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Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis

The ArchWise Appliance and Technique

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2. Auflage, 2020

The second edition of this comprehensive book describes a new alveolar distraction osteogenesis method that offers important advantages and can be used for the treatment of various orthopedic abnormalities and congenital malformations. Detailed guidance is provided on the selection of suitable candidates for alveolar distraction, including those with cleft lip and palate, with severe bone defects, skeletal class II malocclusions and cystic lesions involving the alveolus. All aspects of treatment using the ArchWise distraction appliance are then covered, including technical preparation, surgical set-up and osteotomies, docking site surgery, orthodontic finishing, implant placement and prosthetic restorations. Detailed information on the principles of distraction osteogenesis, bone histology and molecular interactions during the procedure is also provided. The book concludes with helpful case presentations covering different scenarios in which treatment with alveolar distraction osteogenesis is advisable.

Given the nature of its content, the book will be of interest to all oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and restorative dentists.

Nejat Erverdi graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 1981. He then began his postgraduate education at the Department of Orthodontics of the same faculty and completed his PhD in 1985. In 1987, Dr. Erverdi joined Marmara University Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, as a lecturer, becoming an Assistant Professor in 1988 and Associate Professor in 1989. In 1994 he was appointed as a full Professor, and served as Head of the Department of Orthodontics from 1988 to 2006. He is one of the founding members of the Turkish Orthodontic Society and has served as a Council Member of the European Orthodontic Society since 2000. Dr. Erverdi is also on the editorial board of the Turkish and Greek Orthodontic Journals and Ortho Journal. In 2002 he became a full member of the North Atlantic Component of the Edward Angle Society. Dr. Erverdi is the author of more than 100 articles in national and international journals. He served as President of the Turkish Orthodontic Society from 2004 to 2006 and was elected President of the European Orthodontic Society for the year 2011. Dr. Erverdi was a Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut, USA, between January 2007 and 2014. He currently serves as a Professor at the Orthodontics Department of Okan University, Turkey.

Melih Motro graduated from the University of Marmara (Istanbul, Turkey), Faculty of Dentistry, in 2005. In 2011 he was awarded his PhD by the Department of Orthodontics at the same university. In 2014, he accepted a position at Boston University (Boston, MA, USA) as a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Research Director of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. He was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor position in 2017 at the same university. Dr. Motro is currently pursuing research in a number of areas, including sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnea in pediatric patients and use of orthodontic treatment in such patients, use of Artificial Intelligence in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, and segmental distraction osteogenesis in cleft lip and palate patients with the ArchWise distraction appliance. He has published numerous papers addressing his research areas in prominent peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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