Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement / Edition 1

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Biological Mechanisms of Tooth Movement is the comprehensive reference for trainees and specialists to the scientific background of orthodontics and more specifically, the biological responses to the application of mechanical loads. Written by an international team of expert contributors and highly illustrated throughout, this book covers key topics including bone biology, the effects of mechanical loading on tissues and cells, genetics, inflammation, tissue remodeling and the effects of diet, drugs and systemic diseases.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A classic reference book … .This large-format hardbacktextbook is well designed and illustrated throughout. I enjoyedevery single page of the book and consider it as a real treat.… Highly recommended." (The European Journal ofOrthodontics, December 2009)

"The two editors, with 17 contributing experts in theirrespective fields, have produced a most authoritative text on thebiological mechanisms involved in the movement of teeth."(American Journal of Orthodontics and DentofacialOrthopedics)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405176903
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Vinod Krishnan is Assistant Professor in the Departmentof orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Rajas Dental College,Tamilnadu, India. He has numerous publications to his credit in thefield of tooth movement biology and serves as a reviewer forvarious international orthodontic journals.

Dr Ze'ev Davidovitch is Professor Emeritus at HarvardUniversity. He is a world authority in the field of orthodontictooth movement. Since 1988 he has organized eight internationalconferences on the biology of tooth movement and edited the booksof the proceedings, each containing 45-60 full length articles.

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Table of Contents



1 The Adaptation and Development of Biological Concepts inOrthodontics (Ze'ev Davidovitch and Neal C. Murphy).

2 Biology of Orthodontic Tooth Movement: An Overview (VinodKrishnan, Young Guk Park, and Ze’ev Davidovitch).

3 The Mechanobiology of the Periodontal Tissues (ItzhakBinderman, Hila Bahar, Nasser Gadban, and Avinoam Yaffe).

4 Genetic Influences on Orthodontic Tooth Movement (MaggieZeichner-David).

5 The Role of Inflammation in Defining the Type and Pattern ofTissue Response in Orthodontic Tooth Movement (MasaruYamaguchi).

6 Biological Aspects of Bone Growth and Metabolism inOrthodontics (Song Chen, James K. Hartsfield Jr, and W. EugeneRoberts).

7 Markers of Paradental Tissue Remodeling in the GingivalCrevicular Fluid of Orthodontic Patients (Laura R. Iwasaki andJeffrey C. Nickel).

8 Effects of Systemic Diseases on Orthodontic Tooth Movement(Ze’ev Davidovitch and Vinod Krishnan).

9 The Effect of Drugs and Diet on Orthodontic Tooth Movement(Vinod Krishnan and Ze'ev Davidovitch).

10 Biologically and Clinically, What Are Optimal OrthodonticForces and How Are They Applied in Selective Common Malocclusions?(Vincent De Angelis and Ze'ev Davidovitch).

11 The Biological Background of Relapse of Orthodontic ToothMovement (Jaap C. Maltha and Anne MarieKuijpers-Jagtman).

12 Mechanical and Biological Determinants of Iatrogenic Injuriesin Orthodontics (Vinod Krishnan).


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