eBooks

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”
Sarah Caldwell

I’ve always believed in the saying “Success lies in brilliant execution of the fundamentals.”  This page contains direct download links to several practical, self-published eBooks related to basic ideas and concepts in Orthodontics, as well as articles that I have published and freely shared over the years.  New – or updated – eBooks and articles will be added to this list as they are released.

Click the eBook titles below to download the PDF files. I hope you find them useful and relevant. Feel free to share this page.

You are also invited to follow Dr. Shadi Samawi on Slideshare.net  for more useful online presentations and downloadable articles.

EBooks

The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing - Shadi Samawi - 2015

From Good to Great: The 4 Keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing (PDF)

By Dr. Shadi  Samawi

 “The 4 keys to Mastery of Orthodontic Finishing” are a broad distillation of personal notes regarding the topic of orthodontic finishing, that I have assimilated over the past 16 years, through direct mentoring, researching and learning from various resources and clinical texts, as well as through personal clinical experience.

It is helpful to look at the big picture in order to determine the scope of what needs to be done to achieve proper finishing, as well as to understand how to improve our efficiency at performing such steps. This eBook represents the current outline of my thought process and technique for each and every case I start, as I seek to Begin with the End in Mind.


Straight Wire Orthodontics - 1st Edition - 2014 - Shadi samawiStraight Wire Orthodontics: A Short Guide to Principles and Technique – 1st Edition (PDF)

 By Dr Shadi Samawi

This eBook is intended as a concise revision (refresher) text for any orthodontic professional or post-graduate student wishing to have a simplified, consolidated reference to most of the original concepts of SWA and technique. It is essentially a compilation of multiple credited sources, referencing various research and clinical experiences in relation to the Straight Wire Appliance and technique, as originally devised by Larry Andrews and subsequently modified and fine-tuned by other notable clinicians over the years.


A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics - 2011 - Shadi Samawi

A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics – 2nd Edition (PDF)

By Dr Shadi Samawi

The follow-up to the First Edition (2008) of this popular eBook (over 2000 downloads), A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics – 2nd Edition is a guide for orthodontists outlining the basic principles, requirements and step-by-step image capture and editing techniques required for proper orthodontic photographic records. This edition – 2nd edition – has been completely revised and updated for 2011 with new information & chapters, equipment recommendations and a newly designed, easy to navigate layout.


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A Short Guide to Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics – 1st Edition (PDF)

By Dr Shadi Samawi

(Not Available for Download Anymore.)

 


Articles

The Three Pillars of Orthodontic Passive Self-Ligation

By Dr. Shadi  Samawi

Adv Dent & Oral Health. 2016; 2(3): 555589. DOI: 10.19080/ ADOH.2016.01.555589


Clinical Digital Photography in Orthodontics: Professional Photographic Records in Daily Practice.

By Dr. Shadi  Samawi

JDJ 2012; 18:20-32   (Jordan Dental Journal)