Contemporary Orthodontics - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323543873, 9780323543880

Contemporary Orthodontics

6th Edition

Authors: William Proffit Henry Fields Brent Larson David Sarver
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323543873
eBook ISBN: 9780323543880
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 6th August 2018
Page Count: 744

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The leading text for orthodontic education! With a world-renowned author team led by Dr. William Proffit, Contemporary Orthodontics, 6th Edition continues its long tradition of excellence in providing detailed coverage of orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment techniques. Key topics include practical applications of computer technology, alternative treatment approaches, the biomechanics of orthodontic appliances, the selection of efficient treatment procedures, and the treatment of complex problems in both children and adults. A wealth of case studies with photographs and illustrations highlight and reinforce key concepts.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! A clear writing style and logical organization help you more easily understand important and difficult concepts.
  • NEW! Now on the Expert Consult platform, the printed textbook comes with an easy-to-access electronic version of the text that includes references linked to PubMed abstracts.
  • Comprehensive coverage provides detailed information on diagnosis, treatment planning, and current treatment procedures.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Orthodontic Problem
1. Malocclusion and Dentofacial Deformity in Contemporary Society
Section II: The Development of Orthodontic Problems
2. Concepts of Growth and Development
3. Early Stages of Development
4. Later Stages of Development
5. The Etiology of Orthodontic Problems
Section III: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
6. Orthodontic Diagnosis: The Problem-Oriented Approach
7. Orthodontic Treatment Planning: From Problem List to Specific Plan
Section IV: Biomechanics, Mechanics and Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances
8. The Biologic Basis of Orthodontic Therapy
9. Mechanical Principles in Orthodontic Force Control
10. Contemporary Orthodontic Appliances
Section V: Treatment in Preadolescent Children
11. Moderate Non-Skeletal Problems: Preventive and Interceptive Treatment
12. Complex Non-Skeletal Problems
Section VI: Growth Modification
13. NEW! Growth Modification in Transverse and Class III Problems
14. NEW! Growth Modification in Class II, Open Bite/ Deep Bite, and Multi-Dimensional Problems
Section VII: Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in the Early Permanent Dentition
15. The First Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Alignment and Leveling
16. The Second Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Correction of Molar Relationship and Space Closure
17. The Third Stage of Comprehensive Treatment: Finishing
18. Retention
Section VIII: Treatment for Adults
19. Special Considerations in Orthodontics for Adults
20. Surgical-Orthodontic Treatment


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About the Authors

William Proffit

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Henry Fields

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, OSU College of Dentistry; Chief, Orthodontics, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio

Brent Larson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Division of Orthodontics, Assistant Dean for Advanced Education, Director of Graduate Studies, MS Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

David Sarver

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Private Practice, Birmingham, Alabama