Friday, 24 October 2014

New books. No.1 is an eBook, No.3 is print & electronic

Ultrasonic periodontal debridement: theory and technique. / Marie D. George. Ames, Iowa: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.

This is the first textbook to focus exclusively on this fundamentally important component of periodontal therapy. George, Donley, and Preshaw provide a comprehensive resource for dental students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and periodontal residents, as well as practicing dental hygienists and dentists who are looking to increase their familiarity and skills with ultrasonic instrumentation.







Local anesthesia for dental professionals / Kathy B. Bassett. 2nd ed, Pearson: Boston, 2014.

The 2nd edition provides a user-friendly, primary resource for instructors and students of pain control. This text is appropriate for both dental and dental hygiene students and provides step-by-step instructions that are also useful to practicing clinicians seeking to improve their skills or learn new injection techniques. In addition to the superb illustrations, step-by-step approach, and easy-to-understand language established in the first edition, the new second edition includes both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation.






Basic methods for assessment of renal fluoride excretion in community prevention programmes for oral health/ Geneva: World Health Organization, 2014.

This manual informs about practical procedures in assessment of renal fluoride excretion based on experience from existing national fluoridation programs. The assessment tools will primarily be useful in assisting countries in achieving an effective fluoride exposure. It is a hope that the manual will stimulate oral health personnel and public health administrators to use a systematic approach for managing and analyzing data obtained from different levels of fluoride exposure. Finally, the manual encourages inter-country collaboration on surveillance systems for community programs using fluoride for prevention of dental caries.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Two new perio books we just received

Carranza's clinical periodontology /Michael G. Newman (ed). 12th ed, St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier, 2014.

The 12th edition includes the most current periodontal information from basic science and fundamental procedures to the latest advanced techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. This text not only shows how to perform periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Covering all the information found on the National Board Exams in the US, this edition is a perfect choice for dental education programs and students.







Manual of clinical periodontics /Francis G. Serio. 4th ed., Hudson, Ohio: Lexicomp, 2014.

This visually cued manual is designed as a practical reference for general dentists, dental hygienists, and students. It is useful in both clinical and educational settings. Organized by basic principles of periodontics, the Manual of Clinical Periodontics presents information in a question-and-answer, bulleted format and offers straightforward approaches to periodontal diseases, diagnosis, and therapy options, including sample treatment plans. Updates to this edition: New 4-color photographs, radiographs, line drawings, and illustrations added. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging. Updated techniques and considerations in implant dentistry. Enhanced chapters on principles, assessment, diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and prevention of periodontal disease.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Just received

Dental materials: properties and manipulation / John M. Powers. 10th ed, St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, 2013.

Focusing on the dental materials most commonly used, this 10th Edition covers the tasks that dental assistants and dental hygienists typically perform. It shows the most current materials, how to mix and apply them in a clinical setting, and how to educate patients about them. Now in full color, this edition adds more photographs of materials actually being mixed, used, and applied, and includes detailed coverage of ceramics, metals, and implant and impression materials.










Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease / Vinay Kumar (ed).9th ed, Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier/Saunders, 2014. [Also available as an e-book]

Dependable, current, and complete, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition is the perennially best-selling text that you will use long after your student days are behind you. A world-class author team headed by Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster, delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. High-quality photographs and full-color illustrations highlight new information in molecular biology, disease classifications, new drugs and drug therapies, and much more.

Friday, 12 September 2014

New books received this week

Local anesthesia for dental professionals / Kathy B. Bassett. 2nd ed, Pearson: Boston, 2014.

For courses in Pain Control, Local Anesthesia in Dentistry, and Nitrous Oxide Sedation (minimal sedation) in Dentistry. Local Anesthesia for Dental Professionals, 2/e provides a user-friendly, primary resource for instructors and students of pain control. This text is appropriate for both dental and dental hygiene students and provides step-by-step instructions that are also useful to practicing clinicians seeking to improve their skills or learn new injection techniques. In addition to the superb illustrations, step-by-step approach, and easy-to-understand language established in the first edition, the new second edition includes both local anesthesia and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation. Extensive online resources and a companion technique DVD augment this text, providing a comprehensive resource for students and dental professionals.







DentEssentials: high-yield NBDE part 1 review / Michael S. Manley (ed). 4th ed. New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2012.

For first- and second-year dental students, dentEssentials is an invaluable go-to companion for use with textbooks and course materials. With more than 80 illustrations, this book provides broad instruction across multiple disciplines in a thorough compendium of all dental matters. dentEssentials organizes its material into three sections: general principles of basic science, organic systems, and dental anatomy. The book uses bold charts, pictures, diagrams, and lists to supplement dental science concepts, and acts as a complement to organ system and discipline-based curricula. Images of the human mouth and teeth are labeled in detail. All dental students are required to take the NBDE to either gain licensure or apply to advanced postgraduate studies.








Global healthcare volunteer's handbook: what you need to know before you go./ Kenneth V. Iserson. Tucson, AZ: Galen Press, 2014.

Nuts-and-bolts information for physicians, dentists, advance-practice nurses and other healthcare professionals about the professional and personal challenges they may face when practicing internationally. Includes what you need to know about: how to find compatible organizations licensing & credentialing travel documents, money & customs regulations food, housing, showers, & toilets personal health issues communicating from abroad security concerns packing using interpreter dealing with culture shock in a foreign country "reverse culture shock" upon returning home Also has an extensive list and description of organizations and their desired healthcare personnel.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Two new books and one e-book

Color atlas of fixed prosthodontics, Vol.1 / Yoshiyuki Hagiwara. Tokyo: Quintessence Publishing Co., Ltd, 2013.

This book reviews practical solutions to clinical problems in prosthodontics and emphasizes the fundamentals necessary to elicit efficiency and success with every prosthetic protocol. The author demonstrates each step of prosthetic rehabilitation, starting with accurate impression taking, cast preparation and articulation, record taking, and thorough treatment planning. The sequences for fixed prosthodontic restorations are detailed in both arches for posterior full-coverage crowns, anterior porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, and porcelain laminate veneers.










Clinical primer: a pocket guide for dental assistants /Melanie Mitchell. 2nd ed., Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013.

Clinical Primer is a pocket guide for dental assisting students for quick reference and review of fundamental clinical skills and knowledge. This book is used while in clinical courses, during clinical internships, as a review companion to clinical courses, and is a resource for the student to take with them to their first job.






Advances in calcium phosphate biomaterials - E-book /Besim Ben-Nissan (ed). Berlin: Springer, 2014.

New-generation calcium phosphate scaffolds are designed to stimulate specific cellular responses in the nanoscale level utilising biogenic additives such as bone morphogenic proteins and stem cells to help release the ionic dissolution products and activate the cells in contact with the biomaterials. The authors aimed in this book to bring these new concepts, mechanisms and methods to researchers and clinicians

Monday, 11 August 2014

New books just received

Hall's critical decisions in periodontology and dental implantology / Lisa A. Harpenau (ed). 5th ed., Shelton, Connecticut: People's Medical Publishing House-USA, 2013.

This book is designed to guide students and practitioners in applying their decision-making knowledge in a structured and logical manner whether in diagnosis, treatment selections and options, procedures in various treatments, or evaluating outcomes. It is organized by clinical problems, all designed to help you make on-target decisions for optimal outcomes and provides information on new techniques in periodontal therapy.










Dancing hands : deductions and prescriptions of working methods, skills, assistance, teamwork, precision vision, working postures, equipment and organization in dental practice /Herluf Skovsgaard. London: Quintessence Publishing, 2013.

Quality and performance in dental practice depend on well-trained hands, and this book presents a new paradigm in manual training for dentists and assistants. Manual abilities are a fundamental part of clinical competence and are essential to chairside teamwork in the dental treatment room. However, acquiring this complex competence is too often left to individual experience and bad habits set over time. This book establishes a standard for manual competence, which can be learned and trained. The author outlines the 12 basic principles that underscore the postures, movements, and communication elements necessary to support the best working methods. The dos and don.ts of practice, posture, and positioning equipment are all here.





Dental materials: a pocket guide /Kimberly G. Bastin. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2014.

Use this quick guide to learn the essentials of dental materials. This guide describes how to recognize, select, and mix the most widely used materials in modern dentistry. A flip-book format covers each dental material in two pages, with the first page showing photos of the material before and after mixing, and the facing page including step-by-step mixing and use instructions. This compact, spiral-bound guide is ideal for on-the-go study or chairside reference.

Monday, 21 July 2014

New books received last week

Dental assisting instrument guide / Phinney, Donna J. 2nd ed., Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning 2015.

This 2nd ddition is the ideal pocket study guide, presenting the numerous instruments used in modern dentistry, along with proper functions, parts, and tray set-ups. Instruments for all practice areas are covered in detail, alongside supporting hundreds of color photos that make memorization easy. Compact and organized for quick reference, it provides the fundamental instrument knowledge dental assistants need for success in the ever-changing field of dentistry.










Dental instruments: a pocket guide /Linda R. Bartolomucci Boyd. 5th ed., St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Saunders, 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. New chapter on Patient Monitoring Equipment covers electrocardiography, capnography, and new artwork features images of the latest equipment models along with a significant increase in the number of "in-use" photos.






The dental hygienist's guide to nutritional care /Cynthia A. Stegeman. 4th ed., St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders, 2015.

This 4th edition is specifically tailored to address relevant nutritional concerns for both practicing hygienists and dental hygiene students alike. Written by an author team with experience in both disciplines, this full-color text offers a balanced and comprehensive view of how nutrition affects dental health. In addition to basic nutritional advice relevant for dental hygienists, coverage also includes current nutritional concerns, such as high-protein diets, bottled water versus tap water, the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the new ChooseMyPlate.gov graphic and food guidance system.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Books received this week

Dental hygiene: theory and practice /Michele Leonardi Darby (ed). 4th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders, 2015.

Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical competencies, this 4th edition provides easy-to-understand coverage of the dental hygienist's roles and responsibilities in today's practice. It offers a clear approach to science and theory, a step-by-step guide to core dental hygiene procedures, and realistic scenarios to help you develop skills in decision-making.










Comprehensive periodontics for the dental hygienist /Mea A. Weinberg (ed). 4th ed., Boston: Pearson, 2015.

This 4th edition provides concise coverage of the foundations of periodontics. It is a helpful introduction for dental hygiene students and a valuable resource for practicing hygienists. Coverage includes the clinical aspects of periodontics, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and presents material in a clear and accessible format. Anchored in evidence-based learning, chapters provide simple explanations of many of the complexities of the dental disease process and provide clear links to practical aspects of therapy.









The long climb: from barber-surgeons to doctors of dental surgery /Philias Roy Garant. Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc, 2013.

Unlike other books on the history of dentistry, this book outlines the personal struggles endured and victories achieved by the leading personalities of dentistry during its development from antiquity to the present. It showcases the courage and determination of dentistry's pioneers while exposing the episodes of weakness and dishonesty that tarnished the image of the dentist. It highlights the controversies surrounding major advances in dentistry such as gold versus amalgam fillings materials, operative versus mechanical dentistry, the relationship between medicine and dentistry, and the restriction of practice imposed by patents.