Tuesday, 4 July 2017

New Books - July 2017

Books

The rise of the Ontario Dental Association: 150 years of organized dentistry 1867-2017 / by Dr. James W. Shosenberg
Ontario Dental Association, c2017.

"Dr. James W. Shosenberg graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1970. After four years in general practice he returned to university, earning a bachelor of arts degree in 1974; a diploma in dental public health in 1975; and a Masters of Science degree in 1978. In 1979, he joined the Health Department of the City of Scarborough as director of dental services, and he later assumed responsibility for the communicable disease and clinical services division as well. In 1981, Dr. Shosenberg became a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, later serving as president of this prestigious organization. Dr. Shosenberg was editor of Ontario Dentist from 1987-2002. During his career, he has published more than 250 articles, editorials and scientific papers, as well as two editions of the The Rise of the Ontario Dental Association". From publisher description

The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry: The Golden Smile through the Ages / by M.J. Becker and J. MacIntosh Turfa
Routledge, c. 2017

"The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern Europe and the Americas. Included are many of the ancient literary sources that refer to dentistry - or the lack thereof - in Greece and Rome, as well as the archaeological evidence of ancient dental health. The book challenges many past works in exposing modern scholars’ fallacies about ancient dentistry, while presenting the incontrovertible evidence of the Etruscans’ seemingly modern attitudes to cosmetic dentistry."

From Publisher's Website.


Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 5th ed. / by Linda R. Bartolomucci Boyd
Elsevier, c. 2015

"Learn to confidently recognize and manage more than 300 dental instruments with Dental Instruments: A Pocket Guide, 5th Edition. A unique flashcard-style format pairs descriptions with high-quality photographs and illustrations. A pocket-sized, spiral-bound format makes for quick reference. This edition also features content a new chapter on patient monitoring equipment and new content on facebow equipment, dental imaging devices, nitrous oxide equipment, and more to support expanded duties in dental assisting. With its portable and highly visual nature, Dental Instruments is ideal for both studying and for chairside reference."
From Publisher's Website.


Jayee Brothers Medical Publishers, c. 2016


"This book, Mucocutaneous Lesions in Dentistry, deals with classification, etiopathogenesis, clinical features, histopathological features, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of each mucocutaneous lesion. This is not a textbook, but a field guide to mucocutaneous diagnosis. 
This book is structured to cover the essential aspects of mucocutaneous lesions for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It contains 20 chapters with clinical and histopathological photographs and references." From Publisher's Website


Thieme, c. 2016

"Periodontology-The Essentials provides readers with up-to-date information on the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity as well as the latest methods for diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of periodontal disease. It is specifically designed to help busy dental professionals give their patients the highest level of care. Throughout this book the author stresses the important connections between periodontal disease and the patient's overall health, focusing on preventive care and the consequences of treatment. This book is a remarkably fresh text on the fundamentals of periodontology that will serve as a scientifically grounded yet practical clinical tool for students of dentistry and dental hygiene, private practitioners, hygienists, and periodontists alike." From Publisher's Website.


Omnigraphics Inc., c. 2016

"Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, offers updated information about mouth and tooth care guidelines for effective hygiene, nutrition, and decay prevention. Facts about tooth pain, dental fillings, orthodontia, and other endodontic treatments, and dental implants are described. Facial trauma and cleft palate treatments are also discussed. Disorders such as bad breath, temporomandibular joint and muscle (TMJ) discorder, mouth sores, jaw disorders, and health conditions that impact oral heath are addressed. The book concludes with guidelines for finding and financing dental care, glossary of dental care terms, and directories with further information about dental care and oral health services." From Publisher's Description.


Elsevier, c. 2015

"Focusing on the core clinical skills and knowledge necessary to become a practicing dental assistant, Essentials of Dental Assisting, 6th Edition, is the perfect resource to help you succeed in this fast-paced program. Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practice resource has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp the most important information. Plus, with its vivid step-by-step procedures, practical application exercises, learning aids, and built-in study tools, you’ll have the everything you need to master the essential skills and start a successful and rewarding career as a dental assistant!" From Publisher's Website


Quintessenza Edizioni, c. 2015

"In this beautifully illustrated volume, the author encourages readers to understand natural tooth forms through simple observation in order to create dental restorations that look natural in the context of the mouth, face, personality, and age of the specific patient being treated. The author focuses on the morphologic characteristics of teeth and their relationship to the surrounding structures, such as the lips and gingiva. The text also examines the tooth surface at the micro and macro levels and how its effects on light reflection can change the appearance, size, and morphology of teeth. All the phenomena and optical properties that must be understood and re-created in restorations in order to achieve lifelike results are analyzed, and a classification based on the shape and contour of the tooth is presented. Clinical cases provide practical application of these concepts." From Publisher's Website.


Elsevier, c. 2017

"Gain a complete understanding of drugs affecting patient care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 7th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic principles of pharmacology, the ways that drugs affect the body, and the potential for adverse drug interactions. Developed by Frank Dowd, Barton Johnson, and Angelo Mariotti, with chapters from a team of expert contributors, this is the only book written by dental pharmacologists for the dental market. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care." From Publisher's Website.



E-Books

Science Direct

Cosmetic Facial Surgery, 2nd ed. / by Joe Niamtu
Elsevier, c. 2018

"Bring your practice fully up to date with the most effective and innovative techniques in cosmetic facial surgery! The 2nd Edition of Dr. Joe Niamtu’s practical resource covers everything from new implants, lasers, blepharoplasty, and liposuction technologies to innovative new procedures that will greatly benefit your patients. In this fully revised edition, you’ll learn not only from Dr. Niamtu, but also from other internationally recognized cosmetic surgeons in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatology. Additionally, virtually every image and illustration has been revised to provide a thoroughly up-to-date visual guide suitable for everyday reference." From Publisher's Website.


DNA Repair in Cancer Therapy: Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications, 2nd ed. / by Mark R. Kelley and Melissa L. Fishel
Elsevier, c. 2016


"DNA Repair and Cancer Therapy: Molecular Targets and Clinical Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and timely reference that focuses on the translational and clinical use of DNA repair as a target area for the development of diagnostic biomarkers and the enhancement of cancer treatment. Experts on DNA repair proteins from all areas of cancer biology research take readers from bench research to new therapeutic approaches. This book provides a detailed discussion of combination therapies, in other words, how the inhibition of repair pathways can be coupled with chemotherapy, radiation, or DNA damaging drugs." From Publisher's Website


Elsevier, c. 2017

"Handbook of Supportive and Palliative Radiation Oncology serves as a practical tool and rapid reference to assist radiation oncology practitioners in direct patient care with common palliative care issues. Containing the most recent advances in translational palliative care research, each chapter is organized in a succinct fashion to discuss major symptom burdens, suggested assessment, and various management options. Each symptom and disease section is written to be a rapid, practical guide for clinicians on the floor. The book starts with general approaches in palliative radiation oncology that are followed by a section that focuses on common symptoms in palliative care and their management. The next section of the book is devoted to site and disease-specific evaluation, intervention, and management." From Publisher's Website


Elsevier, c. 2017
"Now in full color, Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd Edition covers the entire specialty of maxillofacial surgery, including craniofacial deformity, oral surgery, trauma, and oncology. Unlike other OMFS texts where the contributors are singly boarded in oral surgery, this richly illustrated text boasts OMFS contributors who are all dual boarded in both oral surgery and medicine. Thoroughly updated with evidence-based content, it addresses the advances in technology and procedures providing oral and maxillofacial surgeons with new and exciting treatment options. And with print and digital formats, it is easy to use in any setting." From Publisher's Website


Elsevier, c. 2016

"Oral Exams: Preparing For and Passing Candidacy, Qualifying, and Graduate Defenses provides guidance on how to prepare for oral comprehensive and viva voce exams. Topics discussed include the supervisory committee, preparing the seminar, arranging content, mental preparation, question framing, and the types of questions to expect. At its core, the book prepares students to be the best they can be by offering insights into how to interpret and appropriately respond to explicit and implied oral comps questions.From Publisher's Website


Wiley

Wiley and Sons Ltd., c. 2017

"The Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology presents an extensive case collection of both common and less common conditions of the jaws and teeth. Focusing on the essentials of radiologic interpretation, this is a go-to companion for clinicians in everyday practice who have radiologically identified a potential abnormality, as well as a comprehensive study guide for students at all levels of dentistry, surgery and radiology.From Publisher's Website



















Tuesday, 30 May 2017

New Books - June 2017

Books

Dental assisting: a comprehensive approach, 5th ed./ by D.J. Phinney and J.H. Halstead
Cengage Learning, c2018

"This text and complete learning system, Dental Assisting: a Comprehensive Approach, fifth edition, will guide you as a dental assistant student on this journey. The results of years of research, writing, and testing, this system is designed to prepare the dental assisting student for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification examination, some stae credentialing and the workplace. It presents information in a unique manner, using a variety of formats that account for the many ways in which today's students learn....This text delivers comprehensive coverage of dental assisting theory and practice, supported by full-color illustrations and photographs throughout with 169 step-by-step procedures in nine sections." From Preface, xxvii

Netter's head and neck anatomy for dentistry, 3rd ed. / by N.S. Norton
Elsevier, c2017

"A concise and visual guide to clinically relevant anatomy for dentistry. Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is an effective text for class and exam preparation, as well as a quick review for professional practice. Concise text, high-yield tables, clinical correlations, and review questions make this new edition a perfect choice for learning and remembering the need-to-know structures, relationships, and concepts, while beautiful illustrations created in the Netter tradition enhance your visual mastery of the material." From back cover

Clinical photography in dentistry: a new perspective / by P.Sheridan 
Quintessence Publishing, c2017.

"Peter Sheridan, AM, BDS, MDS, FICD, is a dentist in Sydney, Australia, and has been in a private practice since 1971. He is a clinical lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Sydney and presents courses, lectures, and master classes on clinical photography throughout Australia and New Zealand. His book, Dental Clinical Photography: A Guide to Standard Views (Bakelite, 2013) tailored the photographic protocol to general dentistry. He has a master's degree in preventive dentistry and is a fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Sheridan is also an accredited professional photographer whose photographs and articles appear in specialist fine art journals, books, travel publications, museums catalogs, and print media. In addition, he is an internationally recognized historian, collector, and speaker on Art Deco radios, Radio Days: Australian Bakelite Radios (Bakelite, 2008) and Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made (Schiffer, 2014). In 2001 Dr. Sheridan was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia by the Australian Government for his international work in empowering people affected by multiple sclerosis." From back cover

eBooks


Marketing implant dentistry : attract and influence patients to accept your dental implant treatment plan / by M. Hines
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2015]

"Marketing Implant Dentistry presents proven approaches for attracting dental implant patients and demonstrates the use of successful communication skills, including verbal and visual aids. This book details multiple examples of patient friendly and professional letters for use in targeting both new implant patients and professional referral sources. Readers will learn the benefits of adopting non-traditional approaches such as hosting patient education seminars, as well as cultivating professional relationships with the medical community (physicians) for the purposes of generating untapped referral relationships. Best practices in internet and social media marketing, specific to implant dentistry, are also demonstrated so practices can make the most out of these low-cost opportunities." From publisher description


Orthodontic applications of biomaterials [electronic resource] : a clinical guide / by Theodore Eliades, William A. Brantley
Woodhead Publishing, 2017.


"The present textbook is very different in approach and content from our previous textbook “Orthodontic Materials: Scientific and Clinical Aspects”, which was published in 2001. The style of that book was strongly materials science-oriented, and chapters on impression materials and cements were included that are no longer present. Our current book has been designed to employ language that will be comfortable for both Residents in Orthodontics and practicing clinicians, as well as to provide coverage of orthodontic materials being currently utilized in a manner that will have appeal to clinicians who have been in practice for an extended number of years" From Preface

"This book is an up-to-date statement on occlusion and its implications for contemporary dental practice and prosthodontics. It provides an insight into a new dimension for prosthodontic practice with the introduction of the crucial role of the occlusion of the teeth and mastication for maintenance of cognition and higher-level cognitive skills. This is a new paradigm: one that emphasizes the singular importance of maintaining an occlusion with teeth ideally or through rehabilitation for function and expands the importance of prosthodontics and the general well-being of individuals. The book also stands at the crossroads as dentistry and prosthodontics, having embraced biology as the fundamental construct within which case management is considered as well as the far-reaching implications of the principles of implant dentistry utilizing osseointegration for implant rehabilitation in treatment planning and decision-making, are to be fundamentally transformed within the digital revolution. Industry has progressively introduced computer technology to enhance production, accuracy, precision, and efficiency." From Preface

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

New Books - May 2017

Books

CDA Exam Practice Questions: DANB Practice Tests and Review for the Certified Dental Assistant Examination
Mometrix Media LLC., 2016.

CDA Exam Practice Questions are the simplest way to prepare for the CDA test. Our CDA Exam Practice Questions give you the opportunity to test your knowledge on a set of questions. You can know everything that is going to be covered on the test and it will not do you any good on test day if you have not had a chance to practice. Repetition is a key to success and using practice test questions allows you to reinforce your strengths and improve your weaknesses. Detailed answer explanations are also included for each question. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed them) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why our CDA Exam Practice Questions include answer keys with detailed answer explanations. These in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand any questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

From Publisher's Website


NBDE Part I Lecture Notes / Edited By R. Salyk et al.
Kaplan Publishing, 2017.

Kaplan's NBDE Part I Lecture Notes is a thorough, practical guide to help you score higher on the National Board Dental Examination: Part I. It includes all the topics covered on the NBDE Part I exam - Biochemistry, Physiology, Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, and a special expanded section on Dental Anatomy. This book is completely revised for easier reading and understanding, and the new bulleted design allows for targeted, focused prep. NBDE Part I Lecture Notes is your go-to review resource.

From Back Cover


Restoring with Flowables / By Douglas A. Terry
Quintessence Publishing, 2017.

This book showcases the many applications of next-generation flowable composites and presents each of them in step-by-step fashion including 5 videos. With the adhesive design concept and the injectable resin composite technique, these flowable composites can expand dental treatment options, improve precision and predictability, and reduce chair time. Clinical applications include anterior and posterior composite restorations; pediatric crowns; bonding indirect restorations; developing the ovate pontic site; eliminating cervical tooth sensitivity; enhancing internal adaptation; immediate dentin sealing; provisional fabrication, modification, and repair; rebonding the fractured ceramic restoration; repairing fractured denture teeth; tooth splinting; developing a post and core; developing the functional composite prototype; mandibular anterior composite veneers; and restoring form and function, among others. The early chapters describe the evolution of flowable resin composites and the science underpinning the adhesive design concept, and the later chapters are divided into case presentations of the many applications of this concept. Each case presentation includes the various adhesive preparation designs, restorative techniques, adhesive protocols, and finishing procedures involved. By using the right materials and protocols with this adhesive design concept, you will be able to develop natural-looking restorations while providing superior treatment to your patients.

From Publisher's Website.


Esthetic Perio-Implantology / By J.C. Joly, P.F. Mesquita de Carvalho, and R. Carvalho da Silva
Quintessence Publishing, 2017.

This book is the culmination of extensive research and experience in the field of esthetic mucogingival surgery and implant dentistry. The authors rely on clinical documentation and scientific evidence to establish innovative esthetic protocols for the management of mucogingival complications in implant dentistry. Each advanced surgical and restorative procedure is prefaced with the scientific research, historical background, and clinical experiences that led to its development by the authors. Facets of diagnosis and the many treatment options for each case are covered clearly with a strict evidence-based philosophy. The authors have streamlined their revolutionary techniques and innovations for standardized application, and each clinical case is presented step by step and in stunning photographic detail. This book will lay the foundation for the development of clinical skills that will lead to more esthetic outcomes in some of dentistry’s most challenging cases.

From Publisher's Website.


Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach, 3rd ed. / Edited By G. Koch, S. Poulsen, I. Espelid, and D. Haubek
Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

Pediatric Dentistry: A Clinical Approach, Third Edition provides a uniquely clear, comprehensive, and clinical approach to the dental treatment of children and adolescents.
  • Offers systematic coverage of all clinical, scientific and social topics relating to pediatric dentistry
  • Thoroughly revised and updated new edition, with an increased focus on evidence based care
  • Includes three new chapters on genetics, child abuse and neglected children, and ethics
  • Pedodontic endodontics is now covered by two chapters – one on primary teeth and one on young permanent teeth
  • Features a companion website with interactive self-assessment questions
From Publisher's Website.


Wiley Blackwell, 2017.


Diagnosing Dental and Orofacial Pain: A Clinical Manual approaches a complex topic in a uniquely practical way. This text offers valuable advice on ways to observe and communicate effectively with patients in pain, how to analyze a patients’ pain descriptions, and how to provide a proper diagnosis of orofacial pain problems that can arise from a myriad of sources—anywhere from teeth, joint and muscle pain, and paranasal sinuses to cluster headaches, neuralgias, neuropathic pain and viral infections.

  • Helps the student and practitioner understand the diagnostic process by addressing the exact questions that need to be asked and then analyzing verbal and non-verbal responses to these
  • Edited by experts with decades of clinical and teaching experience, and with contributions from international specialists
  • Companion website provides additional learning materials including videos, case studies and further practical tips for examination and diagnosis
  • Includes numerous color photographs and illustrations throughout to enhance text clarity
From Publisher's Website.


Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

This clinically oriented textbook explores medical microbiology and immunology as they relate to the practice of dentistry, including sections on the microbiologic basis of caries, periodontal disease, and endodontic infection. The book begins with a thorough discussion of immunology and then systematically covers the bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that affect the human body as well as their oral manifestations. Extremely detailed illustrations throughout aid the reader in comprehending the complex interactions involved in processes such as cellular immunity, bacterial and fungal infiltration, biofilm and dental plaque formation, and virus entry and replication. Sections on recombinant DNA technology, molecular diagnostics, and genomics familiarize the reader with new technologies and emerging fields that will impact future practice. Notable discoveries in molecular biology are highlighted throughout, and research questions are featured as well to engage understanding and critical thinking. Finally, an appendix of cases in medical microbiology challenges the reader to pose diagnoses based on clinical symptoms. This book will no doubt become the definitive textbook on microbiology for dental students and dentists.

From Publisher's Website.





Thursday, 30 March 2017

New Books - April 2017

Books

Implants in the Esthetic Zone: A Step-By-Step Treatment Strategy / By Ueli Grunder
Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a highly respected and innovative surgeon, this book presents an unconventional implant treatment strategy for the esthetic restoration of anterior teeth that has proven effective over years of clinical experience. In addition to reviewing biologic principles, treatment planning, indications, esthetic analysis, and prosthetic options, the author focuses on factors such as gentle tooth extraction, precise implant positioning, criteria for one- and two-stage implant placement, and most importantly, a wide range of soft tissue management techniques in his approach.

This book also presents techniques to improve the esthetic outcome of any dental implant therapy, regardless of treatment strategy. With more than 4,000 clinical images and illustrations of all procedures and techniques discussed, this tour de-force by a leader in implant dentistry raises the reader's awareness of the high demands of implant dentistry and how clinicians can achieve optimal results."

From Publisher's Website


Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics / By Inger Kjaer
Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Etiology-Based Dental and Craniofacial Diagnostics explores the role of embryology and fetal pathology in the assessment, diagnosis, and subsequent treatment planning of a wide range of disorders in the dentition and craniofacial region. Initial chapters cover various aspects of normal dental and craniofacial development, providing the necessary biological background for understanding abnormal patient cases. Chapters then focus on the etiology behind a wide range of cases observed in everyday practice—including deviations in tooth morphology and number, tooth eruption, root and crown resorption, and craniofacial malformations, disruptions and dysplasia.
  • Unique new work from a leading authority in orthodontics, craniofacial embryology and fetal pathology
  • Demonstrates how human prenatal development offers unique insights into postnatal diagnosis and treatment
  • Clinical significance and implications are highlighted in summaries at the end of each chapter
  • Ideal for postgraduate students in orthodontics, paediatric dentistry and oral medicine"
From Publisher's Website


Kaplan Publishing, 2016.

"Kaplan's DAT 2017-2018 Strategies, Practice & Review combines Kaplan's expertise and score-raising tactics with the test-like practice you need to score higher, get the results you want, and jump-start your dentistry career.
  • Score-Raising Strategies and Tactics: Learn Kaplan's methods for every DAT question type to increase your test-taking efficiency and improve your performance.
  • Realistic Computer-Based Practice and Analysis: Test your skills with the realistic computer-based practice you need and use Kaplan's exclusive Smart Reports performance analysis technology to track your progress.
  • Comprehensive Content Review: Review every subject and concept tested on the DAT so you'll be fully prepared to face Test Day with confidence. Plus, learn the most foundational science and math concepts with online tutorials"
From Back Cover


Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

"Evidence-based Implant Treatment Planning and Clinical Protocols provides a systematic approach to making treatment decisions and performing restorative procedures.  


  • Offers a clinically relevant resource grounded in the latest research
  • Applies an evidence-based approach to all aspects of implant dentistry, including maxillofacial prosthodontics, from planning to surgery and restoration
  • Describes procedures in detail with accompanying images
  • Covers all stages of treatment, from planning to execution
  • Includes access to a companion website with video clips demonstrating procedures and the figures from the book in PowerPoint"
From Publisher's Website


Quintessence Publishing, 2015.

"Since the concept of osseointegration was introduced to the dental community more than 35 years ago by Professor P-I Brånemark, significant improvements have been achieved in patient evaluation, methods used to enhance the bone and soft tissues of potential implant sites, and surgical techniques to prepare the osteotomy sites and place the implants. These topics are thoroughly discussed from the perspective that an interdisciplinary approach will yield the most predictable outcomes for treatment of the dental implant patient. The authors address the sometimes controversial topic of immediate loading and provide useful insights regarding when this approach can achieve predictable outcomes and when it is to be avoided. The use of CAD/CAM technologies is emphasized throughout the text, and the latest developments and their use in this rapidly expanding arena are fully described."

From Publisher's Website


Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dentistry has been undergoing enormous changes, and the field of endodontics has certainly been at the forefront. Recent advances in technology, materials, and equipment have changed the way endodontics is practiced today, thereby facilitating treatments with greater efficiency, precision, and success, ultimately leading to better outcomes. Current Therapy in Endodontics encompasses the recent discoveries and applications for this field in one clinically relevant volume.
  • Evidence-based presentation of recent advances in the field of endodontics
  • Objective comparison of materials and instruments on the market
  • Tables present key data and instruction for quick viewing and comprehension"
From Publisher's Website

Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Dental Practice Transition: A Practical Guide to Management, Second Edition, helps readers navigate through options such as starting a practice, associateships, and buying an existing practice with helpful information on business systems, marketing, staffing, and money management.

  • Unique comprehensive guide for the newly qualified dentist 
  • Covers key aspects of practice management and the transition into private practice 
  • Experienced editorial team provides a fresh, balanced and in-depth look at this vitally important subject
  • New and expanded chapters on dental insurance, patient communication, personal finance, associateships, embezzlement, and dental service organizations "
From Publisher's Website


CRC Press, 2016.

"Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way shows you how to turn your practice into a successful business. Being an effective practice manager demands a clear vision, sufficient business knowledge and, above all, wise judgement.

Never intended to be a theoretical book, this is a "warts-and-all" guide to managing a dental practice, written by someone who’s been there, made mistakes and survived. It will show you the importance of teamwork and communication, staying close to your patients and prudent financial management.

So why Genghis Khan? Well, Genghis Khan was a charismatic leader in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who created one of the world's greatest empires. His hugely successful strategies included intelligence gathering, being quick to learn and adopt new technologies and successful people management. Whichever way you look at it, you will need all of Genghis Khan’s skill, strength and tenacity to be a successful dentist and business owner.

This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and adds a section on buying and setting up a practice as well as much more about managing patients and employees. You will find information on leadership, team building and working with other clinicians. The Policies and Procedures section now includes a new chapter on how to manage the Care Quality Commission."

From Publisher's Website


Elsevier, 2017.

"This book is a guide to proven, current clinical endodontic practice. It is designed, primarily, with the undergraduate readership in mind but is also suitable for anyone pursuing specialist training, including extended skills in endodontics, and general dental practitioners undertaking CPD, or wishing to keep up-to-date. The seventh edition is available with an online question bank containing MCQs and Clinical Cases.

Key Features
  • Practical approach to the subject, taking the reader through every step of endodontic practice from its scientific basis to patient assessment and through to clinical techniques
  • Helpful pedagogic features – including Learning Outcomes and Summary Boxes – help reinforce learning
  • International experts and contributors help ensure good coverage and currency of information
  • Explores areas of debate when they exist to reflect differing approaches to treatment intervention
  • Explains the potential impact of systemic conditions and disorders, as well as medications, on endodontic treatment planning and management
  • Discusses the diagnosis of orofacial pain and the appropriate use of antibiotics and analgesics
  • Explores the maintenance of pulp vitality and the prevention of apical periodontitis in the context of operative dentistry"
From Publisher's Website


Basic Guide to Dental Radiography / By Tim Reynolds
Wiley Blackwell, 2016.

"Basic Guide to Dental Radiography provides an essential introduction to radiography in the dental practice. Illustrated throughout, this guide outlines and explains each topic in a clear and accessible style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes general physics, principles of image formation, digital image recording, equipment, biological effects of x-rays and legislation
  • Suitable for the whole dental team 
  • Illustrated in full colour throughout 
  • Ideal for those completing mandatory CPD in radiography 
  • Useful study guide for the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography, the National Certificate in Radiography or the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing"
From Publisher's Website


CRC Press, 2017.

"This essential textbook presents the basics of dental statistics in an accessible way, combining explanation in non-technical language with key messages, practical examples, suggestions for further reading and exercises complete with detailed solutions. There is an emphasis on the principles and application of statistics without the use of algebra.

The statistical material is strongly rooted in practical examples drawn from a wide range of journal articles representing both dental health care delivery and clinical dentistry. The perspective is international, with papers drawn from a variety of settings around the world. Many articles are recent and report contemporary developments in dental care.

The intended audience includes dental students and practitioners, those engaged in dental research and other health care professionals. For students and tutors, it covers the undergraduate curriculum, and the exercises and solutions make it ideal for course use. For practitioners and researchers it provides the first principles of study design, accessing the dental literature, and the preparation and publication of original dental research."

From Publisher's Website


Quintessence Publishing, 2016.

"Written by a master ceramist with a keen eye for the essence of color and form, this atlas features 60 clinical cases, an appendix of tooth samples in ceramic, and commentary with case details and enlightening laboratory tips for achieving optimal ceramic restorations. The author discusses the development of his internal live stain technique and shares many insights about subtle differences that are key to making restorations look natural. A beautiful reference on ceramic restoration for dental technicians."

From Publisher's Website


Monday, 27 February 2017

New Science Direct E-Books - March 2017

New Science Direct E-Books - March 2017

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry, 3rd ed. / S. J. Stefanac and S. P. Nesbit
Elsevier, 2017

"The third edition of this text is a significant expansion from the prior two editions. Now titled Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry, we have added two new chapters Common Diagnoses in Dentistry and Interprofessional Treatment Planning. The first pertains to diagnosis, the bedrock from which all treatment decisions are made. The focus of this chapter is the range of patient diagnoses commonly encountered in dental practice. Second, because dentists are partners with other health professionals, we anticipate that dental treatment will increasingly be delivered in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting where patients and providers will both benefit from a team approach to oral and general healthcare delivery. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with the fundamental knowledge needed to create treatment plans for adolescent and adult patients. To assist practitioners at all levels of experience, we present strategies for bridging the gap between the real or perceived divide between “ideal” and “practical” dental treatment planning. We continue to emphasize the central role of the patient, whose needs and informed choices should drive the treatment planning process." From book preface

Bone response to dental implant materials / by A. Piattelli
Elsevier, 2016

Bone Response to Dental Implant Materials examines the oral environment and the challenges associated with dental biomaterials. Understanding different in vivo and in vitro responses is essential for engineers to successfully design and tailor implant materials which will withstand the different challenges of this unique environment. This comprehensive book reviews the fundamentals of bone responses in a variety of implant materials and presents strategies to tailor and control them.
  • Presents a specific focus on the development and use of biomaterials in the oral environment
  • Discusses the basic science of the dental interface and its clinical application
  • Contains important coverage on the monitoring and analysis of the dental implant interface
From Publisher's Website

Elsevier, 2017

Biocompatibility of Dental Biomaterials details and examines the fundamentals of biocompatibililty, also including strategies to combat it. As biomaterials used in the mouth are subject to different problems than those associated with the general in vivo environment, this book examines these challenges, presenting the latest research and forward-thinking strategies.
  • Explores the fundamentals of dental biomaterials and their compatibility
  • Presents a thorough review of material specific issues
From Publisher's Website


Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, 2nd ed. / By A.E. Budson and P.R. Solomon

Elsevier Inc., 2017

Now presented in full color, this updated edition of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia is designed as a practical guide for clinicians that delivers the latest treatment approaches and research findings for dementia and related illnesses. Drs. Budson and Solomon — both key leaders in the field — cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations and laboratory and imaging studies, giving you the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses in this rapidly growing area.

From Publisher's Website



Nunn's Applied Respiratory Physiology, 8th ed. / By A.B. Lumb
2017 Elsevier Ltd., 2017

Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology, Eighth Edition, is your concise, one-stop guide to all aspects of respiratory physiology in health, disease, and in the many physiologically challenging situations and environments into which humans take themselves – with coverage from basic science to clinical applications.

This most comprehensive single volume on respiratory physiology will be invaluable to those in training or preparing for examinations in anaesthesia, intensive care, respiratory medicine or thoracic surgery – as well as an essential quick reference for the range of practitioners requiring ready access to current knowledge in this field.

Now fully revised and updated, this eighth edition includes a new full-colour format to improve clarity and understanding – and it also comes with access to the complete, downloadable eBook version for the first time. This incorporates bonus chapters, handy topic summaries and new, interactive, self-assessment material. The result is a more flexible, engaging and complete resource than ever before.

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Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach / By S. Ettinger
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and Its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach challenges students and practitioners to understand the role of nutrients within the pathophysiology and development of disease, specifically those diseases which develop as a result of obesity. Through a case-based approach, the author presents complex clinical scenarios that require multiple treatment strategies, including targeted diet modification as an adjuvant to medical therapy.

The book is divided into 9 modules and 5 appendices each of which covers aspects of obesity and its comorbidities. Within each module, a case is detailed with relevant history, laboratory and physical data, and follow-up information. Each case is followed by a resource section which delineates current understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition, as well as the actions of nutrients and food components shown to modify these processes. A "further readings" section cites current supporting clinical and basic literature as well as published guidelines.

  • Explores how obesity is a key player in the pathophysiology of many diseases, including diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure, hypertension, and atherosclerosis 
  • Integrates current understandings of the molecular mechanisms of nutrient action on the processes of disease development and treatment Presents students and early practitioners with complex clinical scenarios through a practical case-based approach
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Principles of Tumors: A Translational Approach to Foundations / By L.P. Bignold
Elsevier Inc., 2015

Principles of Tumors covers all of the fundamental aspects of tumors, including their definitions, incidences, causation, pathogenesis, treatments, and prevention. The book provides a unique approach, integrating a wide range of basic bioscience findings with clinico-pathological observations and phenomena encountered in their treatment.

As tumors are studied in fairly separate, broad areas, such as basic biological sciences, pathology, oncology, and epidemiology, this book brings together these perspectives, providing an all-inclusive text that benefits all researchers, while also providing an avenue for translational research.
  • Integrates both cell mechanisms and tumor physiopathology 
  • Brings together research and perspectives from basic biological sciences, pathology, oncology, and epidemiology, providing an all-inclusive text 
  • Provides a concise tumor reference for the tumor researcher and oncologist 
  • Includes appendices for foundational material 
  • Brings out the cell detail of tumors
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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th ed. / By M.H. Kryger, T. Roth and W.C. Dement
Elsevier Inc., 2017

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Meir Kryger’s must-have guide to sleep medicine has been the gold standard in this fast-changing field. This essential, full-color reference includes more than 20 unique sections and over 170 chapters covering every aspect of sleep disorders, giving you the authoritative guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible care. For this updated 6th edition, extensive additional online material enhances the value of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine to your practice.

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Pediatric Sleep Pearls / By C.L. Marcus, L. Del Rosso, R.B. Berry and M.H. Wagner
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Following in the steps of the bestselling Sleep Medicine Pearls, this practical resource provides authoritative guidance on the evaluation and management of common pediatric sleep medicine problems using concise clinical vignettes. Experts in this rapidly growing field, led by Drs. Lourdes M. DelRosso, Richard B. Berry, Suzanne E. Beck, Mary H. Wagner, and Carole L. Marcus, provide a hands-on, case-based approach, perfect for physicians studying for the sleep boards, fellows learning sleep medicine, and physicians who see children in their practice.

Elsevier, 2017

The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the teeth and dentitions of living fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The book presents a comprehensive survey of the amazing variety of tooth forms among non-mammalian vertebrates, based on descriptions of approximately 400 species belonging to about 160 families. The text is lavishly illustrated with more than 600 high-quality color and monochrome photographs of specimens gathered from top museums and research workers from around the world, supplemented by radiographs and micro-CT images.
 
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The Pituitary, 4th ed / Edited By Shlomo Melmed
Elsevier Inc., 2017

The Pituitary, Fourth Edition, continues the tradition of a cogent blend of basic science and clinical medicine which has been the successful hallmark of prior editions. This comprehensive text is devoted to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pituitary disorders. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect new knowledge derived from advances in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, diagnostics, and therapeutics as they apply to the pituitary gland.

The wide spectrum of clinical disorders emanating from dysfunction of the master gland is described in detail by experts in the field. Fundamental mechanisms underlying disease pathogenesis are presented to provide the reader with an in-depth understanding of mechanisms subserving both normal and disordered pituitary hormone secretion and action.

This extensive body of knowledge is useful for students, trainees, physicians, and scientists who need to understand critical pituitary functions and how to care for patients with pituitary disorders. Chapters provide medical students, clinical and basic endocrinology trainees, endocrinologists, internists, pediatricians, gynecologists, and neurosurgeons with a comprehensive, yet integrated, text devoted to the science and art of pituitary medicine.
  • Brings together pituitary experts from all areas of research and practice who take readers all the way from bench research, to genomic and proteomic analysis, clinical analysis, and new therapeutic approaches to pituitary disorders 
  • Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of issues related to normal and diseased pituitary function 
  • Provides a common language for endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, OB/GYNs, and endocrine researchers to discuss how the pituitary gland and hormones affect each major organ system
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Principles of Animal Research for Graduate and Undergraduate Students / By M.A. Suckow and K. Stewart
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Principles of Animal Research is the first publication to offer a broad look at animal research science for a student, early researcher, or technician. Offering guidance for all aspects of the research experience, including the research and development of a thesis, model selection, experimental design, IACUC protocol preparation, and animal husbandry and technical procedural needs, the book is a necessary addition to every student, technician, and researcher’s education.
  • Provides background material for students to understand the broader backdrop against which animal research is undertaken 
  • Includes ethical and regulatory information Covers commonly used animal models and the process to choose a model for biomedical research
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Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need to Know / By Peter Burke
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Technical Career Survival Handbook: 100 Things You Need To Know provides the information needed to survive a technical career, enabling prospective technical career candidates and those currently in technical careers to explore all technical education possibilities, industries, disciplines, and specialties.

This handbook better equips the reader to deal with the tough situations and decisions they have to make throughout their career. Topics include preparing for the workforce, employment challenges, and dealing with on the job situations. This book is a practical guidebook for scientists, engineers, and technicians who apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop practical solutions to technical problems.

  • Offers insights on how to pursue and navigate a technical career 
  • Discusses job searches, interviews, offers, and counteroffers 
  • Includes day-to-day, in the trenches, job situations that may arise and best practices on how to address them
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The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, 5th ed. / By C.A. Sanford, E.C. Jong and P. Pottinger
Elsevier Inc., 2017

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information.

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Biofilms and implantable medical devices : infection and control /Y. Deng and W. Lv (eds)
Woodhead Publishing, 2017

Biofilms and Implantable Medical Devices: Infection and Control explores the increasing use of
Provides useful information on the fundamentals of biofilm problems in medical devices
Discusses biofilm problems in a range of medical devices
Focuses on strategies for prevention of biofilm formation

permanent and semi-permanent implants and indwelling medical devices. As an understanding of the growth and impact of biofilm formation on these medical devices and biomaterials is vital for protecting the health of the human host, this book provides readers with a comprehensive treatise on biofilms and their relationship with medical devices, also reporting on infections and associated strategies for prevention.