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Facial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical Diagnosis; Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

Facial Aesthetics: Concepts and Clinical Diagnosis

FARHAD B. NAINI, BDS, FDS RCS, MSc, MOrtho RCS, FDS Orth RCS

456 pages. $131.99. 2011.
Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030.
(800) 225-5945;www.wiley.com.

Dr. Farhad Naini's text is the best analysis I have ever seen of the comprehensive factors involved in establishing exactly what makes a person facially attractive, unattractive, or simply average. The book's 24 logically arranged, easy-to-follow chapters--beautifully illustrated in full color--systematically and thoroughly explore all the dentofacial and craniofacial details that determine how we look.

Part I covers not only the esthetic canons and concepts of classical facial beauty, but the psychosocial ramifications of facial deformities. Part II goes on to deal with clinical evaluation and diagnosis based on the initial consultation and appropriate records. Part III examines each individual facial region, while Part IV focuses on the smile and dentogingival esthetic evaluation.

I believe Facial Aesthetics will find an enthusiastic reception among orthodontists who would like to refine their understanding and appreciation of the human face and to apply the author's practical protocols to their clinical diagnosis and treatment planning.

JOHN SHERIDAN, DDS, MSD


 

Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

AL READER, DDS, MS
JOHN NUSSTEIN, DDS, MS
MELISSA DRUM, DDS, MS

168 pages. $76. 2011.
Quintessence Publishing, 4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133.
(630) 736-3600. www.quintpub.com.

This comprehensive guide focuses on pulpal anesthesia, the advantages and limitations of various anesthetic agents, and routes of administration. Orthodontists who place miniscrews or perform other minor surgical procedures can benefit from the clinical tips related to local and topical anesthesia, including methods of dealing with patient anxiety and alternatives for reducing injection pain.

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