Thursday, 26 February 2015

Research tip: Children's Dental Health - fun activities with kids

While we are embracing this cold weather, this is a good opportunity for us to play some indoor games with kids, not only to demonstrate the importance of oral health to children in a fun way but also to let them learn more about your proud profession. Need some ideas? Following is a list of resources you may find useful:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Children's Books at the Dentistry Library!

Franklin and the tooth fairy /
Franklin and the Tooth Fairy by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark. Toronto : Kids Can Press, 1995. Dentistry PZ7 .B67 DENT 1995.

The bear's toothache :
The Bear's Toothache by David McPhail. Boston: Toronto : Little, Brown & Company, 1972. Dentistry PZ7 .M2427 DENT.

Dentist /Dentist illustrated by Jess Stockham. Swindon : Child's Play, 2011. Dentistry PZ7 .S76 DENT.

Behold, no cavities!  : a visit to the dentist /
Behold, No Cavities! : A Visit to the Dentist by Sarah Wilson. New York : Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon, 2007. Dentistry PZ7 .W55 DENT.

Arthur tricks the tooth fairy /

Arthur Tricks the Tooth Fairy by Marc Brown. New York : Random House, 1997. Dentistry PZ7 .B81618 DENT.

The Berenstain bears visit the dentist /
The Bernstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain. New York : Random House, 1981. Dentistry PZ7 .B448 DENT.

Teddy Visits the Dentist by Elizabeth Mahadeo. United States of America : The Mahadeo Movement, 2012. Dentistry PZ7 .M34 DENT.

Smile /Smile by Raina Telgemeier. New York : Graphix, 2010. Dentistry RK55 .Y68 T45 2010.

What's in Your Mouth?: What's in your child's mouth? by Douglas A. Terry. Hanover Park, Ill : Quintessence Publishing, 2013. Dentistry RK60.8 .T47 2013.

Just going to the dentist /
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayor. Racine, Wis. : Western Pub. Co., 1990. OISE JUV FIC M468J.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

New Books - February 2015


Orthopantomography / by I. Pandolfo and S. Mazziotti
Springer, 2013

"...this richly illustrated monograph on [orthopantomography (OPT)] sets out to describe in detail diverse technical and methodological aspects of the examination, from image acquisition through to artifact generation due to lack of experience or malfunctioning. Possible solutions are suggested for all of the most common diagnostic and methodological problems. Emphasis is placed on appropriate terminology and guidance offered on the interpretation of findings in a range of conditions, including the most common odontological problems. This book will be of great value to the radiologist in routine interpretation and reporting of OPTs." Taken from About this Book

Nutrition and oral medicine, 2nd edition / edited by R. Touger-Decker, C. Mobley, J.B. Epstein
Springer New York : Imprint: Humana Press, 2014

"This second edition of Nutrition and Oral Medicine addresses the complex, multifaceted relationships between diet/nutrition and oral health, explores proposed relationships among oral, systemic, and nutritional well-being and provides insights into interprofessional, comprehensive care for individuals. Chapters focus on diet, nutrition, and oral health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan, oral and dental diseases and disorders, oral manifestations of systemic diseases, and discussions of the synergy between oral tissues and nutrients." Taken from Preface, p. vii

Oral and cranial implants : recent developments / edited by H. Devlin and I. Nishimura
Springer, 2013

This book "brings together all the recent key developments in implant research and discusses the underlying science relating to implant procedures and failures. Relevant literature is reviewed and clear practical advice is offered. This book will be ideal for dentists wishing to obtain a snapshot of research in the field and will also be useful for specialists in restorative dentistry. The authors are recognized leading authorities who are well equipped to evaluate the applications and challenges associated with implants." Taken from About this Book


Dental assisting instrument guide, 2nd edition / by D. Phinney and J. Halstead
Cengage Learning, 2015

This book "is the ideal pocket study guide, presenting the numerous instruments used in modern dentistry, along with proper functions, parts, and tray setups. Instruments for all practice areas are covered in detail, alongside hundreds of color photos that make memorization easy." Taken from back cover

Color atlas of fixed prosthodontics / by Y. Hagiwara
Quintessence Publishing Co., Ltd., 2013

"This book is published out of necessity for a logical compilation of practical solutions that can be provided through day-to-day educational activities, to a wide array of problems in clinical practices faced by up-and-coming young dentists [...] I keenly recognize the importance of acquiring the basics through daily clinical practice and in writing this book, I tried my best to make sure that its content 'is easy to understand and logical and allows anyone to put into practice.'" Taken from Preface

Essentials of dental radiography and radiology, 5th edition / by E. Whaites and N. Drage
Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013

"This highly popular text presents everything that an undergraduate dental student, postgraduate student or general dental practitioner needs to know in order to capture high-quality clinical images safely and interpret their findings accurately. In this latest edition, both traditional methods of imaging and new modalities are explored and a new author has been brought on board to bring a fresh approach to the subject area. Written in a highly-accessible style, each page spread has been carefully designed to ensure clarity of understanding by the reader to facilitate both examination success and confidence and safety in the clinical situation. Topics address the whole undergraduate curriculum and many of those required for postgraduate qualifications and range from the physics of imaging and radiation protection to infection control and regional image interpretation." Taken from back cover

Oral surgery / edited by F.D. Fragiskos
Springer, 2007

"This book covers a wide range of topics in oral surgery with detailed, step-by-step analysis of surgical techniques, with many examples. Various aspects of surgical techniques, such as the instruments and materials used in oral surgery, types of flaps and suturing techniques, radiographic techniques, complications and treatment, odontogenic infections, and the latest scientific information concerning preventative and therapeutic use of antibiotics in dentistry, are analyzed. The chapters by distinguished colleagues presenting selective yet abundant photographic material, together with figures which are of excellent quality, make this book a necessary practical guide for both the inexperienced and experienced dentist." Taken from back cover

Also available online: via Scholars Portal and SpringerLINK, Scholars Portal or Ebrary Springer

Attachments in the laboratory / by F. Kaiser
Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 2013

"The success of dentures depends not only on knowledge of the technique but also on the communication between the clinic and the laboratory. I believe that this book is an instrument of great value that will enable the technician and the clinician to follow a process of logical reasoning together, both in the planning as well as the implementation of dentures involving attachments. The diversity of attachment systems requires extensive knowledge of and attention to attachment selection." Taken from Forewords, p. vii

Radiography and radiology for dental care professionals, 3rd edition / by E. Whaites and N. Drage
Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013

"This popular text presents all of the information that a Dental Care Professional (DCP) needs to know in order to capture high-quality clinical images safely. In this latest edition, both traditional methods of imaging and new modalities are included and the author team has been expanded to bring a fresh approach to the subject area. Written in a highly-accessible style, each page spread has been carefully designed to ensure clarity of understanding by the reader to ensure both exam success and confidence and safety in the clinical situation. Topics address the whole curriculum and range from the physics of imaging and radiation protection to basic image interpretation." Taken from back cover

Ultrasonic periodontal debridement : theory and technique / by M.D. George, T.G. Donley and P.M. Preshaw
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

This book "is the first textbook to focus exclusively on this fundamentally important component of periodontal therapy. George, Donley, and Preshaw provide a comprehensive resource for dental students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and periodontal residents, as well as practicing dental hygienists and dentists who are looking to increase their familiarity and skills with ultrasonic instrumentation." Taken from back cover

Atlas of oral and maxillofacial histopathology / by H.S. Lumerman and R.B. Bowe
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012 

This book "consists of six compact chapters, each containing the most common and also unusual entities that are submitted by surgeons working in this anatomic area. Dr. Lumerman presents the defining diagnostic histopathology by means of carefully selected images and captions, in addition to a brief outline of the demographic information and histopathologic differential diagnoses. Pitfall problems in diagnosis are also discussed and resolved." Taken from Foreword, p. vii

Also available online

Ethiopia : the Bradt travel guide, 5th ed. / by Philip Briggs

Bradt Travel Guides
Globe Pequot Press, 2009

Since the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto is part of the TAAAC: Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration, this book will be a great addition to our collection for those who are thinking about visiting Ethiopia:

"Of all African nations, Ethiopia is prone to the most misconceptions. The 1985 famine and the cracked barren earth of the Danakil Depression are not images easily forgotten. But Philip Briggs' highly praised, fully updated guide refocuses the lens to reveal an ancient country that continues to confound expectations: from the ancient Judaic cultures of the fertile highlands to the colourful animist peoples of South Omo Valley, from the Afro-Alpine moorland of Bale Mountains National Park to the thundering Blue Nile Falls." Taken from back cover


Effect of superhydrophobic titanium surfaceon initial salivary pellicle acquisition and oral biofilm formation / by Eugene Chung

The influence of experience and training in the examination pattern of panoramic radiographs: results of an eye tracking study / Daniel P. Turgeon.
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2014.

The role of neutrophils in the invasive behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma / by Marco A.O.Magalhaes.
Thesis (MSc)—University of Toronto, 2015.