The Ortho-Perio Patient: Clinical Evidence & Therapeutic Guidelines
THEODORE ELIADES, DDS, MS, DMS, PhD, and
CHRISTOS KATSAROS, DDS, DMD, Odont Dr/PhD, Editors
224 pages, 346 illustrations. $128. 2019.
Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 411 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, IL 60510.
(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com.
Few orthodontic textbooks establish far-reaching goals and actually achieve them. This one is a notable exception. Both content and presentation are outstanding and educational, while the book provides a substantial body of information critical to both the orthodontist and the periodontist.
The volume is divided into three major sections. The opening part, “Fundamentals of Oral Physiology,” covers a wide range of subjects that have heretofore been viewed as dry and difficult to grasp: basic concepts of bone biology and of microbial changes in the periodontium. Not so in this text. The reader will find these chapters (indeed, the entire book) to be user-friendly—simple presentation, understandable message, and, yes, enjoyable reading.
A number of chapters deal with important in-treatment situations such as gingival recession, gingival grafting, orthodontic and orthopedic maxillary expansion, impacted canines, and periodontal disease. Many more topics of vital interest to the periodontist and clinical orthodontist are included.
The images throughout are of high quality. The editors and contributing chapter authors should be commended for producing clinical evidence that not only supports previous investigations but also validates the procedures presented. This book will be invaluable to both orthodontists and periodontists; in my opinion, the bar has been raised for textbooks in either discipline.
ELLIOTT M. MOSKOWITZ, DDS, MSD
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