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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 hardback textbook is well designed and illustrated throughout. I enjoyed every single page of the book and consider it as a real treat. … Highly recommended." (The European Journal of Orthodontics, December 2009)

"The two editors, with 17 contributing experts in their respective fields, have produced a most authoritative text on the biological mechanisms involved in the movement of teeth." (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)

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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 Department of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Rajas Dental College, Tamilnadu, India. He has numerous publications to his credit in the field of tooth movement biology and serves as a reviewer for various international orthodontic journals.

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

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Table of Contents



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

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

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

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

5 The Role of Inflammation in Defining the Type and Pattern of Tissue Response in Orthodontic Tooth Movement (Masaru Yamaguchi).

6 Biological Aspects of Bone Growth and Metabolism in Orthodontics (Song Chen, James K. Hartsfield Jr, and W. Eugene Roberts).

7 Markers of Paradental Tissue Remodeling in the Gingival Crevicular Fluid of Orthodontic Patients (Laura R. Iwasaki and Jeffrey 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 Orthodontic Forces and How Are They Applied in Selective Common Malocclusions? (Vincent De Angelis and Ze'ev Davidovitch).

11 The Biological Background of Relapse of Orthodontic Tooth Movement (Jaap C. Maltha and Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman).

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


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