An increasing awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment, plus advances in both the sophistication and capability of fixed orthodontic appliances have stimulated a great deal of interest from both dentists and patients. Modern materials offer much improved physical characteristics and the availability of 'aesthetic' appliances has resulted in an increase in the number of patients requesting treatment. However, the readiness with which fixed appliances can now be provided carries with it the danger of their use in inexperienced hands, and the purpose of this book is to provide the newcomer to orthodontics with an understanding of the basic principles involved as well as the mechanisms appropriate for moving teeth with fixed appliances. It also gives general guidance on how to position teeth in order to achieve optimum functional, aesthetic and stable results. Emphasis has been placed on simplicity and clarity, and the book is profusely illustrated with numerous line drawings and colour plates. 'Fixed Orthodontic Appliances' should be essential reading for any graduate commencing orthodontic training, as well as for the interest
BIOMED 2008, 25-28 June 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Author: Noor Azuan Abu Osman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
It is with great pleasure that we present to you a collection of over 200 high quality technical papers from more than 10 countries that were presented at the Biomed 2008. The papers cover almost every aspect of Biomedical Engineering, from artificial intelligence to biomechanics, from medical informatics to tissue engineering. They also come from almost all parts of the globe, from America to Europe, from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific. This set of papers presents to you the current research work being carried out in various disciplines of Biomedical En- neering, including new and innovative researches in emerging areas. As the organizers of Biomed 2008, we are very proud to be able to come-up with this publication. We owe the success to many individuals who worked very hard to achieve this: members of the Technical Committee, the Editors, and the Inter- tional Advisory Committee. We would like to take this opportunity to record our thanks and appreciation to each and every one of them. We are pretty sure that you will find many of the papers illuminating and useful for your own research and study. We hope that you will enjoy yourselves going through them as much as we had enjoyed compiling them into the proceedings. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman Chairperson, Organising Committee, Biomed 2008
This latest addition to the Dental Update books series provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary orthodontic principles and practice. Written as a highly practical clinical manual, it covers patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of both standard class malocclusions and specific entities such as impacted teeth, digit sucking habits and asymmetries, as well as appliance techniques, complex and multidisciplinary care, and retention. Orthodontics: Principles and Practice is written by a range of international specialists in the field. It is an essential guide to the subject for dentists seeking to improve their knowledge of orthodontics, as well as dentistry students and trainee orthodontists. Key features • Covers the full process of orthodontic treatment from initial patient assessment to post-treatment stability • Provides up to date, evidence based and clinically relevant information • Presented in a clear practical format for use as a clinical manual • Written by international orthodontic specialists • Highly illustrated in full colour throughout
Expand your skills in the rapidly growing field of laser dentistry! The new second edition of Principles and Practice of Laser Dentistry contains everything you need to know about the latest laser procedures across all areas of dentistry. With vivid clinical photos and easy-to-follow writing, Dr. Robert A. Convissar and his team of dental experts walk you through the most common uses of lasers in areas like: periodontics, periodontal surgery, oral pathology, implantology, fixed and removable prosthetics, cosmetic procedures, endodontics, operative dentistry, pediatrics, orthodontics, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book also covers topics such as the history of lasers in dentistry, laser research, the latest laser equipment, and how to go about incorporating lasers into your practice, so that you are fully equipped to use lasers successfully in your treatments. The latest evidence-based, authoritative information is written by experts from all areas of dentistry (periodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, implants, endodontics, and pediatric and general dentistry). Case studies reflect treatment planning and the use of lasers for a variety of pathologies. Detailed, full-color art program clearly illustrates preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedures. Summary tables and boxes provide easy-to-read summaries of essential information. Clinical Tips and Caution boxes interspersed throughout the text highlight key clinical points. Glossary at the end of the book provides definitions of laser terminology. Chapter on Introducing Lasers into the Dental Practice provides guidelines for the investment into lasers. NEW! Updated content on regenerative laser periodontal therapy, lasers in implant dentistry, lasers in restorative dentistry, low-level lasers in dentistry, and laser dentistry research reflects the latest technology advancements in the field. NEW! More clinical photos, equipment photos, and conceptual illustrations offer a detailed look at how equipment is used and how procedures are completed.
Capturing the latest thinking for the evaluation and treatment of dentofacial deformities, Orthognathic Surgery: Principles and Practice, covers the basic principles and concepts of dentofacial deformities along with planning, surgical techniques, surgical complications, classic patterns, and clinical presentations. Over 5,000 clinical photos and detailed art make this a valuable reference for clinical orthodontists, craniofacial surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and residents in training. The latest in surgical protocols for OMS and Orthodontics puts you at the forefront of the orthognathic surgery field.Logically organized material aids you prior to developing treatment plans or in surgery.Over 5,000 new photos and illustrations boost your understanding of key teaching points and surgical techniques. Over 40 videos from Dr. Posnick's archive available on the companion website.
This book is a practical guide for both dental students and practitioners to designing, fitting and adjusting removable orthodontic appliances and retainers. The book offers step by step instructions with clear illustrations on the key areas of clinical practice. In each case, information is provided on indications for use, principles of design, fitting, activation and trouble shooting. Further chapters coach students to deal effectively with their patients and to manage the treatment plan in question.
This book provides a comprehensive description on Pediatric Dentistry for undergraduate students based on the syllabi recommended by the Dental Council of India and various universities across the country. The contents are well-structured and presented in a lucid manner making it easy for its readers. Each chapter includes numerous commonly asked questions of various university examinations. Apart from these there are Self-assessment Questions including essay type, short notes and MCQ's and Glossary at the end of the book, to help students for their last minute preparation before the exams. About the Author : - M.S. Muthu is currently Professor at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India. He has graduated from Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital in 1995 and completed his postgraduation from Nair Hospital and Dental College, Mumbai in 1999. Since then he has restricted his practice to Pediatric Dentistry and runs an exclusive pediatric dental clinic. He has also been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for the last 9 years. N. Sivakumar is currently Professor and Head at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, and Principal of Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. He has graduated from Government Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad in 1988 and completed his postgraduation from College of Dental Surgery, KMC, Manipal in 1991. He has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 15 years.
A leading orthodontics reference, Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, 5th Edition provides the latest information from the best experts in the field. It reflects today's emerging techniques, including new information on esthetics, genetics, cone-beam and other three-dimensional technologies, and evidence-based treatment. Coverage of diagnosis and treatment ranges from basic to highly complex situations, all in a concise, extensively illustrated format. Also included with this edition is a companion website that includes an electronic version of all chapters, supplemental content in select chapters, and a complete image collection to help with research and presentations. Written by Lee W. Graber, Robert L. Vanarsdall Jr., and Katherine W. L. Vig, along with a team of expert contributors, this is your go-to book for the practical orthodontic information you can use every day. Comprehensive coverage includes foundational theory and the latest on materials and techniques used in today's practice. Full-color photographs make it easy to see and distinguish the subtle differences that are necessary to mastering treatment planning. More than 2,500 images include a mixture of radiographs, clinical photos, and anatomic or schematic line drawings, showing examples of treatments, techniques, and outcomes. Detailed case studies guide you through the decision-making process, showing the consequences of various treatment techniques over time. Extensive references cite the latest in orthodontic research, so it's easy to follow up on evidence-based information. Authoritative research is provided by a team of three experienced, renowned authors/editors along with a team of worldwide experts. Cutting-edge content includes the latest concepts and techniques in orthodontics, including new coverage of temporary anchorage devices, self-ligating bracket biomechanics, clear aligner treatments, technological advances in imaging, and lasers. Improved organization separates topics into six parts and 29 chapters, enhancing both learning and research. Chapter outlines serve as a handy reference tool for practitioners and researchers. New lead author Dr. Lee Graber adds a fresh perspective to the experience of authors Drs. Robert Vanarsdall Jr., and Katherine W. L. Vig. Access to a companion website includes an electronic version of all chapters, plus case studies, a complete image collection, and supplemental content.