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Change Your Smile

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Book News, Inc.
Extols the virtues of esthetic dentistry and explains to potential clients what is possible, the approaches and techniques used, and clues to identify unprofessional practices. Arranged by distress and cure, including stains, fractured teeth, closing gaps, implants, untwisting teeth, bite and jaw problems, and gums. Highly illustrated in glossy color. First published in 1984 and updated to keep up with technology. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No bibliography. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved

Book Info
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Patient education text on esthetic dentistry, for the lay person or dentists' offices. Covers the benefits, limitations, results, and approximate costs of a full range of cosmetic dental treatments. Previous edition 1988. Abundant color illustrations.

Customer Reviews
Avg. Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars most comprehensive self assessment book in cosmetic dentistry, April 20, 1997
  Reviewer: A reader

This book is an excellent description of the extensive renge of issues dealing with changing the appearance of a patient's smile. The book is clear about its objectives and is very easy for anyone to read and follow.After reading this book, patients can easily decide whether they are candidates for cosmetic dentistry and get a reasonably good idea of the procedures involved. The author has discussed several treatment options for every situation, and he has included self-evaluations for patients to use in making informed decisions. An introductory chapter of relating the smile to the entire face presents a unique perspective. Dr. Goldstein discusses contemporary interdisciplinary approaches in creating different aesthetic effects. The explanations are accompanied by excellent illustrations that demonstrate the changes possible by procedures in modern dentistry and medicine. Often the patient and the doctors are not on the same page as far as the patient's chief complaint is concerned. This may lead to a situation in which the treatment provided may be superior; however, the treatment did not address the patient's chief complaint, leading to the patient's being dissatisfied. This book may provide the critical link to complete the communication circuit between the doctor and the patient. After reading it, patients can have a better understanding of their problems, the steps required to address these problems, and the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure.Further, details of expenses provide the consumer with an idea of the financial commitment involved. In summary, this 324-page hardcover book with 575 high quality illustrations is the most comprehensive and clear presentation of an important self-assessment tool used in cosmetic dentistry. A must-read for patients, students, and clinicians involved with cosmetic dentistry.......reviewed for the Journal of the American Dental Association by Dr. Pramod K. Sinha, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, April l99 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

5 out of 5 stars This is the ultimate consumer guide to cosmetic dentistry, December 5, 1996

  Reviewer: A reader

This book lets you analyze your smile and come up with the most practical solutions for whatever smile problem you have. There doesn't seem to be anything left out of the cosmetic problems and solutions to a better smile.....and a more attractive face as well. This is because there are chapters that involve the role of facial plastic surgery, orthognathic(done by the oral surgeon) surgery, and cosmetology. It contains a simple smile analysis in the first chapter and logically helps you understand what your problem or problems are. It is easy to comprehend what your choices are because both the patient photographs and illustrations are so easy to understand. In each treatment summary the author describes not only what the result can look like but more importantly, the maintenance required with each restoration as well as a realistic range of fees and life expectancy. Too often people fail to get what they want mostly because they really don't know what they want,and they don't know how to get it. The best way is to take this book with you to your dentist!!! --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.