Recognizing and Correcting Developing Malocclusions: A Problem-Oriented Approach to Orthodontics provides an evidence-based approach to early treatment, an often-controversial topic. Based on decades of experience in clinical practice and education, Drs. Araújo and Buschang clearly present treatment protocols for mixed-dentition patients with various malocclusions and other orthodontic problems. Class I, Class II, and Class III malocclusions are covered extensively, along with eruptive deviations and open-bite malocclusions.
The literature is comprehensively reviewed to ensure that the reader thoroughly understands the development, phenotypic characteristics and etiology of each type of malocclusion. Taking a problem-oriented approach, the authors provide detailed information for each case, develop comprehensive problem lists, and then provide evidence-based treatment solutions. The clinical focus of the text is ideal suited for private-practice clinician, with numerous references and academic underpinnings to ensure its suitability for orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents.
- Focuses solely on mixed dentition orthodontic treatments
Great variety of case studies—5 to 10 cases per chapter
- Each case is presented in the format of a problem list and evidence-based solutions
- More than 300 clinical photographs and radiographs
Eustáquio Afonso Araújo, DDS, MDS, is the Pete Sotiropoulos Endowed Professor of Orthodontics, Clinic Director of Orthodontics, and Associate Executive Director at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. Dr. Araújo is also Adjunct Visiting Professor at Kunghee University in Seoul, South Korea and at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a Diplomate of both the American and the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics. For the past 35 years Dr. Araujo has dedicated his life to academics and the practice of the specialty.
Peter H. Buschang, MA, PhD, is a Regents Professor, the Peter H. Buschang Endowed Professor of Orthodontics, and the director of research in the Department of Orthodontics at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He has been teaching craniofacial growth, development adaptations to orthodontic and surgical treatments, and research design & methodology to graduate students and residents for more than 30 years. Dr. Buschang has mentored more than 150 MS and PhD students, has published more than 270 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has also given numerous invited lectures and continuing education courses. He is the only honorary member of both the American Association of Orthodontics and the Edward H. Angle Society.