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Billy Gilmore

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What orthodontics textbook is most commonly used in residency?

I would assume that Profitt and Graber are the top two. Is one used by more programs than the other or do many programs require both?

I noticed the list price for Graber is about twice that of Profitt.
 

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What orthodontics textbook is most commonly used in residency?

I would assume that Profitt and Graber are the top two. Is one used by more programs than the other or do many programs require both?

I noticed the list price for Graber is about twice that of Profitt.

They are both good to have. Proffit is more of a "basic" text, but it may be the best written textbook I have ever seen. Even with a fair amount of experience I can reread it and find things that I have missed or didn't understand before. Graber is more of an "advanced" text, but it doesn't offer many insights like Prof does. The bone biology and basics of Graber are good. Something that makes me mad, though, is the chapters on Speed, Damon, etc. These chapters are nothing but infomercials and if you have seen their speils at a meeting then you have read the chapters. They even use the same pictures. Prof's book is a work of art, really. Graber is a great text too. I would buy both. Don't buy McNamara's book. It is too expensive, very dated and highly biased. Okeson's book on TMD and occlusion is a must have, also.
 

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"Biomechanics and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics" by Nanda. I bought this book a few months ago and I like it because of the cases presented/discussed in there. I've looked in this book a number of times now while trying to treatment plan some of my patients and it has given me some direction on what to do. I like books with pictures and this one has a lot of them (the text is good too!). However, it is quite expensive.

If you buy multiple textbooks at the Elsevier booth at a dental meeting, they will give you a discount and free shipping. I think it was 4 books = 20% discount. It worked out well since a resident & I combined our order to get the discount.

Edit: oh, I see you asked for the most common books. Then I guess I would say Proffit and Graber as well. I just feel like those books leave me hanging when I'm trying to treatment plan.
 

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"Biomechanics and Esthetic Strategies in Clinical Orthodontics" by Nanda. I bought this book a few months ago and I like it because of the cases presented/discussed in there. I've looked in this book a number of times now while trying to treatment plan some of my patients and it has given me some direction on what to do. I like books with pictures and this one has a lot of them (the text is good too!). However, it is quite expensive.

If you buy multiple textbooks at the Elsevier booth at a dental meeting, they will give you a discount and free shipping. I think it was 4 books = 20% discount. It worked out well since a resident & I combined our order to get the discount.

Edit: oh, I see you asked for the most common books. Then I guess I would say Proffit and Graber as well. I just feel like those books leave me hanging when I'm trying to treatment plan.



I agree. For treatment planning try the MBT book by McLaughlin. It is easy to read and basically tells you how to do orthodontics.
 
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