Friday, 7 May 2010

New Books May 2010


All descriptions taken from book prefaces and book jackets

2010 LANGE Current medical diagnosis & treatment / by Stephen J. McPhee & Maxine A. Papadakis. McGraw-Hill, c2010.

"Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insights into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic you'll find consice, evidence-based answers to questions regarding both hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined reference is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest medical advances, prevention strategies, cost-effective treatments, and more."

"This excursion into American cultural history looks at the toothpaste and toothbrush industries from 1900 to 2008. During these years, America moved from cleaning their teeth mostly with homemade powders to using enourmous array of brands, often applied with an electric toothbrush. From early 20th century products like Forhan's (which 'cured' pyorrhea) to the whiteners of the 1920s (which unfortunately also removed tooth enamel), and from paste that eliminated 'that clinging film' and to copywriters who 'wondered where the yellow went', the history of toothpaste has long been a testament of the power of misleading advertising."

"This book examines the treatment process from multiple viewpoints in an effort to balance the very complex process of making a diagnosis, on the one hand, with the need for simplicity and coherence on the other."

Clinical aspects of dental materials: theory, practice and cases, 3rd ed. / M. Gladwin & M. Bagby. Wolters Kluwer – Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, c2009.

" you a working knowledge and practical understanding of materials science and dental materials, focusing specifically on the essentials for dental hygienists. Students and instructors find the text's popular outline format and clear narrative easy to follow. Moreover, clinical relevance is stressed throughout, enabling you to easily make the connection between theory and dental hygiene practice."

Common medical conditions: A guide for the dental team / by Stephen C. Bain, John Hamburger, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

"[This text] is an invaluable reference in the Dental Update series of clinical resources outlining the clinical features, clinical signs, diagnosis, management and dental relevance of the most commonly encountered chronic medical problems in the developed world. Written by an internationally renowned and experienced team of authors, the book is a quick and ready illustrated reference giving essential information in an oral health care context to common medical conditions."

Dental materials: Properties and manipulation, 9th ed. / J.M. Powers & J.C. Wataha Mosby Elsevier, c2008.

"Focusing on dental materials most commonly used, this comprehensive text covers the tasks that dental assistants and hygienists typically perform. It describes current and emerging dental materials, how to properly mix and apply them, and how to explan them to patients. With this edition, you'll stay on top of the rapidly developing field of dental materials!"

Enhancement orthodontics: Theory and practice / by Marc Bernard Ackerman. Blackwell Munksgaard, c2007.

"[This book] provides a concise and compact clinical guide to achieving esthetic results through orthodontics. Challenging the accepted wisdom of the past, it offers a fresh look at orthodontic treatment using a patient-centered paradigm for enhancing the appearance, function, and health of the dentofacial features. A mixture of clinical cases and decision-making coaching delivers an easy-to-follow guide to the prevailing clinical scenarios and how to treat them."

Forensic dentistry, 2nd edition / by David R. Senn & Paul G. Stimson (eds.). Taylor & Francis, c2010.

"The identification of unknown individuals and the estimation of age, race, and gender are among the chief functions of forensic dentistry. Other important applications include the investigation and analysis of bitemarks and oral injuries in abuse cases and evaluating, reporting, and testifying in civil litigation cases...Offering insight from many new contributors on the cutting edge of forensic science and odontology, this new edition expands the book's scope to include a broader historical and theoretical analysis, a thorough assessment of the past decade's developments, and a far-reaching projection of future trends."

Harty's dental dictionary, 3rd edition / by Peter Heasman & Giles McCracken. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, c2007.

"This book offers clear and concise definitions of dental terminology, from the most basic and common terms to rarely encountered conditions. For this new edition, it has been updated by a team of contributors from the dental specialities. It will be ideal for dental students, dental practitioners and all members of the dental team."

Head and neck anatomy for dental medicine / by E.W. Baker (ed) Theime, c2010.

"...combines concise but thorough explanatory text with stunning full-color illustrations to guide the reader through every structure of the head and neck. It's exquisite artwork and detailed coverage make this atlas an essential learning tool and reference for every student and practitioner of dental medicine."

Illustrated anatomy of the head and neck, 3rd ed. / by M. J. Fehrenback & S.W. Herring Saunders Elsevier, c2007.

"Now in full color, this outstanding reference is designed to meet all the needs of today's dental professional! It provides complete coverage of head and neck anatomy, as well as in-depth discussions on the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint, the spread of dental infection, and the anatomical basis of local anesthesia for pain control."

Illustrated dental embryology, histology, and anatomy, 2nd edition / by Mary Bath-Balogh & Margaret J. Fehrenbach.
Elsevier Saunders, c2006.

"Now in full color, this reference provides a complete look at dental anatomy, combined with dental embryology and histology and a review of dental structures. Superb illustrations and a reader-friendly writing style help you understand both basic science and clinical applications, going beyond the facts to a deeper level of comprehension. It's the well-rounded coverage you need to suceed as a dental professional."

McMinn’s color atlas of head and neck anatomy 4th ed. / by Bari M. Logan et al. 
Mosby Elsevier, c2010

"McMinn's Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy is the only large format atlas of the human head and neck, incorporating outstanding dissections, osteology, and radiographic and surface anatomy images. New dissections and double page spreads provide detailed depictions for additional and more specific areas. The more complex dissections are accompanied by explanatory artwork and all dissections are accompanied by notes and commentaries. Reference lists and dental anesthesia information are incorporated into appendices at the back of the book. All in all, this is a beautiful and thorough atlas of the whole head and neck region."

Orthodontics at a Glance / by Daljit S. Gill.
Blackwell Munksgaard, c2008.

"Orthodontics at a Glance is a new dentistry title in the highly popular at a Glance series. It provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear diagrams encapsulating essential knowledge..."

The osteoperiosteal flap: A simplified approach to alveolar bone reconstruction / by Ole T. Jensen (ed.). Quintessence, c2010.

"This text is written and edited for the 'wet finger' clinician - the private practice clinician, who must use techniques that work consistently, have minimal morbidity, and are simple and relatively quick. The osteoperiosteal flap, shown here in all its permutations, fulfills these criteria beautifully."

Oxford specialist handbook of applied medicine and surgery in dentistry, 3rd edition / by Athanasios Kalantzis & Crispian Scully. Oxford University Press, c2010.

"Bridging the gap between dental and medical knowledge, it provides postgraduate dental trainees with practical advice on dealing with clinical problems not encountered during their university training. This book covers the many areas of dentistry that overlap with, or border on, other specialities in the field of medicine and surgery - inclusing history taking, examination, emergencies, and the treatment of special care patients."

Oxford specialist handbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery / by Cyrus Kerawala & Carrie Newlands. Oxford University Press, c2010.

"Oral and maxillofacial surgery is an evolving and unique surgical speciality, with increasing numbers of young dentists and doctors continually attracted by its charms. We trust this book will further whet their appetites. It may also find a place on the bookshelves of those who are working and training in other allied surgical disciplines, or accident and emergency."

Peri-implant infection: etiology, diagnosis and treatment / by Frank Schwarz & J├╝rgen Becker.
Quintessence Publishing, c2010.

"This book provides a clear and easily comprehensible description of peri-implant tissue anatomy and structure as well as of the etiological and pathogentic factors associated with peri-implantitis."

Blackwell Publishing, c2007.

"...offers a step-by-step guide to cutting-edge surgical techniques as well as interdisciplinary treatment approaches in periodontology. It details procedures in a practical, accessible way, profiling more complex and advanced procedures through a user-friendly and highly visual format."

The scientific basis of oral health education / by R.S. Levine & C.R. Stillman-Lowe. BDJ, c2004.

"[This text] is an essential document for all those involved in providing oral health education to the public. [It] provides a sound basis for giving information and advice to the public on the main aspects of oral health..."

Textbook of endodontology, 2nd edition / by Gunwar Bergenholtz, Preben Horsted-Bindslev, et al. Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

"The second edition of [this text] continues the aim of serving the educational needs of dental students and dental practitioners searching for updates on endodontic theories and techniques... [It] continues its important function of providing lucid scholarship and clear discussion of biological concepts and treatment principles in endodontics, and as such will be an important update to its current readers and a valuable discovery to its new audience."

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