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Book Review
5 (
); 232-233

Clinical orthodontics: Current concepts, goals, and mechanics

Associate Orthodontist, Only Orthodontist, New Blue Gardenia Housing Society, Peddar Road, Mumbai, India
Department of Orthodontics, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, Indonesia
Department of Orthodontics, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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How to cite this article: Shethiya K, Agarwal A, Soegiharto B. Clinical orthodontics: Current concepts, goals, and mechanics. APOS Trends Orthod 2015;5:232-3.

Author: Ashok Karad

Editor: Ashok Karad

Publisher: Reed Elsevier India Private Limited

Year: 2015

Pages: 511

ISBN: 978-81-312-3739-7

Edition: 2nd Ed

Dr. Ashok Karad is a Director of Smile Care, India. He is a Diplomate and Past-Chairman of the Indian Board of Orthodontics, and Former Editor-in-Chief of “The Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society.” A clinician par excellence, he has many award-winning scientific presentations to his credit. He has been a keynote speaker and has delivered orations at many National and International Conferences. He is on the editorial board of many International Scientific Journals and maintains a busy lecture schedule across the globe.

Dr. Karad is also a graduate in professional photography from New York Institute of Photography, USA. He has conducted several courses in photography and his contribution of photographs to textbook chapters, scientific publications, research projects, photography workshops, and advertising agencies has been well-recognized.

A current concept, goals, and mechanics, now in its second edition, focuses on the clinical aspects of art and science of orthodontics. The book primarily centers around contemporary treatment principles and techniques and redefines orthodontic treatment goals in accordance with the current understanding of the science. Newer treatment methods are highlighted with an unbiased treatment approach to produce high-quality results.

The new chapters included in the second edition are on craniofacial growth: A clinical perspective, role of skeletal anchorage in modern orthodontics and optimizing orthodontic treatment. The book focuses on contemporary topics such as digital imaging, interdisciplinary orthodontics, lingual orthodontics, and management of the orthodontic practice, giving the reader an insight of the paradigm shifts in orthodontics from a clinical standpoint.

The orthodontic topics are well-chosen, and each chapter is illustrated with high-quality images. The text is easy to read, and the numerous references reflect the ability to search electronic databases.

For the 21st century clinician, it emphasizes the application of advances in technology into practice with patients, along with a wide array of chapters encompassing all the pertinent topics related to clinical orthodontics. This timely text does enable busy clinicians to acquire knowledge of the current literature and apply the mechanics in their clinical practices. A must read for the academician, clinician, and the student!

The contents are:

  1. Craniofacial growth: A clinical perspective.

  2. Diagnosis and treatment planning.

  3. Digital imaging in orthodontics.

  4. Sagittal discrepancies.

  5. Vertical discrepancies.

  6. Transverse discrepancies.

  7. Surgical orthodontics.

  8. Role of skeletal anchorage in modern orthodontics.

  9. Lingual orthodontics.

  10. Management of cleft lip and cleft palate patients — Pradip R Shetye, Hitesh Kapadia, and Barry H Grayson.

  11. Treatment of periodontally compromised patients — A Bakr M Rabie, Yanqi Yang, and Ricky WK Wong.

  12. Interdisciplinary orthodontics — Ashok Karad and Ratnadeep Patil.

  13. Functional occlusion goals in orthodontics — Kazumi Ikeda.

  14. Excellence in finishing — Ashok Karad.

  15. Retention and stability: A perspective P Emile Rossouw.

  16. Optimizing orthodontic treatment — Ashok Karad.

  17. Management of an orthodontic practice — Karen Moawad.

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