Global Diagnosis is a story of mentorship and friendship. We fi rst met when Jeff was a dental student and Bill was a full-time faculty member, so our relationship started as a student/mentor relationship.
Jeff completed a 2-year general practice residency and returned to full-time private practice in San Antonio. After a few years in practice, Jeff urged Bill to leave academics and to join Jeff ’s practice. That is when our friendship began.
We practiced together for several years, and professionally it was a very rich time for both of us.
We grew a lot as individuals and as colleagues. We also began teaching and lecturing together. This was the genesis of our teaching partnership, CORE Dentistry, which is still alive and well today. After a few years, we separated our practices as Jeff pursued graduate training in prosthodontics and Bill started his solo private practice. However, we continued to learn and teach together. We shared the goal of providing high-level interdisciplinary dentistry to our patients. To that end, we attended a lot of continuing education. Our dentistry and our teaching were impacted signifi cantly by a group of teachers who were groundbreakers in the areas of esthetic and interdisciplinary dentistry. These included John Kois, Frank Spear, Vince Kokich, Pat Allen, Gerry Chiche, Bob Cronin, Jim Summitt, Burt Melton, and Jim Kessler. We both feel blessed that these iconic teachers have become our friends.
Those of you who are familiar with their work will see their fi ngerprints throughout our book. Once again, what started as a student/mentor relationship has ended in lifelong friendships.
About the Authors
1. Global Diagnosis: The Art and Science of Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning
2. Global Analysis Diagnosis Form
3. The Five CORE Questions
4. Esthetic Crown Lengthening Surgery
5. Tissue Grafting
6. Dentoalveolar Intrusion of the Adult Dentition
7. Forced Eruption
8. Orthognathic Surgery 119
9. Dental Facial Plastics
10. Dentoalveolar Extrusion: The Most Difficult Global Diagnosis
11. Sequencing the Treatment Plan
12. The CORE Template
13. Case Studies
Title: Global Diagnosis: A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Authors: J. William Robbins, Jeffrey S. Rouse