Essential Microbiology for Dentistry / Edition 4

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The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.

• Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes the book suitable for all aspects of the curriculum
• Almost 300 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
• Contains ‘Key Facts’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires
• Self-assessment sections at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding in key areas of knowledge
• Addresses the subject on a strictly ‘need-to-know for the dentist’ approach [e.g. only salient bacteria are included with thumbnail sketches of viruses and fungi]
• Contains a detailed - and now expanded - glossary and abbreviations list

• Contains the latest organism nomenclature and information regarding unculturable bacteria and novel molecular technology
• Includes a highly expanded section on oral biofilms and their relevance to systemic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and nosocomial pneumonia
• Contains a brand new section on oral immunology - prepared by guest authors - as relevant to dentistry
• Contains a new section on the microbiology of perimplantitis
• Presents a fully revised and expanded section on infection control in dentistry encompassing British and American guidelines

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
All relevant topics have been covered. In fact, this is a more comprehensive book than Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students published by OUP which I own.

I find myself trying to say that the book goes into too much depth but if you were to adhere strictly to the BDS curriculum you would find a place for the entire contents, i.e. there is every chance that any part of this book could appear in a BDS exam. In addition, the book touches on other areas outwith microbiology - oral medicine, immunology, etc. This is a very good feature as it widens the readers’ perspective.

After comparing this book to the Oxford equivalent I would certainly recommend the Churchill-Livingston version. Why? Because of the assessments at the end of chapters, the more comprehensive index and the inclusion of a glossary. In addition, although the content is similar in both books, the Churchill-Livingston version is not only more detailed, it has been laid out in shorter chapters which is better for revision.

Lecturers need to know that this is a better book than the Oxford equivalent because their reading list recommendation, in my view, is what influences students most when buying a book when they are similarly priced.

S Johnston, VT, West Lothian, UK, August 2008

This text covers clinically-related material featured in Bagg, et al. and the more basic science covered in Marsh and Martin, two texts which we have always recommend. The combination offered here makes for a very comprehensive package which I feel is better for our Oral Science and Medicine course.

Dr John W Smalley, Senior Lecturer in Dental Science, The University of Liverpool, September 2008

The book is very well ordered, easy to read and logically put together making quite a tough subject quite enjoyable to read. This book has a glossary, review questions at the end of each chapter and an end of chapter summary - excellent!

Ian Arad, VT, West London, UK, September 2008

"Overall this a very useful introductory textbook which deserves to be included on the reading list for dental undergraduates and one whcih I will continue to recommend."

WTmagazine, April 2012

"Its almost certainly will be a first choice text for dental students and mayalso appeal to general dental practitioners. This new fourth edition expands on the previous versions and now contains the latest information regarding unculturable bacteria, a greatly expand section on oral biofilms and their relevance to systemic disease, and a new section on oral immunology and the microbiology of perimplantitis...In summary, a great revision book and a must have for dental students!"

The British Dental Journal, April 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702034848
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,049,365
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: General microbiology

2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy

3. Bacterial physiology and genetics

4. Viruses and prions

5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease

6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods

7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy

Part 2: Basic immunology

8. The immune system and the oral cavity

9. The immune response

10. Immunity and infection

Part 3: Microbes of relevance to dentistry

11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci

12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria

13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species

14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga

15. Enterobacteria

16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella

17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella

18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes

19. Mycobacteria and legionellae

20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas

21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry

22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry

Part 4: Infections of relevance to dentistry

23. Infections of the respiratory tract

24. Infections of the cardiovascular system

25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor system

26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract

27. Infections of the genitourinary tract

28. Skin and wound infections

29. Viral hepatitis

30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients

Part 5: Oral microbiology

31. Normal oral flora, the oral ecosystem and plaque biofilms

32. Microbiology of dental caries

33. Microbiology of periodontal disease

34. Dentoalveolar infections

35. Oral mucosal and salivary gland infections

Part 6: Cross-infection and control

36. Principles of infection control

37. Infection control procedures in dentistry

Answers to review questions

Glossary of terms and abbreviations

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    Excellent text for all academic dentists and para dental profess

    Excellent text for all academic dentists and para dental professionals. Comprehensive yet concise, clear and lucid. A best buy in dentistry

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