Review from previous edition: "From reviews of the Seventh Edition:"
"It is a book of perspectives and of context, and to the author's credit. It presents these quite well... Broader than most dental texts in its perspective, and shorter than almost all other operative texts in its length, this edition of Pickard's Manual is a very readable collection of treatment guidelines for operative dentistry." --Canadian Dental Association Journal 21/10/1997
"It is primarily aimed at the undergraduate, but it can be recommended to practitioners who over the years have slipped into a routine based on how they were taught twenty or more years ago... This is a well illustrated, well set out and easy to read manual which can be recommended to undergraduates and not-so-new graduates alike." --Australian Dental Journal 05/06/1998
"The authors are to be congratulated on the clear, non-fussy descriptions of techniques throughout the book, and the extremely high quality colour photography which complements the text . . . A book for undergraduates? Well yes, this is the main aim of the manual. And yet, as I read the book, I was reminded how far dentistry has come in the 23 years since I qualified and I was struck by the need for all general practitioners who have been qualified as long as I have (or longer!) to use this book as a refresher on all the procedures that modern dentistry can offer. If you have the opportunity, sitting with a glass of the red stuff, this would make a valuable refreshing read. Alternatively, it would give valuable help to a vocational trainer as a basis for a tutorial session with a VDP." --Dental Practice, Vol 42, No 11 November 2004
"Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry has been and in my opinion still is the authoritative text on simple operative dentistry and should find a place on the shelves of all undergraduate dental students, student hygiene/therapists and student dental nurses. I also feel that this book can have considerable value to new postgraduates involved with any aspect of operative dentistry as a simple refresher text." --British Dental Journal, 196 2004
It is vital for modern dentists to appreciate the effects of disease on the dental tissues and the science underpinning the materials that they use in order to maximize restoration success and longevity. Their interaction in this book catalyses the development of the operative skills required to prepare and restore teeth effectively.
The 9th edition of this classic dental textbook has been extensively re-worked, re-styled, and updated to keep abreast of current knowledge, principles, and the modern practice of operative dentistry. The book describes, in a clear and structured manner, the causes of dental disease, methods of identifying the disease process in our patients, and the development and execution of patient-centred management strategies based on disease control and lesion prevention. Common operative procedures and techniques are explained in concise bulleted points, tables, and flowcharts and illustrated in full colour.
The authors are world-renowned experts in the field of Cariology, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and Dental Biomaterials. New chapters on patient management, disease diagnosis, and risk assessment, with the correlation of dental histology and the material chemistry, combine in this new edition to provide a unique insight into the contemporary world of Operative Dentistry.
This book is the ideal support, at all undergraduate levels, for dental undergraduates and dental care professionals (e.g. therapists) and will act as a solid reference for further post-graduate education.
DT The perfect companion for the undergraduate about to embark on their operative dental training
DT Profusely illustrated descriptions of operative procedures
DT Unique blend of histology and dental materials science
Online Resource Centre
The Online resource Centre to accompany Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry features:
For registered adopters of the book:
DT Figures from the book, available to download