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."

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

New Books - October 2019

John Wiley & Sons, 2019
RK280 .E77 2019Y

"Essential Physiology for Dental Students offers comprehensive information on human physiology, tailored to the needs of students of dentistry. This new addition to the Dentistry Essentials series helps students gain a deeper understanding of how physiological concepts apply to clinical dental practice. Each chapter outlines an organ system in sufficient detail whilst emphasizing its relevance to clinical dentistry. Written in a student-friendly style, it contextualizes how normal and altered physiology affects dental care and highlights the implications of dental interventions on the body's functioning." From back cover

DAT Prep Plus 2019-2020
Kaplan Publishing, 2018
Course Reserves RK57 .D385

"Kaplan's DAT Prep Plus 2019-2020 provides the test-taking strategies, realistic practice, and expert guidance you need to score higher on the Dental Admissions Test. Our comprehensive updated subject review reflects recent changes to the blueprint of the exam, question types, and test interface. You'll get two full-length practice DATs and expert tips to help you face Test Day with confidence." From back cover

Textbook of Endodontology, Third Edition / edited by L. Bjørndal, L.L. Kirkevang & J. Whitworth
John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Course Reserves RK351 .T49 2018Y

"The third edition of Textbook of Endodontology provides lucid scholarship and clear discussion of endodontic principles and treatment to dental students and dental practitioners searching for current information on endodontic theories and techniques. It contains many new line drawings and clinical images and retains core concept, advanced concept, clinical concept, and key literature boxes for ease of assimilation." From back cover

Ingle's Endodontics 7, Volume 1 & 2 / edited by I. Rotstein & J. I. Ingle
PMPH USA, 2019
Course Reserves RK351 .I54 2019Y v.1/v.2

"The seventh edition of Ingle's ENDODONTICS is the most recent revision of the text that has been known as the "Bible of Endodontics" for half a century. It continues the tradition of including an international group of authors, contributing cutting-edge knowledge and updates on topics that have formed the core of this book for years, and also introducing new chapters that reflect the ways in which the field has evolved over the 50 years since its inception." From back cover

Clinician's Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Second Edition / edited by D. M. Laskin & E. R. Carlson
Quintessence Publishing, 2019
RK529 .C57 2019Y

"There are frequent situations in which oral and maxillofacial surgeons find themselves in need of an immediate answer to a clinical problem. However, this can involve a time-consuming search for the appropriate reference source. This book continues the format of the previous edition by providing a single site to quickly find information on a diverse range of clinical topics, including dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma, craniofacial anomalies, and oral pathology. All of the previous chapters have been updated, and new chapters on implantology, cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial reconstruction, oral squamous cell carcinoma, and cosmetic surgery have been added. Moreover, increasing the size of the book has allowed for the inclusion of many summary charts, tables, clinical photographs, and radiographs, which was not possible in the previous version. As a result, this new edition provides expanded information in an improved format." From back cover


Zero Bone Loss Concepts / by T. Linkevicius
Quintessence Publishing, 2019
RK667 .I45 L56 2019X

"Bone loss is still a major issue that dentists encounter, but it is a complication that can be prevented. By combining clinical experience with peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the author of this book has put together a guide that any implant specialist will find invaluable to prevent bone loss in their patients. Different strategies are presented that can be used to achieve zero bone loss years after treatment. Because successful treatment depends on both the surgical and prosthetic components, the book is divided into two parts, each focusing in depth on what must be done in each phase to promote bone stability. Case presentations detail many types of clinical situations, implant choices, and prosthetic solutions, all backed by evidence-based clinical studies that have proven success." From Amazon


New ebooks:

Applications of Biomedical Engineering in Dentistry / edited by L. Tayebi
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020

"This book offers readers a valuable overview of recent advances in biomedical engineering, as applied to the modern dentistry. It begins by studying the biomaterials in dentistry, and materials used intraoperatively during oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. Next, it considers the subjects in which biomedical engineers can be influential, such as 3-dimensional (3D) imaging, laser and photobiomodulation, surface modification of dental implants, and bioreactors. Hard and soft tissue engineerings in dentistry are discussed, and some specific and essential methods such as 3D-printing are elaborated. Presenting particular clinical functions of regenerative dentistry and tissue engineering in treatment of oral and maxillofacial soft tissues is the subject of a separate chapter. Challenges in the rehabilitation handling of large and localized oral and maxillofacial defects is a severe issue in dentistry, which are considered to understand how bioengineers help with treatment methods in this regard." From publisher's website

Micro-computed Tomography (micro-CT) in Medicine and Engineering / edited by K. Orhan
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020

"This book focuses on applications of micro CT, CBCT and CT in medicine and engineering, comprehensively explaining the basic principles of these techniques in detail, and describing their increasing use in the imaging field. It particularly highlights the scanning procedure, which represents the most crucial step in micro CT, and discusses in detail the reconstruction process and the artifacts related to the scanning processes, as well as the imaging software used in analysis. Written by international experts, the book illustrates the application of micro CT in different areas, such as dentistry, medicine, tissue engineering, aerospace engineering, geology, material engineering, civil engineering and additive manufacturing. Covering different areas of application, the book is of interest not only to specialists in the respective fields, but also to broader audience of professionals working in the fields of imaging and analysis, as well as to students of the different disciplines." From publisher's website

Odontogenesis: Methods and Protocols / edited by P. Papagerakis
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature, 2019

"This volume provides methods and approaches to study genetic and environmental regulatory controls on odontogenesis. Chapters guide readers through protocols for isolation and characterization of both epithelial and mesenchymal dental cells, methods on isolation, phenotypic characterization, expansion, differentiation, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, imaging protocols, rodent dental fluorosis model, 3D assessment of crown size, dental diseases models, next generation sequencing, genetic and epigenetic studies, genome-wide association studies as well as clinical protocols for measurement of early childhood caries and saliva,  and supragingival fluids and biofilm collection and subsequent analyses. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls." From publisher's website

The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education / by R. Levine & C. Stillman-Lowe
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"The first edition of this classic text appeared in 1976 with the aim of refining and standardising the advice given to the public and to ensure that such advice was scientifically sound and evidence-based. It was written not only [by] members of the dental professions and those involved in general healthcare including medical practitioners, school nurses, health visitors, midwives, dieticians, pharmacists and public health practitioners, but also those who influence health in the wider community, such as teachers, child carers and peer educators. While originally written for a UK readership it became clear that it was used in other countries and that a new international edition was needed. To ensure that this new edition would reflect a consensus of international expert opinion and be relevant to a much broader readership, a panel of eminent experts was enlisted from as far afield as Japan, Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland and the USA. The text is consistent with current evidence and guidance from the WHO, and includes comparative guidance from other countries and systematic reviews of research evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration database. It provides information and advice on the main aspects of oral health, including the cause and prevention of dental caries, periodontal disease, dental erosion, oral cancer and dental problems in children under five. Throughout the book, key points are given at the beginning of each chapter, with an indication of the strength of supporting scientific evidence using a simple scheme." From publisher's website

Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children: A Clinical Guide to Management and Prevention / by R. L. Slayton & E. A. Palmer
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020


"This book is a clinical guide to the prevention and management of traumatic dental injuries, including crown and root fractures and luxation injuries, in children of all ages.  Readers will find clear descriptions of the challenges posed by the pediatric population, the evaluation of injuries, diagnosis, management, and follow-up. Whenever available, evidence-based guidelines are used to inform clinicians of the most appropriate care for each type of injury. A holistic approach is adopted, taking into account the child's developmental stage and ability to tolerate the proposed treatment. When indicated, more advanced forms of behavior guidance are discussed to enable the delivery of safe and effective care that will allow the best outcome to be achieved. Often, traumatic dental injuries result in sequelae that compromise the health of the developing permanent teeth. These sequelae and appropriate treatment options are described along with innovative approaches designed to preserve bone and maximize future treatment possibilities. The book will be a valuable asset for both pediatric and general dentists." From publisher's website


Dentistry Theses:

Exploring the Role of Zirconia Surface Treatments on the Properties and the Material's Bonding to Resin Cement / by Mahmood Abu Ruja'
PhD, University of Toronto, 2019

Dentin Substrate Modification with Chitosan-Hydroxyapatite Precursor Nanocomplexes / by Anam Najeeb Hashmi
MSc, University of Toronto, 2019

Self-reported Oral Health Status and Diabetes Outcomes in a Cohort of Diabetics in Ontario, Canada / by Kamini Kaura Parbhakar
MSc, University of Toronto, 2019

Role of Free-water Loss on Residual Strain and Fracture Predilection in Root Dentin: A Three-dimensional Digital Image Correlation Analysis / by Bobby Nadeau
MSc, University of Toronto, 2019

Thursday, 29 August 2019

New Books - September 2019

New books:

DAT Prep Plus 2019-2020 / by the Staff of Kaplan, Inc. 
Kaplan Publishing, 2018

"[This book] provides the test-taking strategies, realistic practice, and expert guidance you need to score higher on the Dental Admissions Test. Our comprehensive updated subject review reflects recent changes to the blueprint of the exam, question types, and test interface. You'll get two full-length practice DATs and expert tips to help you face Test Day with confidence." From publisher's website 

New e-books:

Advances in Periodontal Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Techniques and Interdisciplinary Approaches / edited by S. Nares 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2020

"This book describes practical, contemporary, and evidence-based surgical approaches for the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the periodontium, including advanced forms of periodontal disease, gingival recession, and complex cases requiring interdisciplinary management. The book opens by identifying key considerations in periodontal surgery, for example with regard to diagnosis and prognosis, and by presenting decision trees that will be useful in daily practice. Cutting-edge resection and regeneration techniques for the treatment of periodontitis and mucogingival surgical procedures for the management of soft tissue deficiencies are then described and illustrated in detail, highlighting important tips and tricks as well as potential difficulties and complications." From publisher's website

Anomalies of the Developing Dentition / by J.A. Soxman, P.B. Wunsch & C.M. Haberland 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is an up-to-date, succinct, and easily accessible reference on the diverse anomalies that may arise in the developing dentition, including those relating to crown size and shape, tooth formation, tooth eruption, tooth number, and enamel and dentin formation. For each anomaly, information is provided on clinical and radiographic features, etiology, and management. Attention is also drawn to clinically relevant associations among anomalies. The inclusion of numerous high-quality photographs and images will assist the practitioner in establishing the correct diagnosis in each patient and in understanding the rationale for specific interventions. The book will also facilitate discussion of the anomaly with the caregiver or patient, including with respect to genetic and other implications and the appropriate treatment path." From publisher's website 

Dental Implant Failure /edited by T.G. Wilson & S. Harrel 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book examines the current state of knowledge on why implant failures occur, makes specific recommendations for prevention of failure, and emphasizes the role that maintenance plays in increasing the probability of success. Current recommendations for the treatment of ailing implants are also reviewed.  Prevention begins with appropriate patient selection and treatment planning, correct implant placement, and effective prosthetic rehabilitation. All of these aspects are thoroughly discussed. The specifics of maintenance therapy for patients with dental implants are then addressed, bearing in mind that patients on a regular maintenance schedule following completion of active therapy have fewer implant complications. Readers will find information on the frequency of visits as well as step-by-step guidance for a routine visit." From publisher's website

Evidence-Based Oral Surgery: A Clinical Guide for the General Dental Practitioner /edited by E.M. Ferneini & M.T. Goupil
Springer International Publishing AG, 2019

"This book is designed to guide the dental practitioner in the medical and surgical management of the oral surgery patient. It provides dentists and dental professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to handle any oral surgical problem and how to work up a patient. The book is divided into five sections, the first two of which present overviews of general and basic perioperative topics and the principles of exodontia. Management of oral pathology is then discussed in detail, covering odontogenic infections, osteonecrosis, preprosthetic surgery, common oral pathology, biopsy techniques, and dentoalveolar trauma. The fourth section is devoted to topics in advanced oral surgery, such as disturbances of the temporomandibular joint apparatus, facial deformities, and dental implants. Finally, a series of illustrative case reports and unusual surgical cases is presented." From publisher's website

General Medicine and Surgery for Dental Practitioners, 3rd ed. / by M. Greenwood & J.G. Meechan 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"Aimed at the practising clinician, this book, now in its third edition, provides a welcome detailed overview of the medical and surgical conditions that affect patients seen in everyday dental practice. With patients surviving longer due to medical advances, dentists are increasingly faced with complex conditions and possibly some that they have not previously encountered. Here, treatment advice, drug interactions, and the impact of general medical and surgical conditions on treatment planning in the dental context are all covered with a comprehensive but practical approach. In addition to chapters on the implications for dental practice of disorders of each of the different body systems and immunological and infectious diseases, important aspects in particular patient groups, including cancer patients, the elderly, and the paediatric population, are identified. Overall, this book provides dentists with a practical, logical, and convenient guide of great value, helping to update knowledge and foster improved patient care." From publisher's website 

Imaging in Pediatric Dental Practice: A Guide to Equipment, Techniques and Clinical Considerations / by J. Aps 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is a comprehensive guide to dentomaxillofacial imaging in paediatric dentistry and is an excellent resource for both general dental practitioners and paediatric dentists.  Radiation protection, radiation doses and potential risks of ionising radiation are discussed, to provide dentists with appropriate information when they are asked about these important issues in their practice. Technical information about X-ray machines, ranging from the intraoral machine to the medical computed tomography machine, as well as the differences between digital image detectors, are explained to the extend a (paediatric) dentist should know." From publisher's website 

Infection Control in Primary Dental Care / by M.R. Fulford & N.R. Stankiewicz 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is an easy-to-use guide to all aspects of infection control and decontamination that will support the implementation of effective measures for risk reduction in dental practice. Among the topics addressed are the principles and practicalities of cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments, the role of personal protective equipment, the design and use of decontamination rooms, choice of dental equipment, environmental disinfection, and considerations relating to dental unit water lines. In addition, readers will find an informative and helpful section on the background history and basic science of infection control within dentistry." From publisher's website

Oral Rehabilitation for Compromised and Elderly Patients / edited by A. Mersel
Springer International Publishing AG, 2019

"This book is designed to help dentists in general practice to improve the results of prosthetic procedures in medically compromised and elderly patients. In particular, it critically scrutinizes various dogmas that govern practitioners’ approaches yet lack sound scientific support and often have an adverse effect on outcomes. Attention is drawn to straightforward procedures that offer significant clinical benefits and to aspects that are too often neglected, such as the impact of systemic diseases. New light is cast, for example, on the taking of dental impressions, the treatment of malocclusions, the making of jaw relation records, the relationship between denture quality and patient satisfaction, and the use of implant-supported overdentures versus traditional complete prostheses (dentures)." From publisher's website

Sleep Disorders in Pediatric Dentistry: Clinical Guide on Diagnosis and Management / edited by E. Liem 
Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019

"This book is designed to enable (pediatric) dentists to recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders in their pediatric patients, it will help to understand the potential negative impact of a sleep disorder on the metabolic and cognitive neurodevelopment of a child and how to collaborate with others to implement appropriate management, including early (dentofacial) orthopedic intervention when necessary. A detailed examination of craniofacial signs and behavioral symptoms should alert the dentist to the potential presence of (a) sleep disorder(s) in children. The various treatment options other than positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy or adeno-tonsillectomy, which should be considered as potential life-saving short-term solutions, are discussed and shown. Treatment options that are discussed are dentofacial orthopedics (including orthotropics), orthodontics and orofacial myology; sample case outcomes are shown to demonstrate achievable results." From publisher's website