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Evidence-Based Orthodontics


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Foreword vii Gordon Guyatt Contributor List ix Part 1 Principles 3 Chapter 1 A Historical Perspective of Evidence-Based Orthodontics 5 Katherine W.L. Vig Chapter 2 Clinical Research Designs 15 Robert J. Weyant Chapter 3 Electronic Searching for Clinical Trials Information 31 Anne Littlewood Part 2 Selected Topics 47 Chapter 4 The Treatment of Class II Malocclusion-Have We the Evidence to Make Decisions? 49 Kevin O'Brien and Jonathan Sandler Chapter 5 External Root Resorption and Orthodontic Treatment- Assessment of the Evidence 63 Belinda J. Weltman Chapter 6 Malocclusion, Orthodontic Treatment, and Periodontal Health-An Assessment of the Evidence 89 Anne-Marie Bollen Chapter 7 Stability of Anterior Open Bite Correction- An Assessment of the Evidence 97 Greg J. Huang and Geoffrey M. Greenlee Chapter 8 Orthodontics and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders 119 Friederike Luther and Fraser McDonald Chapter 9 Self-Ligation 135 Padhraig S. Fleming Chapter 10 Prevention of Demineralization During Orthodontic Treatment with Fluoride-Containing Materials or Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate 149 Philip E. Benson Chapter 11 Invisalign Therapy-A Systematic Review of Lower Quality Evidence 167 Jason M. Bressler, Stefanie Hamamoto, Gregory J. King, and Anne-Marie Bollen Chapter 12 Retention 181 Simon J. Littlewood, Declan T. Millett, David R. Bearn, Bridget Doubleday, and Helen V. Worthington Chapter 13 Quality of Outcome 191 Stephen Richmond and Alexei Zhurov Chapter 14 Stability of Orthognathic Surgery 217 Donald R. Joondeph Chapter 15 Orthodontic Treatment of the Transverse Dimension- Assessment of the Evidence 233 Steven D. Marshall Chapter 16 Class III Malocclusion-The Evidence on Diagnosis and Treatment 247 Joseph G. Ghafari, Ramzi V. Haddad, and Maria E. Saadeh Part 3 Evidence-Based Orthodontics in Perspective 281 Chapter 17 Evidence-Based Care in Context 283 William Shaw Chapter 18 Playing Doctor: Evidence-Based Orthodontics 293 Lysle E. Johnston, Jr. Chapter 19 Reflections on a Decade of Evidence-Based Dentistry 301 David L. Turpin Index 307

About the Author

Greg J. Huang, DMD, MSD, MPH is Associate Professor andChair of the Department of Orthodontics at the University ofWashington. Stephen Richmond, BDS, DOrth RCS, MScD, FDSRCS, PhD isProfessor of Orthodontics and Head of Applied Clinical Research andPublic Health, Department of Applied Clinical Research and PublicHealth, at the University Dental Hospital at CardiffUniversity. Katherine W. L. Vig, BDS, MS, DOrth RCS, FDSRCS isProfessor Emeritus and former Chair of Orthodontics at The OhioState University, College of Dentistry.


The editors are to be congratulated for producing ahighly readable text. This volume deserves a place in every dentallibrary, on the reading list of every orthodontic trainingprogramme and in the hands of every neophyteorthodontist. (European Journal ofOrthodontics, 20 September 2013)

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