Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry

  • ID: 2221972
  • Book
  • 404 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry provides one user–friendly resource that brings together information on the scientific basis and clinical practice of all aspects of preventive dentistry. This thorough and all–encompassing resource offers techniques and strategies for maintaining excellent oral health in patients through a regimen of preventive measures.

Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry is grounded in a patient–centered, pre–emptive, and minimally invasive philosophy. The book begins by covering individual diseases, such as caries, periodontitis, and oral cancer, as well as therapies (sealants, fluoride) and other relevant conditions (toothwear, hypersensitivity). Additionally, concepts such as the role of diet and nutrition in oral health are discussed. Also covered are oral care products and new technological developments in caries diagnosis and risk assessment, periodontal disease and oral cancer, as well as new developments in home care products.

A valuable and comprehensive companion that will appeal to dentists and dental hygienists, this helpful new book provides its readers with one authoritative resource that offers a reliable and helpful companion to practicing preventive dentistry.

Key features:

  • Comprehensive resource on all aspects of preventive dentistry
  • Thorough discussion of common oral diseases, such as caries, periodontitis and oral cancer
  • Broad–based approach covers other aspects of preventive practice, such as sports dentistry, and the role of diet & nutrition
  • Brings together expert opinion from a variety of contributors
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List of Contributors vi

Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

1. A brief introduction to oral diseases: caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer 1Hardy Limeback, Jim Yuan Lai, Grace Bradley, and Colin Robinson

2. Caries detection and diagnosis 25Iain A. Pretty

3. Diagnosis of periodontal diseases 43Jim Yuan Lai

4. Oral cancer 61Grace Bradley and Iona Leong

5. Evidence–based dentistry 81Amir Azarpazhooh, David Locker, and Prakeshkumar S. Shah

6. The role of diet in the prevention of dental diseases 99Paula Moynihan

7. Probiotics and dental caries risk 115Eva Söderling

8. Mechanical plaque removal 119Shirley Gutkowski

9. The role of sugar alcohols, xylitol, and chewing gum in preventing dental diseases 146Peter Milgrom and Kiet A. Ly

10. Preventing dental disease with chlorhexidine 159Hardy Limeback and Ross Perry

11. Ozone in the prevention of dental diseases 180Hardy Limeback and Amir Azarpazhooh

12. Protection of the dentition 195Hardy Limeback

13. Tooth erosion 211W. Peter Holbrook

14. The etiology, diagnosis, and management of dentin hypersensitivity 218Hardy Limeback

15. Caries risk assessment 233Ferne Kraglund and Hardy Limeback

16. Fluoride therapy 251Hardy Limeback and Colin Robinson

17. Dental sealants 283Hien Ngo and W. Kim Seow

18. Strategies for remineralization 298Laurence J. Walsh

19. Oral health promotion in infants and preschool age children 313Gajanan Vishwanath (Kiran) Kulkarni

20. High–risk patients: the frail older adult living in long–term care homes 330Mary–Lou van der Horst and Donna Bowes

21. The effective preventive dental team 358Ann–Marie C. DePalma and Shirley Gutkowski

22. The independent dental hygienist 377Fran Richardson

Index 388

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Overall, Comprehensive Preventive Dentistrytakes a very positive approach to exciting options for preventing diseases and deserves high praise for all it presents.   .  .I highly recommend Comprehensive Preventive Dentistryto
dental practitioners and educators, researchers, clinicians, students of oral diseases, and even those formulating public health policy.   (Fluoride, 1 July 2012)

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