Tuesday, 3 March 2020

New Books - March 2020

New eBooks:

Moderate Sedation and Emergency Medicine for Periodontists / by J. A. Giovannitti Jr. 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This book is intended for periodontal residents and practicing periodontists who wish to incorporate the principles of moderate sedation into daily practice. A history of the development of sedation in dental practice sets the stage for understanding the need for a comprehensive preanesthetic evaluation to identify potentially reactive patients prior to treatment. Useful drugs for moderate sedation and reversal agents in the office setting are reviewed to ensure proper perioperative usage. Comprehensive airway management and rescue skills are then documented in detail so that the patient may be properly managed in the event that the sedation progresses beyond the intended level. A key aim is to equip the reader with sufficient knowledge and preparedness to overcome the patient management challenges associated with common and uncommon deviations from intraoperative norms. Finally, for those academicians interested in teaching the principles of sedation to periodontal residents, a curriculum development tool is provided to ensure comprehensive training leading to competency.” From publisher’s website


Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Handbook / edited by K. Gupta, D. Emmanouil, A. Sethi
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This clinical handbook is a complete guide to the use of nitrous oxide when performing dental procedures in children. Nitrous oxide offers the easiest and safest form of pharmacological behavior management in this age group and can help greatly in reducing fear and anxiety toward dentists and dental treatment.  Importantly, its use in children differs from that in adults, owing in part to the need for appropriate behavior management skills. In considering a range of clinical scenarios in which nitrous oxide is of value, this book will support clinicians in their daily practice. All aspects are covered, including rationale, basic science, mechanism of action, equipment, scavenging systems, technique, monitoring, safety, toxicity, documentation, and team building. Guidance is also provided on the use of nitrous oxide in special pediatric populations requiring oral health care. The book is supplemented by videos that will help readers to comprehend the text easily and to perform the technique efficiently and effectively.” From publisher’s website


Partial Extraction Therapy in Implant Dentistry / edited by U. Kher, A. Tunkiwala
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020


“This book covers all clinical aspects of partial extraction therapy (PET), a revolutionary technique that offers long-term stability of soft and hard tissue around implants. Readers will find step-by-step protocols, valuable insights, and helpful tips, backed by the best available scientific evidence. After explanation of the biological rationale for PET, the socket shield technique, which entails partial extraction of the tooth root prior to implant placement, is clearly described and illustrated. Guidance is then provided on case selection, contraindications, and fabrication and design of the provisional restoration. Variations in the PET procedure are explained, and techniques presented for the management of multirooted teeth, pontic sites, and full mouth rehabilitation. Advice is also offered on how to deal with complications and treatment failures. Finally, the current evidence for PET and the scope for extending its use are reviewed. PET has gained immense popularity in recent years, and this book will be of value for clinicians, students, and academicians.” From publisher’s website


Biomarkers in Periodontal Health and Disease: Rationale, Benefits, and Future Directions / by N. Buduneli
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020


“This book examines all aspects of the progress being made towards the development of highly specific and sensitive biomarkers that will overcome the shortcomings of clinical assessments in periodontics. The opening chapters present the basic anatomic features of periodontal tissues, outline the nature and pathogenic mechanisms of periodontal diseases, and discuss both conventional and novel methods of diagnosis with reference to their specificity and sensitivity. The potential role of biomarkers in periodontal diagnosis is then presented in the light of the published data. The biological samples in which potential biomarkers are sought are evaluated comparatively, drawing attention to their strengths and weaknesses, and the available technologies for biomarker studies are reviewed. The potential benefits of biomarkers are also discussed with regard to the possible bidirectional interactions between periodontal diseases and systemic health. Finally, the past, present, and future of periodontics are examined from a broader perspective. Readers will find the book to be an ideal summary of the state of the art in the field as biomarkers emerge that promise to facilitate periodontal diagnostics and permit timely, personally tailored interventions.” From publisher’s website


Oral Diagnosis: Minimally Invasive Imaging Approaches / edited by P. Wilder-Smith, J. Ajdaharian
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020


“The overall goal of this book is to provide the reader with an understanding of the new minimally invasive techniques that are available for the purpose of diagnostic imaging in dentistry and to explain their impact on clinical practice. The book concentrates very much on those techniques that are clinically applicable and useful to dentists NOW, although it also provides a fascinating view to the future. The chapters are divided according to the major clinical topics in dentistry. Each chapter provides considerable visual content, including flow charts, schematics, and photographs. The principles of the technologies presented are discussed in an overview format, with greater detail and focus on the ensuing clinical application techniques and the data that they can generate. The strengths and limitations of the novel modalities are highlighted.  Finally, the interface between the data and their capacity for improving clinical outcomes through better diagnosis is discussed. All of the authors have been selected on the basis of their pre-eminence in the field.” From publisher’s website


New Theses:

The Impact of Oral Health Training Taken by Personal Support Workers Caring for a Geriatric Population in a Long-term Care Facility: A Mixed Methods Study / by Debra Pawluk 
M.Sc. University of Toronto, 2019

Trends in Repeat General Anesthesia for Treatment of Dental Caries at a Children's Hospital: A 10-year Retrospective Review / by Laura Vertullo
M.Sc. University of Toronto, 2019

Comparison of Pre- and Post-permanent Canine Emergence Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting on Dental Survival and Maxillary Growth in Patients with Non-syndromic Complete Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate / by Yona Rachel Vandersluis
M.Sc. University of Toronto, 2019

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Friday, 31 January 2020

New Books - February 2020

New Books:

Drug information handbook for dentistry / edited by R. Wynn, and T. Meiller
Lexicomp/Wolters Kluwer, 2018 
RK701 W87 2018

"The Lexicomp Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry is the best-selling dental reference that has been helping dental professionals reach clinically relevant information on medications, OTCs, and herbal products for over 20 years.

Information is presented in an easy-to-use, two-column format, with medications alphabetically indexed by brand and generic names, as well as index terms. Within individual drug monographs, dental-specific fields are highlighted in red, a timesaving feature within an information-rich resource. Drug content is complemented by special selections dedicated to medially compromised patients, specific oral conditions, and sample prescriptions." From back cover


Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery 7th edition /edited by J. Hupp, E. Ellis III, and M.Tucker
Elsevier, 2019
RK529. C66 2019Y (Course Reserves)

"The seventh edition of this internationally adopted and highly praised textbook, Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is designed to provide both dental trainees and practicing dentists the fundamental principles of clinical evaluation, treatment planning, and surgical care for patients with diseases and deformities of the oral and maxillofacial region. This book provides great detail on the foundational techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and care for clinical problems commonly managed by the general dental practitioner. The extensive number of illustrations make the surgical techniques readily understandable and also enhances readers' appreciation of the biologic basis and technical fundamentals, allowing them to manage routine surgical situations as well as those that go beyond "textbook cases"." From preface


Handbook of Local Anesthesia 7th edition/ by S.F. Malamed
Elsevier, 2020
RK510. M33 2020Y (Course Reserves)

"The leading reference for basic techniques in anesthesia and pain control techniques in the dental office!

Learn to prevent, recognize, and manage complications of local anesthesia administration with this practical, "how-to" guide covering all the latest advances in science, instrumentation, and pain control techniques. Outstanding features include:


  • NEW! Updated and enhanced content throughout reflects latest research evidence 
  • NEW! Two added chapters cover problems in achieving pain control and their solutions and recent advances in local anesthesia
  • Addition of an Expert Consult Site allows you to search the entire book electronically
  • Written by Dr. Stanley Malamed, one of the most in-demand and globally recognized experts on dental anesthesia and sedation
  • Full-color photographs and line drawings enhance important points throughout book." From back cover 

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, 2019
RK55. C5 T49 2019Y (Course Reserves)

"This new edition is a complete guide to paediatric dentistry for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students. Divided into nineteen sections, the book begins with an introduction to the specialty, oral examination, teeth identification and numbering, imaging, and growth and development of a child's face, mouth and teeth.The next chapters discuss diet and nutrition, plaque control and fluorides, and dental caries. Dental subspecialties including endodontics, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, periodontics, and surgery, each have their own dedicated sections. The concluding chapters cover oral pathology, forensics, lasers, dental advances, and research. 

The fourth edition has been fully revised to provide the latest information in the field and features many new topics including zirconia crowns, revascularisation and pulp regeneration, silver diamine fluoride, general anaesthesia, and presurgical nasoalveolar moulding in the management of cleft lip and palate." From publisher's website



Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
RK52 .L39 2018X

"Offering a guide to holistic dental care and an introduction to the role dental hygiene plays in overall health, Stephen A. Lawrence provides readers with a clear, accessible, and comprehnsive approach to caring for your teeth through better practices, better nutrition, and better attention to the mouth, the mind, and the soul." From back cover




Humana Press, 2016
RK305. D46 2016Y

"This book focuses on the basic aspects of dental stem cells (DSCs) as well as their clinical applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It opens with a discussion of classification, protocols, and properties of DSCs and proceeds to explore DSCs within the contexts ofcryopreservation; epigenetics; pulp, periodontal, tooth, bone, and corneal stroma regeneration; neuronal properties, mesenchymal stem cells and biomaterials; and as sources of hepatocytes for liver disease treatment. The fifteen expertly authored chapters comprehensively examine possible applications of DSCs and provide invaluable insights into mechanisms of growth and differentiation." From back cover


Elsevier, 2020
RK512. N55 C58 2020Y

"The only product of its kind focused specifically on nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation, this portable guide is ideal in educational and clinical settings. It features a user-friendly outline format that is easy to digest, along with summary tables and boxes, clear illustrations, step-by-step techniques with photos, and review questions and critical thinking exercises--right when and where you need it." From book's back cover 


Quintessence Publishing, 2019
RK652. A36 2019Y

"Backed by scientific evidence, 3D Printing in Dentistry 2019/2020 takes the reader on a journey to demystify the latest trends in digital dentistry; not only 3D printing, but the entire digital dental workflow, including intra-oral scanners, 3D printers, 3D materials, and CAD/CAM processes. The text, accompanied by numerous high-quality full-colour illustrations, furnishes the reader with information about the evolution of 3D printing and simplifies the complex technology behind it, relating it to a daily dental practice. In the first section, the fundamental concepts of several revolutionary breakthroughs are discussed, while the second section presents clinical case studies that apply 3D printing in a variety of dental modalities and disciplines. However, as with so much technology that promises the world, a degree of caution is required. While the virtues of 3D printing are extolled, its limitations are also critiqued." From back cover


Quintessence Publishing, 2017
RK667. I45 C43 2017Y

"Following the 10th anniversary of the Treatment Guide Series, the ITI decided it was a good time to revisit single-tooth replacements in the esthetic zone as great advancements in materials and technology have been realized since the release of Volume 1. This volume provides the reader with a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to single-tooth replacement in the esthetic zone from consultation to follow-up with a focus on current treatment modalities and materials that today' implant dentistry has to offer." From back cover


Quintessence Publishing, 2018
RK501.5. L86 2018Y

"In the following pages, readers will find an all-inclusive approach to computer-guided implant dentistry, from the first visit and treatment plan to a detailed description of specific surgical techniques, including a thorough examination of currently available state-of-the-art three-dimensional (3D) x-ray technologies and design software.
With the development of head and neck imaging techniques, it is now possible to obtain an extremely accurate 3D representation of the jaw for better and simpler diagnosis and surgical planning. Cutting-edge implant dentistry has particularly benefited from the latest radiologic and information technology developments, which means that computer-guided techniques have made incredible progress and are now accessible to most clinicians." From book's preface


New eBooks:

Modern Operative Dentistry: Principles for Clinical Practice / edited by C. R. Gomes Torres
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This book provides the theoretical knowledge required by students when learning how to diagnose oral diseases, plan treatment, and perform various types of dental restoration. It is also useful for clinicians wishing to update their treatment skills and broaden their understanding operative dentistry.

Adopting an evidence-based approach, and in accordance with the philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry, it explains in detail the use of both classic and new restorative materials in various clinical situations. It also discusses the principles of smile analysis, as well the technique for esthetic composite restorations on posterior and anterior teeth, including direct and indirect veneers. In addition to richly illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of procedures, it offers essential information on basic topics, such as dental instruments and equipment, nomenclature and general principles of tooth preparation, isolation of the operating field, matrix and wedge systems, light curing, and pulpal protection. Furthermore it addresses the diagnosis of dental caries and tooth sensitivity of non-carious origin, like dentin hypersensitivity, dental erosion and cracked tooth syndrome, together with their treatment options. Also explaining the fundamental ergonomic principles of clinical practice, the book enables undergraduate students to embark on a successful professional career.” From publisher’s website



“This book is a wide-ranging reference on current clinical and scientific knowledge regarding the various aspects of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). Background information is first presented on the structural properties of hypomineralized enamel, the prevalence of MIH, and potential etiological factors. Subsequent chapters focus on key considerations in clinical practice. Diagnostic criteria, classifications, and treatment strategies are discussed and detailed attention is devoted to potential associations between MIH and caries, the occurrence of hypomineralized primary teeth, and the knowledge and experience of dentists concerning MIH. In the last part of the book, the different treatment options are systematically presented and reviewed, covering pain control, prophylaxis and desensitization, fissure sealing, direct and indirect restorations, and extraction therapy. The cost-effectiveness of the available procedures is also considered. The book is written by acknowledged international experts in the field and will be an ideal source of up-to-date information and guidance for both dental professionals and postgraduate students.” From publisher’s website 


Monday, 6 January 2020

New Books - January 2020

RK51.5 K35 2019

"Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the human musculoskeletal system, including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back. With the ever-increasing precision and complexity involved in dentistry along with an increase in patient expectation, procedures are taking a longer time. Over time muscle imbalances also can develop between the muscles that stabilize and those that move, and the stressed shortened muscle becomes ischemic and painful. the combination of these proliferative and infiltrative processes can lead to tissue changes over time. Awkward postures, forceful exertions, repetitive motions, duration, contact stresses, vibration and psychosocial factors are important risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among dental professionals. This comprehensive review aims to provide a lead-in, definitions, basic structure of the musculoskeletal system, epidemiology and classification, mechanism of injury, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and management and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the dental workplace."  From back cover


New ebooks:

Dental Care for Children with Special Needs: A Clinical Guide / edited by T. M. Nelson & J. R. Webb
 Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

“This concise manual offers best practice guidance on dental treatment of pediatric patients with special health care needs (CSHCN). The straightforward approaches described will enable clinicians to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Readers will find up-to-date information on case-based treatment planning, alternative caries management strategies, the use of behavioral and pharmacological interventions to facilitate delivery of quality treatment, and a team approach to care. Practical clinical tips are provided on how to achieve and maintain oral health, including good oral hygiene and nutrition. A systematic framework for patient assessment and interaction with medical colleagues will assist readers in understanding when dental protocols must be altered. Other important topics include techniques for effective communication with CSHCN, behavioral strategies to improve treatment acceptance, the role of occupational therapy techniques, the sensory adapted dental environment, and the use protective stabilization.” From publisher's website


Pediatric Restorative Dentistry / edited by S.C. Leal & E.M. Takeshita
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

“This book describes and discusses the different restorative options for managing carious lesions in children with primary and mixed dentition. The aim is to provide practitioners with thorough, up-to-date information that will improve their clinical practice. The opening chapters present a comprehensive overview regarding diagnosis of carious lesions, risk assessment, child behavior and development, and behavioral management. The importance of oral health promotion and prevention in controlling lesion progression and maintaining oral health is reviewed. The impact of various factors on clinician decision making is then explained in detail, examples including the type of dentition (primary versus permanent), the clinical and radiographic aspect of the dentine carious lesion (noncavitated or cavitated), and whether the lesion is associated with a developmental defect. Guidance is provided on selection of nonoperative versus operative interventions, and the restorative materials most frequently used in pediatric dentistry are fully described, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages. Readers will also find an informative series of cases, with explanation of the choices in terms of materials and approach.” From publisher's website


Oral Mucosal Immunity and Microbiome / edited by G. N. Belibasakis, G. Hajishengallis, N. Bostanci & M. A. Curtis
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

“The first International Conference on Oral Mucosal Immunity and Microbiome (OMIM) aimed to highlight cutting-edge basic and translational research from an oral immunological and microbiological perspective. Oral diseases with a microbial etiology are the most prevalent chronic diseases of humans. Whilst not life-threatening, they can significantly compromise quality of life, are associated with increased risk for certain systemic diseases, and pose heavy financial burdens to national health systems. Hence, periodontal and peri-implant diseases, dental caries, root canal infections and mucosal infections are significant global public health problems. In this book global experts summarize and discuss the latest progress made in oral mucosal immunity and the oral microbiome. Target audience is basic and/or translational researchers with expertise in host immunity and microbiome research, and interest in oral health and disease. This volume provides a much needed quantum leap in the field, by joining forces to address gaps at the oral mucosal immunity-microbiome cross-talk.” From publisher's website 


Office-Based Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures / edited by E. M. Ferneini & M. T. Goupil
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

“This book is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to maxillofacial surgical procedures typically performed in an office setting. It comprises three sections, the first of which provides an overview of general and basic perioperative topics such as medical and facial assessment, laboratory indications, local anesthesia, and oral and parenteral sedation.  In the second section, a wide range of dentoalveolar procedures are described in detail. The final section is devoted to maxillofacial cosmetic procedures. Here, readers will find stepwise guidance on scar revision, chemical peel, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, use of neuromodulators and fillers, neck procedures, blepharoplasty, and hair transplant surgery. The book is written by acknowledged experts and is multi-institutional and multispecialty based. It will meet the needs of multiple surgical professionals, including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, cosmetic surgeons, dentists, and medical and dental students. Health care providers will also be able to use the book as a resource to expand their knowledge on common maxillofacial surgical procedures.” From publisher's website 


Periodontal Root Coverage / by K. Amine, W. El Kholti & J. Kissa
Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

“This book is an evidence-based guide to periodontal root coverage that provides up-to-date information on the etiology of gingival recession defects, prognostic factors relating to the defect, patient, or operator, and surgical techniques. Attention is drawn to critical elements in the execution of surgical procedures that can impact on outcomes. In order to ensure that the guidance reflects the highest level of evidence, the authors have undertaken an exhaustive literature search of the four main electronic databases (MEDLINE/PubMed, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect, and EBSCOhost) for studies on root coverage, including randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and network meta-analyses. The aim is to supply readers with a truly reliable source of knowledge that will help them to navigate this complex field, in which numerous surgical procedures have been described, with great variability in clinical and statistical outcomes. The book will be of value to all who wish to improve their understanding of gingival recession defects and the techniques to achieve root coverage that offer the best long-term results.” From publisher's website 


Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020


“This well-illustrated book is an up-to-date guide to orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment delivery in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim is to present the latest knowledge on the important contribution that orthodontic modalities can now make in the management of a disorder that has generally been the preserve of sleep doctors. This book comprises three parts of general understanding of OSA and medical approaches, orthodontic diagnostic process, and orthodontic treatment application. In particular, the treatment parts are subdivided into six chapters depending on the patient’s phenotype and age groups. The readers will come to realize how many modalities are available beyond the previously well-known options, and how important orthodontic contributions are for the treatment of OSA patients. The book will be an excellent resource providing well-organized diagnostic and therapeutic protocols from orthodontic point of view and will also be of value to other practitioners with an interest in OSA.” From publisher's website


Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This book reviews the principles of infection control and the guidelines and standards of care in multiple countries, discussing them within the context of the practice of dentistry. The aim is to enable dental practitioners to ensure that the appropriate measures are adopted for each patient contact, thereby minimizing the risk of transmission of infection – a goal that is becoming ever more important given the threats posed by new or re-emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistant infections. Readers will find information and guidance on all aspects of infection control within the dental office: hand and respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment, safe handling of sharps and safe injection practices, management of occupational exposures, maintenance of dental unit water quality, surface disinfection, and the cleaning and sterilization of dental instruments. Infection Control in the Dental Office will be an invaluable asset for all dental practitioners, including dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants.” From publisher's website



Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This book brings together experts in the field of maxillofacial and head and neck oncology to provide a comprehensive clinical and translational update on oral cancer that focuses especially on prognosis. Readers will find up-to-date information on disease staging and the pathological, genetic, and surgical factors that affect patient outcomes. Individual chapters describe the most recent advances in radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, again with careful analysis of the treatment-related factors relevant to response and survival. Management of premalignant lesions and risk factors for malignant transformation are discussed, and the latest knowledge on chemoprevention is presented. Further topics to be addressed include reconstruction of oral cancer defects, salvage options in the event of recurrence, and the prediction of quality of life following treatment. The book will be of value to all clinicians who care for patients with oral cancer in their everyday practice.” From publisher's website



Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

“This book is the outcome of a fruitful, long-standing cooperation between expert radiologists and clinicians, and explains the most relevant features and technical requirements that are needed to optimally conduct and assess MR examinations for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathologies. TMJ conditions are increasingly gaining attention, as the underlying diseases involved can vary considerably and be difficult to diagnose. Similarly, several imaging sub-specialties (e.g. dental radiology, neuroradiology, and musculoskeletal radiology) now find themselves dealing with the temporomandibular joints. The authors provide essential information on TMJ anatomy, dynamics, function and dysfunction. Correlations between clinical aspects and MRI findings are discussed and guidance for the correct interpretation of results is offered. Special findings that are helpful for differential diagnosis (arthritis, osteochondroma, synovial chondromatosis) are also examined. Given its extensive and varied coverage, the book offers a valuable asset for radiologists, dentists, gnathologists, maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and other professionals seeking a thorough overview of the subject.” From publisher's website

Monday, 25 November 2019

New Books - December 2019

New Books:



Quintessence Publishing, 2018

RK240 .R45 2018Y

"Digital technologies have broadened and enriched the horizon, impact, and delivery of dentistry for decades, and will continue to do so. Since an in-depth understanding of innovations and new approaches can be somewhat confusing, this comprehensive reference book aims to describe and demystify the underlying principles of digital technologies. It also examines similarities and differences between available and emerging systems, and demonstrates the value and use of digital approaches in clinical cases. The book looks at how we acquire, manipulate, and leverage digital data in a host of disciplines as well as the implications of and opportunities for digital dentistry in education. Contributions from authors with differing expertise emphasize the influence of digital technologies across a breadth of disciplines, well beyond restorative dentistry. This reference book could not be a comprehensive resource without addressing the challenges and opportunities intrinsic to both integrating new technologies into dental practice and keeping up with the inevitable fast-paced changes. Previewing the future, the book explores the potential impact of new innovations on how and what we practice as well as how we think, teach, and pursue knowledge. Energizing our ingenuity and imagination, the book lays the groundwork for creating dentistry's vibrant and exciting future."


RK58 .T86 2019Y

"This book serves as an introduction to the economics of dentistry. It provides an introduction to the basic laws of economics, along with their application in the oral health care sector. It presents dental professionals and students with the elements of economic theory and thinking as applied to their own field, and will be of value to those willing to learn how everyday decisions and actions in dentistry are influenced by the laws of economics. The book will be essential reading for dental professionals, policy makers, oral health administrators, and dental students."


Ergonomics in Dentistry – Study of people efficiency in a Working Environment / by D. Arya, S. Jaiswal & S. Raj
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2016
RK51.5 A79 2016

"[Ergonomics] denotes the science of work that extends across all aspects of human activity, and therefore promotes a full approach to enhance the well-being of people at work. Ergonomics well help people to assess their abilities and limitations and teaches them how to perform safely, effectively, and comfortably within the environment. Ergonomics looks at what kind of work is done, what tools are used and the whole working environment. The aim of ergonomics is to find the best fit between workers and their working conditions."


Ergonomics: The Dental Law – Ergonomic applications to dental practice / by M. Bhandari, S. Grover & D. Rawat
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2019
RK51.5 B43 2019

"Ergonomics seek to reduce cognitive and physical stress, prevent occupational diseases related to the practice of dentistry and to improve productivity, with better quality and greater comfort for both the professional and the patient. The meaning of the posture in ergonomics is the manner in which different parts of the body are located and thus the reports established between them in order to allow a special task execution. In dentistry, the working position represented by the spatial arrangement of the dentist's entire body around the patient must be distinguished."

Quintessence Publishing, 2019
RK667 .I45 2019Y

"Since the publication of the first edition of this book 20 years ago, the landscape of implant dentistry has changed dramatically. Both the industry and patient demand have expanded exponentially, leaving the clinician with many decisions to make (and often as many questions to ask) regarding patient selection, surgical timing and techniques, implant types, and restorative approaches. This volume brings together the knowledge of the foremost leaders in implant dentistry, covering all aspects of the treatment process, from decision-making and treatment planning through imaging, surgical techniques, bone and soft tissue augmentation, multidisciplinary approaches, loading protocols, and finally strategies for preventing and treating complications and peri-implantitis as well as providing effective implant maintenance therapy. Filled with expert knowledge based on decades of research and clinical experience as well as abundant illustrations and clinical case presentations, this book is an indispensable resource for clinicians seeking to provide implant treatment at the highest standard of care."


Oral Health in America: Removing the Stain of Disparity / edited by H. M. Treadwell & C. A. Evans
American Public Health Association, 2019
RK61 .O73 2019Y

"Oral health inequities persist among distinct population groups despite technical advances in the field of oral health. There is a need to embark on a journey toward health equity that includes access to innovations in quality and practice methodology, as well as culturally competent and racially diverse oral care for all. The observed inequities are the result of a myriad of factors including accessible care, limited workforce diversity and cadre stratification, limited and nonexistent coverage and affordability, disease prevention, measures for populations and individuals, and, perhaps the most significant of all, social determinants of health. An extremely limited number of consolidated resources exist that address inequity in oral health. This book presents these issues in clear focus, and brings light to education, training, partnership, and policy solutions, with a focus on dental therapy, which is necessary to improve oral health and achieve oral health equity for all."

New ebooks:


Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book describes all methods of bone management currently employed within the field of dental implantology, with the aim of equipping oral surgeons and other practitioners with a sound practical understanding of bone augmentation. The different possibilities for augmentation of the jaw in the vertical and horizontal dimensions are explained, and detailed information provided on the latest techniques of augmentation, including guided bone regeneration, mandibular bone grafting, 3D technique, extraoral bone augmentation, and microvascular bone transplantation. Readers will find clear guidance on diagnosis and treatment planning and helpful discussion of the basic principles of bone augmentation. Individual chapters also address the role of lasers, complications and risks, and emerging trends. The extensive case documentation, with numerous color illustrations and photos, highlights what is possible today in the field of bone regeneration. This book is a “must read” for all implantologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and dentists with an interest in oral surgery."
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature, 2019

"This book is a state of the art clinical guide to contemporary materials and techniques for the restoration of individual teeth and implants. It fully reflects the important developments in the field over the past 15 years, including in particular the shift away from wholesale use of crowns towards adhesive dentistry and less invasive extra-coronal restorations. The book opens by considering the principles and evidence base relating to the longevity of restorations of teeth and implants. Importantly, it explains how to ensure “a healthy start” and manage future risks. Material choice and aesthetic issues are then discussed, before all aspects of the planning and provision of extra-coronal restorations are examined in depth. The coverage also includes the adaptation of crowns to existing partial dentures. In line with modern dental education, each chapter begins with clinically relevant learning objectives, and helpful clinical tips are highlighted. The book will be of value for senior dental undergraduates, postgraduates, and practicing dentists and its scientific content will be of interest to dental academics."
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020

"This book is an ideal reference guide for clinicians seeking to improve their decision making and treatment outcomes when placing dental implants in medically compromised patients, in whom conditions for osseointegration and soft tissue healing may be unfavorable. Up-to-date information is provided on the potential impacts of a wide variety of diseases and disorders on dental implant treatment and the factors that need to be considered when deciding on the feasibility of such treatment. More specifically, for each condition possible disease-related changes in the oral environment are explained and key treatment issues are identified, including surgical and prosthodontic aspects and pharmacological considerations. The book will help general dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons to reduce the risk of treatment failure and complications and to ensure that the implant therapy is successful in achieving excellent quality of life and functional benefits, thereby improving patient satisfaction."
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This atlas, in which a wealth of illustrations are supported by clear explanatory text, offers an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the immediate restoration of teeth and immediate functional loading when using different implant systems and surfaces in patients with single tooth loss or partial or complete edentulism. It provides guidance on all aspects of technique, including procedures for impression and measurement taking, and describes the surgical and prosthetic protocols applicable in various settings. The coverage encompasses the more advanced techniques used for immediate loading of implants placed in conjunction with grafting/augmentation procedures or in fresh extraction sockets, as well as immediate implant loading for mandibular and maxillary full-arch rehabilitation. This atlas will help dental students and practitioners to gain a sound understanding of immediate loading techniques, including their indications and limitations, and to apply them optimally in their practice. The atlas also shows and explains how to integrate a full digital workflow from the intraoral scanner to solve complex cases in a simple way."

Thursday, 31 October 2019

New Books - November 2019

New books:

Dental Assistants and Hygienists: A Practical Career Guide / by Kezia Endsley
Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
RK60.5 .E53 2019X

"Welcome to careers in dental and oral health! If you are interested in a career in the dental health field, you've come to the right book. These are the professions traditionally called dental assistants and dental hygienists (also called oral hygienists). So what exactly do these people do on the job, day in and day out? What kind of skills and educational background do you need to succeed in these fields? How much money can you expect to make, and what are the pros and cons of these various fields? Do these career paths have a bright future? Is this even the right career path for you? How do you avoid burnout and deal with stress? Dental Assistants and Hygienists: A Practical Career Guide can help you answer these questions and more."


Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, 8th Edition / by E. B. Haveles
Elsevier, 2020
RK701 .R46 2019Y

"Gain an in-depth understanding of the most commonly used drugs in dentistry! The most trusted and comprehensive book on pharmacology exclusively for dental hygienists introduces you to the principles needed for safe and effective dental treatment and oral health care. It discusses drug properties and mechanisms of action for each medication, as well as dosages, intended effects, interactions, and adverse reactions."


Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, Fifth Edition / by J. S. Gehrig, D. E. Shin & D. E. Willmann
Wolters Kluwer, 2019
RK361 .F675 2019Y

"Current, comprehensive, and rich with engaging learning features, Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist, 5th Edition helps you master anatomy concepts, disease processes, and classifications to succeed in class and ensure a confident transition to clinical practice."


Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition / by D. M. Bowen & J. A. Pieren
Elsevier, 2020

RK60.5 .B69 2020Y

"Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition, offers everything you need to succeed in your coursework, at certification, and in clinical practice. No other dental hygiene text incorporates the clinical skills, theory, and evidence-based practice in such an approachable way. All discussions - from foundational concepts to diagnosis to pain management - are presented within the context of a unique patient-centered model that takes the entire person into consideration."


Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion / by J. P. Okeson
Elsevier, 2020
RK523 .O483 2020Y

"The study of occlusion and its relationship to function of the masticatory system has been a topic of interest in dentistry for many years. This relationship has proved to be quite complex. Tremendous interest in this area accompanied by lack of complete knowledge has stimulated numerous concepts, theories, and treatment methods. This, of course, has led to much confusion in an already complicated field of study. Although the level of knowledge today is greater than ever before, there is still much to learn. Some of today's techniques will prove to be our most effective treatments in the future. Other methods will be demonstrated as ineffective and will have to be discarded. Competent and caring practitioners must establish their treatment methods based on both their present knowledge and their constant evaluation of information received from the massive amount of ongoing research. This is an enormous task. It is my hope that this text will assist students, teachers, and practitioners in making these important treatment decisions for their patients."


Implant Dentistry at a Glance, Second Edition / by J. Malet, F. Mora & P. Bouchard
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
RK667 .I45 M34 2018X

"Since the publication of the first edition, great strides have been made in both the clinical and basic research of implant dentistry. Following the popular, easy-to-use At a Glance format, each topic presented includes a newly designed layout that features a double-page spread with facts accompanied by descriptive diagrams and clinical photographs that capture the critical information. In addition, the second edition has been expanded to offer 13 new chapters and explores the recent developments in digital implant dentistry. The text also covers quality of life considerations, including the cost-benefit analysis and cost effectiveness, and reviews new advances on the esthetic improvements and the time reduction of procedures."



New ebooks:

Craniomandibular Dysfunction in Violinists: A Literature Review / by R. Abdunnur
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature, 2019


"Riema Abdunnur gives insight into publications focusing on performing violinists, particularly on those suffering from CMD, subsequently providing a better understanding to the unique work conditions of violinists, and enhancing diagnosis and therapeutic results by practitioner dentists. Moreover, the analysis of the included papers aims to reveal what exactly was studied in violinists regarding to CMD, and how far manual medicine was included there. The conclusion of the author is, playing violin could be classified as a potential factor associated with CMD in violinists. More researches that take the interdisciplinary collaboration between dental and manual medicine into special account are recommended."


Surgery-First Orthodontic Management: A Clinical Guide to a New Treatment Approach / by C. K. Chng et al.
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is a comprehensive guide to the surgery-first orthognathic approach (SFOA), which overcomes the problem of the very prolonged treatment period associated with conventional orthognathic surgery by avoiding the presurgical phase. The shorter duration of the treatment is due to a phenomenon triggered by the surgery, termed the regional acceleratory phenomenon, whereby higher osteoclastic activity and metabolic changes at the dentoalveolar level accelerate postoperative orthodontic tooth movement. In this book, readers will find in-depth discussion of integration of the basic biological principles of SFOA with sound biomechanical doctrines. The authors’ own treatment protocol for surgical and orthodontic management is fully explained. Diagnosis and treatment plans are presented for various skeletal maxillofacial deformities, and key considerations in pre- and postsurgical patient care are highlighted. Detailed attention is given to complication management and to the impact of recent advances such as 3D image integration, virtual surgical planning, and rapid prototyping of surgical wafers. This richly illustrated book will be an ideal resource and quick reference guide for orthodontists at all levels of experience."


Basal Implantology / edited by G. M. Scortecci
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This manual will help oral implantologists to understand the principles that underlie the use of basal implants as a means to provide simple solutions to complex and highly demanding clinical situations without the need for prior bone grafting. It will also serve as a richly illustrated practical guide to application of the technique. The book is in three  parts, the first of which discusses basic principles and related themes, including osteogenesis, osseointegration, cortical anchorage stability, biomechanics, surgical techniques, and basal implant prosthodontics. Step-by-step guidance is then offered on the application of these principles, focusing on operating techniques, 3D treatment planning, transitional and final screw-secured prostheses, and postoperative follow-up. The third part of the book addresses a wide range of clinical situations that can be treated by basal implantology, with particular attention to the treatment of high, thin alveolar ridges and the atrophic maxilla and mandible and to the correction of previous implant failures. Potential complications and postimplantation neuropathies are also discussed, with guidance on their management."


Oral Medicine in Primary Dental Care / by M. A.O. Lewis & P.J. Lamey
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is an up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and management of the oral and orofacial conditions that may be encountered by dentists in primary care. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been completely restructured to provide a clinical signs and symptoms approach to disease that will enhance the ability of clinicians to establish the correct diagnosis.  This is achieved by the lavish use of high-quality colour clinical illustrations that cover the full spectrum of conditions seen most frequently in the dental surgery. In addition, contemporary information on patient management is presented in a clear and reader-friendly style. The book provides the clinician with an extremely useful tool for clinical diagnosis and delivery of the highest quality patient care. The contents are of direct relevance to all members of the dental team, not only in general practice but also in specialist settings."


Contemporary Dental Pharmacology: Evidence-Based Considerations / edited by A. H. Jeske
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book on current approaches to the use of drugs in dentistry aims to equip practitioners with a sound understanding of both the scientific evidence for various interventions and the comparative efficacy of those interventions. The focus is on the drugs most commonly used in conjunction with dental treatment, including local anesthetics, analgesics, antibiotics, sedatives, and drugs for the management of medical emergencies. Summaries of the scientific evidence from the available published literature are provided, with assessment of the level and quality of the evidence base. A unique aspect of the book is its focus on current, evidence-based recommendations from professional organizations with regard to special topics, such as antibiotic prophylaxis, pediatric considerations, and management of medically compromised patients. Emphasis is placed on evidence from randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and  in order to further enhance the up-to-date nature of the book, each chapter includes guidance on online resources, such as useful non-commercial websites."