Monday, 1 February 2010

New Books - January/February 2010


All descriptions taken from book covers and book jackets.

20 Years of Guided Bone Regeneration in Implant Dentistry, 2nd Edition / by Daniel Buser (ed.) Quintessence, c2009.

"The text comprehensively surveys 20 years of a fundamental and ever-growing field in implant dentistry and defines the current state of the art in guided bone regeneration."

ADA/PDR Guide to dental therapeutics, 5th ed. / by ADA ADA, c2009.

"With the combined resources of the ADA and Physicians ' Desk Reference, this fifth edition is the most authoritative guide to dental therapeutics currently available. Designed for chairside use, this timely reference not only helps you confirm a treatment decision, it also takes the guesswork out of finding the right therapy to prescribe."

 Biocompatibility or Cytotoxic Effects of Dental Composites / by Michel Goldberg (ed.) Coxmoor, c2009.

"The evolution of resin-containing materials has resulted in a major advance in restorative dentistry as mercury-containing silver amalgam are used less in the dental practice. However, there is still a debate on the in vitro and in vivo biological properties of dental resins now considered as potential amalgam substituetes. Differing answers between clinical data as opposed to what is known about the tolerability or toxicity of resin-containing materials, creates some benefit/risk interrogations for dental practitioners. In order to reduce the gap between basic science and the clinic, a dialogue has been established between researchers in biomaterials and in biology, and also between researchers and clinicians."

Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry / by Abd El Salam El Askary Blackwell Munksgaard, c2007.

"Esthetic dentistry and implant dentistry continue to grow in patient demand and professional popularity. More now than ever, clinicians are faced with the need to combine form with function, art with science. The considerable scientific and technical leaps that have been made in this field mean that this goal is now more achievable, and [this book] seeks to share these advances with practitioners and students alike.

Implant Restorations: A Step-by-Step Guide 2nd ed. / by Carl Drago. Blackwell Publishing, c2007.

" ...offers clinicians a practical step-by-step approach to treatment planning and restorying dental implants. This highly illustrated, case-based book demonstrates how to treat the most commonly excountered treatment scenarios, describing the procedures, techniques, and sequences required in clear, concise language and in an easy-to-use format."

The Incisal Edge: The strong point in the expression of an incisor / by Attilio Sommella Palmeri, c2009. "Careful observation of natural teeth in terms of shape, form, color, and ­internal structure (dentinal skeleton, incisal plate, and suspension effects) are discussed. The ­starting point of the ­stratification technique proposed in this book is an accurate analysis of the internal structure of ­natural teeth, and is mainly the rational application of rules derived from those found in natural dental elements. " Excerpt from Spectrum Dialogue

Introduction to Dental Materials, 3rd Edition / by Richard van Noort Mosby Elsevier, c2007.

"The typical lifespan of modern dental material is short. Many of the materials which dental students study will be altered or replaced when they are practising dentists. To cope with these rapid advances, the dentist needs the ability to assess the potential of new materials. [This book] will guide the reader towards developing that ability."

Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine: The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment / by Crispian Scully Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, c2008.

"This prize-winning book offers sound guidance on the whole range both of the common and the potentially serious disorders that may be encountered in clinical practice. [This book] places a strong emphasis on practical issues with a clear 'how to' approach and easy access to information via the use of artworks, tables, colour photographs, care pathways and chapter summary boxes."

Orofacial Pain / edited by Joanna M. Zakrzewska. Oxford University Press, c2009.

"This concise pocketbook takes an evidence-based psychosocial approach to the mangement of patients with pain in the face or mouth and provides basic guidelines to facilitate care quickly in the clinical setting. The book will serve as a useful guide for dental practitioners, specialists in orofacial pain, trainee pain specialists, neurologists with an interest in pain, specialist pain nurses, as well as general medical practitioners."

Periodontics and restorative maintenance: a clinical atlas / by Naoshi Sato. Quintessence Publishing, c2009.

"...This text is based on a comprehensive review of the periodontal literature which, in large part, is accompanied by commentary with numerous illustrations and diagrams. The clinical relevance of each chapter is demonstrated based on a multitude of documented case studies, some with over 25 years of follow-up."

Profitable Practice: Why a Dental Practice is an Exceptional Investment / by Timothy A. Brown ECW Press, c2009.  

"Timothy A. Brown began selling dental practices in 1982. He has been in over 1,000 dental offices across Canada and has personally appraised or sold over 2,500 practices. Timothy assumed the role of manager of ROI Corporation in the early 1990s and has since become President and CEO, and the sole shareholder of the firm. Since then he has advocated for the value of dental practices through his appraisals, dental journal columns, seminars, and countless hours of consultations with dentists who are contemplating the purchase of sale of a dental practice."

Textbook of Human Disease in Dentistry / by Mark Greenwood et. al. Wiley-Blackwell, c2009.

" a comprehensive resource for all students of dentistry that provides uniquely integrated coverage of medicine, surgery, pharmacology, therapeutics, pathology and microbiology. It aims to provide its readers with the medical context of dentistry, to promote better understanding of how to provide effective dental treatment to patients affected by diseases and conditions."


Cemento-osseous dysplasia of the jaw bones: a radiographic analysis of 118 cases / by Noura A. AlSufyani. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, c2009.

Collagen glycation promotes myofibroblast differentiation / by Amy Yeung. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, c2009.

Evaluation of a colorimetric assay as a screening test for periodontal diseases / by Michael Landzberg. Thesis (M.Sc.)--Unversity of Toronto, c2009.

Fracture resistance of non-metallic molar crowns manufactured with CEREC 3D / by Dalia A. Madani. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Toronto, c2010.


Novocaine / by David Atkins (producer) Film starring Steve Martin (as Dr. Frank Sangster, dentist), Helena Bonham Carter and Laura Dern. Rated: 14 Time: approx. 1h 39min.

No comments: