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Essential Microbiology for Dentistry : 4th Edition - Lakshman P. Samaranayake

Essential Microbiology for Dentistry

4th Edition

Paperback Published: 7th October 2011
ISBN: 9780702034848
Number Of Pages: 392

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The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes the book suitable for all aspects of the curriculum
  • Almost 300 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Contains 'Key Facts' boxes to act as useful aide-memoires
  • Self-assessment sections at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding in key areas of knowledge
  • Addresses the subject on a strictly 'need-to-know for the dentist' approach [e.g. only salient bacteria are included with thumbnail sketches of viruses and fungi]
  • Contains a detailed - and now expanded - glossary and abbreviations list
New to this Edition:
  • Contains the latest organism nomenclature and information regarding unculturable bacteria and novel molecular technology
  • Includes a highly expanded section on oral biofilms and their relevance to systemic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and nosocomial pneumonia
  • Contains a brand new section on oral immunology - prepared by guest authors - as relevant to dentistry
  • Contains a new section on the microbiology of perimplantitis
  • Presents a fully revised and expanded section on infection control in dentistry encompassing British and American guidelines

Industry Reviews

All relevant topics have been covered. In fact, this is a more comprehensive book than "Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students" published by OUP which I own. I find myself trying to say that the book goes into too much depth but if you were to adhere strictly to the BDS curriculum you would find a place for the entire contents, i.e. there is every chance that any part of this book could appear in a BDS exam. In addition, the book touches on other areas outwith microbiology - oral medicine, immunology, etc. This is a very good feature as it widens the readers' perspective. After comparing this book to the Oxford equivalent I would certainly recommend the Churchill-Livingston version. Why? Because of the assessments at the end of chapters, the more comprehensive index and the inclusion of a glossary. In addition, although the content is similar in both books, the Churchill-Livingston version is not only more detailed, it has been laid out in shorter chapters which is better for revision. "Lecturers need to know that this is a better book than the Oxford equivalent" because their reading list recommendation, in my view, is what influences students most when buying a book when they are similarly priced. S Johnston, VT, West Lothian, UK, August 2008

This text covers clinically-related material featured in Bagg, et al. and the more basic science covered in Marsh and Martin, two texts which we have always recommend. The combination offered here makes for a very comprehensive package which I feel is better for our Oral Science and Medicine course. Dr John W Smalley, Senior Lecturer in Dental Science, The University of Liverpool, September 2008

The book is very well ordered, easy to read and logically put together making quite a tough subject quite enjoyable to read. This book has a glossary, review questions at the end of each chapter and an end of chapter summary - excellent! Ian Arad, VT, West London, UK, September 2008

1. Introduction
Part 1: General microbiology
2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy
3. Bacterial physiology and genetics
4. Viruses and prions
5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease
6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods
7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy
Part 2: Basic immunology
8. The immune system and the oral cavity
9. The immune response
10. Immunity and infection
Part 3: Microbes of relevance to dentistry
11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci
12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria
13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species
14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga
15. Enterobacteria
16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella
17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella
18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes
19. Mycobacteria and legionellae
20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas
21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry
22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry
Part 4: Infections of relevance to dentistry
23. Infections of the respiratory tract
24. Infections of the cardiovascular system
25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor system
26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
27. Infections of the genitourinary tract
28. Skin and wound infections
29. Viral hepatitis
30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients
Part 5: Oral microbiology
31. Normal oral flora, the oral ecosystem and plaque biofilms
32. Microbiology of dental caries
33. Microbiology of periodontal disease
34. Dentoalveolar infections
35. Oral mucosal and salivary gland infections
Part 6: Cross-infection and control
36. Principles of infection control
37. Infection control procedures in dentistry
Answers to review questions
Glossary of terms and abbreviations

ISBN: 9780702034848
ISBN-10: 0702034843
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 7th October 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 22.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 1.094
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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