Thursday, 18 November 2010

New books received this week

Biomechanics in orthodontics: principles and practice. / Ram S. Nanda. Hanover Park, IL : Quintessence Pub. Co., c2010.

This essential book introduces students of orthodontics to the evolution of orthodontic technology and the properties of orthodontic materials, and outlines the essential mechanical principles behind successful orthodontic treatment.

The art of passion: a photographic journey: teeth, ceramics, faces, and places / Edward A. McLaren (ed) [Beverly Hills, CA?] : E. A. McLaren, c2007.

Beautiful pictures, the results of an attempt to discover the color charactersitics, form, texture, and luster of natural teeth. The purpose of this study was to learn the optical behavior of teeth, and more importantly how to take this information and use artificial materials to create natural tooth optics in a dental ceramic restoration.

Metals for biomedical devices Mitsuo Niinomi (ed).Boca Raton : CRC Press ; Oxford : Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010.

While medical devices now employ a wide range of composite materials, metallic implants are still in great demand and remains a commercially viable sector of the industry. This book reviews the latest techniques in metal processing methods and the critical aspects of their behavior that might effect both production and application.