Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New books received this week

Oral and maxillofacial pathology: a rationale for diagnosis and treatment./ Robert E Marx. 2nd ed., Chicago: Quintessence, 2012.

This updated two-volume edition includes several new disease entities, the latest information on recognizing and treating previously described conditions, and new clinical images and cases that better portray the clinical presentation and/or treatment of specific diseases. Significant additions include the section on bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaws (BIONJ), and the incorporation of new reconstructive techniques using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, stem cell concentrates, and tissue-engineering principles where appropriate.

Mucogingival esthetic surgery / Giovanni Zucchelli . Milan: Quintessenza Edizione, 2013.

This beautifully illustrated book explains the art and science of esthetic surgical techniques on the mucogingiva around natural teeth and implants. The author draws upon his extensive experience to show readers how to diagnose and treat mucogingival defects, with detailed coverage of the diagnosis of and the surgical options for covering varying degrees of gingival recession. The text features protocols for the treatment and preparation of root caries and noncarious lesions as well as the surgical procedures to cover exposed root surfaces and increase the volume of the affected gingiva.

Non-metallic biomaterials for tooth repair and replacement / Pekka Vallittu (ed). Oxford: Woodhead Publishing, 2013.

Methods and materials for dental repair and restoration are becoming more and more advanced as the demand for attractive and healthy teeth increases; non-metallic materials in particular have become very popular in recent years. The editor and contributors focus on biomaterials for tooth repair and, in particular, dental restorations. Chapters cover dental glasses and the natural structure of teeth and discuss a wide range of dental polymer composites and dental ceramics.