Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnosis and Applications

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Author: David Sarment

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118769066

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Written for the clinician, Cone Beam ComputedTomography helps the reader understand how CBCT machinesoperate, perform advanced diagnosis using CT data, have a workingknowledge of CBCT-related treatment planning for specific clinicaltasks, and integrate these new technologies in dailypractice. This comprehensive text lays the foundation of CBCT technologies,explains how to interpret the data, recognize main pathologies, andutilize CBCT for diagnosis, treatment planning, and execution. Dr.Sarment first addresses technology and principles, radiobiologicrisks, and CBCT for head and neck anatomy. The bulk of the textdiscusses diagnosis of pathologies and uses of CBCT technology inmaxillofacial surgical planning, orthodontic and orthognathicplanning, implant surgical site preparation, CAD/CAM surgicalguidance, surgical navigation, endodontics airway measurements, andperiodontal disease.

Clinical Applications of Digital Dental Technology

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Author: Radi Masri,Carl Driscoll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118655796

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Digital equipment in all dental practices is commonplace. From digital imaging through electronic recordkeeping, general dentists and specialists are seeing more accurate diagnoses, faster treatment times, and lower costs for equipment. Here in one volume is a comprehensive look at the digital technology available, describing indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, limitations, and applications in the various dental fields. Included are digital imaging, digital impressions, digital operative dentistry, digital prosthodontics, digital implant fabrication and placement, and digital applications in endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. The book is ideal for dental students seeking a reference for digital dental technology and for seasoned practitioners and specialists interested in incorporating digital technology in their daily practice. Key Features First book consolidating all of the digital technologies used in dentistry Descriptions of current technology and likely future developments and products 350 clinical photographs and radiographic images

Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Principles, Techniques and Clinical Applications

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Author: William C. Scarfe,Christos Angelopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620614

Category: Medical

Page: 1242

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The book provides a comprehensive description of the fundamental operational principles, technical details of acquiring and specific clinical applications of dental and maxillofacial cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). It covers all clinical considerations necessary for optimal performance in a dental setting. In addition overall and region specific correlative imaging anatomy of the maxillofacial region is described in detail with emphasis on relevant disease. Finally imaging interpretation of CBCT images is presented related to specific clinical applications. This book is the definitive resource for all who refer, perform, interpret or use dental and maxillofacial CBCT including dental clinicians and specialists, radiographers, ENT physicians, head and neck, and oral and maxillofacial radiologists.

Dental Implants: An Evolving Discipline, An Issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America,

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Author: Alex M. Greenberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323376142

Category: Medical

Page: 185

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This issue, edited by Dr. Alex Greenberg, reviews current clinical information in "Dental Implants: An Evolving Discipline." Articles will include: Current Concepts for the Biological Basis for Dental Implants; Digital Technologies for Dental Implant Treatment Planning and Guided Surgery; Simple Bone Augmentation for Alveolar Ridge Defects; Complex Bone Augmentation for Alveolar Ridge Defects; Maxillary Sinus Bone Augmentation Techniques; Fixed Dental Implant Prosthodontics; Removable Dental implant Prosthodontics; Immediate Extraction Placement of Dental Implants; Esthetic Site Development with Bone Graft and Guided Bone Regeneration; Complications from Dental Implants: Hard Tissue; CT Scanning and Diagnosis For Dental Implants, and more!

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets

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Author: A. Omar Abubaker,Din Lam,Kenneth J. Benson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294308

Category: Face

Page: 537

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Written in the proven Secrets? question-and-answer format, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets, 3rd Edition is an authoritative source for the effective and safe practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS) - and the ideal preparation tool for clinical rotations, exams, and board certification in OMS. Thoroughly revised and updated with the most current clinical information, this new edition provides dental students, OMS residents, and clinicians with practical tips, answers, and secrets from OMS experts. Best of all, it fits in your lab coat pocket so you can consult it wherever you go! Over 2,300 questions and answers offer valuable pearls, tips, memory aids, and secrets from oral and maxillofacial surgery experts in a concise, easy-to-read format. Popular and trusted Secrets? question-and-answer format helps you better understand the questions you are asked and provides you with perspective for the questions you ask yourself. Edited by two highly respected leaders in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMS), with chapters written by internationally recognized experts in the field, making this an authoritative resource for the safe and effective practice of OMS. Convenient pocket size means you can consult this book wherever you go and carry it in your lab coat. NEW! 13 all-new chapters bring you the most current clinical information on recent advances in the science and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. NEW! Cosmetic Surgery section covers the evaluation of the aging face, forehead/belpharoplasty, facelift/neck, rhinoplasty, and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. NEW! Updated Secrets? two-color design highlights questions, tables, boxes, and bulleted lists so you can find information more easily.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics

Indications, Insights, and Innovations

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Author: Sunil D. Kapila

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118646592

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Since its introduction to dentistry, cone beam computedtomography (CBCT) has undergone a rapid evolution and considerableintegration into orthodontics. However, despite the increasingpopularity of CBCT and progress in applying it to clinicalorthodontics, the profession has lacked a cohesive, comprehensiveand objective reference that provides clinicians with thebackground needed to utilize this technology optimally for treatingtheir patients. Cone Beam Computed Tomography inOrthodontics provides timely, impartial, and state-of-the-artinformation on the indications and protocols for CBCT imaging inorthodontics, clinical insights gained from these images, andinnovations driven by these insights. As such, it is the mostcurrent and authoritative textbook on CBCT in orthodontics.Additionally, two DVDs include more than 15 hours of videopresentations on related subjects from the 39th Annual MoyersSymposium and 38th Annual International Conference on CraniofacialResearch. Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Orthodontics is organizedto progress sequentially through specific topics so as to build theknowledgebase logically in this important and rapidly evolvingfield. Part I provides the foundational information on CBCTtechnology, including radiation exposure and risks, and futureevolutions in computed tomography. Part II presents the Principlesand Protocols for CBCT Imaging in Orthodontics, focusing ondeveloping evidence-based criteria for CBCT imaging, themedico-legal implications of CBCT to the professional and theprotocols and integration of this technology in orthodonticpractice. Part III provides critical information on CBCT-basedDiagnosis and Treatment Planning that includes how to interpretCBCT scans, identify incidental pathologies and the possible otheruses of this technology. Part IV covers practical aspects ofCBCT’s Clinical Applications and Treatment Outcomes thatencompasses a range of topics, including root morphology andposition, treatment of impacted teeth, virtual surgical treatmentplanning and outcomes, and more.

Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Author: Shahrokh C. Bagheri,Chris Jo

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171273

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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With cases reflecting the classic presentation format of each disease process, this book prepares students for patient encounters during their oral and maxillofacial surgery rotations. It also helps residents learn and review "high yield" material that is commonly found in oral and maxillofacial training and on board examinations. It highlights clinical information that is commonly asked during rounds, in the operating room, and during examinations. For each case, it includes an overview of the most common clinical presentation, physical exam findings, diagnostic tools, complications, treatment, and a discussion of any controversial issues that may surround the case. The authors describe Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as "A little reach for the dental student, right on target for the OMS resident, and a strong refresher for OMS board certification." This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Case-based format prepares students and residents to pass the OMSSAT, with the Table of Contents corresponding to the exam's categories and questions. 95 clinical cases focus on essential information regarding each disease process. Detailed illustrations -- including radiographs and clinical photographs or drawings -- provide a visual guide to conditions, techniques, diagnoses, and key concepts. Contributing authors include recent graduates or senior residents in oral and maxillofacial surgery, so they are fully cognizant of students' and residents' needs as they prepare for cases, exams, and surgical procedures. Complements other Elsevier books such as Peterson: Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fonseca: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Ward Booth: Maxillofacial Surgery.

Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America

Digital Technologies in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Author: Gary P. Orentlicher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455738344

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Cutting edge information for all oral and maxillofacial surgeons on computed tomography and guided surgery! Topics include comparison of CT and cone beam technologies, stereolithographic modeling and surgical guide concepts, virtual technologies in dentoalveolar evaluation and surgery, computer guided planning and placement of dental implants, utilization in the treatment of facial trauma, digital technologies in pathology and reconstruction, 3D technologies in craniofacial and orthognathic surgery, evaluation and fabrication of custom cosmetic facial implants, and extraoral craniofacial applications.

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - E-Book

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Author: James R. Hupp,Myron R. Tucker,Edward Ellis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323226876

Category: Medical

Page: 718

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A comprehensive guide to oral surgery procedures, Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 6th Edition enhances your skills in evaluation, diagnosis, and patient management. Full-color photographs and drawings show how to perform basic surgical techniques, and an overview of more advanced surgical procedures includes guidelines on when to refer patients to specialists and how to provide supportive postoperative care. This edition also includes the latest developments in dental implants, instrumentation, and current technology. Written by well-known OMS educators James R. Hupp, Myron R. Tucker, and Edward Ellis III, this book is a valuable reference for any dental office. Complex Exodontia chapter describes techniques for surgical tooth extraction, including the principles of flap design, development, management, and suturing, as well as open extraction of single- and multi-rooted teeth, multiple extractions, and concomitant alveoloplasty. Management of Medical Emergencies chapter helps you prepare for, prevent, and manage the most common emergencies that may occur in the dental office setting. Management of Facial Fractures chapter outlines the fundamental principles for evaluation and treatment of the patient with facial trauma. Infection Control chapter describes proper cleaning and sterilization of office environment, working surfaces, armamentarium, and personnel to help you prevent the injuries and illnesses that result from improper sterilizing and disinfecting. Convenient appendices offer quick access to resources such as current price lists for key instruments, office record tips, sample drug schedules, examples of prescriptions, and consent forms. UPDATED content on implants, new instruments, and the latest technology help you treat your patients more effectively. UPDATED Implant Treatment information is divided into two new chapters, one on basic concepts and techniques for clinical situations where adequate bone and soft tissue exists and implants can be placed into a well-healed area of bone, and another chapter on more complex concepts focusing on cases that require immediate implant placement and cases where bone and soft tissue augmentation may be required. UPDATED Facial Cosmetic Surgery chapter is organized by nonsurgical and surgical procedures, covering popular procedures such as dermal fillers, botox, facial resurfacing, browlift and forehead procedures, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and rhytidectomy. UPDATED Medicolegal Considerations chapter reviews concepts of liability, risk management, methods of risk reduction, and actions that should be taken if a malpractice suit is filed against the dentist or a dentist’s employee. UPDATED Correction of Dentofacial Deformities chapter includes new information on conventional treatment planning, image prediction, and 3D virtual computerized surgical planning. UPDATED Surgical Reconstruction of Defects of the Jaws chapter includes new information on Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs).

Oral Radiology - E-Book

Principles and Interpretation

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Author: Stuart C. White,Michael J. Pharoah

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323096344

Category: Medical

Page: 696

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With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, this bestselling book visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology as well as effective clinical application. You’ll be able to diagnose and treat patients effectively with the coverage of imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT, and the comprehensive discussion of the radiographic interpretation of pathology. The book also covers radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection — helping you provide state-of-the-art care! A consistent format makes it easy to follow and comprehend clinical material on each pathologic condition, including a definition, synonyms, clinical features, radiographic features, differential diagnosis, and management/treatment. Updated photos show new equipment and radiographs in the areas of intraoral radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, panoramic imaging, and advanced imaging. Updated Digital Imaging chapter expands coverage of PSP plates and its use in cephalometric and panoramic imaging, examining the larger latitudes of photostimulable phosphor receptors and their linear response to the five orders of magnitude of x-ray exposure. Updated Guidelines for Prescribing Dental Radiographs chapter includes the latest ADA guidelines, and also discusses the European Guidelines. Updated information on radiographic manifestations of diseases in the orofacial region includes the latest data on etiology and diagnosis, with an emphasis on advanced imaging. Expert contributors include many authors with worldwide reputations. Cone Beam Computed Tomography chapter covers machines, the imaging process, and typical clinical applications of cone-beam imaging, with examples of examinations made from scans. Evolve website adds more coverage of cases, with more examples of specific issues.

Contemporary Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging

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Author: Steven L. Thomas,Christos Angelopoulos

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416062868

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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A comprehensive overview of current techniques in dental, oral and maxillofacial imaging for all practicing dentists! Articles will include cone beam computed tomography of the head and neck, using cone beam CT in the office setting, oral pathology in 3D, CT-guided implant surgery, CAD-CAM applications using cone beam CT, contemporary imaging of the temporomandibular joint, 3D imaging in orthodontics and endodontics, diagnostic imaging and sleep medicine, and much more!

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Author: Lars Andersson,Karl-Erik Kahnberg,M. Anthony Pogrel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118292561

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a comprehensive referencefor all trainees and specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery,oral surgery, and surgical dentistry. This landmark new resourcedraws together current research, practice and developments in thefield, as expressed by world authorities. The book’s aim isto cover the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery,incorporating recent technical and biological developments withinthe specialty. It provides a uniquely international andcontemporary approach, reflecting the exciting developments oftechnique and instrumentation within this surgical field, built ontechnical innovation and medical and dental research. Oral andMaxillofacial Surgery coalesces impressively broad and deepcoverage of this surgical specialty into a cohesive and readableresource, identifying commonalities and shedding light oncontroversies through reasoned discussion and balanced presentationof the evidence. The Editors are joined by over 50 international experts,offering a truly global perspective on the full spectrum of issuesin oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book’s coverageextends from basic principles such as patient evaluation, dentalanesthesia, wound healing, infection control, and surgicalinstruments, to coverage of the complex areas of dentoalveolarsurgery, oral pathologic lesions, trauma, implant surgery,dentofacial deformities, temporomandibular joint disorders, andsalivary gland disorders. Where relevant, the book providesseparate coverage of topics where practice differs significantlyfrom region to region, such as general anesthesia.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography: From Capture to Reporting, An Issue of Dental Clinics of North America,

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Author: Dale A. Miles

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323311792

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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This issue of Dental Clinics updates topics in CBCT and Dental Imaging. Articles will cover: basic principles of CBCT; artifacts interfering with interpretation of CBCT; basic anatomy in the three anatomic planes of section; endodontic applications of CBCT; pre-surgical implant site assessment; software tools for surgical guide construction; CBCT for the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses; CBCT and OSA and sleep disordered breathing; update on CBCT and orthodontic analyses; liabilities and risks of using CBCT; reporting findings in a CBCT volume, and more!

Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition

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Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963800

Category: Medical

Page: 2698

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Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research. The editors have built Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Dentistry, Oral Health, Odontology, and Craniofacial Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene - E-Book

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Author: Michele Leonardi Darby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291066

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

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Your one-stop review for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, 7th Edition is the most trusted review and study tool on the market. A total of 2,500 review questions including four online timed practice exams -- all with answers and rationales for remediation -- make this book stand out as a student favorite. Already known for its in-depth coverage, an easy-to-use outline format, and expert authorship, this review parallels the NBDHE with case studies, the "testlet" format for community health and research content, an emphasis on computer-based testing, and coverage of dynamic areas such as infection control and local anesthesia administration. Expert author Michele Darby provides the NBDHE review tool you cannot afford to be without! A comprehensive review includes all the necessary content for the NBDHE, with 2,500 review questions including four simulated exams. A logical organization covers the three main areas of the NBDHE: (1) the scientific basis for dental hygiene practice, (2) the provision of clinical dental hygiene services, and (3) community health and research principles. NBDHE-style review questions offer practice and self-assessment relating to key content. A new 350-question examination complete with Components A and B mimics the format of the NBDHE and is included in the back of the book and on the companion Evolve website; it provides answers, rationales, and a timer function. Three additional timed simulated practice examinations are provided on the companion website for additional test-taking experience. Case-based questions prepare you for the case studies and scenarios emphasized on the NBDHE. An outline format allows for easy review and study. Illustrations, diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiographs help in recognizing suspected pathologic processes and interpreting radiographs. Tables and boxes summarize concepts and procedures. Unique! Website tables in each chapter provide a quick reference to key sites for further research and study. Expert authors are leading educators, researchers, and practitioners, each of whom has an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to succeed on the NBDHE. 1,450 NEW practice questions are added to this edition for a more complete review. Updated content reflects changes and advances in areas such as infection control, pharmacology, digital imaging, and local anesthesia administration. Expanded case studies promote critical thinking and provide practice with the complex cases that make up Component B of the examination. NEW full-color photographs, illustrations, and radiographs accurately represent dental conditions. Labeling and identification exercises are included, with electronic flashcards for added vocabulary practice.

Oral Radiology

Principles and Interpretation

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Author: Stuart C. White,Michael J. Pharoah

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323096336

Category: Medical

Page: 679

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With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation, 7th Edition visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology along with their clinical application. First, you'll gain a solid foundation in radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection. Then you'll learn intraoral and extraoral imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT. The second half of the book focuses on how to recognize the radiographic features of pathologic conditions and interpret radiographs accurately. This edition also includes new chapters on forensics and cone-beam imaging. Written by oral radiology experts Stuart White and Michael Pharoah, this bestselling book helps you provide state-of-the-art care! An easy-to-follow format simplifies the key radiographic features of each pathologic condition, including location, periphery, shape, internal structure, and effects on surrounding structures - placed in context with clinical features, differential diagnosis, and management.UPDATED information addresses the etiology and diagnosis of diseases and pathologic conditions in the orofacial region.Updated coverage of all aspects of oral radiology includes the entire predoctoral curriculum.A wide array of radiographs including advanced imaging such as MRI and CT.Hundreds of drawings are updated and rendered in full color.Case studies apply imaging concepts to real-world scenarios. Expert contributors include many authors with worldwide reputations.Chapter bibliographies and suggested readings make it easier to conduct further research. NEW chapter on cone-beam imaging keeps you current with emerging field requirements.NEW coverage of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) includes more of the normal anatomy of cross-sectional images of the maxilla and mandible along with variations of normal anatomy.NEW! An eBook version makes the content interactive and portable, and shows radiographs in high resolution.

3-D Imaging Technologies in Facial Plastic Surgery, An Issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics - E-Book

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Author: John Pallanch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455712574

Category: Medical

Page: 239

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A global pool of surgeons and researchers using 3-dimensional imaging for facial plastic surgery present topics on: Image fusion in pre-operative planning; The use of 3D imaging tools including stereolithographic modeling and intraoperative navigation for maxillo-mandibular and complex orbital reconstruction; Custom-made, three-dimensional, intraoperative surgical guides for nasal reconstruction; The benefits and limits of using an integrated 3D virtual approach for maxillofacial surgery; 3D volume assessment techniques and computer-aided design and manufacturing for pre-operative fabrication of implants in head and neck reconstruction; A comparison of different new 3D imaging technologies in facial plastic surgery; 3-D photography in the objective analysis of volume augmentation including fat augmentation and dermal fillers; Assessment of different rhinoplasty techniques by overlay of before and after 3D images; 3D volumetric analysis of combined facial lifting and volumizing (volume enhancement); 3-D facial measurements and perceptions of attractiveness; Teaching 3-D sculpting to Facial Plastic Surgeons, 3-D insights on aesthetics; Creation of the virtual patient for the study of facial morphology; 3-dimensional video analysis of facial movement; 3D modeling of the behavior of facial soft tissues for understanding facial plastic surgery interventions.

Carranza's Clinical Periodontology

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Author: Michael G. Newman,Henry Takei,Perry R. Klokkevold,Fermin A. Carranza

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455706388

Category: Medical

Page: 872

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The most widely used periodontics text, Carranza's Clinical Periodontology provides both print and online access to basic procedures as well as the latest in advanced procedures and techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. Not only does this book show how to do periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Written by leading experts Michael Newman, Henry Takei, Perry Klokkevold, and Fermin Carranza, along with a pool of international contributors, this edition also discusses the close connection between oral health and systemic disease. A new Expert Consult website includes the entire, fully searchable contents of the book, and takes learning to a whole new level with content updates, videos, a drug database, and much more. Comprehensive coverage describes all aspects of periodontics in a single volume, including periodontal pathology, the etiology of periodontal diseases, the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, treatment of periodontal diseases, oral implantology, supportive treatment, and ethics, legal, and practical matters. Problem-solving, scenario-based learning opportunities use well-documented case reports to help you learn both basic and advanced procedures and techniques. 'Speed to competence' is enhanced with access to print, online, and mobile platforms. A unique approach combines evidence-based decision-making, science transfer, and classification/nomenclature throughout every chapter. A one-of-a-kind Genetic Factors and Periodontal Disease chapter examines the role of genetic factors in gum disease. In-depth information serves as an excellent foundation in preparing for the National Board Dental Exam. Expert Consult website offers fast, reliable online access to advanced material, videos, an image collection, a drug database, interactive flash cards, multiple-choice test questions, interactive references, and Pathology Consult -- plus, the entire contents of the book are fully searchable. Find core information in the book; additional, advanced information is provided online. Consult your book from any computer, anywhere in the world, for the entire life of this edition. Keep current with regular updates of the latest periodontal news and information. Follow links from biographical citations to the corresponding MEDLINE abstracts. See a comprehensive library of pathology photos. Coverage of the latest advances includes the emerging link between periodontal disease and systemic health. Full-color illustrations depict the newest developments in surgical technology. A new Multidisciplinary Approach to Dental and Periodontal Problems chapter discusses the importance of collaborative care in the practice of periodontics. Etiology of Periodontal Diseases (Part 4) provides a more comprehensive background in periodontal anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis.