Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics practitioners an excellent opportunity to understand the basic principles of fixed prosthodontics
In recognition of so many colleagues and friends
Where to begin? After more than two decades, achieving absolute accuracy in crediting all of those whose selfless contributions to the development of this text have helped it evolve is unlikely. Whenever we asked, we met with a willingness to share concepts, new technology, illustrations, photographs, materials, and whatever we requested. Permissions were routinely granted and invariably most kindly approved. We again have made every effort to accurately and precisely give credit to all of those to whom credit is due. Any errors and omissions are absolutely unintentional and the sole responsibility of the authors—we apologize if such should have occurred.
A special thank you to…
James Cockerill, RBP, who once again provided selected photographic support consistent with his previous contributions. Krystina Srodulski, who rejoined the team and delivered her superb artwork that makes this text in many ways so different and superior.
Our contributors: Robert F. Baima, William A. Brantley, Isabelle L. Denry, Robert Duane Douglas, Martin A. Freilich, A. Jon Goldberg, Julie A. Holloway, William M. Johnston, Peter E. Larsen, Leon W. Laub, Edwin A. McGlumphy, Jonathan C. Meiers, Donald A. Miller, M. H. Reisbick, James L. Sandrik, Van Thompson, and Alvin Wee. Dr. Clifford W. Van Blarcom, Chairman of the Nomenclature Committee of the Academy of Prosthodontics, and Dr. Brien R. Lang, Chairman of the Editorial Council of The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, for generously supporting the integration of content from The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms into the chapters throughout the text.
Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, President American College of Prosthodontists, and members of the ACP Board and Executive for their support for the inclusion of the Prosthodontic Diagnostic Index in the new edition.
Mr. Hiroyuki Miyashiro, CDT, and Dr. Eisuke Sauji for the superb quality of craftsmanship exhib edly one of the most challenging clinical specialties at all levels. We certainly cannot claim to have all the answers, but we hope that students, practitioners, and researchers who are willing to commit the significant amount of time and discipline necessary to achieve mastery of Fixed Prosthodontics will be ited in many of the technical content and for the outstanding support in accurate identification and generation of so many of the original color images for use in this revised edition.
Faculty and staff at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine: Dr. James A. Nelson, Dr. Kevin Tseng, Dr. Dennis Knobeloch, Dr. Stephen Raney, Dr. Daniel Woodlock, Dr. James Mathus, Dr. Allan Ranz, Dr. Joseph Keene, Dr. William Killian, Mr. Gregory Cash, Mrs. Tammy Duggan, and Mrs. Susan Wilkinson; and at The Ohio State University: Dr. Wayne Campagni, Dr. Nancy Clelland, Dr. Tamer El-Gendy, Dr. Allen Firestone, Dr. Ronald Kerby, Dr. Lisa Knobloch, Dr. John Nusstein, Dr. Robert Seghi, Dr. Daniel Ward, Ms. Connie Mason, and Mrs. Andrea Miller for their many valuable insights and their continuous support along the way.
The outstanding team at Elsevier who continued to believe in our ability to complete this task, and whose relentless pursuit of quality has helped make this our finest edition yet: Publisher, Penny Rudolph; Senior Editor, John Dolan; Associate Developmental Editor, Courtney Sprehe; Book Production Manager, Linda McKinley; and Project Manager, Gena Magouirk for their help, patience, and understanding throughout.
A special thank you to the many individuals in the dental manufacturing and marketing industries who provided us with information and illustrations of their products.
Only those who have lived with textbook authors can appreciate the sacrifices that our spouses have made. Enid, Karen, and Yoshiko continue to support us. They did so when we first met at Indiana University, when we subsequently taught together at the University of Florida for a few years, and throughout our subsequent individual careers. Our spouses are very special to us, as is their continued support. They deserve a very special thank you.
The fourth edition of Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics is as close as we have been able to come to what we initially envisioned. We hope that it will help advance the art and science of what is undoubt able to find many, if not most, of the answers they seek.