This book is a well-illustrated guide to the iatrogenic effects of orthodontic treatment that provides practical information on orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and post-treatment retention and highlights preventive measures to avoid complaints and lawsuits. It is divided into three parts, on white spot lesions, periodontal deterioration, and external apical root resorption (EARR). The reader will learn a wide variety of invaluable skills and strategies, such as how to minimize the risk of enamel decalcifications as a result of orthodontic treatment; how to deproteinize the enamel surface and bond brackets with hybrid glass ionomer cement; how to avoid lower incisor proclination and still achieve ideal long-term alignment; and how to apply strategies to minimize orthodontically induced EARR. Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Treatment will be an excellent aid for both orthodontists and pediatric dentists.
Roberto Justus gained his DDS with honors from the School of Dentistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, in 1965 and also graduated as a Physicist in the School of Sciences in the same year. In 1966 he received the “Best Dental Student in Mexico Award” and in 1968 gained an MSD and Certificate in Orthodontics from the Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. In 1973, Dr. Justus was appointed Professor, Undergraduate Orthodontics, at the School of Dentistry, Technological University of Mexico. In 1988 he became Professor, Graduate Orthodontics, in the Department of Orthodontics, Intercontinental University, Mexico City, where, in 1990, he became Director of Research in the Graduate Department of Orthodontics. Also in 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (recertified in 2001), and in 1995, a Diplomate of the Mexican Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Justus has held a variety of prestigious posts. He is a Past President of the Latin-American Association of Orthodontists and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. From 2007 to 2010, Dr. Justus served as Chair of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) National and Regional Orthodontic Boards Committee and he is current WFO President for the period 2010-2015. Since 2002 Dr. Justus has been an examiner for the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a long-standing member of the editorial boards of various journals, including the World Journal of Orthodontics. In 2011, Dr. Justus received the ABO’s “Dale B. Wade Award” and in 2013 he received the AAOF’s “Louise Ada Jarabak Memorial International Orthodontic Teachers and Research Award”. Dr. Justus has presented courses, lectures, and table clinics across the world. He has been involved in more than 130 research projects in the postgraduate orthodontic program of the Intercontinental University.