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Periodontology at a Glance is designed as a study aid and revision guide for students of dentistry and dental hygiene. It also provides a useful recap for clinicians. The coverage includes aetiology, microbiology, development, and progression of the periodontal diseases. It tackles issues of diagnosis and treatment planning through to practical, hands-on periodontics.
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1 Anatomy of the periodontium.
2 Classification of periodontal diseases.
3 Periodontal epidemiology.
4 Role of plaque in the aetiology of periodontal diseases.
5 Plaque microbiology.
7 Host defences.
8 Development of periodontal diseases.
9 Progression of periodontal diseases.
10 Risk and periodontal diseases.
11 Systemic risk factors for periodontal diseases.
12 Periodontal diseases and general health.
13 Diet and periodontal diseases.
14 Local risk factors for periodontal diseases.
15 Occlusion and periodontal diseases.
16 Periodontal history, examination and diagnosis.
17 Periodontal screening.
18 Role of radiographs in periodontal diagnosis.
19 Principles of periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning.
20 Plaque control and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
21 Patient communication in dental care.
22 Periodontal tissue response, healing and monitoring.
23 Role of antimicrobial therapy in periodontal diseases.
24 Periodontal surgery.
25 Types of periodontal surgery.
26 Regenerative periodontal therapy.
27 Bone defects and furcation lesions.
28 Dental implants and peri-implantology.
29 Periodontic–orthodontic interface.
30 Plaque-induced gingivitis.
31 Non-plaque-induced gingival conditions and lesions.
32 Gingival recession.
33 Gingival overgrowth.
34 Chronic periodontitis.
35 Aggressive periodontitis.
36 Periodontal management of patients who smoke.
37 Periodontal management of patients with diabetes.
38 Necrotising periodontal diseases.
39 Periodontal abscess and periodontic–endodontic lesions.
40 Periodontal diseases in children and adolescents.
41 Periodontal management of the older adult.
42 Team working in dental care.
43 The decision to treat or refer periodontal patients.
Appendix: Further reading.