Book review

From Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2013 | Page 16


Niall JP McGuinness

PhD, DDS, MScD, BDS, BA, FDS(Orth) RCPS(Glasg), DOrth, MOrth RCS(Edin)

Consultant Orthodontist/Hon Senior Lecturer, Edinburgh Dental Institute, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HA, UK

Articles by Niall JP McGuinness


The publisher's stated aim in producing this series is to use the case-based format to encourage problem-based learning, foster independent thought and prepare the student for case-based clinical examinations. The authors have aimed this volume at dental undergraduates, orthodontic therapists and specialist trainees, as well as providing a reference for use in the clinic.

The chapter layout of the book tends to follow most traditional textbooks, but there the similarity ends. There is no section on basic sciences related to orthodontics at the start of the volume. The text starts with the basics of diagnosis and treatment planning in orthodontics, then proceeds directly to consider the developing dentition, Class I, Class II division 1, Class II division 2, and Class III malocclusions, tooth impactions, fixed appliances, stability and retention, orthognathic surgery and, finally, a short chapter on the development of the craniofacial region. A good description of each malocclusion or clinical problem is given at the start of each chapter, with supporting references. Each section has a number of clinical cases demonstrating various aspects relating to that particular chapter. The text is punctuated throughout by questions and answers related to these.

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