Foreword to Second Edition ix
How to use this book xi
1 Definition of orthodontics and factors influencing orthodontic treatment 1
2 The first appointment 13
3 Occlusal indices 35
4 Motivation 45
5 Leaflets 53
6 Oral hygiene 59
7 Removable appliances 71
8 Transpalatal arches, lingual arches and quad helix 85
9 Rapid maxillary expansion 93
10 Headgear 101
11 Functional appliances 109
12 Temporary anchorage devices and magnets 119
13 Fixed appliances: what they do and what is used 127
14 Fixed appliances: direct bonding 161
15 Fixed appliances: indirect bonding and lingual orthodontics 177
16 Ectopic canines 187
17 Debonding 197
18 Retention and retainers 203
19 Aligners 215
20 Multi-disciplinary orthodontics 225
21 Adult orthodontics 241
22 Mandibular advancement devices 249
23 Study models and digital storage of records 259
24 Descriptions and photographs of the most commonly used instruments and auxiliaries 267
25 Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing, extended duties and ongoing training 295
26 Orthodontic therapists 305
27 The Orthodontic National Group for Dental Nurses and Therapists 311
Useful contacts 315
An updated second edition of the essential reference for any dental nurse undertaking the NEBDN qualification in Orthodontic Dental Nursing.
The revised second edition of Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing is a comprehensive guide that offers an introduction for students seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of this core area of clinical practice.
Written in a clear and accessible format, it covers key subjects such as tooth eruption patterns, removable and fixed appliances, de-bonding and retention. It also contains information on care prior to treatment including the requirements for a first appointment and a helpful guide on maintaining motivation particularly for young patients and their parents.
- Presents essential information on orthodontic dental nursing
- Is written for trainee dental nurses undertaking the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) qualification in Orthodontic Dental Nursing
- Covers key topics such as tooth eruption patterns, removable and fixed appliances, de-bonding and retention
- Includes colour illustrations and updated photographs throughout
Designed to reflect sections of the syllabus of the NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Dental Nursing, the second edition of Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing is an invaluable resource for all dental nurses with an interest in orthodontics.
Fiona Grist B.A. (Hons) OU has been an orthodontic dental nurse for many years both in a hospital department and specialist practice. She is a founding member and Past Vice Chairman of the Orthodontic National Group for Dental Nurses and Therapists and has written many articles for a variety of dental publications.