In an organized, comprehensive, user-friendly style, this text presents state-of-the-art advances in orthodontics and surgical instrumentation, techniques, and adjunctive cosmetic procedures. It features coverage of conditions common to Class I, II, and III deformities, secondary cleft lip and palate dentofacial deformities, and nasal deformities associated with dentofacial deformities. Most of the chapters cover three major areas: most common orthodontic and surgical treatment of the deformity, adjunctive surgical techniques frequently helpful when added to the common' techniques, and alternate treatment approaches describing treatment of less common variations of the deformity.
* Unique step-by-step approach to presurgical orthodontic treatment, immediate presurgical planning, surgical techniques, and postsurgical orthodontic treatment. * Takes the reader through the entire process from diagnosis of the deformity to postsurgical assessment of the correction. * Provides a detailed discussion of diagnosis and treatment planning of transverse discrepancies in the maxilla and mandible. * User-friendly appendix on facial skeleton growth includes methods of applying growth prediction and treatment planning to patient care. * Organized for quick and easy referral to practical information useful in clinical practice. * Focuses on patient assessment and awareness of psychological needs to encourage consideration of whole patient in treatment of deformities. * Depicts cosmetic procedures used to refine the esthetic results following orthognathic surgery, showing how to achieve overall improved patient results and satisfaction.
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Encyclopedia for treatment of dentofacial deformities, in 4 volumes, written by Bruce N. Epker, John P. Stella and Leward C. Fish. Very clear and useful
For each clinical situation, a usual and an alternative orthodontic-surgical approaches, step by step, with : -details of treatment -presurgical orthodontic treatment -immediate presurgical planning (cephalometric prediction planning, model surgery and splint construction) -Orthognathic reconstructive surgery -Postsurgical orthodonthic surgery treatment -factors affecting stability of treatment
Volume I I- Evaluation and treatment planning -1- Systematic patient evaluation -2- Essentials of treatment planning -3- The patient consultations -4- Treatment considerations and monitoring common to all dentofacial deformity patients -5- Etiology, identification, and management of complications II- Class II dentofacial...
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