Review from previous edition: "An excellent and comprehensive introduction to orthodontics, written specifically with dental students, orthodontic therapists, and clinicians in mind. It easily achieves its objectives and provides the reader with so much more. It will also appeal to orthodontic postgraduate students as it provides an excellent introductory overview for the reader before they attempt to read more indepth literature." --British Dental Journal
"..an excellent introduction to the study and practice of orthodontics...the book is well written...and I would readily recommmend it to all concerned" --Dental Update
"Although no textbook can be regarded as an alternative to supervised training, this introduction to orthodontics is a well laid out and easy to follow book that is full of useful information for dental undergraduates, dentists with an interest in orthodontics and specialists in related fields such as paediatric dentistry." --International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
"This is a very affordable text, which should definitely be on the bookshelves of students as well as those general dental practitioners who wish to be aware of current concepts in orthodontics." --Dental Practice
"The first edition of An Introduction to Orthodontics became a popular textbook, being recommended for undergraduates and general practitioners with an interest in Orthodontics. Its concise, easily read and understood layout is repeated in the second edition... The problem with a book entitled 'An Introduction' is the level at which the information is pitched and the amount to be included. However, the book has achieved the right balance" --Dental Update
"It is the sort of book that benefits from being read from start to finish by the undergraduate as it covers everything (and more) that they will need for their exams... Anyone who is looking for contemporary orthodontic information suitable for undergraduates and general dental practitioners will find everything they need in this book. It should be available in every dental school library." --Journal of Orthodontics
About the Author
Laura Mitchell MBE MDS BDS FDSRCPS (Glasg) FDCRCS (Eng) FGDP (UK) DOrthRCS (Eng) MOrthRCS (Eng) qualified as BDS in 1981. She is the co-author of the popular Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, now in its fifth edition. Laura was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England for a second term in 2009 and has had a number of leadership positions including Vice Dean. She is currently a member of the Faculty's Executive Committee and Chair of the IT Committee. Previously, she served on the Dental Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She has led the development of a number of postgraduate examinations and recently stepped down as Chair of the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship Examination in Orthodontics. She has played a prominent role in the development of Orthodontic Therapists. In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare.