Orthodontics for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
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.
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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Scope of Practice and Competency
Growth and Development
Orthodontic Assessment and Treatment Planning Strategies
Biomechanics and Treatment Principles
Fixed Appliances and Orthodontic Instruments
Treatment for Class I Malocclusion
Treatment for Class II Malocclusion