Popular with thousands of students and clinicians, this book is the established introduction to the study and practice of orthodontics. With the increased demand for, and expansion of orthodontic services, this third edition has been updated to provide a comprehensive orientation to current thinking and practice for dental students and dental care professionals.
Coverage ranges from the anatomical features leading to assessment, through cephalometrics and treatment planning for all classes of patient. Modern appliance options are reflected, as well as the demand for adult orthodontics, and innovations in surgical orthodontics.
The ultimate resource for those new to the study of orthodontics, the book also serves as a launch-pad for those intending to specialize, and as an aid to interdisciplinary management of the dentition for general dental practitioners, paediatric dentists and other specialists.
Laura Mitchell MBE MDS BDS FDSRCPS (Glasg) FDCRCS (Eng) FGDP (UK) DOrthRCS (Eng) MOrthRCS (Eng) qualified as BDS in 1981. She is the co-author of the popular Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, now in its fifth edition. Laura was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England for a second term in 2009 and has had a number of leadership positions including Vice Dean. She is currently a member of the Faculty's Executive Committee and Chair of the IT Committee. Previously, she served on the Dental Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She has led the development of a number of postgraduate examinations and recently stepped down as Chair of the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Examination in Orthodontics. She has played a prominent role in the development of Orthodontic Therapists. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare.