Thursday, 1 December 2011

New books received this week

Clinician's handbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery / Daniel M. Laskin (ed). Chicago: Quintessence Pub., 2010.

Designed with the busy clinician in mind, this pocket-sized manual is a reliable reference for practitioners and trainees alike. Revised to reflect the evolution of information on oral and maxillofacial surgery, major additions include a chapter on dental implants and the most recent AHA algorithms for basic and advanced cardiac life support.

Basic guide to dental instruments / Carmen Scheller. 2nd ed., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Basic Guide to Dental Instruments provides a working inventory of dental instrumentation in common use in dental surgeries. A clear photograph of each instrument is included, and described according to name, usage, any relevant features and varieties. Each section is dedicated to a specific discipline or division of dentistry.

Craig's restorative dental materials / Ronald L. Sakaguchi (ed). 13th ed., Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby, 2012.

From fundamental concepts to advanced skills, thhe new edition of this comprehensive text details everything you need to know to understand the scientific basis for selecting dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations.

Diagnostic imaging of the head and neck: MRI with CT & PET correlations. / Anton N. Hasso(ed). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012.

A clinically oriented text on imaging of the head-and-neck, frequently a difficult area for radiology residents and general radiologists to master. Readers will find key diseases highlighted and a guide to differential diagnosis of various conditions.

Cellular and molecular immunology / Abul K. Abbas (et al). 7th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2012.

Cellular and Molecular Immunology takes a comprehensive yet straightforward approach to the latest developments in this active and fast-changing field. The authors present sweeping updates in this new edition to cover antigen receptors and signal transduction in immune cells, mucosal and skin immunity, cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interaction, and more.