Monday, 11 August 2014

New books just received

Hall's critical decisions in periodontology and dental implantology / Lisa A. Harpenau (ed). 5th ed., Shelton, Connecticut: People's Medical Publishing House-USA, 2013.

This book is designed to guide students and practitioners in applying their decision-making knowledge in a structured and logical manner whether in diagnosis, treatment selections and options, procedures in various treatments, or evaluating outcomes. It is organized by clinical problems, all designed to help you make on-target decisions for optimal outcomes and provides information on new techniques in periodontal therapy.

Dancing hands : deductions and prescriptions of working methods, skills, assistance, teamwork, precision vision, working postures, equipment and organization in dental practice /Herluf Skovsgaard. London: Quintessence Publishing, 2013.

Quality and performance in dental practice depend on well-trained hands, and this book presents a new paradigm in manual training for dentists and assistants. Manual abilities are a fundamental part of clinical competence and are essential to chairside teamwork in the dental treatment room. However, acquiring this complex competence is too often left to individual experience and bad habits set over time. This book establishes a standard for manual competence, which can be learned and trained. The author outlines the 12 basic principles that underscore the postures, movements, and communication elements necessary to support the best working methods. The dos and don.ts of practice, posture, and positioning equipment are all here.

Dental materials: a pocket guide /Kimberly G. Bastin. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2014.

Use this quick guide to learn the essentials of dental materials. This guide describes how to recognize, select, and mix the most widely used materials in modern dentistry. A flip-book format covers each dental material in two pages, with the first page showing photos of the material before and after mixing, and the facing page including step-by-step mixing and use instructions. This compact, spiral-bound guide is ideal for on-the-go study or chairside reference.