Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New books received this week

A practical guide for medical teachers / John A. Dent (ed) 3rd ed. Edinburgh ; New York : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2009.

New chapters discuss learning in rural and remote locations; learning with simulated patients; the role of mentoring; giving feedback; and the new concept of mobile learning (M-learning). Up to fifteen new contributors from a wide range of countries and health professions provide an international perspective and present a multi-professional approach to all topics of interest to medical teachers.

Handbook of nanoindentation with biological applications / Michelle L. Oyen (ed). Singapore : Pan Stanford, 2010.

The first section presents basics of nanoindentation, including the background of contact mechanics underlying indentation technique and the instrumentation used to gather mechanical data. Covering the applications of this technique, the second section discusses various topics, such as mineralized and non-mineralized tissues, cells and membranes, and cutting-edge applications at the molecular level.

Treating the triad: teeth, muscles, TMJs . / Giuseppe Cozzani. Milan: Quintessenza Edizioni, 2011.

Although most discussions of the relationship between the teeth, orofacial muscles, and temporomandibular joints focus on diagnosis, this essential book outlines the guiding principles of clinical therapy to maintain or recover function as part of orthodontic treatment. While orthodontic treatment is the main focus, surgical, prosthetic, and occlusal equilibration methods are also discussed.