Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March 2014 Dentistry Library Newsletter is here!

Hot off the press is the new March 2014 Dentistry Library Newsletter! Time to grab a cup of coffee, sit back and hear all about what is new with your favourite database, mobile App and more!

 What will you find in the issue?
  • A new APProach to children’s dental health!
  • Copyright update
  • What’s new in databases?
  • Health sciences mobile App corner
  • Dental elf on a shelf….
  • Graduating soon?
  • Smile: Just for fun!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Plan on taking at Trip this spring!

For most of us this long winter is really starting to take a toll… maybe it is time to take Trip and rejuvenate? And since the winter weather has not totally left yet –why not try a staycation! Lucky for dentists, the ultimate staycation can come in the form of (taking a) Trip, a “tool for you to find and use high-quality clinical research evidence”, right from your office or home!
What does T.R.I.P. stand for? Well, currently nothing; however, it used stand for Turning Research Into Practice. From the initial conception of Trip, as an Excel spreadsheet, until the current web based form, the impetus behind Trip has been about helping medical care professionals to quickly (and easily!) find information for evidence based medicine and/or evidence based dentistry.

So, what kind of information can you find using Trip? Searches can pull up information such as secondary evidence (evidence based synopses, systematic reviews, or guidelines), clinical Q&A, key and extended primary research, controlled trials, case reports or e-textbooks.

Trip can be used with a simple search, by typing in the subject you are interested in or you can switch over to the advanced search if you are looking for information that is a bit more specific or time sensitive. Trip also uses a synonym function which attempts to find alternate ways of saying your search term simultaneously (e.g. dental caries and dental cavities). The synonym function has some similarities to using a MeSH search in Medline.

More recently, Trip has included a search function where you can break your research question into PICO concepts (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) and search the database using all (or some) of these concepts. For a bit more information on PICO, please visit our Evidence Based Dentistry research guide

Although you may not have time to take a real trip this spring, we hope we have enticed you to spend a few minutes one day checking out Trip! We guarantee it will be almost as fun as a trip to the Bahamas or Cuba!

Friday, 7 March 2014

New Books - March 2014


Anesthesia in cosmetic surgery / by Barry L. Friedberg
Cambridge University Press, 2007.

"This reference will focus on all of the procedures that the anesthesiologist needs to be proficient in to adequately care for this group of patients. Perioperative care and pain management will be covered for the full spectrum of operations, and there will be special emphasis on level-of-consciousness monitoring of these patients" Taken from book description

Treatment of preventable dental cavities in preschoolers: A focus on day surgery under general anesthesia / by Canadian Institute of Health Information   

Cone beam computed tomography: oral and maxillofacial diagnosis and applications / David Sarment.
John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

"Written for the clinician, Cone Beam Computed Tomography helps the reader understand how CBCT machines operate, perform advanced diagnosis using CT data, have a working knowledge of CBCT-related treatment planning for specific clinical tasks, and integrate these new technologies in daily practice" Taken from publisher description
John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

"Kish and Paula are to be congratulated for their hard work in producing this 4th Edition of Endodontics. They have presented a well re-organised and richly illustrated text that unifies modern evidence-based thinking. It will be of value to all students, practitioners and specialists, who possess an enthusiastic interest in endodontics. It is with great pride that we commend this work to readers." Taken from Foreward by Chris Stock


Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck / by Janfaza, Nadol, Galla, Fabian, Montgomery
Harvard University Press, 2011

"Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck was immediately hailed as indispensable when it was first published in 2001. In demand ever since, this classic surgical atlas—packed with more than 700 exceptional drawings, 537 of them in full color, by an internationally noted medical illustrator—is now available again, with an extensive new index, after years of being out of print." Description from Harvard University Press: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674058033

Dancing hands: deductions and prescriptions of working methods, skills, assistance, teamwork, precision vision, working postures, equipment and organization in dental practice / by Herluf Skovsgaard
Quintessence Publishing, 2013

"Dancing Hands is dedicated to the eyes, hands and brain of the dental practitioner, chairside assistant and hygienist, and to their teamwork in the dental treatment room. This book outlines the standards by which the dentists and assistant should work in 12 basic principles or axioms, that when followed bring postures, movements, and communication into harmonious practice. The dos and don'ts of practice, posture and the positioning of equipment are all here, accompanied by full-color illustrations." Description from the back of the book.

Atlas of Head and Neck Ultrasound / by Heinrich Iro, Allessandro Bozzato and Johannes Zenk
Thieme, 2013.

"Written by internationally renowned experts, this exceptional and most comprehensive atlas provides readers with a didactic exposure to the principles of ultrasound and its application in the diagnosis and treatment of clinical conditions of the head and neck. It specifically evaluates the possibilities of modern high-resolution B-scan and color Doppler ultrasound." Description from back cover

Principles and practice of operative dentistry: A modern approach / by Enosakhare S. Akpata, Qasem D. Alomari, and Abdullah R. AlShammery
Quintessence Publishing, 2013.

"This second edition of the Textbook of Operative Dentistry, now Principles and Practice of Operative Dentistry: A Modern Approach, has been much expanded with updated content and illustrations. The revision has been particularly extensive in the chapters on dental caries and tooth-colored restorations." Text from the Forward and Preface

Delmar Cengage Learning, 2013

"Head, Neck and Dental Anatomy, 4th ed is brimming with new, full-color figures that showcase anatomical details of the mouth and teeth. The most important features of each tooth are detailed in brief charts, making excellent study guides. Known for its engaging style, this concise resource is fully revised, including new worksheets with multiple choice and labeling questions. With its enhanced figures, fresh design, and updated materials the fourth edition promises to be a reliable go-to resource throughout your education and career!" Description from the back cover

Churchill-Livingstone, Elsevier, c2013.

"This is a fully revised new edition of a highly successful introduction to ENT and Head and Neck Surgery. It offers clear, comprehensive coverage of the diagnosis and management of common disorders, with operative detail kept to a minimum. It includes essential new developments in what has become a major speciality in the surgical domain, encompassing not just ENT but also facial, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck and skull base surgery, as well as audiological medicine." Taken from back cover.

First Aid, 2010.

"Hundreds of board-style questions and answers give you the practice you need to excel on the NBDE Part II." Taken from back cover.

Wheather’s basic pathology; a text, atlas and review of histopathology,fifth  edition / by B. Young, W. Stewart,and G. O’Dowd
Churchill Livingstone –Elsevier, c2011

"This resource offers a comprehensive introduction to pathology first by covering fundamental pathological processes and then addressing the common diseases encountered in systems pathology. Hundreds of high-quality images illustrate the essential features of pathology and make it easy to make definitive comparisons to your own lab samples, while concise captions enable you to quickly and easily understand key points." Taken from back cover.

F.A. Davis Company, c2014

"A unique organization brings together both the regions and the systems of the body to help you thoroughly understand the structures of the head and neck and how they work during normal function." Taken from back cover.