Essential Microbiology for Dentistry, 4th Edition

by Lakshman Samaranayake
  • Paperback

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.

• 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-mémoires
• 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

• 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

Table of Contents

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

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ISBN: 9780702034848
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2011
Cover: paperback
Pages: 392
Weight: 1.180 kg
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