Monday, 21 April 2014

FreeSources for Dentists

For some of you, the academic year is ending or you are finally getting to wear that funny little graduation hat with a tassel and embark on the wide and exciting world of dentistry… one of the fond memories you have of your time at U of T was working closely with a friendly Dentistry Librarian on an evidence based dentistry project and you want to continue to use EBD in your clinical work… but then you look at the cost of replicating the library resources you had at U of T and YIKES! You can’t afford that!

Well fear not, even if you are not at U of T there a great many FreeSources (a.k.a. free resources!) out there for the dentistry community at large. Here we would like to highlight a few key dental FreeSources you may want to check out:

·         PubMed Central: The same great article database search interface you used at U of T is available for free! Search the Medline database for informative dentistry journal articles using the MeSH thesaurus. Searching PubMed Central is a free of charge service although the content of the journal articles will not be free. However, you should be able to order a copy of most articles through your own library (e.g. your public library) for a fee.

·         TRIP: This FreeSource will help you with your evidence based dentistry needs. You can use this tool to help you find information for your research questions. TRIP even allows you to ask your question in a PICO format!

·         PLOS (Public Library of Science): has open access peer reviewed journals.  The PLUS of using PLOS is that content of these open access journals are free to read. These journals include but are not limited to: PLOS Medicine, PLOS One, PLOS Genetics and PLOS Pathogens. For keeping up to date there is also PLOS Current.

·         DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals): Provides you with access to more than 9,000 open access journals which you can read for free.  This FreeSource specifically gives you access to the content of articles in more than 90 dental journal titles!

·         Canadian Dental Association - Oasis: This FreeSource includes OASIS Discussion (for answering clinical questions) and OASIS Help (for chair side decision support). Here you can ask for information on any burning dental question you have or find point-of-care support for topics such as medical conditions, prescription drugs and medical & dental emergencies.

·         DPES (Dental Procedure Education System): Created right here at the U of T Faculty of Dentistry, this FreeSource is “a web-based archive that uses rich media and plain language to help students, patients and dental professionals learn about dental procedures and oral health”.

For more information on FreeSources for dentists the Information Sources for Dentists Research Guide can be consulted.

Friday, 4 April 2014

New Books - April 2014


Adhesion aspects in dentistry / Jukka P. Matinlinna and K.L. Mittal.
Leiden, 2009.

"So this unique book covering various ramifications of adhesion and adhesives in the broad domain of dentistry provides an important source of information. Among the topics covered include testing aspects of dental materials, dentin bonding, restorations, and adhesion promotion. This book, containing bountiful information, reflects the cumulative wisdom of many world-renowned researchers and should be of interest to anyone involved in any aspects of dentistry. We further hope this book will serve as a fountainhead for new research ideas and new application vistas will emerge as new adhesive materials and techniques become available." Text from publisher description

An introduction to clinical emergency medicine / S.V. Mahadevan, Gus M. Garmel
Cambridge University Press, 2011.

"This textbook is novel in its approach to emergency medicine topics. It describes in detail the best and most current methods to care for patients in the emergency department, including initial evaluation, generation of differential diagnoses, problem solving, and management of challenging conditions based on presenting symptoms." 
Text from publisher description

"The new edition of this highly successful volume continues to offer readers with a systemized and objective approach to the practice of oral and maxillofacial medicine. Winner of the Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors Book Award in the category of New Authored Book (2004), and Highly Commended in the British Medical Association Book Awards (2009), this volume is ideal for senior dental students, dental practitioners and for trainees and practitioners in oral medicine, surery, and pathology in particular." Text from publisher description


Summit's Fundamentals of operative dentistry: a contemporary approach, 4th Edition / by Thomas J. Hilton, Jack L. Ferracane, and James C. Broome (Eds.).
Quintessence Books, 2013.

"This books is a blend of traditional, time-proven methods and recent scientific developments. It adresses several themes, including providing a scientific basis for the concepts described and a committment to conservative dentistry. It describes techniques for restoration of health, function, and esthetics of individual teeth and the dentition as a whole." (Text from Preface)

Oral radiology: principles and interpretation, 7th Edition / by Stuart C. White and Michael J. Pharoah.
Elsevier, 2014.

"This text visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology along with their clinical applications. You'll learn to use today's imaging technology to recognize pathologic conditions and accurately interpret diagnostic images." Text from back cover

Mosby's Review for the NBDE Part II / by Frank Dowd (Ed.)
Elsevier, 2007.

"This complete exam review gives you everything you need to succeed on Part II of the National Board Dental Exam. Leading experts in clinical dentistry provide concise, comprehensive overviews of all of the major disciplines covered in Part II of the board exam...Review questions and a sample exam test your understanding and a companion CD-ROM presents real-world situations that challenge you to apply the concepts you've learned - just like the real exam!" Text from back cover

Dental biomaterials / by Edward C. Combe, F.J. Trevor Burke, and William H. Douglas
Springer, 2013.

"Dental Biomaterials is amazingly broad in scope, providing basic information on polymers, metals and ceramics including new product categories such as flowable composites, resin-modified glass ignomers and compomers as well as providing a lucid insight into the highly confusing area of dentin bonding systems. It includes a review of contemporary materials and conservative restorative options and in doing so addresses materials used in virtually every dental discipline..." Text from back cover

Drug information handbook for dentistry: including oral medicine for medically-compromised patients and specific oral conditions, 19th edition / by Richard L. Wynn, Timothy F. Meiller, and Harold L. Crossley (Eds.)
Lexicomp, 2013.

The long climb: from barber-surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery / by Philias Roy Garant
Quintessence, 2013.

"Unlike other books on the history of dentistry, The Long Climb: From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery outlines the personal struggles endured and victories achieved by the leading personalities of dentistry during its development from antiquity to the present. It showcases the courage and determination of dentistry's pioneers while exposing the episodes of weakness and dishonesty that tarnished the image of the dentist. By highlighting the controversies surrounding major advances in dentistry - gold versus amalgam filling materials, operative versus mechanical dentistry, the relationship between medicine and dentistry, and the restriction of practice imposed by patents - this book gives life to the same old story, making this history book the most robust and entertaining of its kind." Text from back cover

Cone beam computed tomography: oral and maxillofacial diagnosis and applications / by David Sarment (Ed.)
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." Text from publisher description

Otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery series / by Gady Har-El, Terry A. Day, Cherie-Ann O. Nathan, and Shaun A. Nguyen (Eds.)
Thieme, 2013

"Head and Neck Surgery is a comprehensive textbook that provides detailed information on the latest epidemiology, diagnostics, nutritional support, and emerging technology and therapeutics used to treat head and neck cancer. It will serve as a reference and a guide to physicians and non-physicians who diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and follow-up patients with head and neck tumors." Text from back cover

Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2014

CD109 playsa role in osteoclastogenesis / by Maayan Inger
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013

Cadherin-11mediated macrophage adhesion promotes myofibroblast persistence / by ElizabethCambridge
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2014

Investigatingthe oral microbiome in health and periodontal disease / Vaia Galimanas
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013

Rac-nullleukocytes are associated with increased imflammation-mediated alveolar boneloss / Corneliu Sima
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2014

Noassociation between periodontitis and obesity in a nationally representativesample of Canadian adults / by Sari M. Hershenfield
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013

Knowledge,practices and opinions of Ontario dentists when treating patients receivingbisphosphonates / by Ahmed Alhussain
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013

Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013

Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2013