Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Books - January 2016


Check out the latest eBooks that the Dentistry Library gained access to, as of December 2015, from Wiley, SpringerLink and ScienceDirect.


The effect of processing and learning approaches on diagnostic accuracy in novice clinicians / by Catherine Nolet-Lévesque
Thesis (M.Sc.)—University of Toronto, 2014

Also available online

ScienceDirect eBooks - December 2015

This list includes new ScienceDirect eBook titles published during December 2015 ONLY. Previously featured on the blog were ScienceDirect titles added between January and June 2015 and between July and November 2015

Osteoimmunology : interactions of the immune and skeletal systems, 2nd edition / edited by J. Lorenzo, M. Horowitz, Y. Choi, H. Takayanagi, and G. Schet 

This book "explores the advancements that have been made in the field during the last 40 years, including valuable information on our understanding of the interactions between hematopoietic, immune, and bone cells, now known as the field of osteoimmunology.
This comprehensive work offers the most extensive summaries of research trends in the field and their translation into new therapeutics.

Early chapters deal with the development of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hematopoietic stem cells, T and B-lymphocytes, and communications between these cellular elements, while later sections contain discussions of the signaling pathways by which RANKL influences osteoclast development and function. Subsequent chapters explore the effects that estrogen has on bone and the immune system, the development of pathologic conditions, and the growing research around osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, the genetics of bone disease, and bone cancer metastasis.
  • Explains the intricate interaction between the immune system and bone
  • Features detailed discussions of the key cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the homeostasis of the individual systems
  • Facilitates greater understanding of osteoimmunologic networks, their environments, and how this understanding leads to better treatments for human diseases involving both systems"

Rowan's primer of EEG, 2nd edition / by L.V. Marcuse, M.C. Fields, and J.Y.J. Yoo

"The new edition of Rowan’s Primer of EEG continues to provide clear, concise guidance on the difficult technical aspects of how to perform and interpret EEGs. Practical yet brief, it is perfectly suited for students, residents, and neurologists alike. Included reference material will be continually useful, even to the experienced epileptologist."

Smile design integrating esthetics and function / edited by B. Millar and J.B. Levene
Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry series, volume 2

"Jonathan B. Levine DMD presents a new volume designed to introduce practitioners to aesthetic dentistry with the goal of safely expanding his or her current scope of ethical dental practice. Richly illustrated in full colour throughout, this beautiful yet practical volume introduces the subject of smile design to the reader with topics ranging from aligners and veneers to space management. Smile Design Integrating Aesthetics and Function will be suitable for dental practitioners worldwide."

See also: Principles and Practice of Esthetic Dentistry (volume 1) and Minimally Invasive Esthetics (volume 2)

Translational medicine : tools and techniques / edited by A. Shahzad 

This book "provides a standardized path from basic research to the clinic and brings together various policy and practice issues to simplify the broad interdisciplinary field. With discussions from academic and industry leaders at international institutions who have successfully implemented translational medicine techniques and tools in various settings, readers will be guided through implementation strategies relevant to their own needs and institutions. The book also addresses regulatory processes in USA, EU, Japan and China. By providing details on omics sciences techniques, biomarkers, data mining and management approaches, case reports from industry, and tools to assess the value of different technologies and techniques, this book is the first to provide a user-friendly go-to guide for key opinion leaders (KOLs), industry administrators, faculty members, clinicians, researchers, and students interested in translational medicine.
  • Includes detailed and standardized information about the techniques and tools used in translational medicine
  • Provides specific industry case scenarios
  • Explains how to use translational medicine tools and techniques to plan and improve infrastructures and capabilities while reducing cost and optimizing resources"

SpringerLink eBooks - October to December 2015

This list includes new SpringerLink eBook titles published between October and December 2015 ONLY. Previously featured on the blog were SpringerLink titles added between January and September 2015 and between July and September 2015

Engineering mineralized and load bearing tissues / edited by L.E. Bertassoni and P.G. Coelho

"This book offers a comprehensive overview of current challenges and strategies to regenerate load-bearing and calcified human tissues, including bone, cartilage, tendon, ligaments and dental structures (dentin, enamel, cementum and periodontal ligament). Tissue engineering has long held great promises as an improved treatment option for conditions affecting mineralized and load-bearing structures in the body. Although significant progress has been achieved in recent years, a number of challenges still exist.
Scaffold vascularization, new biofabrication methods (3D printing, lithography, microfabrication), peptide conjugation methods, interface engineering, scaffold mechanical properties, iPS cells, organs-on-a-chip, are some of the topics discussed in this book. More specially, in the first section readers will find an overview of emerging biofabrication methods. In section 2, applied strategies for regeneration of (2.1) bone, cartilage and ligament, as well as (2.2) dentin, cementum, enamel and periodontal ligament are discussed across 14 chapters.

While other volumes have addressed the regeneration of individual tissues, or exclusively focused on different regenerative strategies, the focus of this work is to bring together researchers integrating backgrounds in materials sciences, engineering, biology, mechanics, fluidics, etc, to address specific challenges common to regeneration of several load-bearing and calcified tissues. Therefore, this book provides a unique platform to stimulate progress in the regeneration of functional tissue substitutes.
We envision that this book will represent a valuable reference source for university and college faculties, post‐doctoral research fellows, senior graduate students, and researchers from R&D laboratories in their endeavors to fabricate biomimetic load bearing tissues."

The root canal biofilm / edited by L.E. Chávez de Paz, C.M. Sedgley, and A. Kishen*
*Faculty member at U of T

"This book presents the current state of research on the basic scientific aspects of root canal biofilm biology within a clinically applicable context. Root canal biofilms are complex polymicrobial structures adhering to the root canal surface that are formed by microorganisms invading the pulpal space of teeth, and are associated with persistent root canal infections. Concerted efforts to study root canal biofilms have been made in the past decade, resulting in the publication of observational and experimental studies that detail the morphology and biology of these structures in infected root canals. In addition to confirming that bacteria in root canals do not exist in free-floating planktonic states as previously assumed, this new information on root canal biofilm infections has provided an opportunity to re-evaluate conventional clinical protocols and improve endodontic therapeutic measures."

Wiley eBooks - September to December 2015

This list includes new Wiley eBook titles published in September, October, November and December 2015 ONLY. For new titles that were added between January and August 2015 inclusive, click here. 

Advanced bioelectronic materials / edited by A. Tiwari, H.K. Patra, and A.P.F. Turner

"This book covers the recent advances in the development of bioelectronics systems and their potential application in future biomedical applications starting from system design to signal processing for physiological monitoring, to in situ biosensing."

This book "has contributions from distinguished international scholars whose backgrounds mirror the multidisciplinary readership ranging from the biomedical sciences, biosensors and engineering communities with diverse backgrounds, interests and proficiency in academia and industry. The readers will benefit from the widespread coverage of the current literature, state-of-the-art overview of all facets of advanced bioelectronics materials ranging from real time monitoring, in situ diagnostics, in vivo imaging, image-guided therapeutics, biosensors, and translational biomedical devices and personalized monitoring."

Biomaterials science : processing, properties, and applications V : ceramic transactions, volume 254 / edited by R. Narayan, S. Bose and A. Bandyopadhyay 

"Taking place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this CT Volume contains 17 papers from the following 2014 Materials Science and Technology (MS&T'14) symposia:
  • Next Generation Biomaterials
  • Surface Properties of Biomaterials"

"Cleft Lip and Palate Management: A Comprehensive Atlas-with more than 400 photographs and illustrations-provides the latest concepts about the surgical/orthodontic interrelation in cleft lip and palate treatment. Dr. Bennun and his team detail the diagnostic techniques to determine the best treatment protocols for optimal results and decreased chance of retreatment.

The first part explains the principles of cleft and palate treatment, including the role of tissue engineering in craniofacial surgery. Part 2 details the aspects of primary surgical reconstruction, Part 3 discusses orthodontic treatments of cleft lip and palate, including a chapter on adult treatment, and Part 4 covers how to improve results in interdisciplinary treatment. Case presentations include results of treatment after 20-year follow up visits. Ideal for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric plastic surgeons, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, and residents in these specialties."

Dental implant complications : etiology, prevention, and treatment, 2nd edition / edited by S.J. Froum 

"Dental implants have become one of the most popular and rapidly growing techniques for replacing missing teeth. While their predictability, functionality, and durability make them an attractive option for patients and clinicians alike, complications can arise at any stage from patient assessment to maintenance therapy. Dental Implant Complications: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment, Second Edition, updates and expands the hallmark first edition, which was the first comprehensive reference designed to provide clinicians of all skill levels with practical instruction grounded in evidence-based research. Featuring cases from a variety of dental specialties, the book covers the most commonly occurring implant complications as well as the unique."

This book "is organized sequentially, guiding the reader through complications associated with the diagnosis, treatment planning, placement, restoration, and maintenance of implants at any stage. Complications associated with various bone augmentation and sinus lift procedures are also discussed in detail with emphasis on their etiology and prevention. Each chapter utilizes a highly illustrated and user-friendly format to showcase key pedagogical features, including a list of "take home tips" summarizing the fundamental points of each chapter. New chapters include discussions of complications from drug prescribing, implant naturalization, cemented restorations, loose implant restoration syndrome, and craniofacial growth. Readers will also find more case presentations to see how complications have been managed in real-world situations."

This book "brings together contributions from leading experts in the field under the superior editorship of Dr. Stuart Froum. With its pragmatic approach to preventing and managing implant complications, this expertly crafted text continues to serve as an indispensable clinical reference and guide for all dentists placing or restoring implants."

Handbook of polymers for pharmaceutical technologies / edited by V.K. Thakur and M.K. Thakur 

Volume 1: Structure and Chemistry (previously featured on the blog)
Volume 2: Processing and Applications (previously featured on the blog)
Volume 3: Biodegradable Polymers (*NEW)
Volume 4: Bioactive and Compatible Synthetic/Hybrid Polymers (*NEW and not yet added to the library catalogue)

"Polymers are one of the most fascinating materials of the present era finding their applications in almost every aspects of life. Polymers are either directly available in nature or are chemically synthesized and used depending upon the targeted applications.Advances in polymer science and the introduction of new polymers have resulted in the significant development of polymers with unique properties.  Different kinds of polymers have been and will be one of the key in several applications in many of the advanced pharmaceutical research being carried out over the globe.

This 4-partset of books contains precisely referenced chapters, emphasizing different kinds of polymers with basic fundamentals and practicality for application in diverse pharmaceutical technologies. The volumes aim at explaining basics of polymers based materials from different resources and their chemistry along with practical applications which present a future direction in the pharmaceutical industry. Each volume offer deep insight into the subject being treated."

The journal of prosthodontics on dental implants / edited by A.S. Bidra and S.M. Parel 

"The Journal of Prosthodontics has been the official publication of the American College of Prosthodontics for more than 20 years. In excess of 1,000 peer-reviewed articles on a wide variety of subjects are now in print, representing a treasure chest of history and valuable information on a myriad of topics of interest to the specialty of prosthodontics."

This book "is a "best of" compilation of the journal's articles from a number of years, focusing exclusively on the multiple applications of osseointegrated implants: for the management of the partially edentulous patient, management of the completely edentulous patient, and management of patients with maxillofacial defects. Sections also relate to in-vitro studies and general considerations to round out the readership selections.

Whether you're a subscriber who's looking for implant articles in one convenient collection or a clinician with a focus on implant dentistry looking to improve your knowledge base, Journal of Prosthodontics on Dental Implants is a must-have for your personal library."

Marketing implant dentistry : attract and influence patients to accept your dental implant treatment plan / by M. Hines

"A large percentage of skilled dental professionals lack the tools and comfort level required to market themselves and their dental implant practices effectively  As a consequence, these dental professionals miss several opportunities to help patients and grow their business. Even those who recognize the need for marketing often don't have the experience or training to do so effectively. Marketing Implant Dentistry meets this need by giving dentists the tools to better market and promote their practices and to gain case acceptance."

This book "presents proven approaches for attracting dental implant patients and demonstrates the use of successful communication skills, including verbal and visual aids. This book details multiple examples of patient friendly and professional letters for use in targeting both new implant patients and professional referral sources. Readers will learn the benefits of adopting non-traditional approaches such as hosting patient education seminars, as well as cultivating professional relationships with the medical community (physicians) for the purposes of generating untapped referral relationships. Best practices in internet and social media marketing, specific to implant dentistry, are also demonstrated so practices can make the most out of these low-cost opportunities."

This book "updates the landmark text in this important discipline within oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and general surgery. Written by well-established clinicians, educators, and researchers in oral and maxillofacial surgery, this book brings together information on the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of salivary gland pathology. Clear and comprehensive, Salivary Gland Pathology: Diagnosis and Management offers complete explanation of all points, supported by a wealth of clinical and surgical illustrations to allow the reader to gain insight into every facet of each pathologic entity and its diagnosis and treatment."

This book "offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this topic. Beginning with the embryology, anatomy and physiology of the salivary glands, the first section of the book discusses radiographic imaging, infections, cystic conditions, sialoadenitis and sialolithiasis, and systemic diseases. The second section of the book is devoted to the classification of salivary gland tumors and devotes individual chapters to the discussion of each type. Additions for this section of the second edition include molecular biology of salivary gland neoplasia, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy and targeted therapy for salivary gland malignancies.  The book closes with a discussion of pediatric salivary gland pathology, traumatic injuries of the salivary glands and miscellaneous pathologic processes of the salivary glands and ducts, including a section on saliva as a diagnostic fluid.

The book is intended for a very diverse audience, including academic oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists / head and neck surgeons, general surgeons, as well as residents in these disciplines. Private practitioners will want to place this publication on the bookshelves of their offices so as to consult the textbook when evaluating a patient with salivary gland pathology."

"With new medications, medical therapies, and increasing numbers of older and medically complex patients seeking dental care, all dentists, hygienists, and students must understand the intersection of common diseases, medical management, and dental management to coordinate and deliver safe care.

This new second edition updates all of the protocols and guidelines for treatment and medications and adds more information to aid with patient medical assessments, and clearly organizes individual conditions under three headings: background, medical management, and dental management. Written by more than 25 expert academics and clinicians, this evidence-based guide takes a patient-focused approach to help you deliver safe, coordinated oral health care for patients with medical conditions.

Other sections contain disease descriptions, pathogenesis, coordination of care between the dentist and physician, and key questions to ask the patient and physician."

Note that you will not find the following titles in the U of T library catalogue (but we are working on remedying this!):

Advanced processing and manufacturing technologies for nanostructured and multifunctional materials II : a collection of papers presented at the 39th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites / edited by T. Ohji, M. Singh, and M. Halbig 
Book Series: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings

"This CESP issue contains papers that were presented during three symposia held during the 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, Florida, January 25–30, 2015: 
  • Symposium 8: 9th International Symposium on Advanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials and Systems (APMT) 
  • Focused Session 4: Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technologies 
  • Symposium 7: 9th International Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites 
Over 170 contributions (invited talks, oral presentations, and posters) were presented by participants from universities, research institutions, and industry, which offered interdisciplinary discussions indicating strong scientific and technological interest in the field of nanostructured systems. This issue contains 18 peer-reviewed papers that cover various aspects and the latest developments related to nano-scaled materials and functional ceramics." Taken from Preface, ix

Advances in bioceramics and porous ceramics VIII : a collection of papers presented at the 39th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites / edited by R.J. Narayan and P. Colombo 
Book Series: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings

"This issue contains the proceedings of the “Next Generation Bioceramics” and “Porous Ceramics: Novel Developments and Applications” symposia of the 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’15), which was held from January 25–30, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. 

[...] The “Next Generation Bioceramics” symposium addressed several areas associated with processing, characterization, modeling, and applications of bioceramic materials. Topics covered by the symposium included processing of advanced bioceramic materials; bioinspired and biomimetic ceramic materials; biomineralization; self-assembly of bioceramic materials; inorganic-organic composite materials; nanostructured bioceramic materials; mechanical properties of bioceramic materials; in vitro and in vivo characterization of bioceramic materials; bioceramic materials for drug delivery; bioceramic materials for gene delivery; bioceramic materials for sensing; and bioceramic materials for dental applications. 

[...] The symposium on porous ceramics was very well attended, with presentations given by people from academia and industry, confirming that the topic is of great interest and that continuous progress is being made both in university labs and R&D industrial facilities. In particular, researchers are striving to expand the range of porous architectures achievable, by devising novel and improved processing methods, the type of materials being produced with high levels of porosity (e.g. geopolymers), and the applications for highly porous ceramics. At the same time, advances in characterization techniques, such as Computed Tomography coupled with modeling, as well as in Additive Manufacturing-based fabrication techniques are increasingly demonstrating to be a key factor in the development of ceramic components with optimized porous architecture and properties." Taken from Preface, vii-viii

Dental benefit and practice management : a guide for successful practices / by M.M. Okuji 

This book "is a practical tool that helps you manage your office in tune with the realities of modern dental practice.
  • Written by both dentists and insurance industry professionals
  • Practical explanations to effectively and legally process claims
  • Describes the changes in dental practice management to make your practice patient centered
  • Competitive strategies for dentists and organizations"

"This book covers two areas, the first detailing the concepts and technologies of drug-device combination products. The second area includes case studies of important products that either significantly shape our technologies and thinking, or contribute to current healthcare practice.

  • Discusses where drugs and devices work, where they fail, and when they need to work with each other
  • Reviews interactions between human bodies and the drug-device combination products the measurements of these interactions
  • Covers how a drug-device combination product is developed, tested, and regulated
  • Includes case studies of steroid releasing leads, AOA treated tissue heart valves, intrathecal drug delivery pumps, infuse bone grafts, drug eluting stents, and antimicrobial meshes"

This book "provides an evidence-based approach to early treatment, an often-controversial topic. Based on decades of experience in clinical practice and education, Drs. Araújo and Buschang clearly present treatment protocols for mixed-dentition patients with various malocclusions and other orthodontic problems. Class I, Class II, and Class III malocclusions are covered extensively, along with eruptive deviations and open-bite malocclusions. The literature is comprehensively reviewed to ensure that the reader thoroughly understands the development, phenotypic characteristics and etiology of each type of malocclusion. Taking a problem-oriented approach, the authors provide detailed information for each case, develop comprehensive problem lists, and then provide evidence-based treatment solutions. The clinical focus of the text is ideal suited for private-practice clinician, with numerous references and academic underpinnings to ensure its suitability for orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents.
  • Focuses solely on mixed dentition orthodontic treatments
  • Great variety of case studies-5 to 10 cases per chapter
  • Each case is presented in the format of a problem list and evidence-based solutions
  • More than 300 clinical photographs and radiographs"