Friday, 9 August 2013

New books received this week

Practical implant dentistry: the science and art. / Ashok Sethi. 2nd ed, London: Quintessence Publishing, 2012.

The science and art of implant dentistry encompasses both complex surgical protocols and advanced prosthodontics, and no beginner can achieve excellence in this discipline without a clear understanding of the step-by-step guidelines. This established textbook, written by clinicians for clinicians, presents evidence-based protocols and focuses on the technical skill and practical craftsmanship that are essential to predictable outcomes in implant placement, augmentation, and restoration.

The superguide: a guide for supervising oral health professionals. Gladesville, N.S.W.: Health Education and Training Institute, 2013.

This is a user friendly guide designed to assist oral health professionals who are responsible for supervising other staff. It provides information about supervising oral health professionals in ways that contribute to the safety and better care of patients, and effective methods of contributing to the education, welfare and professional development of oral health professionals. This guide is not a policy document. It gives tips and suggestions based on the published evidence of what makes good supervision and the knowledge of many experienced oral health supervisors in New South Wales.

Oral and Maxillofacial Infections: 15 Unanswered Questions. / Thomas R. Flynn. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2011.

This special issue will review the many unanswered questions regarding oral and maxillofacial infections. Questions include: Should we extract teeth in the presence of infection? Should we wait for development of an abscess before we perform incision and drainage? What are the antibiotics of choice for odontogenic infections, and how long should the treatment course last? Is clindamycin losing its effectiveness in odontogenic infections? Should we use prophylactic antibiotics for removal of erupted teeth, impacted teeth, dental implants, or other dentoalveolar surgery, and more.