Each chapter is succinct and includes essential information in a concise format - thereby saving the reader valuable time. The book is presented with an abundance of tables, photographs and artworks to make the subject as engaging as possible - numerous 'Key Point' boxes aid retention.
Marsh and Martins' Oral Microbiology is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, research workers, and a wide range of clinical dental professionals.
2 The mouth as a microbial habitat
3 The resident oral microbiota
4 Distribution, development and benefits of the oral microbiota
5 Dental plaque
6 Plaque-mediated diseases: Dental caries and periodontal diseases
7 Orofacial bacterial infections
8 Oral fungal infections
9 Orofacial viral infections
10 Antimicrobial agents
11 Oral microbiota and systemic disease
12 Infection control
Lewis, Michael A. O. Professor of Oral Medicine and Dean, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Rogers, Helen Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine, University of Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK.
Williams, David Professor of Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
Dr. Williams currently leads the Oral Microbiology Group based at the School of Dentistry, at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Since Dr. Williams' first degree (Cardiff University), he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, food microbiology and as an academic researcher. Having completed a PhD at the School of Dentistry in Cardiff on the immunopathogenesis of oral candidosis, Dr. Williams' research has continued within Cardiff University and primarily focuses within the field of Clinical Microbiology with an emphasis on studies involving microbial biofilms. Dr. Williams' research encompasses investigating biofilm susceptibility to antimicrobial agents, expression of virulence factors such as hydrolytic enzyme production, adhesion, and microbial modulation of innate immune responses. Of particular interest has been research into the development of biomaterials (e.g. silicone rubber, acrylic, titanium) to inhibit biofilm formation on medical devices. Dr. Williams is a previous recipient of the Senior Colgate Award (British Society for Oral and Dental Research) and the International Hatton Award (The International Association for Dental Research).
Wilson, Melanie Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry,College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK.