Risk Management in Orthodontics: Experts' Guide to Malpractice / Edition 1

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Specialists in Europe and the US have contributed the 15 chapters of this text, which defines the etiopathology of conditions that may occur from orthodontic treatment and methods for recognizing malpractice aspects and avoiding malpractice in orthodontic treatment. With particular attention to potential adverse tissue or system reactions, ten chapters explore topics that include enamel color alterations, enamel effects during bonding-debonding and treatment with fixed appliances, damage to tooth-supporting tissues in orthodontics, polymers, and orthodontic treatment for the medically compromised patient. The five chapters on risk management were written by specialists in litigation, in dental malpractice, insurance, and professional liability. The text, which is well illustrated with color and b&w photos, is written in non-legal language and is intended for orthodontists. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867154313
  • Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Co
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Classification of undesirable tissue, organ, and system effects hypothetically linked to orthodontics : an introduction 1
Ch. 2 Enamel color alterations associated with orthodontics 11
Ch. 3 Enamel effects during bonding-debonding and treatment with fixed appliances 19
Ch. 4 Metabolic profile of orthodontic patients exhibiting root resorption : an assessment of the biologic predisposition hypothesis 47
Ch. 5 Minimizing orthodontically induced root resorption 61
Ch. 6 Damage to tooth-supporting tissues in orthodontics 75
Ch. 7 Release of wear and corrosion products from orthodontic alloys : a review of mechanisms and biologic properties 97
Ch. 8 Polymers in orthodontics : a present danger? 113
Ch. 9 Pain and discomfort in orthodontics 131
Ch. 10 Temporomandibular disorders and orthodontics 145
Ch. 11 Orthodontic treatment for the medically compromised patient 165
Ch. 12 Risk management 185
Ch. 13 Malpractice aspects of orthodontic treatment in patients with periodontal disease 191
Ch. 14 Avoiding malpractice lawsuits : lessons learned from actual malpractice case histories 207
Ch. 15 Practical legal advice for avoiding malpractice lawsuits 217
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