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As in previous editions, the objective of Contemporary Orthodontics is to provide a comprehensive overview of this subject that is accessible to students, useful for residents, and a valuable reference for practitioners. Our goal has been to put information into a perspective that facilitates clinical use in a rational way.

Contemporary Orthodontics, Third Edition follows the basic outline of previous editions, incorporating much new information without changing the overall approach and organization. There is an increased emphasis on the use of computer database applications and computer simulations in diagnosis and treatment planning, a particular focus on clinical decisions based on data instead of an anecdote and opinion, and additional material on clinical biomechanics that reflects the continued rapid progress in this area.

For use in the dental curriculum and residency programs, the book is supplemented with extensive audiovisual and computer-based teaching materials. The slide-tape sequences that accompanied basic and applied growth and development sections have been replaced with computer teaching programs (Windows and Macintosh versions), and several new videocassettes incorporate computer graphics. The most impressive advance in these supplemental teaching materials, however, is the availability of computer self-tests, which not only tell students if they have correctly answered questions about the material they have just studied, but will also tell students why answers are correct or incorrect. Appropriate graphics reinforce the message. These tests now accompany both the video and computer programs for basic and applied growth and development. The result has been a further increase in the number of students who really master the material.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801663932
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 668

Table of Contents

Sect. I The Orthodontic Problem 1
1 Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society 2
Sect. II The Development of Orthodontic Problems 23
2 Concepts of Growth and Development 24
3 Early Stages of Development 63
4 Later Stages of Development 94
5 The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems 113
Sect. III Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 145
6 Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Development of a Problem List 147
7 Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan 196
8 Orthodontic Treatment Planning: Limitations, Controversies, and Special Problems 240
Sect. IV Biomechanics and Mechanics 295
9 The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy 296
10 Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control 326
Sect. V Fixed and Removable Appliances 363
11 Removable Appliances 364
12 Contemporary Fixed Appliances 385
Sect. VI Treatment of Orthodontic Problems in Preadolescent Children 417
13 Moderate Nonskeletal Problems 418
14 Complex Nonskeletal Problems 449
15 Skeletal Problems 478
Sect. VII Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition 525
16 The First Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Alignment and Leveling 526
17 The Second Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Correction of Molar Relationship and Space Closure 552
18 The Third Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing 578
19 Retention 597
Sect. VIII Treatment for Adults 615
20 Adjunctive Treatment for Adults 616
21 Special Considerations in Comprehensive Treatment for Adults 644
22 Combined Surgical and Orthodontic Treatment 674
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