Handbook of Orthodontics, 2nd Edition

by Martyn T. Cobourne, Andrew T. DiBiase

The second edition of the popular Handbook of Orthodontics continues to offer readers a highly accessible introduction to the subject of clinical orthodontics. Comprehensive and compact, this book is ideal for dental undergraduates, postgraduate students of orthodontics and orthodontic therapists, as well as general dental practitioners with an interest in the field.

• Portable format makes the book ideal for use as an ‘on-the-spot’ quick reference
• Provides comprehensive coverage of clinical orthodontics ranging from diagnosis and treatment planning through contemporary removable and fixed appliances to cleft lip and palate
• Covers the scientific basis of orthodontics in detail with particular focus on embryology, craniofacial development, growth and the biology of tooth movement
• Presents over 500 illustrations and photographs – many previously unpublished – to help explain and illustrate specific points
• Chapters fully updated throughout to reflect the recent advances in evidenced-based practice and new areas of knowledge, particularly in digital imaging, appliance systems and craniofacial biology
• Ideal for all members of the orthodontic community, ranging from junior post-graduate trainees to experienced practitioners
• Also suitable for senior dental undergraduates considering a career in orthodontics

• A new chapter on evidence-based medicine explains how to assess clinical research correctly and appraise the literature
• Covers new appliance systems in orthodontics, including customized appliances and aligners
• Expanded selection of clinical cases for each class of malocclusion, including over 100 new figures
• New ‘pull out’ boxes summarize the best available clinical evidence, making quick reference and learning even easier
• Important references are highlighted and their impact explained in the bibliography


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