Creighton Professor’s Textbook Translated into Five Languages
Neil Norton, Ph.D., associate professor of oral biology in the Creighton University School of Dentistry and university faculty president, is the author of a dental textbook, titled “Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry.”
The 598-page book, released by Saunders, Elsevier in November 2006, is in being translated into five languages, in addition to English. The text is accompanied by more than 700 full-color images from the Frank Netter Collection and depicts all key anatomy relevant to clinical practice. The Netter anatomy plates have long been considered the preeminent illustrations of their kind; many of the originals have been updated for Norton’s book.
According to a review by the British Dental Journal, “This book has to be recommended for all those wishing to establish the appropriate level of knowledge for the contemporary practice of dentistry and for those wishing to refresh their knowledge. No dental library should be without this book, let alone a dental practice.”
In March, Norton received the American Dental Education Association/GlaxoSmith Kline Excellence in Teaching Award for his teaching, innovations in curriculum design, and commitment to lifelong learning.
In addition to “Netter’s Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry,” Norton has written numerous articles on anatomical topics related to dentistry. He serves as treasurer of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, an international society for the advancement of clinical anatomy, and teaching, research and publication in the field.