Essentials of Dental Caries

Paperback | July 18, 2016

byEdwina Kidd, Ole Fejerskov

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Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most highly prevalent disease around the world affecting a significant proportion of the population. Dental caries may take place on any tooth surface in the oral cavity where dental plaque is allowed to develop over a period of time. Understandingits causes and progression allows the dental team to prevent and manage it so that patients can maintain healthy teeth for life. The fourth edition of Essentials of Dental Caries provides readers with an up-to-date, clinically relevant guide to dental caries. Written in an accessible style, the authors explain the biological and socioeconomic background of lesion development and progress. Current methods of clinical diagnosisand evidence based management are outlined in clearly laid out and highly illustrated chapters. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners of dentistry, dental therapy, dental hygiene, and oral health educators.

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Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most highly prevalent disease around the world affecting a significant proportion of the population. Dental caries may take place on any tooth surface in the oral cavity where dental plaque is allowed to develop over a period of time. Understandingits causes and progression allows the dental t...

Edwina Kidd is Emerita Professor of Cariology at King's College, London. She qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, in 1967. Although she was a teacher of Conservative Dentistry, her research interests have been in cariology. She has published extensively in research journals and lectured worldwide. She is author of Essentials...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198738269

ISBN - 13:9780198738268

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. How does a caries lesion develop?3. Detection, diagnosis and recording in the clinic4. Control of caries lesion development and progression5. When should a dentist restore a cavity?6. Communicating with the patient and trying to influence behaviour7. Caries control for the patients with active lesions8. Caries control in population