In 2016 , GLOBAL DIAGNOSIS-A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning by Dr. Bill Robbins and Dr. Jeff Rouse was published and released by Quintessence.
The purpose of the book is to build on the concept of facially generated diagnosis that was developed by Dr’s John Kois and Frank Spear. Traditionally, facially generated diagnosis began with a determination of the incisal edge position of the maxillary central incisors. The Global Diagnosis concept emphasizes the importance of gingival levels. In the Global Diagnosis System there are 4 diagnoses that dictate all interdisciplinary treatment. It is these 4 diagnoses which inform the clinician why the teeth and/or gingiva are in the incorrect position in the patients face. In order to make a Global Diagnosis on any patient, the clinician must ask and answer 5 questions. Once the diagnosis is made, there are only 6 tools available to correct tooth/gingival positions.
There are 13 chapters in the book. The first 3 chapters introduce the concept, the diagnoses and the 5 questions. The next 6 chapters describe the 6 tools available to the treating clinician. Chapter 10 emphasizes the diagnosis and treatment of dentoalveolar extrusion, which is the most difficult Global Diagnosis to treat. Chapter 11 discusses the sequencing of the treatment plan. Chapter 12 presents the CORE template, which is useful for studies and case presentation, and is included as a disc with
My first involvement with the Global Diagnosis concept was at a course in San Antonio in 2008. Dr.’s Robbins and Rouse presented to a group of dentists and several laboratory technicians and by the end of the course, we could all agree that our dental lives had forever changed for the better. I recommend this book for dental specialists, restorative dentists and laboratory technicians and I strongly recommend that all three groups attend a Global Diagnosis course together. The Global Diagnosis book and related course is a real educational team building experience! Click here for course info.