Friday, 13 June 2014

Books received this week

Bell's oral and facial pain /Jeffrey P. Okeson. 7th ed., Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co. Inc., 2014.

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a major health care problem, a fact that has precipitated a recent dramatic expansion in pain-related research efforts. This revised edition of Dr Welden Bell’s classic text has been updated to incorporate the latest findings from these studies, including advanced understanding of the neurophysiology and central processing of pain and the resulting changes to diagnostic, classification, and treatment guidelines.

The oral-systemic health connection: a guide to patient care /Michael Glick (ed). Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co Inc, 2014.

This book gathers the latest scientific information on the associations between the oral environment and overall health. With careful analysis, the authors weigh the latest evidence about the relationships between oral infections and systemic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, pulmonary disease, inflammation, obesity, and complications of pregnancy. Other chapters focus on cutting-edge research into areas such as infectious disease screening, bioinformatics, targeted cancer therapies, and salivary diagnostics.

Orthodontic setup /Giuseppe Scuzzo ( Milan: Quintessenza Edizioni, 2014.

The authors have set out to describe the procedures used in the construction and evaluation of a setup that can be used both for diagnostic purposes and to manufacture customized orthodontic appliances. The manual and digital tools currently available to professionals in this field are discussed, with a particular focus on the recent developments in CAD/CAM bracket-positioning technology.