Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 6, 2017 - Medical - 240 pages
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Covers essential orthodontic theory for dental hygienists and dental therapists

Clear, comprehensive, and easy to read, Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists outlines orthodontic theory and explains clinical techniques, without assuming prior knowledge. By learning the orthodontic mechanics and fundamentals, dental hygiene and therapy students can become valuable team members in an orthodontic practice.

Written in a student-friendly style, the text begins by outlining craniofacial growth and tooth development, orthodontic assessment, and biomechanics and anchorage, before introducing fixed and removable appliances, class I, II and III treatment principles, and cleft palate treatment, and ending with a chapter on adult orthodontics.

  • Student-friendly guide to essential orthodontic theory and clinical techniques for dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists
  • Superbly illustrated with explanations on terminologies, orthodontic appliances, instruments, and procedures
  • Features multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter and interactive self-assessment questions on a companion website to help you test your knowledge

The ideal overall introduction to orthodontics, Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists is an indispensable companion for those wishing to pursue a career in orthodontic practices after graduation.

 

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Contents

Scope of Practice and Competency
1
Growth and Development
7
Orthodontic Assessment and Treatment Planning Strategies
29
Biomechanics and Treatment Principles
79
Fixed Appliances and Orthodontic Instruments
97
Treatment for Class I Malocclusion
121
Treatment for Class II Malocclusion
141
Treatment for Class III Malocclusion
161
Treatment for Cleft Palate
175
Retention
181
Adult Orthodontics
189
SelfEvaluation Answers
217
Index
219
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About the author (2017)

Tina Raked is an Oral Health Therapist at Chatswood Orthodontics, New South Wales, Australia.

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