficiency of orthodontic treatment with conventional and self-ligating appliances. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2010; 137:738-42.

Fleming PS. BOS MOrth cases prize 2008. Journal of Orthodontics 2010; 37: 188-201.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. The Reverse Twin Block Appliance: A useful clinical tool. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2010; 44: 602-10

Fleming PS, Sharma PK, DiBiase AT. How to... erupt the palatal canine. Journal of Orthodontics 2010; 37: 262-71.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Sarri G, Lee RT. Pain experience during initial alignment with a self-ligating and a conventional fixed orthodontic appliance system. A randomized controlled trial. Angle Orthodontist 2009: 79: 46-50.

Fleming PS, Scott P, Heidari N, DiBiase AT. The influence of radiographic position on the duration of treatment of impacted maxillary canines. Angle Orthodontist 2009: 79: 442-6.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. Orthodontics and the ideal occlusion. Orthodontic Update 2009: 2; 43-49.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Sarri G, Lee RT. A comparison of the efficiency of mandibular arch alignment with 2 pre-adjusted edgewise appliances. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2009; 135: 597-602.

Seehra J, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. An unusual case of a dilacerated incisor. Orthodontic Update. 2009: 2; 123-27

Seehra J, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. Orthodontic management of traumatic gingival recession. Australian Orthodontic Journal 2009; 25: 76-81.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Sarri G, Lee RT. A comparison of mandibular arch changes during alignment and levelling with 2 pre-adjusted edgewise appliances. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2009; 136: 340-7.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Sarri G, Lee RT. A comparison of mandibular arch changes during alignment and levelling with 2 pre-adjusted edgewise appliances. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2009; 136: 340-7.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Cobourne MT. Aetiology of malocclusion: A contemporary view. Orthodontic Update 2008; 1:16-21.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. Systematic reviews in Orthodontics: What have we learned? International Dental Journal 2008; 10:10-4.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Lee RT. Self-ligating brackets: Evolution or revolution? Australian Orthodontic Journal 2008; 24: 41-9.

McMullin A, Fleming PS, DiBiase AT. Idiopathic apical root resorption: A report of 3 cases. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2008; 18: 312-6.

Fleming PS, Proczek K, DiBiase AT. I want braces: Patients' and parents' expectation and understanding of orthodontic treatment. Community Dental Health 2008; 25: 166-9.

Fleming PS, Scott P, DiBiase AT. Central problems: Management of the unerupted central incisor. Orthodontic Update 2008; 1:67-72.

Fleming PS, Johal A, DiBiase AT. Managing malocclusion in the mixed dentition. Six keys to success. Part 1. Dental Update 2008; 35: 607-13.

Fleming PS, Johal A, DiBiase AT. Managing malocclusion in the mixed dentition. Six keys to success. Part 2. Dental Update 2008; 35: 681-5.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Lee RT. Arch form and dimensional change in orthodontics. Part 1. Progress in Orthodontics 2008: 9; 58-64.

Fleming PS, DiBiase AT, Lee RT. Arch form and dimensional change in orthodontics. Part 2. Progress in Orthodontics 2008: 9; 66-73.

Scott P, Fleming P, DiBiase A. An update in adult orthodontics. Dental Update 2007; 34: 427-36.

Fleming PS, Scott P, DiBiase AT. Managing the transition from functional to fixed appliances. Journal of Orthodontics 2007; 34:252-9.

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