Introduction to Orthodontics, An

Introduction to Orthodontics, An
4th Ed.
2013 © Oxford University Press Inc.
Laura Mitchell, MDS, BDS, FDSRCPS (Glasg), FDSRCS (Eng), FGDP (UK), D. Orth RCS (Eng), M. Orth RCS (Eng)
ISBN-10: 0-19-959471-6 / ISBN-13: 978-0-19-959471-9


Popular with students, lecturers, and practitioners, An Introduction to Orthodontics, Fourth Edition is a perfect starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the theoretical and practical aspects of orthodontics. An Introduction to Orthodontics is an established reference text, and now with the addition of several new features it is an ideal revision tool.

This textbook is highly illustrated throughout, including over 700 diagrams, clinical photographs and illustrated case studies that show the long-term planning and progress of orthodontic treatment. Each chapter is enhanced by learning objectives, key points boxes, annotated references, and directions to relevant Cochrane reviews. Orthodontic Assessment, Anchorage Planning, and Removable Appliances chapters are completely revised for the fourth edition. In direct response to a request from the readers, a section on 'What to refer and when' is included in the chapter on Management of the Developing Dentition. The text has a user-friendly design to ensure that content is clear and accessible for deep study or quick reference.

Thoroughly updated and now in its fourth edition, An Introduction to Orthodontics maintains its position as the essential reference and revision text in the field.

About this Book

  • • A new edition of a classic text, covering all areas of the field, explaining theory and demonstrating practical techniques
  • • Comprehensive case studies that take the reader from the beginning to the end of complex orthodontic treatment
  • • Student-friendly design that includes learning objectives, key points, and annotated further reading
  • • Extensively illustrated with over 700 colour photographs and line drawings to aid revision

New to this edition

  • • Three new case studies supported by extensive photographic records and treatment plans
  • • Where applicable, chapters now include directions to key Cochrane reviews relating to the subject matter
  • • All chapters now begin with learning objectives - an ideal revision tool
  • • Includes fully updated and annotated further reading for each chapter

Doody's Reviews

Score: 77/100
3/5 Stars
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book offers a well-organized overview of the orthodontic field and is a nice addition to the general practitioner's collection. This fourth edition nicely incorporates clinical advances in technology with well-placed illustrations and tables."

-- Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry) - Doody's Revoew

"It is the sort of book that benefits from being read from start to finish by the undergraduate as it covers everything (and more) that they will need for their exams... Anyone who is looking for contemporary orthodontic information suitable for undergraduates and general dental practitioners will find everything they need in this book. It should be available in every dental school library."

-- Journal of Orthodontics


Undergraduate dental students, newly qualified dentists, general dental practitioners, paediatric dentists, as well as orthodontic nurses, orthodontic therapists (trainees and qualified), trainee orthodontists, and other specialist practitioners.

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