Contemporary Orthodontics / Edition 5

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Now in full color, Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th Edition is a practical resource with a long tradition of excellence. Line drawings and more than 1,000 new color images illustrate concepts more clearly than ever. This book includes detailed information on diagnosis, treatment planning concepts, related problems or controversies, and current treatment procedures, including the role of orthodontics in comprehensive treatment of patients with multiple problems.
  • Updated material on psychosocial problems in orthodontic treatment, oral function, and the relationship between injury and dental disease.
  • Case studies throughout the text highlight the demand for orthodontic treatment, the etiology of orthodontic problems, and treatment planning for cleft lip and palate patients.
  • NEW! Review of the contemporary applications of 3D imaging in both diagnosis and evaluation of treatment.
  • NEW! Updated information on Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and miniplates.
  • NEW! The latest advances in the biology of orthodontic treatment, including new ways to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and the continuing evolution of improved fixed appliances.
  • NEW! Over 200 new figures to illustrate new concepts and procedures.

This book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th edition, is a practical resource with a long tradition of excellence. This edition has been extensively revised to maintain the original goal of the book: to provide an up-to-date overview of orthodonitics that is accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students and a valuable reference for practitioners...The key elements fundamental in acquiring contemporary orthodontic skills are summarised in a coherent fashion. This text deserves to become the vade mecum for the aspiring orthodonist or clinican."

British Dental Journal, September 2012

"As has become customary for all of the previous editions, this book represents a valuable teaching resource for all students interested in orthodontics. The previous editions have needed no real introduction, and this edition also adds to the reputation of the authors...A major step forward is the availability of the book and images on the internet...Any student of orthodontics wishing for self-improvement should acquire the latest text. The reader will not be disappointed."

European Journal of Orthodontics, January 2013

"In the latest edition, there are over 200 new illustrations, which include colour photographs, radiographs and colour line drawings and tables. There is also updated material on psychosocial problems in orthodontic treatment, oral function and the relationship between injury and dental disease. Throughout the text there are many illustrated case studies and each chapter is supported by literature references."

British Dental Association News, March 2013

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Frederick G. Preis, B.S., D.D.S.(University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery)
Description: This book could well be called "An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Orthodontics" because of its thoroughness both of text and illustrations. The book introduces even the uninitiated to the full range of orthodontic understanding and treatment. However, once past the early chapters, the depth and complexity of the subject become evident and the casual reader will realize that this is an upper level text requiring a background in orthodontics as well as in general dentistry. The authors have used pictures and comparisons to great advantage and the use of color in noting different sections adds interest and clarity to the pages. The previous edition was published in 2000 and this edition has fewer chapters but nine more pages, so it is still heavy.
Purpose: This is intended as a textbook for dental students and dentists as well as an in-depth resource for full time students of orthodontics, whether still in residency or in practice. The reputation of the authors allows readers and clinicians to proceed with confidence. The material is presented in a clear and precise manner and with a natural progression. Although, in general, the book meets the authors' objectives, it is incomplete in discussing and showing patients with the mixed dentition, having only one lateral photograph of a patient in Chapter 12.
Audience: This is a marvelous, complete, and authoritative introduction to orthodontics on the "400" level. Although most general practitioners will find the book provides more depth than necessary for them, it is nevertheless a worthy addition to one's dental library to answer those questions that will crop up.
Features: The book covers a full range of topics in orthodontics, presenting them in an orderly fashion. The sections on growth and development, diagnosis and treatment planning, and biomechanics are particularly good. I would have liked some discussion on "model surgery" and multidisciplinary treatment and greater elaboration on the preadolescent. The photographs are of excellent quality. The radiographs on page 104 are an exception, although, by their very nature, they are hard to reproduce to the extent necessary for interpretation. A glossary is unnecessary, considering the intended audience. Another item I consider archaic is the inclusion of photographs of a patient with full bands undergoing Begg treatment.
Assessment: The third edition was a standard used by many, and for good reason. This fourth edition will continue the tradition because of the color, the graphics, the photographs, the section on micro-implants, the layout, the credibility of the authors, and the presentation of current information in orthodontics. Other books may be superior in some areas, but this one is well rounded and gives an honest appraisal of the subjects it addresses. Each author's strengths are apparent, as are their biases. I have used the third edition as a basis for a course I have taught for the past five years and this new edition appears more user-friendly. I would be remiss, however, if I did not mention that the weight and cost could be negatives and the book may provide more than you want or need. I like the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323083171
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 298,763
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society


2. Concepts of Growth and Development

3. Early Stages of Development

4. Later Stages of Development

5. The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems


6. Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Problem-Oriented Approach

7. Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan


8. The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy

9. Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control

10. Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances


11. Moderate Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment in Family Practice

12. Complex Nonskeletal Problems in Preadolescent Children: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment

13. Treatment of Skeletal Problems in Children and Preadolescents

14. Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition

15. The Second Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Correction of Molar Relationship and Space Closure

16. The Third Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing

17. Retention

18. Treatment for Adults

19. Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment

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