Monday, 6 June 2016

SpringerLink eBooks - January to April 2016

This list includes new SpringerLink eBook titles published between January and May 2016 ONLY. Previously featured on the blog were SpringerLink titles added between January and September 2015, between July and September 2015 and between October and December 2015

Personalized oral health care: from concept design to clinical practice / edited by P.J. Polverini 

"This book provides an overview of the oral health care environment as the transition is made to a system increasingly focusing on disease prevention, early intervention to minimize disease progression, and a personalized approach that meets each individual’s needs. Descriptions are provided of an array of technologies based on rapid advances in genomic medicine and omics technology that are already entering clinical practice and promise to have a huge impact on risk assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. Detailed consideration is also paid to personalized health insurance in the new environment, the impact of personalized health care on the economics of health care, and the consequences for the global diagnostic market place and improved access to care. The changes in dental education required to produce dentists better equipped to participate in the new health care environment are examined, and the book concludes by considering key opportunities and challenges." Provided by the online publisher

Temporomandibular joint total joint replacement - TMJ TJR : a comprehensive reference for researchers, materials scientists, and surgeons / edited by L.G. Mercuri 

"This is the first text that deals specifically with TMJ TJR. Each chapter is authored by either a basic science researcher or clinician known for their interest and expertise in this field. The text provides the reader with state-of-the-art analysis of all aspects of total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJ TJR), starting with cutting-edge evidence on the biomechanics of the TMJ. The intriguing history of TMJ TJR is presented to provide an understanding of why some prior TMJ TJR devices failed and how what was learned from those failures has led to the improvements exhibited in present TMJ TJR devices.   Expert chapters discuss both stock and custom designs, their indications and contraindications, primary operative techniques, combined TMJ TJR and orthognathic surgical techniques, and the devices' adaption for use as segmental or total mandibular replacement devices after ablative surgery. Clinical outcomes and avoidance as well as management of complications are detailed.  Numerous helpful illustrations and radiographs are presented to assist readers in understanding and carrying out the described procedures. Important evidence from both the orthopedic and TMJ TJR literature relating to material sensitivity and mechanical wear will be reported. Finally, the role bioengineered tissue may hold for the future of TMJ TJR will be discussed.
  • Constitutes the first book solely dedicated to TMJ TJR
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of basic science, design, materials, and outcomes to date
  • Describes the basic and advanced operative procedures of primary and revision TMJ TJR in detail with text, images and illustrations" Provided by the online publisher

"This book provides dental professionals with a clear understanding of current clinical and scientific knowledge on the various aspects of pulp treatment for both primary and young permanent teeth. Diagnostic parameters are clearly presented, along with step-by-step descriptions of clinical procedures, including indirect and direct pulp treatments, pulpotomy, and pulpectomy. The rationale for the materials used in each technique and their individual merits and disadvantages are examined in detail. In the case of pulpotomy, all the materials used since the introduction of this treatment modality are discussed (e.g., formocresol, glutaraldehyde, ferric sulfate, and MTA) and the roles of sodium hypochlorite, electrofulguration, and laser therapy are elucidated. Special attention is devoted to pulpectomy and root canal treatment, with consideration of debriding and obturation techniques, rinsing solutions, and root-filling pastes. A further individual chapter is dedicated to restorations of teeth treated with the different types of pulp therapy. The various conservative treatment modalities are also presented, including specific treatments for immature nonvital permanent teeth. The concluding chapter looks to the future and the potential value of stem cells in pulp therapy.
  • Presents current clinical and scientific knowledge on pulp treatment for primary and young permanent teeth
  • Describes clinical procedures step by step
  • Explains the merits and drawbacks of different materials and the rationale for their use" Provided by the online publisher 
"This book offers detailed guidance on integrated orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative solutions for the treatment of diastema, highlighting the advantages of such a multidisciplinary approach and presenting suitable clinical protocols for esthetic reconstruction and functional improvement. The coverage includes discussion of diagnosis and explanation of important elements of dentofacial, dentolabial, and dental analysis and relevant soft tissue aspects. Clear advice is provided on treatment planning, and the various treatment options are fully described, with consideration of new materials and techniques and attention to timing and sequencing. The book benefits from the inclusion of numerous clinical case photos. It will be an excellent aid to the management of patients in whom correction of diastemas is only possible through multidisciplinary interventions.
  • Provides detailed guidance on the diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of diastemas
  • Covers new materials and techniques
  • Includes numerous clinical case photos" Provided by the online publisher

"This concise handbook covers all aspects of glass-ionomer cements, from the development of these materials in the early 1970s through to the current state of the art. Their physical, chemical, biological, and clinical properties are described as well as how their formulation and usage have evolved over time, giving rise to newer subcategories of the parent materials. Detailed coverage is provided on the clinical use of glass-ionomer cements in restorative and pediatric dentistry and in widely taught and practiced newer approaches, including atraumatic restorative treatment and minimal intervention dentistry. The authors are internationally acclaimed experts who present information in an easy-to-follow format that will appeal to readers. With the renewed worldwide quest for substitute materials for the more traditional amalgam, glass-ionomer cements have the potential for further development and may play a significant role in future trends.
  • Describes the clinical use of glass-ionomer cements (GICs) in restorative and pediatric dentistry
  • Examines the role of GICs in newer approaches
  • Written by international experts in an easy-to-follow format" Provided by the online publisher

"This book provides research-oriented care providers with up-to-date information on the oral cancer patient population, the ways in which we are treating them, and the scientific approaches being pursued in order to improve survival and reduce treatment-related morbidity. The text is organized into three sections covering epidemiology and management, cancer development and biomarkers, and breaking developments and novel approaches for drug discovery. The first section includes discussion of the emerging role of HPV in oral cancer and explains the surgical, chemotherapy and radiation approaches to treatment. Aspects such as molecular progression, the role of cancer stem cells in tumor development, and the value of various biomarkers are then examined. The final section is devoted to the latest advances and covers, among other topics, current clinical trials, emerging drug targets, and targeting of the unfolded protein response and of mediators of coagulation
  • Provides up-to-date information on the oral cancer patient population and treatment options
  • Examines the value of a variety of biomarkers
  • Describes breaking developments and new drug discoveries" Provided by the online publisher

Lasers in endodontics : scientific background and clinical applications / edited by G. Olivi, R. De Moor, and E. DiVito

"This book offers up-to-date information on all aspects of the use of lasers in endodontics, focusing especially on the various laser applications, including primary and permanent root canal therapies, retreatments, apical surgery and pulp therapy. Every laser technique used in endodontics is carefully described and illustrated, with detailed coverage of both conventional methods and more recent developments such as laser-activated irrigation and photon-induced photoacoustic streaming. In addition, a separate section addresses the basic science of laser dentistry, explaining the physics, describing laser–tissue interactions, and discussing different types of laser. Extensive reference is made to the international literature in order to provide the reader with a clear, evidence-based understanding of the merits of various approaches. In offering a balanced mix of descriptions of clinical applications, clinical data, scientific research and logical criticism, the book will serve as an excellent reference for a wide audience comprising general dentists as well as specialists.
  • Describes conventional and cutting-edge laser methodologies and applications in endodontics
  • Provides an evidence-based understanding of the merits of various approaches
  • Includes a wealth of informative illustrations" Provided by the online publisher

"The first ethics casebook that integrates clinical ethics (medical, nursing, and dental) and research ethics with public health and informatics.  The book opens with five chapters on ethics, the development of interprofessional ethics, and brief instructional materials for students on how to analyze ethical cases and for teachers on how to teach ethics.  In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare system, the cases in this book are far more realistic than previous efforts that isolate the decision-making process by professions as if each is not embedded in a larger context that involves healthcare teams, hospital policies, and technology. The central claim of this book is that ethics is an important common ground for all of the health professions.  Furthermore, when we recognize that our professions converge upon a common goal we will find less conflict and more pleasure in working together.
  • Written in a highly accessible style, without jargon, to make it usable by students in the medical professions with no previous ethics background
  • The only text to include medical, dental hygiene, and nursing ethics, and use cases that incorporate different professions interacting in cases 
  • Includes informatics and organizational systems issues that are usually omitted/overlooked in ethics texts" Provided by the online publisher 

"This book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the restoration of teeth retained through root canal treatment, from the perspective of adhesive dentistry. The challenge of adhesion to root dentin is first explained and guidance provided on assessment of the restorability of endodontically treated teeth. The types of prefabricated passive post are then described in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of each type are outlined, with identification of the factors that influence post selection. Further topics include the ferrule effect, evidence‐based clinical applications of fiber posts and new methods to lute fiber posts to the root canal without dentin adhesives. In addition, frequent myths are identified and dispelled. All aspects are illustrated with clinical and laboratory images, diagrams and high-resolution electron microscopy photographs.
  • Explains the advantages and disadvantages of different types of prefabricated passive post
  • Describes the evidence‐based clinical applications of fiber posts
  • Well illustrated, with clinical and laboratory images and high-resolution electron microscopy photographs" Provided by the online publisher

"This book is a well-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, clinical management and prevention of dental caries. Current challenging problems in the field are analyzed and the latest research findings, presented. After an introductory chapter on tooth development, the relationships of biofilm and saliva to dental caries and the significance of the balance between demineralization and remineralization for the development of carious lesions are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment, the implications of disease burden for prevention and the association between systemic diseases and dental caries. Dental Caries: Principles and Management is intended for dental school students, practicing dentists and researchers in dentistry.
  • Covers many aspects of dental caries
  • Provides valuable pictures to demonstrate variety of clinical manifestations and complications
  • Deals with important current issues in a thorough but straightforward and easy-to-read way" Provided by the online publisher

"This handbook describes several current trends in the development of bioceramics and biocomposites for clinical use in the repair, remodelling, and regeneration of bone tissue. Comprehensive coverage of these materials allows fundamental aspects of the science and engineering to be seen in close relation to the clinical performance of dental and orthopaedic implants. Bioceramics and biocomposites appear to be the most dynamic area of materials development for both tissue engineering and implantable medical devices. Almost all medical specialties will continue to benefit from these developments, but especially dentistry and orthopaedics. In this Handbook, leading researchers describe the use of bionanomaterials to create new functionalities when interfaced with biological molecules or structures. Also described are technologies for bioceramics and biocomposites processing in order to fabricate medical devices for clinical use. Another important section of the book is dedicated to tissue regeneration with development of new matrices. A targeted or personalized treatment device reduces drug consumption and treatment expenses, resulting in benefits to the patient and cost reductions for public health systems. 

This authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art in the development and use of bioceramics and biocomposites can also serve as the basis of instructional course lectures for audiences ranging from advanced undergraduate students to post-graduates in materials science and engineering and biomedical engineering.
  • Presents a multidisciplinary approach, from materials properties and medical device performance to new treatment options and the clinician’s attitude
  • Reviews the latest applications of bioceramics and biocomposites in bone tissue engineering, remodelling and regeneration
  • Describes the essential requirements for resorbable bioceramics and biocomposites in clinical applications
  • Reviews clinical performance especially in dentistry and orthopaedics
  • Organized for use in instructional course lectures" Provided by the online publisher 
Note: This book was published in 2016 and has static content. There is also a version of this text that is continuously being updated.

"This atlas is designed to assist all who are involved in diagnosing and treating oral diseases. Individual chapters focus on lesions and disorders of the oral mucosa, soft tissues (including the minor salivary glands), lips, tongue, gingiva, palate, and jaw bones (odontogenic and non-odontogenic lesions). In addition to the more common diseases, less frequent disorders are also covered, some of which have been recognized only in recent years. Throughout, the approach is practice oriented, with concise text and an abundance of high-quality clinical, radiographic, and, where appropriate, histopathologic images. The combined training of the author in oral surgery and oral pathology means that he has exceptional expertise in both the diagnosis and the treatment of oral diseases. His detailed knowledge and experience are fully reflected in the Atlas of Oral Diseases, which will be very helpful for dental and medical professionals in their daily practice.
  • Meets the needs of all who diagnose and treat oral diseases
  • Covers frequent and less frequent disorders of the oral mucosa, soft tissues, lips, tongue, gingiva, palate, and jaw bones
  • Includes an abundance of high-quality clinical, radiographic, and, where appropriate, histopathologic images" Provided by the online publisher 

"This book provides a wide-ranging update on the associations between oral infections and general health. Detailed consideration is given to the underlying mechanisms or pathways linking oral infections to general health, including metastatic spread of infection from the oral cavity as a result of transient bacteremia, metastatic injury from the effects of circulating oral microbial toxins, and metastatic inflammation caused by immunological dysfunction induced by oral microorganisms. The book also reviews the complex structure and development of oral biofilms in health and disease, and the molecular tools that are currently available for their analysis. The advantages and limitations of such techniques, as well as their impact on the future of diagnostics, prevention and patient management, are discussed.
  • Offers a detailed update on oral biofilms
  • Discusses dental diagnostics in relation to general health
  • Examines molecular techniques offering new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches" Provided by the online publisher 

"This clinical guide describes the latest developments in planning, materials, and techniques for successful fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs). The fabrication of RPDs is demonstrated in a simple and easy-to-understand format, with the aid of numerous color figures and video clips and scientific support on each page. Care has been taken to provide reliable guidance on all aspects of clinical practice relating to RPDs. Readers will find information on decision-making regarding treatment options, clasp-retained RPDs and esthetic solutions, attachments and double crown systems in RPDs, implant-assisted RPDs, maintenance and post-insertion problems for all types of RPDs, the role of RPDs in the management of temporomandibular disorders, re-establishing occlusal vertical dimension and maximal intercuspation.   
  • Provides scientifically supported information on clasp-, precision attachment and implant-retained RPDs
  • Discusses maintenance and postinsertion problems for all types of RPD
  • Includes numerous color figures and supporting video clips" Provided by the online publisher

Non-surgical control of periodontal diseases : a comprehensive handbook / by P.A. Levi Jr., R.J. Rudy, Y.N. Jeong, and D.K. Coleman 

"This handbook has been designed for practicing dental clinicians and students, which includes dental hygienists, general dentists, periodontists, and students of dental hygiene and dentistry who are responsible for treating patients with a broad spectrum of periodontal diseases. The book will enable  practicing clinicians and students to successfully meet the challenge of excellent  patient care, by providing , in a concise and simplified format, both classic and contemporary practical measures that address all aspects of non-surgical periodontal disease management. Readers are carefully guided through an extensive body of accumulated knowledge in eight broad chapters which includes: the patient’s involvement in disease control and prevention, the clinician’s instrumentation for the diagnosis and basic treatment of gingivitis/periodontitis along with pharmacotherapeutics and supportive maintenance therapy to ensure long-term success. Numerous illustrations help to bring the presented ideas and suggestions to life and the succinct nature of the text will allow readers to transfer useful information quickly to their own clinical settings.
  • Emphasis on patient involvement in disease control and prevention of future disease
  • Emphasis on supportive maintenance therapy
  • Concise up-to-date recommendations for non-surgical therapy" Provided by the online publisher

The following titles are not yet available through the UTL catalogue, and instead are ONLY available through the SpringerLink website (but we are working on fixing this!):

"A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Effects of Periodontal Diseases will serve as an ideal, easy-to-use reference for the practicing health professional. It summarizes the latest research on the systemic effects of periodontal diseases, discusses how the results of this research will impact on clinical practice, and aims to help the clinician to answer questions that may be posed by patients, medical colleagues, and the media. A central theme is the contribution of periodontal diseases to systemic inflammation but other mechanisms, such as systemic dissemination of oral pathogens, are also covered. A collaborative approach involving noted investigators in each field and medical colleagues ensures that all chapters are of clinical relevance from both a dental and a medical perspective. The book is also visually engaging, with numerous summary figures and graphics, bullet point tables, and highlight boxes identifying the most clinically significant points.
  • Ideal reference work for the clinician
  • Collaborative approach ensuring clinical relevance from both a dental and a medical perspective
  • Summarizes current research in a rapidly evolving field
  • Outlines the clinical impact and significance of new research findings" Provided by the online publisher

Dental and oral pathology / edited by P.J. Slootweg

"This book covers the complete field of oral and maxillofacial pathology – from Addisons disease to Zimmerman-Laband syndrome. The alphabetically arranged entries, each of which provides a detailed description of a specific pathological disease pattern, allow readers to quickly and easily find the information they need.
  • Provides easy access to relevant information through A-Z entries
  • Presents the work of experts in the field
  • Delivers comprehensive information on the field of dental and oral pathology" Provided by the online publisher

Biology of orthodontic tooth movement : current concepts and applications in orthodontic practice / edited by B. Shroff 

"This book presents the current knowledge and understanding of the biological processes involved in the orthodontic movement of teeth and discusses recent progress in the field. It links research advances to their immediate clinical applications and offers researchers and clinicians a state of the art reference on topical issues relating to orthodontic tooth movement. Biological events play a central role in the movement of teeth during orthodontic therapy. The basis for understanding the sequence of cellular events that leads to orthodontic movement has been well established in the literature through the use of animal models. In recent years, researchers and clinicians have focused their efforts on developing treatment modalities to increase the speed of orthodontic treatment and provide better anchorage options for noncompliant patients. This book will be an invaluable aid in understanding the biology of tooth movement and the relevance of the latest concepts to clinical practice.

  • Reviews current knowledge of the biological processes involved in the orthodontic movement of teeth
  • Explains the relevance of the latest concepts and research findings to orthodontic practice
  • Written by acknowledged experts in the field" Provided by the online publisher

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