- Neuroscience for Dentistry (2022; 1st Edition)
A practical, reader-friendly guide for dental students on the neuroscience of the orofacial region
Understanding neural mechanisms that control orofacial pain, proper masticatory function, taste, speech, swallowing, and proprioceptive input to the temporomandibular joint and teeth is an important facet of dentistry. Neuroscience of Dentistry by renowned educators Barbara J. O'Kane and Laura C. Barritt provides foundational knowledge on these topics. The text integrates fundamental concepts of general neuroscience with vital information on neural mechanisms of the orofacial region and associated pain pathways.
The book is organized in two parts covering basic neuroscience and orofacial neuroscience. Part one is subdivided into four units on the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord gross anatomy, sensory systems, and motor systems. Part two features three units focused on orofacial structures and tissues, dental structures, and orofacial pain and anesthesia. Each generously illustrated, succinctly written, and consistently formatted chapter includes an introductory overview and learning objectives.
Throughout the book, relevant clinical correlations emphasize the relationship between basic neuroscience and clinical practice
Concise, high-yield illustrations, schematics, charts, and tables enhance understanding of general and orofacial neuroanatomy concepts
Helpful overviews at the beginning of each chapter highlight key concepts
National board style questions at the end of each chapter emphasize board-relevant information that enables self-study
This is a must-have resource for dental students taking neuroscience during their first or second year of dental school. It will also benefit other health science and dental hygiene students, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery residents.
- Orthodontic Aligner Treatment: A Review of Materials, Clinical Management, and Evidence (2020; 1st Edition)
For almost 20 years, clear aligners have seen growing popularity in addressing patients’ demands for orthodontic treatment that is also discreet and esthetically inconspicuous. Especially for the adult patient, these almost invisible systems are in considerable demand.
Supported by solid clinical evidence, this new work introduces and discusses all the presently available thermoplastically formed products that apply a predetermined strain to the teeth and jaw, with the goal of correcting malpositioned teeth, while also being esthetically acceptable for the patient.
More than a dozen contributions by top international experts
Includes the most recent guidelines on clinical management with aligners
Scientific approach presents evidence from material properties research, forces generated with aligners, and treatment outcome assessments
Valuable information on changes in oral microbiota, potential side effects, biocompatibility, and more
Orthodontic Aligner Treatment will be welcomed by all orthodontic specialists, as well as graduate students, researchers, and clinical faculty in the field.
- Guide to Periodontal Treatment Solutions for General Dentistry (2020; 1st Edition)
A unique how-to guide for dental trainees on the practical application of periodontal treatment
Guide to Periodontal Treatment Solutions for General Dentistry by Tobias Boehm and Sam Chui is a concise textbook on periodontics geared towards dental students, residents, and early-career general dentists. Each chapter includes cases and evidence-based practice exercises that illustrate key concepts and enable application of these concepts through independent study or non-lecture based teaching methods. The book is arranged in a logical sequence mirroring the manner in which patients present with periodontal disease, from the initial exam to state-of-the-art treatments.
The opening chapters cover gingivitis and disease basics, data collection, epidemiology, classification systems, and diagnosis. Subsequent chapters encompass a wide array of nonsurgical and surgical approaches for treating issues such as gum pockets, furcation, gingival recession, mucogingival defects, and tooth mobility, as well as when to refer patients. The latest methods for controlling gingival inflammation are discussed, including scaling and root planing, systemic and local antimicrobial therapy, antiseptics, lasers, and photodynamic therapy.
Case studies, review questions and explanations, coupled with diagrams and illustrations, enhance understanding and knowledge retention
Nine chapters feature key points of periodontal treatment, with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to approach clinical problems
Prognostic tools and risk assessments for predicting tooth longevity with discussion of various tooth replacement options
This is an essential resource that guides dental students, residents and early career stage dentists through the fundamental aspects of periodontal treatment. The book also provides an excellent classroom tool for dental school instructors.
- Applied Oral Physiology: The Integration of Sciences in Clinical Dentistry (2020; 1st Edition)
Unique textbook presents and integrates dental sciences essential for the practice of dentistry
Applied Oral Physiology: The Integration of Sciences in Clinical Dentistry by prosthodontist, biologist, and educator Robin Wilding integrates basic science topics traditionally taught separately, enabling readers to understand the interconnected relationship between the scientific and clinical aspects of dentistry. On the broadest level, this well-researched, readable, and easy-to-study book brings together related elements of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and biochemistry. Integration of these areas helps students comprehend the different elements of dental science, thereby improving their ability to understand and treat patient problems. For example, understanding how saliva influences oral health is vital information every dentist needs to know.
An introduction to the structure and related function of teeth and oral soft tissues
The relationship between oral ecology and biofilms, dental caries, nutrition, and mucosal immunity
Discussion of clinical and neurogenic pain in context with functions including taste, reflexes, mastication, swallowing, and speech
A balanced presentation of TMJ dynamics including the role that physical and psychosocial factors play in dysfunction
Content considered to be non-essential is presented in appendices at the end of the book, placing the focus on need-to-know information
Topics such as the oral cavity environment, cellular interactions, the extracellular matrix, and bone physiology are covered in one highly relevant resource for clinical dental practice, making this the quintessential text for undergraduate dentistry students.
- Case Guides to Complete and Partial Denture Prosthodontics (2019; 1st Edition)
Case-based dentistry resource details the art of crafting basic to complex dental prosthodontics
Case Guides to Complete and Partial Denture Prosthodontics by prosthodontist and educator Robin Wilding is designed to take dental students on a progressive journey through a sequence of case guides that are based on actual patient scenarios. This comprehensive resource presents clinical challenges in stepwise increments, starting with a one-tooth partial denture and concluding with an implant-supported mandibular overdentures. By mastering less complicated prosthetics first, students are able to gain the necessary skills and confidence to manage more advanced cases.
Eleven clinical scenarios reflect those a student or general dentist will likely encounter in daily practice
Basic science content offered in separate appendices provides relevant scientific background for each case, while keeping the focus on clinical skills
Highly-rated appendices cover practice management topics, including patient FAQs
Videos provide step-by-step guidance on performing specific procedures, from duplicating and placing a denture to solving the problems of an unstable mandibular complete denture
This guide is an essential learning resource for dental students and an excellent teaching tool for dental school instructors.
- Oral Surgery for Dental Students: A Quick Reference Guide (2019; 1st Edition)
Portable, user-friendly reference covers the most essential oral surgery information!
Oral Surgery for Dental Students: A Quick Reference Guide by nationally recognized oral and maxillofacial surgeons and educators Jeffrey A. Elo and Alan S. Herford focuses on essential oral surgery-related topics and management of patients in general dental practice. Well-rounded perspectives are reflected in contributions from dental students, an oral and maxillofacial surgery resident, an oral and maxillofacial radiologist, an oral and maxillofacial pathologist, and an author/anatomist.
Step-by-step chapters with clinical images and online videos detail instrumentation, posture/ergonomics, and proper techniques of dental extraction
In-depth chapters on radiographic analysis and interpretation, common oral pathologies/lesions, medical emergencies, and co-occurring patient health issues, including protocols and case studies
Sample note writing and new patient scripts provide unique tutorials for dental students, residents, and new dentists
This quintessential clinical learning tool also provides a quick procedural review prior to treating dental/surgical patients.
- Color Atlas of Dental Medicine: Orthodontic Therapy. Fundamental Treatment Concepts (2017; 1st Edition)
Created in the tradition and style of Thieme's renowned Dental Atlas series, and the product of many years of research and practical experience, Orthodontic Therapy covers the basics of the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and jaws. Clear and concise texts, and thousands of accurate and rich illustrations, most in full color and presented in Thieme's award-winning two-page spreads, make for efficient and pleasant assimilation of this highly detailed and comprehensive material.
Almost 4,000 images with extensive legends and concise running texts
Current and up-to-date, building upon the basic principles of biology, mechanics, and biomechanics, to reflect the state of the research today, using the most advanced materials and techniques
Information on treatment concepts including functional orthodontics and orthodontic treatment, integration of retained teeth, anchorage options, finishing and retention, adult therapy, and aesthetic alternatives
Step-by-step coverage of all the therapy methods with explanations and illustrations
A wealth of expert tips and tricks
Experienced orthodontists and trainees will greatly value this comprehensive work, both as review and as an authoritative introductory text.
- Sinonasal Complications of Dental Disease and Treatment: Prevention–Diagnosis–Management (2015; 1st Edition)
Filling a gap in the literature, this unique and innovative reference is a comprehensive guide to the management of sinonasal complications of dental disease and treatment. It bridges the fields of otorhinolaryngology and oral surgery, providing multidisciplinary and precise discussion of the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sinonasal complications. The text considers complications following inadequately treated dental infection, improper endodontic treatments, implant placement, and maxillary sinus grafting prior to or in association with oral implant placement. Readers will find complete coverage of both medical and surgical protocols to prevent and treat sinonasal complications, with practical guidance for the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas posed by these often clinically complex cases.
Insights from otorhinolaryngologists, craniomaxillofacial surgeons, oral surgeons, and dentists allow for the effective treatment of a broad range of complications, from fungus balls and oro-antral fistulae to peri-implant osteitis with sinusitis and failed maxillary sinus augmentation procedures
Chapter on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the paranasal sinuses presents relevant background information
Thorough description of surgical procedures, including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and intraoral approaches, used separately or in combination
More than 300 high-quality images, including radiological images, color line illustrations, and photographs, support and enhance the text
Flow charts, tables, and key points throughout the book offer quick access to crucial details
Case reports and online surgical videos aid in the application of concepts to everyday practice
Sinonasal Complications of Dental Disease and Treatment: Prevention, Diagnosis, Management is an indispensable resource for otorhinolaryngologists, oral surgeons, craniomaxillofacial surgeons, and dentists who encounter patients with sinonasal complications resulting from dental pathologies or treatments. It contains the up-to-date and accurate information that surgeons need to have before dealing with these frequently occurring complications.
- Caries Management—Science and Clinical Practice (2013; 1st Edition)
A comprehensive approach to modern caries management
This systematic approach to modern caries management combines new, evidence-based treatment techniques with the scientific underpinnings of caries formation, providing an in-depth review for both clinicians in daily practice and students advancing in the field.
Beginning with patho-anatomic changes in the dental hard tissues, Dental Caries: Science and Clinical Practice goes on to cover non-invasive, minimally invasive, and more aggressive interventions based on each stage of the disease. From microbiology and histology to visual, tactile and radiographic diagnosis, risk assessment, preventive measures, and tooth preservation and treatment strategies, the book is packed with valuable clinical information for all dental practitioners.
Succinctly covers the science behind the disease, with recommendations for treatments based on assessment starting at the microscopic level
Written by a team of leading worldwide authorities on caries treatment and management—and utilizing the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) standard throughout
Covers the newest treatment techniques, including adhesion technology, fissure sealing and infiltration, caries removal, tooth-colored restorations, and more
Demonstrates step-by-step caries procedures in striking, full-color illustrations of adult and pediatric cases
Offers the newest thinking on early prevention and behavioral changes in oral health promotion, including the role of diet and nutrition, biofilm management, fluoride use, population-based approaches, and more
Shifting to the new paradigm of "heal and seal" rather than the more invasive "drill and fill," this beautifully illustrated text puts scientific principles into clinical action for the best results. It is an essential resource for a complete, proactive approach to caries detection, assessment, treatment, management, and prevention in contemporary dental practice.
- Pocket Atlas of Endodontics (2005; 1st Edition)
Endodontology has seen enormous advances in recent years. New high-tech tools, such as operative microscopes in combination with ultrasound and nickel-titanium files, make possible a high-level of quality in treatment with excellent long-term treatment results. Regular updating of knowledge is indispensable for every practitioner. This book provides a fast and up-to-date orientation of the entire area of endodontology.
Didactic concept: The classic Thieme Flexi format, with concise text on the left and excellent illustrations on the right hand page of more than 150 double page spreads.
Oriented toward problem-solving:
What is to be done with ongoing pain?
How should one react in an emergency situation?
What special considerations are there in children?
What should one do in the case of obliterated canals, perforations, and incomplete growth of roots?
When results are poor, how does one plan revision procedures?
Efficient treatment planning, newest methods