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From The CriticsReviewer: Kevin L. Boyd, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is the fourth version, second edition of a graduate text in orthodontics that was first published in 1969. This newly updated orthodontic classic incorporates recent advances in the field, most notably interceptive orthodontic treatment in the mixed dentition.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview of orthodontic knowledge and clinical techniques that is unique and practical for students, educators, and practitioners. This book is a valuable resource for the dental profession. It meets its objectives.
Audience: The audience includes students, educators, and clinicians. Authors and contributors are all recognized as leading authorities in their field.
Features: Graphs, charts, illustrations, and clinical photographs are well laid out and are appropriate visual additions to written text. The references are current and appropriate. The preface is very descriptive and helpful in summarizing chapters. The overall appearance is simple, clean, and appropriate.
Assessment: This text is a definite asset for the student, educator, and practitioner of orthodontics. Previous versions have established the book as a reliable and authoritative resource of orthodontic knowledge. The historical basis for current orthodontic trends are thoroughly delineated in the early chapters, which adds to the authors' scientific credibility. It is also very user friendly.