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.
Dental disease accounts for more pain, suffering and loss of work ing hours than almost any other disease. And yet, since no one dies as a result of dental disease and since tooth loss is still regarded incorrectly as a normal consequence of ageing, there has been no major emphasis towards or demands for the preventive aspect of dentistry. By tradition, dentistry has been largely a reparative profession. However, reparative dentistry alone cannot bring about the control of dental disease which has now reached epidemic proportions in some countries. Over the past decade, the results of basic research, applied research and clinical trials from many parts of the world have shown that preventive dentistry can be highly successful. This book deals with the prevention of dental caries and has been written for the dental practitioner, the dental student, the post graduate worker and those engaged in dental research. Basic knowledge of the disease mechanisms, the tissues they affect and the scientific basis for each preventive technique described have been presented. Preventive dentistry requires a team approach; the dentist being the leader, with the other ancillary workers acting as important members of the team.
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.
Dental health is intimately related to nutrition and diet and a thorough understanding of these relationships, and the preservation of health is an integral part of dental practice. The focus of modern dentistry is shifting from the filling and extracting of teeth towards prevention of dental decay and disease. The changing undergraduate dental curriculum reflects these changes and patients are increasingly asking for information on the best way to look after their teeth. Nutrition, Diet,and Oral Health is written for undergraduate students, covering the information they need in this field during their courses, as well as postgraduate dental students particularly in paedodontics and the GDP. Developed to help the reader build an understanding of the relationship between diet and the prevention of oral disease, this book is well illustrated in full colour and includes case-histories, information boxes and recommendations for further reading.
John E. Eastoe,Denis Charles Alec Picton,Albert Geoffrey Alexander
This book is a well-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, clinical management and prevention of dental caries. Current challenging problems in the field are analyzed and the latest research findings, presented. After an introductory chapter on tooth development, the relationships of biofilm and saliva to dental caries and the significance of the balance between demineralization and remineralization for the development of carious lesions are discussed. Subsequent chapters address the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment, the implications of disease burden for prevention and the association between systemic diseases and dental caries. Dental Caries: Principles and Management is intended for dental school students, practicing dentists and researchers in dentistry.
This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.
A definitive manual covering everything you need to know about the core procedures in dentistry The Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry comprehensively explains the core procedures in dentistry, how to do them, and the rationale that underpins them. Full of useful and easy-to-access information, it acts as a compendium of practical procedures in primary dental care, supporting students and dental practitioners in their daily professional and academic lives. This manual is a complete, practical guide to the delivery of effective, state of the art oral healthcare—the ‘what, when, and how’ of clinical practice. It includes chapters written by expert clinicians on topics such as dental imaging, the management of dental pain, conscious sedation, operative dentistry, implant dentistry, oral medicine and surgery, paediatric dentistry, periodontics, prosthodontics, special care dentistry, dental trauma, aesthetic dentistry, and much more. Provides step-by-step guidance on procedures in primary dental care Comprehensive coverage of all dental disciplines, from endodontics to orthodontics Compiled by two highly experienced editors with contributions from expert authors Covers essential non-clinical areas, such as communicating with patients, obtaining valid consent, audit procedures, and handling of complaints The Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry is an invaluable text for dental students and new graduates, as well as a definitive guide for the whole dental team.
This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action. Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies. Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers. Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field. Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have. Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research. Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery. State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics. Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care. Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state. · Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care. · Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.