Thursday, 31 August 2017

New Books - September 2017


Exercises in oral radiology and interpretations, 5th ed. / by R. P. Langlais and C.S. Miller
Elsevier, 2017.

"Specifically designed to complement radiography instruction throughout the continuum of dental professions, Exercises in oral radiology and interpretations, 5th edition, provides hundreds of practice opportunities in a unique Q&A format with detailed answers and rationales to ensure comprehension. For more than 35 years, this go-to supplement has bridged the gap between the classroom and the clinic, providing hundreds of opportunities to practice and master image interpretation. It serves as a valuable adjunct to the core content presentation, with more than 600 images with case scenarios, plus examples, questions, and tips to prepare you for clinical experiences and classroom and board exams." From back cover

Also available online

Teeth: the untold story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America / by Mary Otto
The New Press, c2017.

"This book provides a look into the insular world of dental care in America. It examines the enduring tension between the need of all Americans for dental services and the lack of services available to millions of us under the current system. Beginning with the world's first dental college that opened in Baltimore in 1840, not far from where Deamonte died, this book explores dentistry's evolution in isolation from the rest of the nation's health care system. Its narrative seeks to explain why obtaining dental services may require a journey that some patients never manage to make." From preface of the book, p. ix

Mander Portman Woodward, c2017

"Dentistry is a popular career choice, but with fewer than 20 dentistry courses offered, competition for places is fierce. To be successful, you will not only need excellent grades, but also a commitment to the subject, relevant work experience and to think about why you want to be a dentist prior to interview. Now in its 10th edition, Getting into dental school is packed with detailed advice and up-to-date information on what you need to do to secure a place on the course of your choice and take the first steps towards your dream career." From publisher description.

Quintessence Publishing, c. 2017.

"This textbook is the most comprehensive accumulation of data-driven science ever assembled. Drs. Paulo V Soares and John O. Grippo have organized their most important contributions to enable the reader to best understand this prevalent condition and offer solutions to their patients. The detailed level of documentation in the authors' stunning photographs provides a unique and necessary clarity to illustrate the clinical concepts presented. Drs Soares and Grippo have orchestrated a body of work that allows us to move from passive observer to active investigator, making us capable of combining the clinical presentation with all the potential etiologic factors and therapy arriving at a multifactorial diagnosis." From Forewords section of the book, p.vii

Humana Press, c2017.

"This second edition volume presents a selection of cellular and molecular techniques that can be adapted to cover a range of applications and diseases. The book is divided into three sections: saliva and oral diseases, molecular biosciences, and cell and tissues. The first section contains chapters that discuss proteomic analyses by mass spectrometry and NMRbased metabolomics that can be used to not only study saliva, but also to assess other oral fluids such as gingival crevicular fluid. The second section contains chapters that profile oral microbial communities, quantitative real-time PCR, and adhesion of yeast and bacteria to oral surfaces. The third section deals with a range of approaches that enable the behavior of cells and tissues in both health and disease to be analyzed at the molecular level" From publisher description.

Pearson, 2018.

"Dental radiography plays an integral role in comprehensive preventive oral health care. Mastery of skills needed to perform radiographic examinations competently and safely requires an understanding of theoretical concepts and a committed adherence to radiation protection principles. Essentials of dental radiography for dental assistants and hygienists presents a clear link between theory and practice, to prepare dental assistants and dental hygienists for roles as members of the oral health care team who can produce diagnostic quality radiographs in a variety of situations and circumstances, and who can assist in the interpretation of images for the benefit of patients" From book Preface, p. vii

Nutrition for dental health, 3rd ed. / by R. Sroda and Tonia Reinhard
Wolters Kluwer, c2018

"Nutrition for Dental Health third edition, is a textbook for dental hygiene and dental assisting students as well as reference for practicing clinicians.
  • Dental hygiene students, who take, but one nutrition course, can use the text as all-encompassing for both a general and dental-related study of nutrition. 
  • Dental hygiene students who take a general nutrition course before enrolling in the program will find this book useful for a quick review of biochemistry before embarking on an in-depth study of nutritional counseling suggestions and techniques.
  • Dental assisting students whose curriculum allows for only a few short weeks of nutritional study may select appropriate topics to cover information required in their curriculum.
  • Practicing clinicians will find the 24-hour Food Recall, 3-day and 7-day diet diaries helpful in assessing clinical patients for nutritional inadequacies and for increased risk of oral disease. If change is needed, refer to the end of chapter 'Related to Patient' section that includes suggestions to improve nutritional content of the diet." From Preface, p.v

Oral and maxillofacial surgery, volume 1,2,3, 3rd edition / by R.J Fonseca (volume editor)
Elsevier, c2018

"This three-volume text is the result of the collaboration of multiple contributors. The first edition published in 2000, and the second edition, published in 2009, were very well received. However, with all the advances in our profession, we felt it was time for a new edition. The section editors have done an excellent job recruiting the most knowledgable individuals in their specific areas of expertise. The authors have submitted chapters that reflect the state of the art in their areas of responsibilities. This text is a comprehensive resource on oral and maxillofacial surgery. Every area in our specialty has been addressed. It defines the scope of the specialty. Every surgical procedure performed by an oral surgeon is covered in this text." From preface, page xv.

Modern dental assisting, 12 edition / by D.L. Bird and D.S. Robinson
Elsevier, c2018

"Learn dental assisting from top to bottom from the best, with the most comprehensive, most current, and most trusted text available. For more than 40 years, students and practitioners alike have relied on Modern Dental Assisting for its cutting-edge content, easy-to-grasp writing style, step-by-step procedures, engaging learning features, and top-notch visuals to master all aspects of dental assisting. The 12th edition showcases a brand-new illustration program and content on rapidly evolving areas of the dental professions. Written by trusted experts Doni Bird and Debbie Robinson, this is the all-in-one learning resource you need to stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world dental assisting." From back cover

The smile stealers: the fine and foul art of dentistry / by R. Barnett
Thames and Hudson, 2017

"Marking the third and final volume of the bestselling and award-winning series that began with The Sick Rose and Crucial Interventions. The Smile Stealers probes the evolution of dentistry from excruciating endeavours of crude early practitioners to the swift, painless procedures and cosmetic surgery of today. Gruesome yet captivating medical drawings of techniques and tools are presented alongside pertinent caricatures, paintings and the rarest of books and artefacts from Wellcome's unique archive. Eloquent and engaging themed articles by medical historian Richard Barnett trace the development of the trade and discipline of the dentist, from fairground entertainer and charlatan to highly skilled professional, and highlight the changing social attitudes towards the purpose and practice of dentistry, from the extraction of rotting teeth to the pursuit of the perfect smile." From back cover.

Oral healthcare and technologies: breakthrough in research and practice / by Information Resources Management Association 

IGI Global, 2017.

"Emerging innovations in the medical sector have created new opportunities for improved patient care and disease control. By optimizing current practices and procedures, improvements in healthcare delivery and quality can be achieved. Oral healthcare and technologies: breakthroughs in research and practice is a comprehensive resource with the latest scholarly perspectives on the technological advancements and real-world applications for oral hygiene and medical care. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as disease management, healthcare administration, and medical informatics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, students, and practitioners seeking academic material on developments and innovations in oral medicine." From back cover

Also available online 

Bone response to dental implant materials / by A. Piattelli
Woodhead Publishing, 2017.

"The oral cavity is a challenging setting for dental biomaterials. Understanding different in vivo and in vitro responses is essential for engineers to successfully design implant materials, which will withstand the different challenges of this unique environment. This comprehensive book reviews the fundamentals of bone responses to a variety of implant materials and strategies to tailor and control them. [This book] offers important coverage of the dental interface, monitoring and analysis of implants, and finally applications in clinical practice. Sections deal with fundamentals of bone response to dental biomaterial imaging, and analysis of bone response to dental implant materials and biomaterials." From back cover

Also available online

Patient assessment tutorials: a step-by-step guide for the dental hygienist, 4th edition / by J.S. Gehrig
Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

"This proven guide walks you through the process of patient assessment, emphasizing both the actual physical assessment and the human interaction involved. Enhanced by case studies, learning aids, videos, and an all-new audio glossary, the book provides you with everything you need for success in your course and your future career." From back cover

Local anesthesia for the dental hygienist, 2nd edition / by D. Daskalos Logothetis
Elsevier, 2017.

"Prepare to practice with the only anesthesia product developed specifically for dental hygienists! Local anesthesia for the dental hygienist, 2nd edition, provides complete instructions for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. The first edition won a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention award, and this edition adds to a new chapter on children and adolescent patients, plus new coverage of anesthetic agents and advanced techniques, as well as discussions of the Human Needs Paradigm to promote patient-centered care, this go-to text and training manual prepares you for success on board exams and confidence in practice." From back cover

The art and science of contemporary surgical endodontics / by M. Torabinejad and R. Rubinstein
Quintessence Publishing, 2017.

"[This book] has been systematically organized to simulate the order of procedures performed in a clinical setting after presenting the necessary information related to the anatomy, histology, and physiology of tissues involved in surgical endodontics, as well as pathologic entitities simulating lesions of pulpal origin. The first four chapters are dedicated to the basic sciences of tissues involved in surgical endodontics, followed by an extensive chapter on diagnosis and treatment planning. Several chapters focus on the most recent advances in the art of surgical endodontics related to CBCT, illumination and magnification, local anesthesia and hemostatis, management of soft tissues, removal of osseous tissue, root-end filling materials, as well as suturing and postoperative instructions." From preface, page viii.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

New Books - July 2017


The rise of the Ontario Dental Association: 150 years of organized dentistry 1867-2017 / by Dr. James W. Shosenberg
Ontario Dental Association, c2017.

"Dr. James W. Shosenberg graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1970. After four years in general practice he returned to university, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1974; a diploma in dental public health in 1975; and a Masters of Science degree in 1978. In 1979, he joined the Health Department of the City of Scarborough as director of dental services, and he later assumed responsibility for the communicable disease and clinical services division as well. In 1981, Dr. Shosenberg became a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, later serving as president of this prestigious organization. Dr. Shosenberg was editor of Ontario Dentist from 1987-2002. During his career, he has published more than 250 articles, editorials and scientific papers, as well as two editions of the The Rise of the Ontario Dental Association". From publisher description

The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry: The Golden Smile through the Ages / by M.J. Becker and J. MacIntosh Turfa
Routledge, c. 2017

"The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern Europe and the Americas. Included are many of the ancient literary sources that refer to dentistry - or the lack thereof - in Greece and Rome, as well as the archaeological evidence of ancient dental health. The book challenges many past works in exposing modern scholars’ fallacies about ancient dentistry, while presenting the incontrovertible evidence of the Etruscans’ seemingly modern attitudes to cosmetic dentistry."

From Publisher's Website.

Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 5th ed. / by Linda R. Bartolomucci Boyd
Elsevier, c. 2015

"Learn to confidently recognize and manage more than 300 dental instruments with Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 5th Edition. A unique flashcard-style format pairs descriptions with high-quality photographs and illustrations. A pocket-sized, spiral-bound format makes for quick reference. This edition also features content a new chapter on patient monitoring equipment and new content on facebow equipment, dental imaging devices, nitrous oxide equipment, and more to support expanded duties in dental assisting. With its portable and highly visual nature, Dental Instruments is ideal for both studying and for chairside reference."
From Publisher's Website.

Jayee Brothers Medical Publishers, c. 2016

"This book, Mucocutaneous Lesions in Dentistry, deals with classification, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, histopathological features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of each mucocutaneous lesion. This is not a textbook, but a field guide to mucocutaneous diagnosis. 
This book is structured to cover the essential aspects of mucocutaneous lesions for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It contains 20 chapters with clinical and histopathological photographs and references." From Publisher's Website

Thieme, c. 2016

"Periodontology-The Essentials provides readers with up-to-date information on the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity as well as the latest methods for diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of periodontal disease. It is specifically designed to help busy dental professionals give their patients the highest level of care. Throughout this book the author stresses the important connections between periodontal disease and the patient's overall health, focusing on preventive care and the consequences of treatment. This book is a remarkably fresh text on the fundamentals of periodontology that will serve as a scientifically grounded yet practical clinical tool for students of dentistry and dental hygiene, private practitioners, hygienists, and periodontists alike." From Publisher's Website.

Omnigraphics Inc., c. 2016

"Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, offers updated information about mouth and tooth care guidelines for effective hygiene, nutrition, and decay prevention. Facts about tooth pain, dental fillings, orthodontia, and other endodontic treatments, and dental implants are described. Facial trauma and cleft palate treatments are also discussed. Disorders such as bad breath, temporomandibular joint and muscle (TMJ) discorder, mouth sores, jaw disorders, and health conditions that impact oral heath are addressed. The book concludes with guidelines for finding and financing dental care, glossary of dental care terms, and directories with further information about dental care and oral health services." From Publisher's Description.

Elsevier, c. 2015

"Focusing on the core clinical skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing dental assistant, Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition, is the perfect resource to help you succeed in this fast-paced program. Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practice resource has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp the most important information. Plus, with its vivid step-by-step procedures, practical application exercises, learning aids, and built-in study tools, you’ll have the everything you need to master the essential skills and start a successful and rewarding career as a dental assistant!" From Publisher's Website

Quintessenza Edizioni, c. 2015

"In this beautifully illustrated volume, the author encourages readers to understand natural tooth forms through simple observation in order to create dental restorations that look natural in the context of the mouth, face, personality, and age of the specific patient being treated. The author focuses on the morphologic characteristics of teeth and their relationship to the surrounding structures, such as the lips and gingiva. The text also examines the tooth surface at the micro and macro levels and how its effects on light reflection can change the appearance, size, and morphology of teeth. All the phenomena and optical properties that must be understood and re-created in restorations in order to achieve lifelike results are analyzed, and a classification based on the shape and contour of the tooth is presented. Clinical cases provide practical application of these concepts." From Publisher's Website.

Elsevier, c. 2017

"Gain a complete understanding of drugs affecting patient care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic principles of pharmacology, the ways that drugs affect the body, and the potential for adverse drug interactions. Developed by Frank Dowd, Barton Johnson, and Angelo Mariotti, with chapters from a team of expert contributors, this is the only book written by dental pharmacologists for the dental market. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care." From Publisher's Website.


Science Direct

Cosmetic Facial Surgery, 2nd ed. / by Joe Niamtu
Elsevier, c. 2018

"Bring your practice fully up to date with the most effective and innovative techniques in cosmetic facial surgery! The 2nd Edition of Dr. Joe Niamtu’s practical resource covers everything from new implants, lasers, blepharoplasty, and liposuction technologies to innovative new procedures that will greatly benefit your patients. In this fully revised edition, you’ll learn not only from Dr. Niamtu, but also from other internationally recognized cosmetic surgeons in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatology. Additionally, virtually every image and illustration has been revised to provide a thoroughly up-to-date visual guide suitable for everyday reference." From Publisher's Website.

DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy: Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications, 2nd ed. / by Mark R. Kelley and Melissa L. Fishel
Elsevier, c. 2016

"DNA Repair and Cancer Therapy: Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and timely reference that focuses on the translational and clinical use of DNA repair as a target area for the development of diagnostic biomarkers and the enhancement of cancer treatment. Experts on DNA repair proteins from all areas of cancer biology research take readers from bench research to new therapeutic approaches. This book provides a detailed discussion of combination therapies, in other words, how the inhibition of repair pathways can be coupled with chemotherapy, radiation, or DNA damaging drugs." From Publisher's Website

Elsevier, c. 2017

"Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor. The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management." From Publisher's Website

Elsevier, c. 2017
"Now in full color, Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd Edition covers the entire specialty of maxillofacial surgery, including craniofacial deformity, oral surgery, trauma, and oncology. Unlike other OMFS texts where the contributors are singly boarded in oral surgery, this richly illustrated text boasts OMFS contributors who are all dual boarded in both oral surgery and medicine. Thoroughly updated with evidence-based content, it addresses the advances in technology and procedures providing oral and maxillofacial surgeons with new and exciting treatment options. And with print and digital formats, it is easy to use in any setting." From Publisher's Website

Elsevier, c. 2016

"Oral Exams: Preparing For and Passing Candidacy, Qualifying, and Graduate Defenses provides guidance on how to prepare for oral comprehensive and viva voce exams. Topics discussed include the supervisory committee, preparing the seminar, arranging content, mental preparation, question framing, and the types of questions to expect. At its core, the book prepares students to be the best they can be by offering insights into how to interpret and appropriately respond to explicit and implied oral comps questions.From Publisher's Website


Wiley and Sons Ltd., c. 2017

"The Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology presents an extensive case collection of both common and less common conditions of the jaws and teeth. Focusing on the essentials of radiologic interpretation, this is a go-to companion for clinicians in everyday practice who have radiologically identified a potential abnormality, as well as a comprehensive study guide for students at all levels of dentistry, surgery and radiology.From Publisher's Website

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

New Books - June 2017


Dental assisting: a comprehensive approach, 5th ed./ by D.J. Phinney and J.H. Halstead
Cengage Learning, c2018

"This text and complete learning system, Dental Assisting: a Comprehensive Approach, fifth edition, will guide you as a dental assistant student on this journey. The results of years of research, writing, and testing, this system is designed to prepare the dental assisting student for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification examination, some stae credentialing and the workplace. It presents information in a unique manner, using a variety of formats that account for the many ways in which today's students learn....This text delivers comprehensive coverage of dental assisting theory and practice, supported by full-color illustrations and photographs throughout with 169 step-by-step procedures in nine sections." From Preface, xxvii

Netter's head and neck anatomy for dentistry, 3rd ed. / by N.S. Norton
Elsevier, c2017

"A concise and visual guide to clinically relevant anatomy for dentistry. Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is an effective text for class and exam preparation, as well as a quick review for professional practice. Concise text, high-yield tables, clinical correlations, and review questions make this new edition a perfect choice for learning and remembering the need-to-know structures, relationships, and concepts, while beautiful illustrations created in the Netter tradition enhance your visual mastery of the material." From back cover

Clinical photography in dentistry: a new perspective / by P.Sheridan 
Quintessence Publishing, c2017.

"Peter Sheridan, AM, BDS, MDS, FICD, is a dentist in Sydney, Australia, and has been in a private practice since 1971. He is a clinical lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney and presents courses, lectures, and master classes on clinical photography throughout Australia and New Zealand. His book, Dental Clinical Photography: A Guide to Standard Views (Bakelite, 2013) tailored the photographic protocol to general dentistry. He has a master's degree in preventive dentistry and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Sheridan is also an accredited professional photographer whose photographs and articles appear in specialist fine art journals, books, travel publications, museums catalogs, and print media. In addition, he is an internationally recognized historian, collector, and speaker on Art Deco radios, Radio Days: Australian Bakelite Radios (Bakelite, 2008) and Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made (Schiffer, 2014). In 2001 Dr. Sheridan was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian Government for his international work in empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis." From back cover


Marketing implant dentistry : attract and influence patients to accept your dental implant treatment plan / by M. Hines
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]

"Marketing Implant Dentistry presents proven approaches for attracting dental implant patients and demonstrates the use of successful communication skills, including verbal and visual aids. This book details multiple examples of patient friendly and professional letters for use in targeting both new implant patients and professional referral sources. Readers will learn the benefits of adopting non-traditional approaches such as hosting patient education seminars, as well as cultivating professional relationships with the medical community (physicians) for the purposes of generating untapped referral relationships. Best practices in internet and social media marketing, specific to implant dentistry, are also demonstrated so practices can make the most out of these low-cost opportunities." From publisher description

Orthodontic applications of biomaterials [electronic resource] : a clinical guide / by Theodore Eliades, William A. Brantley
Woodhead Publishing, 2017.

"The present textbook is very different in approach and content from our previous textbook “Orthodontic Materials: Scientific and Clinical Aspects”, which was published in 2001. The style of that book was strongly materials science-oriented, and chapters on impression materials and cements were included that are no longer present. Our current book has been designed to employ language that will be comfortable for both Residents in Orthodontics and practicing clinicians, as well as to provide coverage of orthodontic materials being currently utilized in a manner that will have appeal to clinicians who have been in practice for an extended number of years" From Preface

"This book is an up-to-date statement on occlusion and its implications for contemporary dental practice and prosthodontics. It provides an insight into a new dimension for prosthodontic practice with the introduction of the crucial role of the occlusion of the teeth and mastication for maintenance of cognition and higher-level cognitive skills. This is a new paradigm: one that emphasizes the singular importance of maintaining an occlusion with teeth ideally or through rehabilitation for function and expands the importance of prosthodontics and the general well-being of individuals. The book also stands at the crossroads as dentistry and prosthodontics, having embraced biology as the fundamental construct within which case management is considered as well as the far-reaching implications of the principles of implant dentistry utilizing osseointegration for implant rehabilitation in treatment planning and decision-making, are to be fundamentally transformed within the digital revolution. Industry has progressively introduced computer technology to enhance production, accuracy, precision, and efficiency." From Preface

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New Books - May 2017


CDA Exam Practice Questions: DANB Practice Tests and Review for the Certified Dental Assistant Examination
Mometrix Media LLC., 2016.

CDA Exam Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the CDA test. Our CDA Exam Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why our CDA Exam Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

From Publisher's Website

NBDE Part I Lecture Notes / Edited By R. Salyk et al.
Kaplan Publishing, 2017.

Kaplan's NBDE Part I Lecture Notes is a thorough, practical guide to help you score higher on the National Board Dental Examination: Part I. It includes all the topics covered on the NBDE Part I exam - Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, and a special expanded section on Dental Anatomy. This book is completely revised for easier reading and understanding, and the new bulleted design allows for targeted, focused prep. NBDE Part I Lecture Notes is your go-to review resource.

From Back Cover

Restoring with Flowables / By Douglas A. Terry
Quintessence Publishing, 2017.

This book showcases the many applications of next-generation flowable composites and presents each of them in step-by-step fashion including 5 videos. With the adhesive design concept and the injectable resin composite technique, these flowable composites can expand dental treatment options, improve precision and predictability, and reduce chair time. Clinical applications include anterior and posterior composite restorations; pediatric crowns; bonding indirect restorations; developing the ovate pontic site; eliminating cervical tooth sensitivity; enhancing internal adaptation; immediate dentin sealing; provisional fabrication, modification, and repair; rebonding the fractured ceramic restoration; repairing fractured denture teeth; tooth splinting; developing a post and core; developing the functional composite prototype; mandibular anterior composite veneers; and restoring form and function, among others. The early chapters describe the evolution of flowable resin composites and the science underpinning the adhesive design concept, and the later chapters are divided into case presentations of the many applications of this concept. Each case presentation includes the various adhesive preparation designs, restorative techniques, adhesive protocols, and finishing procedures involved. By using the right materials and protocols with this adhesive design concept, you will be able to develop natural-looking restorations while providing superior treatment to your patients.

From Publisher's Website.

Esthetic Perio-Implantology / By J.C. Joly, P.F. Mesquita de Carvalho, and R. Carvalho da Silva
Quintessence Publishing, 2017.

This book is the culmination of extensive research and experience in the field of esthetic mucogingival surgery and implant dentistry. The authors rely on clinical documentation and scientific evidence to establish innovative esthetic protocols for the management of mucogingival complications in implant dentistry. Each advanced surgical and restorative procedure is prefaced with the scientific research, historical background, and clinical experiences that led to its development by the authors. Facets of diagnosis and the many treatment options for each case are covered clearly with a strict evidence-based philosophy. The authors have streamlined their revolutionary techniques and innovations for standardized application, and each clinical case is presented step by step and in stunning photographic detail. This book will lay the foundation for the development of clinical skills that will lead to more esthetic outcomes in some of dentistry’s most challenging cases.

From Publisher's Website.

Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach, 3rd ed. / Edited By G. Koch, S. Poulsen, I. Espelid, and D. Haubek
Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition provides a uniquely clear, comprehensive, and clinical approach to the dental treatment of children and adolescents.
  • Offers systematic coverage of all clinical, scientific and social topics relating to pediatric dentistry
  • Thoroughly revised and updated new edition, with an increased focus on evidence based care
  • Includes three new chapters on genetics, child abuse and neglected children, and ethics
  • Pedodontic endodontics is now covered by two chapters – one on primary teeth and one on young permanent teeth
  • Features a companion website with interactive self-assessment questions
From Publisher's Website.

Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual approaches a complex topic in a uniquely practical way. This text offers valuable advice on ways to observe and communicate effectively with patients in pain, how to analyze a patients’ pain descriptions, and how to provide a proper diagnosis of orofacial pain problems that can arise from a myriad of sources—anywhere from teeth, joint and muscle pain, and paranasal sinuses to cluster headaches, neuralgias, neuropathic pain and viral infections.

  • Helps the student and practitioner understand the diagnostic process by addressing the exact questions that need to be asked and then analyzing verbal and non-verbal responses to these
  • Edited by experts with decades of clinical and teaching experience, and with contributions from international specialists
  • Companion website provides additional learning materials including videos, case studies and further practical tips for examination and diagnosis
  • Includes numerous color photographs and illustrations throughout to enhance text clarity
From Publisher's Website.

Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

This clinically oriented textbook explores medical microbiology and immunology as they relate to the practice of dentistry, including sections on the microbiologic basis of caries, periodontal disease, and endodontic infection. The book begins with a thorough discussion of immunology and then systematically covers the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that affect the human body as well as their oral manifestations. Extremely detailed illustrations throughout aid the reader in comprehending the complex interactions involved in processes such as cellular immunity, bacterial and fungal infiltration, biofilm and dental plaque formation, and virus entry and replication. Sections on recombinant DNA technology, molecular diagnostics, and genomics familiarize the reader with new technologies and emerging fields that will impact future practice. Notable discoveries in molecular biology are highlighted throughout, and research questions are featured as well to engage understanding and critical thinking. Finally, an appendix of cases in medical microbiology challenges the reader to pose diagnoses based on clinical symptoms. This book will no doubt become the definitive textbook on microbiology for dental students and dentists.

From Publisher's Website.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

New Books - April 2017


Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Step-By-Step Treatment Strategy / By Ueli Grunder
Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a highly respected and innovative surgeon, this book presents an unconventional implant treatment strategy for the esthetic restoration of anterior teeth that has proven effective over years of clinical experience. In addition to reviewing biologic principles, treatment planning, indications, esthetic analysis, and prosthetic options, the author focuses on factors such as gentle tooth extraction, precise implant positioning, criteria for one- and two-stage implant placement, and most importantly, a wide range of soft tissue management techniques in his approach.

This book also presents techniques to improve the esthetic outcome of any dental implant therapy, regardless of treatment strategy. With more than 4,000 clinical images and illustrations of all procedures and techniques discussed, this tour de-force by a leader in implant dentistry raises the reader's awareness of the high demands of implant dentistry and how clinicians can achieve optimal results."

From Publisher's Website

Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics / By Inger Kjaer
Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics explores the role of embryology and fetal pathology in the assessment, diagnosis, and subsequent treatment planning of a wide range of disorders in the dentition and craniofacial region. Initial chapters cover various aspects of normal dental and craniofacial development, providing the necessary biological background for understanding abnormal patient cases. Chapters then focus on the etiology behind a wide range of cases observed in everyday practice—including deviations in tooth morphology and number, tooth eruption, root and crown resorption, and craniofacial malformations, disruptions and dysplasia.
  • Unique new work from a leading authority in orthodontics, craniofacial embryology and fetal pathology
  • Demonstrates how human prenatal development offers unique insights into postnatal diagnosis and treatment
  • Clinical significance and implications are highlighted in summaries at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal for postgraduate students in orthodontics, paediatric dentistry and oral medicine"
From Publisher's Website

Kaplan Publishing, 2016.

"Kaplan's DAT 2017-2018 Strategies, Practice & Review combines Kaplan's expertise and score-raising tactics with the test-like practice you need to score higher, get the results you want, and jump-start your dentistry career.
  • Score-Raising Strategies and Tactics: Learn Kaplan's methods for every DAT question type to increase your test-taking efficiency and improve your performance.
  • Realistic Computer-Based Practice and Analysis: Test your skills with the realistic computer-based practice you need and use Kaplan's exclusive Smart Reports performance analysis technology to track your progress.
  • Comprehensive Content Review: Review every subject and concept tested on the DAT so you'll be fully prepared to face Test Day with confidence. Plus, learn the most foundational science and math concepts with online tutorials"
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Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols provides a systematic approach to making treatment decisions and performing restorative procedures.  

  • Offers a clinically relevant resource grounded in the latest research
  • Applies an evidence-based approach to all aspects of implant dentistry, including maxillofacial prosthodontics, from planning to surgery and restoration
  • Describes procedures in detail with accompanying images
  • Covers all stages of treatment, from planning to execution
  • Includes access to a companion website with video clips demonstrating procedures and the figures from the book in PowerPoint"
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Quintessence Publishing, 2015.

"Since the concept of osseointegration was introduced to the dental community more than 35 years ago by Professor P-I Brånemark, significant improvements have been achieved in patient evaluation, methods used to enhance the bone and soft tissues of potential implant sites, and surgical techniques to prepare the osteotomy sites and place the implants. These topics are thoroughly discussed from the perspective that an interdisciplinary approach will yield the most predictable outcomes for treatment of the dental implant patient. The authors address the sometimes controversial topic of immediate loading and provide useful insights regarding when this approach can achieve predictable outcomes and when it is to be avoided. The use of CAD/CAM technologies is emphasized throughout the text, and the latest developments and their use in this rapidly expanding arena are fully described."

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Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dentistry has been undergoing enormous changes, and the field of endodontics has certainly been at the forefront. Recent advances in technology, materials, and equipment have changed the way endodontics is practiced today, thereby facilitating treatments with greater efficiency, precision, and success, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Current Therapy in Endodontics encompasses the recent discoveries and applications for this field in one clinically relevant volume.
  • Evidence-based presentation of recent advances in the field of endodontics
  • Objective comparison of materials and instruments on the market
  • Tables present key data and instruction for quick viewing and comprehension"
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Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management.

  • Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist 
  • Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice 
  • Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject
  • New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations "
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CRC Press, 2016.

"Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way shows you how to turn your practice into a successful business. Being an effective practice manager demands a clear vision, sufficient business knowledge and, above all, wise judgement.

Never intended to be a theoretical book, this is a "warts-and-all" guide to managing a dental practice, written by someone who’s been there, made mistakes and survived. It will show you the importance of teamwork and communication, staying close to your patients and prudent financial management.

So why Genghis Khan? Well, Genghis Khan was a charismatic leader in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and successful people management. Whichever way you look at it, you will need all of Genghis Khan’s skill, strength and tenacity to be a successful dentist and business owner.

This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and adds a section on buying and setting up a practice as well as much more about managing patients and employees. You will find information on leadership, team building and working with other clinicians. The Policies and Procedures section now includes a new chapter on how to manage the Care Quality Commission."

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Elsevier, 2017.

"This book is a guide to proven, current clinical endodontic practice. It is designed, primarily, with the undergraduate readership in mind but is also suitable for anyone pursuing specialist training, including extended skills in endodontics, and general dental practitioners undertaking CPD, or wishing to keep up-to-date. The seventh edition is available with an online question bank containing MCQs and Clinical Cases.

Key Features
  • Practical approach to the subject, taking the reader through every step of endodontic practice from its scientific basis to patient assessment and through to clinical techniques
  • Helpful pedagogic features – including Learning Outcomes and Summary Boxes – help reinforce learning
  • International experts and contributors help ensure good coverage and currency of information
  • Explores areas of debate when they exist to reflect differing approaches to treatment intervention
  • Explains the potential impact of systemic conditions and disorders, as well as medications, on endodontic treatment planning and management
  • Discusses the diagnosis of orofacial pain and the appropriate use of antibiotics and analgesics
  • Explores the maintenance of pulp vitality and the prevention of apical periodontitis in the context of operative dentistry"
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Basic Guide to Dental Radiography / By Tim Reynolds
Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Basic Guide to Dental Radiography provides an essential introduction to radiography in the dental practice. Illustrated throughout, this guide outlines and explains each topic in a clear and accessible style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes general physics, principles of image formation, digital image recording, equipment, biological effects of x-rays and legislation
  • Suitable for the whole dental team 
  • Illustrated in full colour throughout 
  • Ideal for those completing mandatory CPD in radiography 
  • Useful study guide for the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography, the National Certificate in Radiography or the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing"
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CRC Press, 2017.

"This essential textbook presents the basics of dental statistics in an accessible way, combining explanation in non-technical language with key messages, practical examples, suggestions for further reading and exercises complete with detailed solutions. There is an emphasis on the principles and application of statistics without the use of algebra.

The statistical material is strongly rooted in practical examples drawn from a wide range of journal articles representing both dental health care delivery and clinical dentistry. The perspective is international, with papers drawn from a variety of settings around the world. Many articles are recent and report contemporary developments in dental care.

The intended audience includes dental students and practitioners, those engaged in dental research and other health care professionals. For students and tutors, it covers the undergraduate curriculum, and the exercises and solutions make it ideal for course use. For practitioners and researchers it provides the first principles of study design, accessing the dental literature, and the preparation and publication of original dental research."

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Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a master ceramist with a keen eye for the essence of color and form, this atlas features 60 clinical cases, an appendix of tooth samples in ceramic, and commentary with case details and enlightening laboratory tips for achieving optimal ceramic restorations. The author discusses the development of his internal live stain technique and shares many insights about subtle differences that are key to making restorations look natural. A beautiful reference on ceramic restoration for dental technicians."

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