Oxford Handbook of Applied Dental Sciences

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Dental Preclinical Sciences covers the medical sciences for the preclinical dental student in a concise and easily accessible format. An international team of experts in dental education and research provide information on the applied basic sciences sciences to ensure a sound understanding of why the medical sciences are relevant to clinical dental practice. Anatomy and development, pain and behavioural sciences, biochemistry, genomics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and physiology are all covered. Emphasis is placed on advances in the sciences, the changed content of subjects, and the relevance to dental clinical practice are well illustrated. Critical evaluation and communication skills have also been addressed to ensure that this Handbook will provide all the information necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198510963
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 4.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Pt. 1 Development and anatomy
1 Craniofacial development 3
2 General anatomy 11
3 Anatomy of the head and neck 35
4 Oral anatomy: the oral cavity, salivary glands, and the temporomandibular joint 51
5 The neck 57
6 Teeth 85
7 Odontogenesis 109
8 Tooth eruption 117
Pt. 2 Physiology
9 Cell physiology 125
10 Neurophysiology 133
11 Mastication 149
12 Salivary gland function 157
13 Swallowing 165
14 Digestion and absorption 171
15 Liver 185
16 Kidneys 189
17 Vitamins 195
18 Blood 199
19 Cardiovascular system 209
20 Respiratory system 219
21 Endocrine system 223
22 Bone 249
23 Wound healing 265
Pt. 3 Biochemistry
24 Molecular architecture 271
25 Protein expression, analysis, and proteomics 283
26 Metabolism 307
27 Cell signaling 317
28 Cells and tissues 326
29 Mineralized tissues 335
30 Teeth 341
31 The periodontal tissues 349
32 The temporomandibular joint 357
33 Saliva and the biochemical aspects of oral homeostasis 363
34 Dental plaque 369
Pt. 4 Genomics
35 Genomics 379
36 Human genetics 389
37 Craniofacial development 407
38 Palate development 413
39 Tooth development 423
Pt. 5 General immunology
40 General immunology 433
41 Humoral and soluble mediators of the immune response 449
42 Cell-mediated immunity 461
43 Clinical immunology 469
Pt. 6 Pathology
44 Cell and tissue damage 483
45 Hemodynamic disorders 493
46 Neoplasia 499
47 Genetic and developmental disorders 513
48 Nutritional diseases 519
Pt. 7 Microbiology
49 Bacteria 527
50 Bacteria and disease 537
51 Major bacteria and the diseases they can cause 547
52 Viruses and viral infections 565
53 Main viral infections 571
54 Fungi and fungal infections 585
Pt. 8 Behavioral sciences and pain
55 The dentist-patient relationship 593
56 Personality, mood, and psychiatric disorders 603
57 Pain 609
58 Orofacial pain 615
Index 619
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