Thursday, 3 June 2010

New Books June 2010


All descriptions taken from book prefaces and book jackets.

All the right moves: The definitive guide for integrating dental team ergonomics, treatment room technology; auxiliary utilization, & office design / by Risa Pollack-Simon.
PennWell, c2002.

"This book includes a vast amount of material that can apply to the new dentist and team, as well as to the experienced one! A must read when considering new construction, a remodel, or the integration of new technologies."

Applied pharmacology for the dental hygienist, 6th edition / by Elena Bablenis Haveles.
Mosby Elsevier, c2011
 "Easy to read and easy to follow, this practical text provides an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology. It covers the most common drugs that you'll encounter in clinical practice, including the drugs a patient may already be taking and the drugs prescribed by the dentist. A logical and consistent organization makes it easy to look up drug group indications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and dosages."

Atlas of craniomaxillofacial osteosynthesis: Microplates, miniplates, and screws, 2nd edition / by Franz Haerle, et al.
Thieme, c2009.

"Now in a long-awaited second edition, this groundbreaking atlas of osteosynthesis in craniomaxillofacial and oral surgery has been fully updated to reflect new techniques, applications, instruments, and materials. Illustrated in detailed, highly instructive full-color drawings, the book covers key advances in craniomaxillofacial and oral surgery, inclusing the use of resorbable plates and scarews, modern techniques of bone distraction, and the advanced treatment of trauma and congenital deformities."

Barron's DAT, Dental Admission Test, 2nd edition / by Richard A. Lehman, et al.
Barron's, c2009.

"Review of all test topics, including biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry, as well as testing for perceptual ability, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning."

Basic guide to dental materials / by Carmen Scheller-Sheridan.
Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

"The book includes coverage of all basic dental materials and their uses as well as manufacturer examples for each, step-by-step illustrated guidance as to the proper manipulation of materials, instructions on the four-handed delivery of dental materials and relebant instruments, and much more."

Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

"Written in a clear and accessible style, chapters cover such key topics as patient assessment, adult resuscitation, respiratory and cardiac disorders, paediatric emergencies, emergency equipment, and law and ethics."

Cecil Medicine, 23rd edition / by Lee Goldman & Dennis Ausiello (eds).
Saunders Elsevier, 2008

"If you aren't getting your medical information from Cecil Medicine, it's time for you to start. This 23rd edition is quite simply the fastest and best place to find all of the clinical answers you need!

Change your smile, 4th edition / by Ronald E. Goldstein, et al.
Quintessence, c2009.

"Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. An engaging appealing smile and the confidence it brings create a positive energy that infuses everything you do - but an unattractive smile can do just the opposite...[This book] has everything you need to know to get the smile you've always dreamed of."

Clinical research in oral health / by William V. Giannobile, Brian A. Burt & Robert J. Genco. Wiley-Blackwell, c2010.

"[This book] surveys the essentials of clinical research in oral health, anchoring these  principles within the specific context of dental science. Using fully explicated examples from clinical research and a thorough survey of existing protocols, the editors have created an accessible handbook for translational research speficifcally tailored to the needs of the dental investigator. The book addresses key research questions exclusively applicable to dentistry and oral health and serves as a comprehensive guide to key principles and practices of oral health clinical research."

Saunders Elsevier, c2011.

"The updated third edition provides clear, full-color clinical photos and practical instructions covering a wide range of implant challenges."

Concise encyclopedia of periodontology / by David C. Vandersall.
Blackwell-Munksgaard, c2007.

"[This book] offers an indispensable guide to the terminology, technical vocabulary, classic clinical cases, and literature of periodontology. A concise, succinct, and portable adjunct to traditional textbooks, it enables readers to search the literature by cross-referencing terms to classic and modern sources and to review specific areas of the subject, easily guiding them through the mass of periodontology sources."

Dental implants: The art and science, 2nd edition / by Charles A. Babbush, et al.
Saunders Elsevier, c2011

"With over 1600 full color clinical photographs and line drawings, 20 new chapters, and complete coverage on the business of implants and medical legal issues, this second edition will take your practice to the next level. It's an all-in-one resource for surgical and prosthetic techniques and the latest on guided surgery, cone-beam CT scanning, and the treatment of complications and failures."

Handbook of dental care: Diagnostic, preventive and restorative services / by Jose C. Taggart, (ed.).
Nova, c2009.

"This book focuses on new research in dentistry practices. Dentistry is the known evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body...Many oral diseases and abnormalities can indicate systemic, neural, or other diseases. Research on these and other issues related to dental care are discusses in this new book."

Handbook of orthodontics / by Martin Cobourne & Andrew T. Di Biase.
Mosby Elseview, c2010.

"[This book] provides readers with a firm understanding of malocclusion and its management, whilst addressing current controversies in modern orthodontics by taking an evidence-based approach to clinical practice. Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout..."

L’Harmattan, c2010.


Barron's DAT, Dental Admission Test / by Richard A. Lehman, et al.
Barron's, c2009.

Elucidating the role of integrin-extracellular matrix protein interactions in regulating osteoclast activity / by Azza Gramoun.
Thesis (Ph.D.)—University of Toronto, 2010.

Evaluation of an in situ formed bioresorbable membrane and hyperbaric oxygen on bone regeneration using alloplastic bone substitutes in critical sized rabbit calvarial defects / by Craig Curtis Humber.
Thesis (M.Sc.)—University of Toronto, 2010.

Adult Fiction dentists can sink their teeth into...

Click on the BOOK TITLE call number in the University of Toronto Libraries, unless specified.

Sagebrush Dentist. by Dr. Will Frackelton
Sagebrush Dentist (as told to Herman Gastrell Seely) tells the story of a "tenderfoot dentist who saw the last days of the winning of the West." Characters such as Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill, Indians of the Custer Massacre, veterans of Fort Kearny and a host of others were still on the scene. This is the real "he-man story" of the life of a man who had to establish his professional life as much through his fists, guns and main strength as by his dental skill.

Dentist of Auschwitz by Benjamin Jacobs
In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary skills saved his life. Jacobs helped assemble V1 and V2 rockets in Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau; spent a year and a half in Auschwitz, where he was forced to remove gold teeth from corpses; and survived the RAF attack on three ocean liners turned prison camps in the Bay of Lubeck. (amazon site)

Aint No Valley: A Novel by Sharon Ewell Foster
Against the backdrop of San Francisco, Anthony, a banking executive, and Naomi, a dentist, are two people who have trusted their jobs and status to make them whole--until they are suddenly without either. Filled with signature humor, this story takes them on an unexpected search for a new life.

The Daisy Ducks by Rick Boyer (available in Toronto Public Library)
The raunchy, adventure-seeking Boston dentist Doc Adams. In this, third in the series, Adams recounts his latest gaudy swashbuckling escapades, this time instigated by his buddy Liatis Roantis. Leader of the Daisy Ducks, a team of commandos in Vietnam, Roantis had stashed a fortune in Kowloon at the war's end. He wants Adams to help him retrieve the loot, but before they can plan the trip, the veteran is almost a dead Duck from a sniper shot. While Roantis recuperates, the dentist acts on suspicions that his friends' former comrades are guilty of the attack. Adams meets them all and they are gathered together at the book's furious, blood-chilling climax, even Roantis (well again) and the "Daisy," for whom the Ducks were fighting. Tough as the company is, no one in it can make Adams cringe as his fierce wife Mary does, when she catches up with her errant spouse. (Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

High Stakes (Vegas Vampires, Book 1) by Erin McCarthy
In Ethan's world, vampires are civilized beings who have wealth, power, and their own chosen leaders, voted on by their peers. This year, Ethan is up for re-election, and he knows one way to clinch the win is to have a lovely, biddable wife at his side. He believes he's found her in Brittany Baldizzi. She is a sweet-tempered dentist with a soft heart and a fabulous figure - the perfect political wife. He sets out to woo her as his bride, and the taste of victory is within reach....but not if fiery-tempered Alexis has anything to say about it. Alexis will do anything to protect Brittany, even sacrifice herself to the blood-sucking monster out to trap her innocent and naive sister.


The Steve Raymond Series
Death in the Dentist's Chair by Eric B. Olsen
Crime-solving dentist Steve Raymond is back in an all-new mystery. When a colleague brings disturbing news of a patient who has died in her chair, she calls on the Seattle dentist for help. Little does Dr. Raymond realize that his offer to treat the surviving family members will draw him into another murder investigation. At the same time Steve is playing saxophone with the best band he's ever been in. But the choice between music and dentistry is just one of the decisions Steve will have to make. Suspects abound, and time is running out, as death sits in a most unlikely place. (amazon site) The Daisy Dalrymple

Die Laughing by Carola Dunn (available in Toronto Public Library)
In April 1924, the honourable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher must face her darkest fears and confront the one person she's tried to avoid - the dentist. But upon arriving for her appointment, she discovers the dentist stone-cold dead. (amazon site)

Dead Creek (Loon Lake Fishing Mystery Series) by Victoria Houston
This is not your typical small-town mystery featuring a cozy fishing village. Retired dentist Paul Osborne has a habit of coming accross dead bodies, and this time it's a doozy. Four dead bodies are left frozen in a cage, with one displaying rather disturbing gender parts. Paul would rather not have much to do with this, but when asked by the lovely Police Chief Lew Ferris to help out, he cannot refuse. Paul is aided by his trusty young friend Ray, who comes from a family of lawyers and doctors yet chooses to live off the land poaching and tracking.


Can Dentists Be Trusted? by Martina Evans
Martina Evans' third collection of poems begins and ends in the dentist's chair. In between come stories ranging from an Irish childhood to present-day London, featuring voices from the poet's own to those of her family, her cat, and a supporting cast of hectoring lawyers, born bores and rambling mothers. (Amazon website)  


The Right Bite: Dentists as Detectives (24/7: Science Behind The Scene: Forensic Files) by Elizabeth Siris Wichester
With lots of gruesome detail, this slim title in the 24/7 Science behind the Scenes: Forensic Files series uses true-life cases to bring close how forensic dentists identify corpses by their teeth or bite marks. The interactive text is very chatty ("Say some forensic dentist needs to identify a victim"), and each double-page spread is filled with screens, boxes, color photos, and bits of information for browsers. Based on interviews with forensic dentists, the book discusses a murder conviction where the criminal left a bite mark on the victim, a plane crash where forensic dentists identified more than 100 victims, and more. Then there is today's headline drama: 87 percent of Asia's recent tsunami victims were identified by forensic dentists, who are now working with Katrina victims. A final section looks at tools and equipment, including the use of digital imaging. The "gross stuff" will draw readers, who will also enjoy the combination of science, disaster, and up-to-date detective work. (ALA)  

Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend by Gary L. Roberts
Doc Holliday, one of the most famous western gunfighters, died of tuberculosis at the ripe old age of 36. But he left behind him a legend so immense that, even with the addition of this effusively sourced biography, the truth about the man may never be known. There are a few facts: Holliday was a dentist, he became a gambler and a gunslinger, and he was involved in the infamous gunfight at the OK Corral. Roberts' role here is a bit like that of a judge, examining the testimonies and deciding which witnesses to believe and which to discard. The result is an engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of the Old West. (amazon website)

The Fourth Horseman by Randy Lee Eickhoff (available in Toronto Public Library)
John Henry "Doc" Holliday first confronted death as an adolescent in Reconstruction Georgia in the mid-1860s. With Yankee carpetbaggers working diligently to strip what remained of southern dignity, young John shot a man when he bragged of molesting John's mother. After his father sent him away to protect him from the law, he gambled, drank, and immersed himself in the pleasures of the flesh. With the onset of tuberculosis, he went West, falling in with the Earp brothers and participating in the infamous shootout at the OK Corral. Although Eickhoff imbues Holliday with a mythic grandeur that--especially near the conclusion--becomes burdensome, this is still a great adventure, well told. (One cautionary note: southerner Holliday's attitude toward the black Union occupation troops is brutally racist.) (amazon site)