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.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

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.

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