Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition

by James B., Ed. Summitt Ed., William J. Robbins, Thomas J. Hilton, Ric Schwartz
  • Hard Cover

Distinguished by the authors’ strong commitment to conservative dentistry, this revised textbook combines time-proven methods with the latest scientific developments in preventive and restorative dentistry. Existing chapters have been updated and expanded, and five new chapters have been added. The addition of color photographs enhances the clinical concepts in several key chapters, and extensive reference lists promote further study into evidence-based research. New chapters discuss bleaching, esthetic considerations in diagnosis and treatment planning, root caries, fluoride-releasing materials, and the Tucker technique for cast-gold restorations. Also described are techniques for direct and indirect restorations, including inlays and onlays, porcelain veneers, and ceramic crowns. Current concepts in adhesive technology, caries management, and remineralization are discussed, as is preservation of pulpal and periodontal health. Students, educators, and practitioners alike will find this text a valuable resource for choosing among the widening range of treatment options. REVIEWS: "I can thoroughly recommend this book to any practising dentist who wishes to update his/her knowledge in the field of operative dentistry. It contains a lot of good, practical science, and many useful tips. It would also be a useful addition to the undergraduate reading list. But read it now!" Reviewed by Paul Wright in the ADAVB Newsletter, August 2001 "...This book is ideal for the practitioner who wants well-illustrated modern information on any aspect of operative dentistry, from the behaviour of dentine, treatment planning, through rubber dam to cavity design, and to all types of restorations in metal, resin, ceramic, or other materials. The book provides a very well balanced combination of biological principles, materials science, and conservative techniques. Operative dentistry is still the bread and butter of most general dentists, and this excellent book would be an asset to any practice." Reviewed by David Purton in the New Zealand Dental Journal "...This textbook must be regarded as being an authoritative classic of its time and is a significant improvement on the first edition. It is a pleasure to read. In some respects, the individual chapters can be viewed as being discrete texts in their own right, yet are logically linked to create the complete volume. The basic principles are firmly established and used as a scientific foundation for the understanding and application of clinical techniques. Such an approach is the basis for life-long learning. Nevertheless, this is an up to date contemporary book, and many newer approaches and materials are covered. As a result, the experienced clinician would dip in, or the student could regard this as a basic text. In either way, this is an essential reference book and must be regarded as making a valuable contribution to the collection of every clinician practising operative dentistry." Reviewed by A. Qualtrough in the April 13, 2002 issue of the Britis Dental Journal

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ISBN: 9780867154528
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2006
Cover: Hard cover
Pages: 599
Weight: 2.086 kg
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