Monday, 14 September 2015

New books & e-books

Textbook of geriatric dentistry /Poul Holm-Pedersen (ed). 3rd ed, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

This textbook provides a comprehensive review of the aging process and its relevance to oral health and dentistry. Now in full colour, the third edition has been fully revised and updated with new material encompassing recent research and clinical developments within geriatric dentistry.

The dentist's quick guide to medical conditions /Mea A. Weinberg. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

This book presents relevant information dentists need to deal with medical conditions: symptoms, diagnostic tests, medications prescribed, and dental management for each disease and condition. Chapters will focus on each major bodily system, including respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, nervous, reproductive, and urinary, as well as chapters on the liver, kidneys, skin, and psychological conditions. Appendices list guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis, additional conditions requiring antibiotics, and a quick list of diagnostic tests.

Anesthesia complications in the dental office / Robert C. Bosack(ed). Ames, Iowa: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Anesthetic complications, which range from simple annoyances to patient mortality, are inevitable given the many and complex interactions of doctor, patient, personnel, and facility. This book helps dentists minimize the frequency and severity of adverse events by providing concise and clinically relevant information that can be put to everyday use. A must-have reference for every dental office.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Four new books

Dental caries: the disease and its clinical management./ Ole Fejerskov (ed). 3rd ed, Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2015.

In this highly-anticipated new edition, the editors maintain the same focus on high-level coverage of the disease aetiology and process, clinical management best-practice, and wider public health issues connected with dental caries management, including an enhanced focus on the ‘caries control concept’. The aim is to link theory with clinical performance, making prevention, diagnosis and restorative procedures evidence based.

ITI Treatment Guide Vol.8 Biological and hardware complications in implant dentistry. / U. Bragger. Berlin: Quintessence, 2015.

Volume 8 provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based information on the origins and treatment of biological as well as hardware complications. Sixteen step-by-step clinical cases presented by experienced clinicicians from all over the world illustrate the diagnosis and treatment of complications.

Mini-implants: the orthodontics of the future. / Skander Ellouze. London: Quintessence International, 2014.

With this volume, the authors have provided one of the greatest and most comprehensive contributions to this clinical research endeavour, representing a great stride forward in orthodontics. This textbook which contains biologic and histologic considerations, surgical procedures, biomechanical considerations, and treatment planning using micro-implants, will prove to be exceedingly useful for clinicians.

Principles and practice of esthetic dentistry Vol.1 Essentials of esthetic dentistry / Nairn H.F. Wilson (ed). Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2015.

This volume is suitable for all dental practitioners whether qualified or in training. It provides an important foundation on which to practice effective, minimal intervention esthetic dentistry, explains how to carry out comprehensive examination and assessment of patients seeking esthetic dental care, and explores the ethical considerations surrounding treatment intervention and the safe and effective use of modern dental materials and techniques

Monday, 15 June 2015

New titles in Dental Anatomy, Dental Hygiene, and Examination Questions

Mosby's comprehensive review of dental hygiene / Michele Leonardi Darby (ed). 7th ed, St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Mosby, 2012.

A total of 2,500 review questions including four online timed practice exams --all with answers and rationales for remediation -- make this book stand out as a student favorite. Already known for its in-depth coverage, an easy-to-use outline format, and expert authorship, this review parallels the NBDHE with case studies, the "testlet" format for community health and research content, an emphasis on computer-based testing, and coverage of dynamic areas such as infection control and local anesthesia administration and 1,450 NEW practice questions are added to this edition for a more complete review.

Wheeler's dental anatomy, physiology, and occlusion / Stanley J. Nelson. 10th ed. St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier, Saunders, 2015.

Applying dental anatomy to the practice of dentistry, Wheelers Dental Anatomy, Physiology, and Occlusion, 10th Edition provides illustrated coverage of dentitions, pulp formation, the sequence of eruptions, and clinical considerations. The market leader, this text is used as a reference in creating examination questions for the dental anatomy and occlusion section of the NBDE Part I.

Mosby's review for the NBDE. Part One. / Frank Dowd (ed). 2nd ed, St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Mosby, 2015.

The new second edition of Mosby's Review for the NBDE, Part I provides the most up-to-date information on each of the basic sciences addressed in Part I of the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) -including Anatomic Sciences, Biochemistry and Physiology, Microbiology and Pathology, and Dental Anatomy and Occlusion. New test items types in practice exams include multiple correct answer, extended matching, and answer ordering question types that are found on the latest NBDE exam.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Core textbooks - new editions

Illustrated dental embryology, histology, and anatomy / Margaret J. Fehrenbach. 4th ed, Maryland Heights, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders, 2015.

Provides a complete look at the development, cellular makeup, and morphology of the teeth and associated structures. A clear, reader-friendly writing style makes it easy to understand both basic science and clinical applications, putting the material into the context of everyday dental practice. New to this edition are updates on caries risk, safe levels of fluoride use, and prevention of periodontal disease.

Mosby's review for the NBDE. Part two./ Frank Dowd (ed). 2nd ed, St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, 2015.

This complete exam review utilizes an easy-to-use outline format that mirrors the topic progression of the NBDE. Content review includes the most up-to-date information on all the basic biomedical and dental sciences that are covered in Part II of the NBDE - including Endodontics, Operative Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Pain Control, Oral Diagnosis, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Patient Management, Periodontics, Pharmacology, and Prosthodontics.

Cellular and molecular immunology Abul K. Abbas. / 8th ed, Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders, 2015.

Popular for its highly visual, straightforward approach, Cellular and Molecular Immunology delivers an accessible yet thorough understanding of this active and fast-changing field. The authors present key updates in this new edition to cover the latest developments in antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more.

Monday, 23 March 2015

New books for the Etics & Law UoS

Dental ethics at chairside: professional principles and practical applications. / David T. Ozar. 2nd ed, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002.

An essential book for dentists, dental students, and all oral health care providers, this revised, updated, and expanded second edition includes vital, new material on confidentiality and patient records and on third-party payers and managed care.

Principles of biomedical ethics / Tom L. Beauchamp. 7th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

This text provides a highly original, practical, and insightful guide to morality in the health professions. Its authors thoroughly develop and advocate for four principles that lie at the core of moral reasoning in health care: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. Drawing from contemporary research--and integrating detailed case studies and vivid real-life examples and scenarios--they demonstrate how these prima facie principles can be expanded to apply to various conflicts and dilemmas, from how to deliver bad news to whether or not to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatments.

Health law in Australia / White, Benjamin Peter. 2nd ed, Pyrmont: Thomson Reuters Australia, 2014.

This 2nd edition takes a logical, structured approach to explain the breadth of this area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. By covering all the major areas in this diverse field it enhances the understanding of the discipline as a whole. The work begins with an exploration of the general principles of health law, including chapters on “Negligence”, “Children and Consent to Medical Treatment”, and “Medical Confidentiality and Patient Privacy”. The book goes on to consider beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, before concluding with chapters on emerging areas in health law, such as medical research, genetic technologies and biotechnology.

Monday, 16 March 2015

New books received this week

Pharmacology for health professionals /Bronwen Bryant. 4th ed, Chatswood, N.S.W. : Elsevier Australia, 2015.

Pharmacology for Health Professionals 4th Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to fundamental pharmacology principles and concepts. The fourth edition has been fully updated and revised to reflect the most up-to-date information on the clinical use of drugs, Australian and New Zealand scheduling, drug legislation and ethics.

Doing a systematic review: a student's guide. /Angela Boland (ed). London: SAGE, 2014.

If you are a Masters or a PhD student conducting a systematic review for your dissertation or thesis, then this is the book for you! Written by an expert team of authors with years of experience in conducting systematic reviews and supervising students doing systematic reviews, the book provides a roadmap to guide you through the process. Throughout the book, the authors make extensive use of questions posed by real students when carrying out reviews to help you through some of the challenges you may face. Like a team of supervisors in your pocket, this book will provide you with the tips and tools for a successful dissertation.

Monday, 2 February 2015

New editions of core textbooks

Oral radiology: principles and interpretation. /Stuart C. White, Michael J. Pharoah.(ed). 7th ed, St. Louis Elsevier/Mosby, 2014.

With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation, 7th Edition visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology along with their clinical application. First, you'll gain a solid foundation in radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection. Then you'll learn intraoral and extraoral imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT. The second half of the book focuses on how to recognize the radiographic features of pathologic conditions and interpret radiographs accurately. This edition also includes new chapters on forensics and cone-beam imaging.

Scully's medical problems in dentistry /Crispian Scully. 7th ed, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2014.
This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge. New to this edition: Includes an array of new disorders ranging from hypersensitivity syndrome to neuropathic pain; Discusses recent updates in pharmacology and other aspects of medical intervention, including the use of biological therapies; Explores new areas such as cosmetic and other implants, dental materials hypersensitivity, drugs and dietary interactions and new aspects of alternative medicine; Other issues include elder maltreatment, care of vulnerable people, treatment of sexual minorities, new substance abuse and self-harm; Explores the link between periodontal infection and various systemic diseases.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Just received

Evidence-based dentistry for the dental hygienist/ Julie Frantsve-Hawley. Chicago: Quintessence Publishing, 2014.

Like any other dental professional, dental hygienists must practice evidence-based dentistry (EBD) to provide the best care to their patients, whether it be through scaling and root planing, caries prevention, or patient education. This book is intended as a textbook for dental hygienists to learn the importance of EBD in the practice of dental hygiene as well as how to implement EBD practices and share EBD findings among office staff. As the dental knowledge base evolves and scientific discoveries are made, dental hygienists must understand how to seek out and evaluate findings and, if appropriate, apply them in their clinical practice, and this book provides all the necessary tools to do just that.