Oral Development and Histology / Edition 3

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Now in a revised and updated third edition, this classic text is the first student-oriented book on the important subject of oral development and histology. For the first time, full color illustrations and histologic radiographs are included to complement and support the expertly written text. The book covers the whole field of oral development and histology, addressing topics such as crown formation, root structures, wound healing, histology of oral mucosa and tonsils, and much more!

Special Features of the new third edition:

  • Hundreds of color photographs and histologic images side-by-side with the text to enhance your understanding of the subject
  • Clinical Applications show you how to apply this valuable information, bridging the gap between basic science and clinical treatment
  • New chapters on molecular biology of tooth initiation, induction, enamel, as well as gerontology
  • Full coverage of the genetics of facial and dental formation and malformation syndromes
  • Review questions and self-contained study units in every chapter

Whether you are a student learning a new field or an experienced practitioner looking for a refresher, Oral Development and Histology, Third Edition is the most comprehensive book available in the field. Highly organized and designed, it will make your work easier and more rewarding!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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'. . .well-written and understandable text for both dental hygiene and dental students. . .numerous, complementary, and well-depicted figures and table are appropriately placed throughout the the text to enhance the reader's ability to grasp the meaning of the information. . .chapter information reorganized more appropriately with like materials. . .updated and expanded. . .clear, well-depicted informative illustrations and photographs [are] impressive. . .excellent text skillfully written. . .superbly provides the necessary details regarding oral, paraoral, head and neck development, and histology. I would recommend this text as a course text or a reference text for use in dental hygiene or dental education.' --The Journal of Dental HygieneA well-compsoed educational resource for dental students...color illustrations are extremely helpful...wonderful...a worthy addition to the dental student's library...a sound learning aid. --Doody's Review Journal
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Reviewer: Julie A Gideon, BA/ D.D.S.(University of Chicago)
Description: This is a well-composed educational resource for dental students that gives sufficient background knowledge in the cellular development, anatomical structure, and function of the oral and adjacent tissues. The previous edition was published in 1994.
Purpose: According to the preface, the purpose is to "enable the student to learn the fundamentals underlying clinical treatment of the patient." For the specificity of the book, it seems the purpose is defined quite broadly (i.e., there are many more fundamentals to be discussed besides those in the book). However, the items that are covered are necessary essentials for the dental student. Based upon each individual chapter, the objectives are met quite well.
Audience: The target audience is the dental student. Based upon the level of education and career experience, Dr. Avery appears to be a very credible authority on this subject matter.
Features: This is an intense look at the formation and development of the structures of the oral and paraoral areas. In addition, some clinical advice and application pertaining to TMD, orthodontics, and implantology is included. The color illustrations are extremely helpful in the comprehension of the material. The chapter on histology of endosseous implants is current and well written. Other chapters discussing the basic histology of oral structures are appropriately thorough. However, I feel the chapter on wound healing is misplaced and would be better discussed in a physiology textbook. Also, the summary of this particular chapter is not a summation at all, but a continued recitation of extraneous information. The self-evaluation sections are helpful. Aside from the last chapter, the book is well-organized. It would be a worthy addition to a dental student's library.
Assessment: This is a wonderful resource for the dental student. The decision to add color illustrations was extremely smart and appropriate for better comprehension. Even though the illustrations and pictures are helpful, the student would benefit even more by having a subsequent histology atlas because the labeling is not always sufficient. That being stated, I would support this textbook as a sound learning aid for the dental student.
Derek K. Boyden
This book attempts to provide core information on a broad series of topics primarily related to oral development and histology. In some instances these goals are achieved; however, the main body of text falls short of its purpose. As a target audience, the student will gain some pertinent facts from the text but in the end will need to access definitive information from other sources. Many of the illustrations are done quite well. The number of line drawings could be halved and deliver as strong a message. Many of the drawings lack supporting text and therefore open more questions than are answered. The materials presented generally lack sufficient depth to explain their topics thoroughly. Points presented in some cases are never discussed adequately or at all. At the student level the text does not provide the amount of knowledge necessary for those students to become well-trained. Certain aspects of the book, drawings, and diagrams, for example, may simplify concepts in some instances. In other areas deficiencies may lead to confusion and unanswered questions. The text proves adequate as a brief outline of topics presented. As an in-depth text explaining oral development and histology, it is not successful.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588900289
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 9/22/2001
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor emeritus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
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Table of Contents

Sect. I Development and Maturation of the Craniofacial Region
1 General Human Development 2
2 Development of the Pharyngeal Arches and Face 21
3 Development of Cartilage and Bones of the Craniofacial Skeleton 44
4 Postnatal Facial Growth, Birth through Postadolescence 61
Sect. II Development of the Teeth and Supporting Structures
5 Development Of Teeth: Crown Formation 72
6 Development of the Teeth: Root and Supporting Structures 108
7 Tooth Eruption and Shedding 123
8 Agents Affecting Tooth and Bone Development 141
Sect. III Structure and Function of the Teeth
9 Histology of Enamel 153
10 Histology of Dentin 172
11 Histology of the Pulp 190
12 Comparison of Primary and Permanent Teeth 213
Sect. IV Structure and Function of Supporting Tissues of the Teeth
13 Histology of the Periodontium: Alveolar Bone, Cementum, and Periodontal Ligament 226
14 Histology of the Oral Mucosa and Tonsils 243
15 Histology of the Gingiva and Epithelial Attachment 263
16 Innervation of Oral Tissues 274
Sect. V Structure of the Glands of the Oral Cavity and Their Products
17 Development, Structure, and Function of the Salivary Glands 292
18 Histology of Saliva, Pellicle, Plaque, and Calculus 331
Sect. VI Related Functional Tissues of the Oral and Paraoral Areas
19 Histology of the Nasal Mucosa and Paranasal Sinuses 341
20 Structure and Function of the Temporomandibular Joint 353
21 Histologic Changes during Tooth Movement 364
22 Histology of Endosseous Implants 375
23 Wound Healing 390
Glossary 410
Index 427
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