Temporary Anchorage Devices in Clinical Orthodontics
JAE HYUN PARK, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, Editor
808 pages. 2020.
Print, $249.99; electronic, $199.99.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River St., Hoboken, NJ 07030.
(800) 225-5945; www.wiley.com.
This text on temporary anchorage devices, edited by Dr. Jae Hyun Park, is simply the most comprehensive book on the subject to date. What struck me immediately was its sheer volume: more than 800 pages comprising a remarkable 69 fully illustrated chapters on virtually every topic pertaining to skeletal anchorage, written by a who’s who in the field.
What really makes this textbook stand out from similar volumes is its coverage of so many important subjects, including Class II correction, maxillary protraction, maxillary expansion, open-bite correction, clear aligners, and gummy smiles. In the preface, Dr. Park provides his rationale: “While many cases presented in this book may seem repetitive or redundant, it was intentionally structured to include all possible alternatives for a given clinical situation as used and researched by different experts from around the world.” Repetition is the key to learning, and Dr. Park is the consummate teacher.
To fully experience this effect, I picked a particular subject—miniscrew-supported maxillary palatal expansion in mature patients—and flipped back and forth between two chapters, “Maxillary Expansion in Skeletally Mature Patients with TADs” by Dr. Won Moon and “Maxillary Expansion with TADs in Young Adults” by Drs. Peter Ngan and Hong He. I learned new clinical pearls each time by utilizing the book in this way. Based on my experience, I believe Dr. Park did not intend for his book to be read in one sitting; rather, it should be referenced, digested, and picked up again and again.
Some favorite chapters were “Anterior Open Bite Correction with One Midpalatal TAD” by Dr. Tae-Woo Kim, “A New and Innovative TAD System for Improved Stability and Versatility” by Drs. Carlos Villegas and Flavio Uribe, and “Microimplant-Assisted Aligner Therapy” by Drs. Ramon Mompell and S. Jay Bowman. Frankly, all the chapters were fantastic. My only critique was that I wished some of them had included larger illustrations so I could have better examined the masterly and beautiful mechanics.
Overall, this is the best textbook you will buy on skeletal anchorage.
NEAL D. KRAVITZ, DMD, MS
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