Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine

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Mar 022018

Modern medicine is changing drastically as new technologies emerge to transform the way in which patients are diagnosed, treated, and monitored. In particular, dental medicine is experiencing a tremendous shift as new digital innovations are integrated into dental practice.

The Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine explores the use of digital tools in dentistry, including their evolution as well as evidence-based research on the benefits of technological tools versus non-digital occlusal indicators. Comprised of current research on clinical applications and technologies, this publication is ideal for use by clinicians, educators, and upper-level students in dentistry.



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Glossary of Dental Implantology

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Feb 282018

Glossary of Dental Implantology provides a comprehensive, consensus-based global platform of dental implant terminology for effective communication among dental professionals, clinicians, clinical and basic science researchers, and scientists.

Offers clear definitions for dental implant-related terms for use by the whole dental team
Fosters a working knowledge of currently used dental implant terminology
Helps team members to communicate more efficiently and effectively
Presents a comprehensive guide for specialist and general dentists, dental students, residents, dental hygienists, and dental laboratory technicians
Includes entries for hardware technology, regenerative materials, lasers, radiology, and more

Written with the entire dental team in mind, Glossary of Dental Implantology covers all aspects of implantology, making it an essential reference for anyone working with implants, including prosthodontists, oral surgeons, periodontists, residents in these areas, dentistry students, general dentists, dental hygienists and nurses, and dental laboratory technicians.

Khalid Almas, B.D.S., M.Sc., FDSRCS, FRACDS, M.Sc., DDPHRCS, FICD, FAAOM,is Professor of Periodontology at University of Dammam, College of Dentistry in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Fawad Javed, BDS, PhD, is Dental Researcher and Clinical Dental Practitioner at the Department of General Dentistry, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, USA.

Steph Smith, BChD, BChD(Hons), MDent, MChD, is Lecturer of Periodontology at University of Dammam, College of Dentistry in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.



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Stewart’s Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics, 4th Edition

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Feb 212018

The fourth edition of this classic prosthodontic textbook features a new chapter on implant-assisted removable partial dentures as well as a description of the Prosthodontic Diagnostic Index. As before, the text provides an overview of removable partial denture service in contemporary dental practice with an emphasis on clinical and design aspects. Clinical topics range from examination and treatment planning to mouth preparation and prosthesis placement. Common design philosophies are discussed, and a step-by-step method for partial denture design is presented. Also included are alternative removable partial denture therapies such as Swing Lock, dual path, and attachment-type prostheses. To facilitate visualization and understanding, the text is accompanied by numerous illustrations. Like those that came before it, this edition is intended to help the student, the general practitioner, and the specialist consistently provide high-quality prosthodontic treatment for their patients.



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Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management, 3rd Edition

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Feb 162018

First published in 2003, Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management has become the leading resource on cariology. In this highly-anticipated new edition, the editors maintain the same focus on high-level coverage of the disease aetiology and process, clinical management best-practice, and wider public health issues connected with dental caries management, including an enhanced focus on the ‘caries control concept’. The aim is to link theory with clinical performance, making prevention, diagnosis and restorative procedures evidence based. The structure of the book has been completely overhauled, with the same coverage streamlined in order to distil information effectively.

The book is divided into six main sections:

An overview of the disease and its prevalence
The caries lesion and its biological determinants
Controlling dental caries
Operative intervention
Caries control in special populations
With contributions from international experts in research and clinical practice, the third edition of Dental Caries is an unrivalled guide to tooth decay, and a must-have resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in restorative dentistry as well as all practitioners looking to develop their clinical skills.



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Glass-Ionomers in Dentistry

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Feb 112018


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.​





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Osteoporosis in Orthopedics: Assessment and Therapeutic Options

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Feb 112018


From a reassessment of osteoporosis to contributing factors, clinical applications of antiosteoporotic agents, and rehabilitation, this book examines various aspects of the disease and its treatment. Edited and written from an orthopedic perspective, it approaches osteoporosis as both a metabolic disease and a locomotive syndrome. As orthopedic surgeons in Japan are responsible for pharmacotherapy, surgery, and pain control, the authors pursue a comprehensive approach, focusing especially on the effect on muscles and on fracture operation rather than expanding the scope to bone density.





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Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice

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Feb 032018


The active use of preventive measures is invaluable in clinical practice, but the best way to ensure effective management of a medical emergency is to be prepared in advance. Practitioners and their entire dental staff must be ready to confront medical emergencies that may arise during treatment with sufficient medical knowledge to initiate appropriate primary treatment. This accessible manual addresses the most common medical emergencies encountered during dental treatment. Step-by-step treatment guidelines and decision-making algorithms outline the steps for immediate treatment and make this practical book an essential office manual.
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QDT 2016: Quintessence of Dental Technology

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Feb 032018


A selection of the newest materials and best fabrication techniques for esthetic restorative results are elegantly presented in QDT 2016. Original articles on minimally invasive procedures, CAD/CAM, difficult cases, and the ever-challenging transition zone take center stage this year. The State of the Art article features full-mouth esthetic rehabilitation of the severely worn and compromised dentition, and the Biomaterials Update focuses on self-etching primer as an alternative to strong hydrofluoric and porcelain etching. Rounding out the issue is a special feature on achieving excellence in portrait photography, courtesy of Naoki Aiba.





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Human Tooth Crown and Root Morphology

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Feb 022018

This guide to scoring crown and root traits in human dentitions substantially builds on a seminal 1991 work by Turner, Nichol, and Scott. It provides detailed descriptions and multiple illustrations of each crown and root trait to help guide researchers to make consistent observations on trait expression, greatly reducing observer error. The book also reflects exciting new developments driven by technology that have significant ramifications for dental anthropology, particularly the recent development of a web-based application that computes the probability that an individual belongs to a particular genogeographic grouping based on combinations of crown and root traits; as such, the utility of these variables is expanded to forensic anthropology. This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in the fields of dental, physical, and forensic anthropology and will serve as a methodological guide for many years to come.



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Dental Pulp Stem Cells

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Feb 012018

Stem cell technology is moving forward at a tremendous rate. Recent discoveries have surprised even the most expert researchers. While every piece of new data broadens the current knowledge and contributes to this moving forward, the new data also serve as paradigm shifters of fundamental knowledge of cell biology. While the question ‘What is a Stem Cell’ may now seem to basic to even discuss, there are still some discrepancies, however, between groups in terms of their functional roles. Teeth develop from the ectoderm of the first branchial arch and the ectomesenchyme of the neural crest. Deciduous teeth start to form between the sixth and eighth weeks, and permanent teeth begin to form in the twentieth weeks. Several studies have demonstrated that the pulp from both adult teeth and deciduous teeth contains dental pulp stem cells. Several factors have made them very attractive as a model system for many researchers; they are multipotent, ethically and non-controversially available in large numbers, immuno-compatible, developmentally primitive, easy to isolate and have high expansion potential in vitro. However, many controversies still exist in the field. There are several unanswered questions in the biology of dental pulp and odontoblasts. This new volume in the SpringerBriefs in Stem Cells series presents an evaluation of stem cells from human dental pulp as a reliable stem cell source for cell-based therapy to stimulate tissue regeneration.​
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