This book presents the current knowledge and understanding of the biological processes involved in the orthodontic movement of teeth and discusses recent progress in the field. It links research advances to their immediate clinical applications and offers researchers and clinicians a state of the art reference on topical issues relating to orthodontic tooth movement. Biological events play a central role in the movement of teeth during orthodontic therapy. The basis for understanding the sequence of cellular events that leads to orthodontic movement has been well established in the literature through the use of animal models. In recent years, researchers and clinicians have focused their efforts on developing treatment modalities to increase the speed of orthodontic treatment and provide better anchorage options for noncompliant patients. This book will be an invaluable aid in understanding the biology of tooth movement and the relevance of the latest concepts to clinical practice.
Dr. Bhavna Shroff obtained her DDS at University Paris V, her certificate in Orthodontics and Masters in Dental Sciences at University of Connecticut. She is a Professor and the Graduate Program Director in Orthodontics at VCU. She was awarded a Masters in Public Administration at VCU in 2008. Dr. Shroff has lectured nationally and internationally. She is a past member of the COSA and the past president of the North Atlantic Component of the Angle Society. Dr. Shroff is the National Secretary of the EHASO. Dr. Shroff's research interests include the mechanisms of tooth eruption and she has attracted intramural and extramural funding from NIDR, the AAOF, and the AD Williams foundation. Dr. Shroff is board certified. She is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.
Introduction.- New techniques and biology of tooth movement.- Biology of tooth movement: All the biochemistry.- Medications and tooth movement.- Pain control during tooth movement.- Wilckodontics.- Root resorption and tooth movement.- Ankylosis/Trauma and tooth movement.- Summary/ Outlook.
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