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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Lou Graham, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This book gives the reader a thorough knowledge of the concepts of tissue engineering, the biology involved, and clinical applications.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive review of the background science and clinical applications of tissue engineering as it exists today. These objectives are indeed important because the book truly shows how much the field has progressed in these areas. The editors' objectives are definitely met.
Audience: I feel this book targets clinicians (specialists) whose areas of expertise involve the breakthrough of tissue engineering. The editors also believe the book appeals to those involved in research in this area and that it gives them a better understanding of clinical applications and advancements. The text is supported by 40 credible contributors and edited by leaders in the field.
Features: This book is an excellent review of the subject matter and the biology involved. It places strong emphasis on the numerous clinical areas that tissue engineering impacts. This area is so "hot" currently that each chapter is as intriguing as the next. It is difficult to single out a "best" chapter or area because each is written with such excellence.
Assessment: This marvelous text allows the reader to understand concepts and their current clinical implications and potential other courses. As the dental field integrates the above concepts, it will offer our patients new avenues for successful treatment. Those doctors involved in complex treatment planning will find this text not only educational, but an excellent reference for years to come.