For almost three decades, Prof Frans P.G.M. Van der Linden’s classic text Development of the Human Dentition has been the international standard reference in its field. These concepts have now been updated in an iBook-only format that serves as a new definitive reference.
Prof Van der Linden systematically takes the reader through the stages of tooth formation, development of the deciduous dentition, the transition to the permanent dentition, and the aging of the dentition. This text emphasizes the complex and diverse relationships among the development of the dentition, the growth of the face, and functional factors. This text is essential for dentists, orthodontists, pedodontists, dental hygienists, nurses, and assistants in developing a more complete understanding of both the normal development of the dentition and its deviations.
Since the publication of the first edition of this text, new information in this field has become scarce as previous sources of information such as radiographic growth studies and the export of skeletal material from Asia have been banned. This ebook comprises a definitive look at the development of the dentition with numerous skeletal photographs illustrating the development of the dentition in dry skulls. In addition, this new iBook edition also contains three-dimensional digital illustrations and 50 video clips to provide a more complete understanding of the dentition not possible in two-dimensional illustrations.