Employing a problem based approach throughout, the book is divided into three sections. Section I offers background information on the epidemiology and aetiology of hypodontia, its inheritance patterns and syndromic associations as well as describing the clinical features of the condition and outlining the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients.
Section II addresses key issues in hypodontia management; namely problems caused by unacceptable space within and between the dental arches, specific occlusal problems and also complications that can arise in the supporting tissues.
Section III considers three broad groups of patients: the primary/early fixed dentition, the late mixed dentition/early permanent dentition and finally the established dentition with hypodontia. Each chapter will address three main themes: issues specifically related to the age group in question; the multidisciplinary management of patients in the age group with mild, moderate and severe hypodontia; and lastly will include longitudinal examples of treatment of patients in the age group.
Part 1: Background.
1 Definitions, Prevalence and Aetiology.
3 Providing Care.
Part 2: Key Issues.
6 Supporting Tissues.
Part 3: Age–Related Approaches to Treatment.
7 Primary/Early Mixed Dentition.
8 Late Mixed and Early Permanent Dentition.
9 Established Dentition with Hypodontia.
Glossary of Terms.
In summary, this book gives a good overview of the principles of multidisciplinary team management of patients affected by hypodontia. It is a good reference for anyone with an interest in hypodontia and it should be included in all teaching hospital libraries. (European Journal of Orthodontics, 1 August 2013)
The book is a gold mine of source material on the subject, with evidence originating from the work of the author team justifiably presented This is an extremely useful reference and clinical guide for a wide range of practising dentists. (Dental Update, 1 July 2012)
"This very informative, easy to read book has been written by members of the Eastman Dental Institute′s Multidisciplinary Hypodontia Team. It compiles and incorporates a wealth of knowledge gained over 33 years of multidisciplinary hypodontia treatment at the Eastman." (British Dental Journal, 9 March 2012)
"What the authors fail to mention is that books specifically devoted to hypodontia are, to use a pseudo–dental phrase, as rare as hen′s teeth, so this must surely be a welcome addition to the ever–burgeoning family of dental textbooks." (British Dental Association, 1 October 2011)