The authors explain the steps of diagnosing basic orthodontic problems and analyzing dental radiographs and include many of the forms and charts dentists use for examination, diagnosis, and appliance design. Readers will learn about the mechanics of how appliances move teeth, the different types of appliances, and the orthodontic materials on the market. The authors also explain and demonstrate through color photos how to take dental impressions, create plaster casts, how to create the various fixed and removable appliances, and how to write a laboratory prescription for each appliance. A needed text for the dental student, it is also an excellent resource for dentists wanting to expand their services.
- Practical manual for both diagnosing and developing treatment for simple malocclusions
- Sample orthodontic forms
- Examples show how to accurately write laboratory prescriptions for orthodontic devices
- Step-by-step photos show appliances being created and used in treatment
Robert N. Staley, D.D.S., M.A., M.S., is a professor in the Orthodontic Department at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he has been on faculty since 1970. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and among his many awards he received the Student Research Group Mentor of the Year Award for 2003-2004. Dr. Staley has served as an editorial consultant for various peer-reviewed journals and sits on the editorial board for The Angle Orthodontist.
Neil T. Reske, M.A., also from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, teaches dental students, orthodontic residents, and pediatric dentistry residents the principles and techniques of laboratory appliance fabrication.