“3D Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics: An Atlas for the Clinician” :: A New Practical Textbook for the Next Evolution in Orthodontics.

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the new textbook 3D Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics: An Atlas for the Clinician (published by Springer) which is the fruit of a lengthy, dedicated effort by Editors Prof. Jean Marc Retrouvey (Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City) and Dr. Mohamed-Nur Abdallah (Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry) to create a practical, science-based tome for orthodontists to navigate the new 3D technological frontiers we are embarking on as a profession today -especially in the post-pandemic era to come – and to which I’ve had the honor to be a contributor.

This textbook was created along with contributors and reviewers from several countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and USA.

I’ve had the pleasure of being part of this creative project through co-authoring the second chapter of the book; Chapter 2, titled: Use of Dental Photography in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, along with Co-authors Suzanne Lacombe and Marius Hack (Romania).

Chapter 2: Use of Dental Photography in Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, from the textbook: 3D Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Orthodontics: An Atlas for the Clinician. 1st Edition, 2021. Springer Publications.

As per the Media Kit release, this textbook is meant to provide a thorough description of the roles of 3D imaging techniques, Explanation of the use of image fusion software, with a wealth of illustrations plus supplementary videos.

“This richly illustrated book is a wide-ranging guide to modern diagnostics and treatment planning in orthodontics, which are mandatory prior to the initiation of any type of comprehensive treatment. The importance of three-dimensional (3D) imaging techniques has been increasingly recognized owing to the shortcomings of conventional two-dimensional imaging in some patients, such as those requiring complex adult treatment and those with temporomandibular joint dysfunctions or sleep disturbances. In the first part of this book, readers will find clear description and illustration of the diagnostic role of the latest 3D imaging techniques, including cone beam computed tomography, intra-oral scanning, and magnetic resonance imaging. The second part explains in detail the application of 3D techniques in treatment planning for orthodontic and orthognathic surgery. Guidance is also provided on the use of image fusion software for the purposes of accurate diagnosis and precise design of the most appropriate biomechanical approach in patients with malocclusions.”

It was a real honor and pleasure to have been a contributor and reviewer for this excellent and much-necessary practical text, and It is our hope that this practical reference will help colleagues all over the world integrate 2D/3D Digital Orthodontics into their daily practice in a simpler and more sustainable way.

You can find reference to the book in the eBooks section of this blog and the book itself (in its various versions) on Springer.com by clicking the link below:


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