Monday, 4 November 2013

New additions to our collection

The principles of endodontics /Shanon Patel (ed). 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Fully updated, this 2nd edition integrates theory with clinical practice to produce a modern and relevant guide to a core aspect of dental practice. This essential guide covers all the key areas of the subject, from patient management and treatment planning, to advanced restorative techniques. Chapters on treatment outcomes and dealing with complications and post-treatment disease prepare the reader for every eventuality in the field.

Dental pathology: a practical introduction. /Pieter J. Slootweg. 2nd ed., Berlin: Springer, 2013.

This new, updated edition will assist in the recognition and diagnosis of gross dental abnormalities. Topics include disturbances in tooth formation, acquired dental diseases including caries and its sequelae, periodontal disease, and odontogenic tumours.

Orofacial pain: guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and management. / Reny de Leeuw (ed). 5th ed., Chicago: Quintessence, 2013.

The AAOP Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Orofacial Pain is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with orofacial pain and face the daunting task of keeping up with the literature in the rapidly emerging arena of pain management in clinical practice. This new edition continues to emphasize evidence-based knowledge and, for the first time, offers a summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter.

Fundamentals of evidence-based medicine / Kameshwar Prasad. 2nd ed., New Delhi: Springer India, 2013.

This is a basic book on evidence-based medicine. It starts with an introduction to the topic. It outlines the relationship between EBM and research and quality of care. Then it goes on to cover the most commonly used modules of EBM, i.e. therapy, diagnosis, prognosis and meta-analysis. Each module starts with an introduction to fundamental concepts, and description of the related research process, and then follows the critical appraisal of related type of research artcle. At the end, it covers the different systems of grading of level of evidence and strength of recommendations.

Principles and Practice of Operative Dentistry: A modern approach. / Enosakhare S. Akpata. 2nd ed., New Malden, United Kingdom: Quintessence, 2013.

Operative dentistry has witnessed tremendous changes in the past few decades, and the management of dental caries is undergoing a paradigm shift. This book incorporates the latest developments with the best practices in operative dentistry to equip novice dental students with the essentials of clinical practice. Topics include caries management based on the medical model, ergonomic clinical setting for operative dental practice, expanded and updated information on tooth-colored restorations, and current bonding techniques.

An introduction to bioceramics / Larry L. Hench (ed). 2nd ed., London: Imperial College Press, 2013.

This edition includes 21 new chapters that document the science and especially the clinical applications of the new generation of bioceramics in the field of tissue regeneration and repair. Important socioeconomic factors influencing the economics and availability of new medical treatments are covered with updates on regulatory procedures for new biomaterials, methods for technology transfer and ethical issues. The book contains 42 chapters that offer the only comprehensive treatment of the science, technology and clinical applications of all types of bioceramic materials used in medicine and dentistry.