This practical resource addresses a range of clinical problems in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry and provides a step-by-step guide to differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Emphasizing clinical-problem solving, it helps readers combine different dental procedures into a rational plan of treatment for patients who may have a number of different dental problems that require attention.
- Focuses on clinical problem-solving in orthodontics and pediatric dentistry — two closely-related topics that are usually separated into different texts.
- Offers practical help with treatment planning, guiding the reader through the process of decision-making.
- Provides two different approaches to coverage — some topics include case scenarios with questions and answers; others include differential diagnosis with a focus on how to plan and manage treatment.
- Uses Evidence-Based boxes systematically to provide a rationale for treatment approaches.
- Includes colorful illustrations throughout to reinforce content.
Median diastema. Unerupted upper incisor. Infra-occluded primary molars. Poor quality first permanent molars. Crowding and buccal upper canines. Palatal upper canine. Absent upper lateral canines. Increased overjet. Incisor crossbite. Reverse overjet. Increased overbite. Anterior overbite. Posterior crossbite. Late lower incisor crowding. Prominent chin and TMJDS. Drifting incisors. Appliance related problems. Tooth movement and related problems. Cleft lip and palate. Nursing caries and early childhood caries. Behaviour management. Disorders of eruption and exfoliation. Pain control and restorative treatment. Facial swelling and dental abscess. The displaced primary incisor. The fractured immature permanent incisor crown. The fractured permanent incisor root. The avulsed incisor. Poor quality first permanent molars. Tooth discolouration, hypomineralisation and hypoplasia. Mottled teeth. Tooth surface loss. Missing and abnormally shaped teeth. Amelogenesis imperfecta. Dentinogenesis imperfecta. Gingival bleeding and enlargement. Oral ulceration.