The second edition of this popular textbook covers the theoretical basis and clinical practice of orthodontics, with particular focus on an evidence-based approach.
Characterised by a clear writing style and use of pedagogic features designed to make learning easy, the Handbook of Orthodontics 2e contains numerous ‘pull-out’ boxes to aid retention of key facts as well as highlighted essential-references within the text to indicate the associated research. A useful detailed explanation of the key papers is also provided within the bibliography.
Exploring the concepts of occlusion and malocclusion, craniofacial development and postnatal growth, the Handbook of Orthodontics 2e explores orthodontic tooth movement, patient examination and diagnosis, and treatment planning - including the use of contemporary removable and fixed appliances. Chapters then explore the management of problems in the mixed and permanent dentitions in detail, as well as different treatment modalities, and orthognathic surgery. Cleft lip and palate, and common syndromes affecting the craniofacial region, are also included.
This new edition of the Handbook of Orthodontics is ideal for final year dental undergraduates, postgraduate orthodontic students and orthodontic therapists, as well as general dental practitioners with an interest in the field. Moreover, the layout makes it an ideal reference book for practitioners of all levels and experience.
- Portable format makes the book ideal for use as an ‘on-the-spot’ quick reference
- Provides comprehensive coverage of clinical orthodontics ranging from diagnosis and treatment planning through contemporary removable and fixed appliances to cleft lip and palate
- Covers the scientific basis of orthodontics in detail with particular focus on embryology, craniofacial development, growth and the biology of tooth movement
- Presents over 500 illustrations and photographs – many previously unpublished – to help explain and illustrate specific points
- Chapters fully updated throughout to reflect the recent advances in evidenced-based practice and new areas of knowledge, particularly in digital imaging, appliance systems and craniofacial biology
- Ideal for all members of the orthodontic community, ranging from junior post-graduate trainees to experienced practitioners
- Also suitable for senior dental undergraduates considering a career in orthodontics
- A new chapter on evidence-based medicine explains how to assess clinical research correctly and appraise the literature
- Covers new appliance systems in orthodontics, including customized appliances and aligners
- Expanded selection of clinical cases for each class of malocclusion, including over 100 new figures
- New ‘pull out’ boxes summarize the best available clinical evidence, making quick reference and learning even easier
- Important references are highlighted and their impact explained in the bibliography
1 Occlusion and malocclusion
2 Prenatal development of the craniofacial region
3 Postnatal growth of the craniofacial region
4 Development of the dentition
5 Orthodontic tooth movement
6 The orthodontic patient: Examination and diagnosis
7 The orthodontic patient: Treatment planning
8 Contemporary removable appliances
9 Contemporary fixed appliances
10 Management of the developing dentition
11 Management of the permanent dentition
12 Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery
13 Cleft lip and palate, and syndromes affecting the craniofacial region
Appendix Evidence Based Orthodontics
"The use of full colour throught makes it extremely attractive and the quality and quantity of information willl make it more than useful for anyone preparing for the MOrth or Master's exams. Once upon a time, there was a book called enquire within on Everything- this handy volume comes very close as regards orthodonttics. I look forward to it becoming a standard." Orthodontic Update, July 2010
''A substantial chapter (6) is devoted to describing the procedure for the aquasition of a comprehensive database for the formulation of an appropriate treatment plan. The timing aims and limiting factors of orthodontic treatment are debated in Chapter 7. Shown and described in Chapter 8 are the variety of tooth movements that can be achieved with removable appliances, either individually or on groups of teeth. The authors claim to have attempted to write a book that will appeal to students of orthodontics; I believe this they certainly have achieved. Stressed is the necessity of understanding of the basic sciences which includes a detailed description of craniofacial development, growth and disease.'' Dr. Alex Jacobson
"Both a textbook and a work of reference, this 400-page paperback is accompanied by a substantial index (over 20 pages). This makes quick referral to any of the subjects included here very straightforward."
BDA News, May 2011