Thursday, 2 August 2012

New books received this week

Encyclopedia of dentistry research /Steven D. Levenstein (ed). New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2012.

This book presents current research in the field of dentistry. Topics discussed include dental composites with nano-scaled fillers; mapping the structure, composition, properties and dental erosion in human enamel; dental polymer nanocomposites; development of low-shrinkage dental composites; placing and loading dental implants; biomechanics of oral implants; tape casting in the development of dental biomaterials; risk factors for chronic periodontal disease; the role of antimicrobial peptides in periodontal disease; and, treatment of periodontitis and genetic polymorphisms and periodontitis.

Clinical cases in pediatric dentistry /Amr M. Moursi (ed).Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Highly illustrated in full color, Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry's format fosters independent learning and prepares the reader for case-based examinations.The book presents actual clinical cases, accompanied by academic commentary, that question and educate the reader about essential topics in pediatric dentistry.

Trends in the Australian dental labour force, 2000 to 2009. / S. Chrisopoulos. Canberra : Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012.

This report presents findings from the 2009 national dental labour force data collection and explores trends since 2000. The collection includes all dentists (general dental practitioners and specialists), dental hygienists, dental therapists, oral health therapists and dental prosthetists across Australia. There was an overall increase in the number of dental professionals over this period. Dental therapists were the only group to decrease in number because of the move towards dual qualified oral health therapists.