Basic Sciences for Dental Students

  • ID: 4384555
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The all–in–one’ solution to mastering basic sciences in preclinical dentistry

Basic Sciences for Dental Students is a cutting edge textbook specifically designed to support the needs of early years undergraduate dental students. Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers involved with student assessment, the text explains the basic science that underpins the dental curriculum in undergraduate dental courses worldwide.

Specifically related to dentistry and future clinical practice, chapters cover all of the introductory subjects that students need to know – biomolecules, cell biology, tissues of the body, cardiovascular, circulatory and pulmonary systems, the nervous system, immunology, oral microbiology, pathology, head and neck anatomy, tooth development, craniofacial development, saliva, and dental materials.

Key features:

  • Provides the basic science that underpins the early years of a dental curriculum
  • Specifically tailored towards dentistry and future clinical practice
  • Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers
  • Includes learning objectives and clinical relevance boxes throughout
  • Self–assessment questions and downloadable figures are hosted on a companion website

Basic Sciences for Dental Students is an indispensable resource for undergraduate dental students, especially those in the early years of their studies. It is also a useful revision tool for postgraduate MJDF and MFDS examinations and overseas candidates sitting their OREs.

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List of Contributors vii

About the Companion Website ix

1 Biomolecules 1Daniel W. Lambert and Simon A. Whawell

2 Cell Biology 23Daniel W. Lambert and Simon A. Whawell

3 Tissues of the Body 37Daniel W. Lambert, Aileen Crawford and Simon A. Whawell

4 The Cardiovascular, Circulatory and Pulmonary Systems 51Peter P. Jones

5 The Nervous System 67Fiona M. Boissonade

6 Introduction to Immunology 91John J. Taylor

7 Oral Microbiology 115Angela H. Nobbs

8 Introduction to Pathology 135Paula Farthing

9 Head and Neck Anatomy 155Stuart Hunt

10 Tooth Development, Tooth Morphology and Tooth]Supporting Structures 175Alistair J. Sloan

11 Craniofacial Development 193Abigail S. Tucker

12 Saliva and Salivary Glands 207Gordon B. Proctor

13 Introduction to Dental Materials 223Paul V. Hatton and Cheryl A. Miller

Index 241

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Simon A. Whawell, BSc (Hons) PhD DipEd FHEA FRCPath is Reader in Oral Science at the School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, UK.

Daniel W. Lambert, BSc (Hons) PhD FHEA is Reader in Molecular Cell Biology at the School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, UK. 

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