Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Books received this week

Dental hygiene: theory and practice /Michele Leonardi Darby (ed). 4th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders, 2015.

Emphasizing evidence-based research and clinical competencies, this 4th edition provides easy-to-understand coverage of the dental hygienist's roles and responsibilities in today's practice. It offers a clear approach to science and theory, a step-by-step guide to core dental hygiene procedures, and realistic scenarios to help you develop skills in decision-making.

Comprehensive periodontics for the dental hygienist /Mea A. Weinberg (ed). 4th ed., Boston: Pearson, 2015.

This 4th edition provides concise coverage of the foundations of periodontics. It is a helpful introduction for dental hygiene students and a valuable resource for practicing hygienists. Coverage includes the clinical aspects of periodontics, including surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and presents material in a clear and accessible format. Anchored in evidence-based learning, chapters provide simple explanations of many of the complexities of the dental disease process and provide clear links to practical aspects of therapy.

The long climb: from barber-surgeons to doctors of dental surgery /Philias Roy Garant. Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc, 2013.

Unlike other books on the history of dentistry, this book outlines the personal struggles endured and victories achieved by the leading personalities of dentistry during its development from antiquity to the present. It showcases the courage and determination of dentistry's pioneers while exposing the episodes of weakness and dishonesty that tarnished the image of the dentist. It highlights the controversies surrounding major advances in dentistry such as gold versus amalgam fillings materials, operative versus mechanical dentistry, the relationship between medicine and dentistry, and the restriction of practice imposed by patents.