Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry / Edition 3

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"Richly illustrated throughout, Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, Third Edition aims to allow the majority of children to be safely and successfully managed in general practice, even children who are medically compromised or who present with behavioral problems. Covering the essentials of day-to-day care, the book provides the important but often hard to find information about current pediatric dental practice." Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry is now well recognized as an essential chairside and bedside companion for all practitioners caring for children, from undergraduate students of dentistry to general dental practitioners, specialist pediatric dentists, orthodontists and pediatricians. Family medical practitioners will also find this book useful as an occasional, authoritative reference source.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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This book covers a lot of ground, is easy to navigate, points you elsewhere if you need more detail, and is enjoyable to read as well. Whether you are an undergraduate, a postgraduate or a general dental practitioner, this would be a useful text to have close at hand.

Primary Dental Care, April 2010

On re-reading this book (after initially using it as an undergraduate on clinic) I felt the following points were apparent: good content and use of colour clinical photos with a nice layout and formatting of text, good use of diagrams and colour to highlight the text, a comprehensive section on eruption dates, etc. v useful and, although not exhaustive, the ortho chapters were also useful for quick reference. Chris Rutter, VT, Amazon

Good read and easy to follow. Good tables and flowcharts in case of emergencies, traumas, abscesses, etc. Good to have if you don't see too many kids.

Amazon, Oct 2011

Comments about the second edition

On page xiii, Preface, [a comment] is quite meaningful to all of us. I write it here for your reference:

‘A lot of [golf] players say you can't play that course. That's a bunch of junk. A good player can play any course. You adapt your game to the golf course. You don't adapt the course to your game’. This is the spirit of dentistry. Can anyone of us take a few minutes to think ‘What's the feeling of visiting a dentist in childhood, especially the first time? One changed my life and gave me the chance of reading this book. So, it is a good book. Keep it!

Anon, Amazon.co.uk

The book provides many clear illustrations that are easily understood and very useful for practice. There is a special chapter talking about paedo-endodontics and a huge chapter on dental trauma which gives us references to manage the case should we ever meet one.

Fan Chun Kwok, Hong Kong, Amazon.co.uk

This book is really good especially for dentists in Australasia. I found this book to be concise and straight to the point. It is clinically focussed. Definitely recommended for the general dentist.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723434528
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Angus Cameron completed dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1984 and began work as a junior dental officer at Westmead. He joined the Department of Paediatric Dentistry as a registrar in 1987 and was the first to complete the Master of Dental Science degree in Paediatric Dentistry in NSW in 1991. Angus was appointed a specialist in 1992 and became Head of Department in 1997. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor and Head of Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney and Visiting Senior Specialist at the Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Angus was also appointed Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and is currently the Registrar (Special Field Streams) of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. In 2007, he was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Angus is co-editor of the Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry, now in its 3rd edition and translated into six languages. His major clinical interests are in the areas of paediatric oral medicine and pathology, dental anomalies and craniofacial biology.

Dr Widmer received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Melbourne and his Masters Degree in Paediatric Dentistry also from the University of Melbourne. The majority of his paediatric clinical practice over the last 25 years has been at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
He is a very active clinician and lecturer, presenting to students and graduates in all branches of the health sciences, as well as being invited to present at conferences, both locally and internationally.
Dr Widmer is currently the Associate Clinical Professor in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney and Director of the Dental Department at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. He is a past President of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry , the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

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Table of Contents

1 Child assessment 1

2 Child management 9

3 Dental caries 39

4 Fluoride modalities 53

5 Restorative paediatric dentistry 71

6 Pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth 95

7 Trauma management 115

8 Paediatric oral medicine and pathology 169

9 Dental anomalies 217

10 Medically compromised children 279

11 Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment in the mixed dentition 341

12 Management of cleft lip and palate 379

13 Speech, language and swallowing 401

App. A Normal values in blood chemistry 413

App. B Fluid and electrolyte balance 417

App. C Management of anaphylaxis 422

App. D Management of acute asthma 425

App. E Antibiotic prophylaxis protocols for the prevention of infective endocarditis 428

App. F Vaccination schedules 432

App. G Isolation and exclusion from school for childhood infectious diseases 433

App. H Somatic growth and maturity 434

App. I Growth charts 438

App. J Differential diagnosis of radiographic pathology in children 444

App. K Piaget's four stages of intellectual development 446

App. L Glasgow Coma Scale 447

App. M Common drug usage in paediatric dentistry 448

App. N Eruption dates of teeth 453

App. O Construction of family pedigrees 456

App. P Calculating fluoride values for dental products 457

App. Q Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws 458

App. R Charting form 460

App. S Neurological observation chart 461

Index 463

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