I personally like the approach of clinical-case based textbooks and find them much easier to learn from as the information is presented in a realistic situation.
This book is very easy-to-read, its small brief sections of introduction, medical history, and investigations makes for easy, logical reading. The way the text asks and then answers a question is for me an excellent way to learn as it simulates what clinical staff may ask the student in this situation.
The mind maps, I think, are also a particularly good feature of the book and unique in my experience. Most people choose to make things like this when they revise anyway so its handy to have the information required all linked together already.
This book is suitable for undergraduate students as it is useful book for general revision (patients invariably will fall into one of the categories covered), viva exams and unseen 'finals cases' - many students find this type of book (and especially Clinical Problem Solving by Odell) particularly useful as the theories and methods can be applied to a real life case. The book may also be relevant inexperienced clinicians as a reference text.
This is a book I would have never bothered looking at in a bookstore, proving the rule that you should never judge a book by its cover; however, after reading it for this review I can say that is has made orthodontics infinitely more appealing. Orthodontics is a subject so baffling that I wouldn't learn it unless I had to, but here the cases are worked through methodically and logically. I will certainly be recommending this text to other students.
5th Year Dental Student, Birmingham
This book should give almost all graduates a good grounding in these important areas!
Mr Ray Reed, Consultant Orthodontic Surgeon, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK
The book is relevant to curricular, certainly from the undergraduate and postgraduate paediatric dentistry perspective.. all the paediatri
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