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.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Books received this week

Bell's oral and facial pain /Jeffrey P. Okeson. 7th ed., Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., 2014.

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell’s classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines.









The oral-systemic health connection: a guide to patient care /Michael Glick (ed). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2014.

This book gathers the latest scientific information on the associations between the oral environment and overall health. With careful analysis, the authors weigh the latest evidence about the relationships between oral infections and systemic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, pulmonary disease, inflammation, obesity, and complications of pregnancy. Other chapters focus on cutting-edge research into areas such as infectious disease screening, bioinformatics, targeted cancer therapies, and salivary diagnostics.








Orthodontic setup /Giuseppe Scuzzo (et.al.) Milan: Quintessenza Edizioni, 2014.

The authors have set out to describe the procedures used in the construction and evaluation of a setup that can be used both for diagnostic purposes and to manufacture customized orthodontic appliances. The manual and digital tools currently available to professionals in this field are discussed, with a particular focus on the recent developments in CAD/CAM bracket-positioning technology.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Recent arrivals

Orthodontic and surgical management of impacted teeth /Vincent G. Kokich (et al). Chicago, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 2014.

Impacted teeth are a commonplace encounter in dental practice, yet currently there is not a comprehensive book detailing the surgical treatments and orthodontic therapy to erupt or manage these teeth. This text covers the various types of impactions an orthodontist and surgeon will encounter, including maxillary central incisors, maxillary canines (both labially and palatally impacted), mandibular canines, premolars, and mandibular molars. Each chapter focuses on a specific impacted tooth and how it can be surgically uncovered and orthodontically moved. The book also presents a chapter on failed cases, explaining what went wrong and how to prevent such negative outcomes when treating similar cases.








Surgical and radiologic anatomy for oral implantology /Louie Al-Faraje. Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2013.

Anatomical textbooks and atlases often fail to meet the clinical demands of defining intraoperative structures for oral implantologists because of the overwhelmingly detailed minutia. Because certain anatomical landmarks are hard to illustrate in a diagram format, students and professionals can be confused when confronted with actual specimens in the dissecting room or in the operatory. This book, however, shows the structures of the maxilla, the mandible, and the nasal cavity as they actually exist in the dissected or live body, through the presentation of cadaver specimens and clinical cases.









ITI treatment guide. Vol 7. Ridge augmentation procedures in implant patients: A staged approach. /D. Buser et.al. (ed). Berlin: Quintessence, 2014.

Volume 7 provides clinicians with the latest evidence-based information on the techniques and materials used for ridge augmentation, specifically in preparation for delayed implant placement. The authors review the limitations and contraindications, explain the recommended surgical approaches, and review the management of complications. Twelve clinical cases demonstrate the planning and treatment principles required to successfully rehabilitate patients with varying degrees of ridge atrophy.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New e-books received this week

Basic Guide to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice /Jevon, Philip. 2nd ed, Hoboken: Wiley, 2014.

A must-have book for all dental care professionals and general dentists. Written in a clear and accessible style, this second edition has been fully revised and updated in line with the latest guidelines. Chapters cover such key topics as the ABCDE approach to patient assessment, resuscitation equipment, respiratory and cardiac disorders, paediatric emergencies, and legal and ethical issues. Readers will also find two brand new chapters on the principles of first aid, and drugs for medical emergencies.










Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health: An Interprofessional Approach. / Lamster, Ira B. Hoboken: Wiley, 2014.

A practical tool for dentists and dental hygienists providing oral health care to patients with diabetes mellitus. Firmly grounded in the latest evidence, the book addresses medical considerations, dental considerations, and case scenarios from clinical practice in three easily accessible sections. The first section on medical considerations reviews the definition of diabetes and discusses underlying pathologic mechanisms, classification, diagnosis, and medical complications of the disease. It also promotes the comprehensive management of patients with diabetes in the dental office, with a thorough discussion of lifestyle changes and medications used to treat diabetes. The second section on dental considerations provides guidance on how treat patients with diabetes. Oral complications will be covered in detail, with a focus on management and treatment strategies that can be used in the dental office. The third section includes multiple case studies illustrating common complications and how-to instruction on appropriate patient management.






Open-bite malocclusion: treatment and stability. / Guilherme Janson (ed). Hoboken: Wiley, 2013.

Presents the etiology, treatment, and its stability of anterior open bite malocclusion in the early, mixed, and permanent dentitions. Special emphasis is devoted to orthodontic treatment and its stability in the permanent dentition because this is the time when treatment of open bite presents greater relapse. Appropriate for clinicians, orthodontic residents, and dental students, Open-Bite Malocclusion covers the most simple treatment approaches to the most complex, from orthodontic devices to tooth extraction to surgery.










Forensic Odontology: An Essential Guide./ Adams, Catherine. Hoboken: Wiley, 2013.

An invaluable book for those needing an introduction to the subject for the general dental practitioner who has an interest in forensic dentistry and is contemplating practicing in the field. It will also be useful as a reference during practice. After a brief introduction the book covers dental anatomy and development, expert witness skills, mortuary practice, dental human identification, disaster victim identification, dental age assessment, bite marks, forensic photography and the role of the forensic odontologist in protection of the vulnerable person. Chapters outline accepted and recommended practices and refer to particular methodologies, presenting different schools of thought objectively.

Friday, 9 May 2014

New books received this week

Oral health surveys: basic methods. / W.H.O. 5th ed, Geneva: World Health Organization, 2013.

This manual encourages countries to conduct standardized oral health surveys that are comparable internationally. The manual provides guidelines for assessing the current oral health status of a population and the future needs for oral health intervention. Oral diseases are among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases and major components of the global burden of disease. The key risk factors are common to chronic and oral diseases. Guidelines are presented for risk factors assessment. The WHO approach can facilitate the incorporation of oral health into national health surveillance systems. Surveillance of oral health over time and monitoring of programs may provide decision-makers, public health planners, and health administrators with valuable information about the relevance and cost-effectiveness of public health intervention programs.







My first trip to the dentist/ Katie Kawa. New York: Gareth Stevens Pub., 2012.

Healthy teeth are very important, and a trip to the dentist helps keep them shiny and strong. Beginning readers get a firsthand glance at the people who work hard to keep our teeth looking and feeling their best. Presented in a fictionalized manner, this book allows young readers to follow along on a child’s visit to the dentist. Accessible text helps readers see what happens during a dental exam and learn about the people and tools that work together to clean our teeth. Bright, fun illustrations guide readers through the story.







Bridging the dental gap: report on the inquiry into adult dental services./ House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Health and Ageing. Canberra: Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2013.

The report presents a brief summary of Commonwealth Government involvement in funding of adult dental services. It examines in more detail the priorities that have been raised in evidence. Consideration is given to the availability and access to services, particularly for special needs groups, workforce issues and the mix and coverage of services. It also examines a range of systemic issues associated with dental health services, and considers the general principles that might inform development of the NPA and dental health policy more generally.

Friday, 2 May 2014

New e-books

Manual of temporomandibular disorders / Wright, Edward F. 3rd ed., Hoboken: Wiley, 2013.

The 3rd edition provides comprehensive, evidence-based information on temporomandibular disorders. Focusing on clinically relevant information throughout, the book allows dentists to diagnose TMD accurately, rule out disorders that mimic TMD, and provide effective therapy for most patients. Useful features, such as frequently asked questions, quick consults, technical tips, and focal points are integrated to help the clinician find precise answers with ease. Case scenarios provide the reader with a way to enhance their clinical reasoning skills, with a focus on solving TMD problems at chairside.









Behavior management in dentistry for children /John R. Hampton. 2nd ed., Hoboken: Wiley, 2014.

Guiding patient behavior is as important as ever for the practicing dentist, and the behavior of pediatric patients is perhaps the most challenging to manage. This 2nd edition has been entirely rewritten and includes the latest and most effective management strategies from an international team of experts in the field and is ideal for pediatric residents, dental students, and practicing dentists who see children on a regular basis.










Implant restorations: a step-by-step guide./Drago, Carl J. 3rd ed., Hoboken: Wiley, 2014.

This highly illustrated, case-based book demonstrates how to treat the most commonly encountered treatment scenarios, describing the procedures, techniques, and sequences required in clear, concise language and in an easy-to-use format. The book takes the theory of implant restoration, using as its basis 3i.s implant systems, and places it directly in the operatory, concentrating in detail on each stage of the actual clinical procedures involved in treating different patients.