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The Art of Occlusal and Esthetic Waxing

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This book is a concise but comprehensive guide for understanding the basic principles of occlusion and esthetics that are necessary to perfect wax-ups on mounted casts. The author defines important occlusal terminology and describes tooth morphology with a focus on how these features affect function. The esthetic principles that affect smile design and are important for achieving harmony are also discussed. The second half of this book provides an overview of the waxing armamentarium and step-by-step waxing instructions for maxillary and mandibular molars in occlusion as well as esthetic wax-ups. With useful photographs and illustrations throughout, The Art of Occlusal and Esthetic Waxing has the practical information that will help readers perfect their wax-ups and understand the significance of morphologic features on proper function.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Occlusion
Chapter 2. Principles of Esthetics
Chapter 3. The Dental Articulator
Chapter 4. Waxing Mandibular Molars in Occlusion
Chapter 5. Waxing Maxillary Molars in Occlusion
Chapter 6. Esthetic Wax-Ups


Rowida Abdalla DDS, MS

United States of America

Rowida Abdalla, DDS, MS, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington, where she is also the director of the dental anatomy, morphology, and occlusion course. Born and raised in Cairo, Dr Abdalla completed dental school, specialty training, and a master’s degree in operative dentistry in Egypt. She taught restorative dentistry for several years in Cairo and worked as a researcher in the National Center for Radiation Research and Technology. Dr Abdalla’s research focuses on the prevention of the damaging effects of radiotherapy on tooth structure, specifically for patients treated for head and neck cancer. In 2012, she moved to the United States for training at Eastman Institute for Oral Health in Rochester, New York, where she completed a fellowship in community dentistry and a residency in advanced education for general dentistry. Dr Abdalla was the 2014 recipient of the AMWPA merit award and was honored with an NAAMA grant for academic excellence. She has dedicated her career to teaching restorative dentistry and improving the skills of dental students.