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December 9, 1939

Dentistry for Children

JAMA. 1939;113(24):2178-2179. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800490074046

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This book considers the many problems found in the modern dental office. The subjects are presented in a concise manner, and special mention is due the illustrations, which are so carefully presented as to make many pages of interesting study. There is sufficient review of the basic anatomy and structural parts to be interesting, but the author does not "fill in" with lengthy reviews. Instead, the newer more vital subjects in connection with preventive dentistry together with chapters devoted to instructive suggestions in managing the child patient are thoroughly treated. Also the correlation of the author's writings with those of the orthodontist and the pediatrician insures thorough coverage of the subject from every available angle. Chapter 9, devoted to preventive orthodontics, is actually saturated with helpful suggestions for the solution of the problems of the general practitioner. The illustrations and explanations offered in this chapter would be exceedingly fine for the practicing dentist to have available in his office for more fully explaining to the public their various

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