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Ortopedia Funcional de Los Maxilares: A Comprehensive Guide by Wilma Simoes

Ortopedia Funcional de Los Maxilares: A Comprehensive Guide by Wilma Simoes

Ortopedia Funcional de Los Maxilares (Functional Orthopedics of the Jaws) is a two-volume book by Wilma Simoes, a Brazilian dentist and orthodontist who is considered one of the pioneers of functional orthopedics in Latin America. The book covers the theoretical and practical aspects of diagnosing and treating malocclusions and craniofacial deformities using functional appliances.

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The first volume of the book, published in 2003, focuses on the basic concepts of functional orthopedics, such as growth and development, etiology, diagnosis, classification, and treatment planning. It also describes the main types of functional appliances, such as activators, bionators, twin blocks, Frankel appliances, and Herbst appliances. The second volume of the book, published in 2006, presents clinical cases and treatment protocols for different types of malocclusions and craniofacial anomalies, such as Class II, Class III, open bite, crossbite, deep bite, and cleft lip and palate.

The book is written in Spanish and has more than 1000 pages of richly illustrated content. It is intended for students, teachers, and practitioners of dentistry and orthodontics who want to learn more about the principles and applications of functional orthopedics. The book is available for download as a PDF file from various online sources[^1^] [^2^] [^3^]. However, it is recommended to purchase the original printed version from authorized distributors to support the author and ensure the quality of the material.

Wilma Simoes is a renowned dentist and orthodontist who has dedicated her professional life to the study and practice of functional orthopedics of the jaws. She was born in Brazil and graduated from the University of SÃo Paulo in 1968. She obtained her master's degree in orthodontics from the same university in 1974 and her doctorate degree in dentistry from the University of Campinas in 1981.

She has been a professor of orthodontics at several universities in Brazil and abroad, such as the University of SÃo Paulo, the University of Campinas, the University of BrasÃlia, the University of Chile, and the University of Lisbon. She has also been a visiting professor at prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, New York University, and King's College London. She has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters on functional orthopedics and craniofacial growth and development.

In 2003, she founded the Wilma Simoes European Institute (WSEI), a project that aims to transmit, disseminate and apply all the scientific knowledge accumulated by her for more than 50 years. The WSEI has three branches: Lisbon School of Functional Jaw Orthopedics, which offers training courses for dentists; Lisbon Clinics of Functional Jaw Orthopedics, which provides clinical services for patients; and Lisbon Research Center of Functional Jaw Orthopedics, which supports research projects in the field[^1^] [^2^]. e0e6b7cb5c

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