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From The CriticsReviewer: Gary Warburton, DDS, MD (University of Maryland)
Description: The author presents a logical approach to occlusion and mastication and how it relates to temporomandibular joint disorders in this book. It builds an understanding of anatomy, physiology, functional disturbances, and treatment of these disorders with useful algorithms, and includes more recent therapeutic interventions such as botox.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a logical and practical approach to the study of occlusion and masticatory function.
Audience: The book is aimed at dental students, residents, and practitioners with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorders.
Features: After laying a foundation for understanding, the book features very useful algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. However, the book fails mention the percentage of patients who can be successfully managed using the outlined approaches or the surgical therapy for the joints.
Assessment: This is a constantly changing field with an abundance of literature. The first edition referenced 450 articles while this edition is supported by 2,200 references. This is an indication of how much growth has taken place in the field and why this edition is a worthy update.