The new edition of Prevention of Oral Disease remains the only comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of dental prevention. Chapters covering conventional preventive issues such as diet and fluorides are complemented by innovative new or revised material in a wide range of areas, including mucosal disease, the pulp odontal disease. Generic subjects such as the social dimension of oral health and health promotion underpin the clinically based chapters. The book is relevant to anyone who has to provide or understand prevention, irrespective of their clinical discipline or interest.The new edition has been brought in line with undergraduate teaching methods and the way in which dentistry students learn/revise The only textbook to cover all aspects of preventive dental care in a focused, evidence-based way New two-colour text design and numerous summary boxes and key points throughout the book ensure a format that is learner friendly Cross-disciplinary, with editors from different fields
Twenty-five years ago most people accepoted that extraction of teeth was an inevitable part of life. Now, this attitude has changed and an increasingly large proportion of the population has realized that oral disease can, to a very large extent, be prevented. "prevention of Oral Disease" is the only book to consider the impact of prevention on each of the main oral diseases: Tooth decay, periodontal disease and diseases of the oral mucosa. All aspects of prevention are condidered: diet, fluorides, oral cleanliness, fissure sealants, oral health promotion and education, and the book provides an in-depth understanding of the early carious lesion and how to prevent it from progressing. The prevention of periodontal disease is discussed and tow new chapters deal with the prevention of oral mucosal disease (including oral cancer) and the prevention of trauma to teeth. The implication of the changing pattern of dental disease, and the impact on resources and treatment need, are reviewed. Throughout the book, Professor Murray emphasizes the scientific evidence on which the prevention of oral disease is based. This approach provides the reader with a complete understanding of the issues and techniques involved. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to improve the prevention of oral disease.
The first edition of this book summarized current knowledge of factors such as diet, fluoride, oral cleanliness, fissure sealants, and vaccination in the reduction of dental disease. In this updated second edition, the discussion of diet, fluoride, and fissure sealants have been expanded. A new chapter on changes in the prevalence of dental caries has been added and further consideration has been given to the changing pattern of dental treatment. The scope of the book has been widened with new material on dental health education and on prevention in old age and among the handicapped.
PART ONE: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION THEORY 1. Epidemiology/Biology of Dental Caries 2. Epidemiology/Biology of Periodontal Diseases 3. Epidemiology/Biology of Oral Cancer PART TWO: RISK-BASED PREVENTION 4. Dental Caries and Associated Risk Factors 5. Periodontal Disease and Associated Risk Factors 6. Oral Cancer and Associated Risk Factors 7. Synergism between Pharmacology and Oral Health PART THREE: ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES TO TAILOR YOUR PATIENT CARE PLAN 8. Nutritional Risk Assessment 9. Laboratory Testing 10. Integrating Risk and Health Promotion Counseling 11. Enhancing Patient Adherence to Preventive Programs 12. The Fearful and Phobic Patient 13. Cultural Competence and Risk Assessment PART FOUR: PREVENTION AND PRACTICE 14. Disease Prevention/Health Promotion 15. Prevention Strategies for Dental Caries 16. Prevention Strategies for Periodontal Diseases 17. Prevention Strategies for Oral Cancer 18. Prevention Strategies for Oral Components of Systemic Conditions 19. Prevention Strategies for Special Populations 20. Integrating Preventive Strategies into Clinical Practice.