Explains the effects of a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions on patients seen in everyday dental practice. Addresses considerations in particular patient populations.
The book describes impacts on treatment planning and provides guidance on drug interactions.
An ideal introduction to the theory and practical aspects of conservative dentistry, the tenth edition of Pickards' Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry is a must-have text for all dental students, new graduates and oral healthcare professionals alike.
Written in an easy to understand and concise style, the authors introduce the essentials of dental disease before outlining how to collect patient information clinically in order to detect, diagnose, plan and deliver care.
This text offers an authoritative account
of general medical and surgical conditions
as they apply to the practice of dentistry
and oral healthcare. Includes book and
ebook, allowing you to quickly search the
entire book, make notes, add highlights
and study more efficiently.
This book will help you to understand
the basics of fear, anxiety and phobias
and the role these emotions play in
creating negative behavior within the
dental environment. The text contains
a variety of modalities that help
identify dental fear and phobia, as well
as chairside techniques and practical
advice aimed at improving patient
cooperation and ensuring treatment
This book aims to define the etiological factors in dental caries and to guide the clinician towards methods of caries prevention that are evidence based.
The coverage includes discussion of the active role of the biofilm and the oral environment and emphasizes the multifactorial etiology of dental caries.
The opening chapters describe the early detection and diagnosis of dental caries, highlight the value of caries risk assessment to the patient, and explain the dynamic process of the demineralization–remineralization cycle.
Information is presented on the action of fluoride, and the evidence relating to the use and effectiveness of remineralization agents and biomimetic materials is reviewed. Additionally, the effects of antimicrobials such as chlorhexidine and ozone are summarized.
Further chapters focus on dietary counseling (with information on sweeteners and probiotics), the effectiveness of sealants in caries prevention, and resin infiltration. The philosophy of prophylaxis and ways to improve patient compliance and achieve proper mechanical plaque removal are discussed.
The book is concluded with a chapter discussing preventive actions in representative cases.
This clinically oriented book covers all aspects of the evidence-based decision making process in multidisciplinary management of the natural dentition.
The book opens by clarifying the principles of evidence-based decision making and explaining how these principles should be applied in daily practice.
Individual chapters then focus specifically, and in detail, on endodontic, periodontal, and prosthetic considerations, identifying aspects that need to be integrated into decision making and treatment planning.
Evidence-based decision making with regard to preservation of the natural tooth versus extraction and implant placement is then discussed, and a concluding chapter examines likely future trends in dentistry and how they may affect clinical decision making.
The authors include leading endodontists, periodontists, and prosthodontists. Given the multidisciplinary and comprehensive nature of the book, it will be relevant and interesting to the entire dental community.
This book, richly illustrated in full colour, is a comprehensive guide to the use of local anaesthesia in dentistry that will meet the needs of both students and dental practitioners.
It provides the reader with ample background information on the origin of pain and the pharmacology of anaesthetics, and describes the anatomy of the trigeminal nerve in detail.
Subsequent chapters cover key are as such as general practical aspects, local anesthaesia in the upper and the lower jaw, the use of local anaesthetics in children, local and systematic complications, and the prevention of side effects.
Patients at particular risk of adverse effects are identified and attention drawn to significant legal aspects.
This second edition has been completely revised, with more attention to safety, environment, and sterility.
Additional injection techniques have been included, and a new chapter is devoted to microprocessor-assisted administration of anaesthetics.
Throughout, care has been taken to ensure that the information is clearly presented and the text is easy to read.