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Practical Periodontics

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Practical Periodontics

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Covering the essentials of periodontics in an accessible, easy-to-read manner, Practical Periodontics examines all aspects of the discipline ranging from aetiology through to diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management. Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, this brand new volume – which comes with an ASSOCIATED WEBSITE containing videos, self-assessment questions and case studies - will be ideal for all undergraduate students of dentistry, oral hygiene and therapy as well as practicing clinicians.

  • Written in an accessible, easy-to-read style to aid retention of facts

  • Chapter overviews, ‘learning objectives’ and key points boxes aid revision

  • Practical approach to the subject helps bring ‘learning to life’

  • ASSOCIATED WEBSITE offers interactive questions, videos and case reports to aid exam preparation

  • Offers guidance regarding the management of children and young adults, as well as specialist referrals

  • Prepared by contributors of international renown

  • Discusses patient education - including self-care and oral hygiene methods

  • Full colour artwork program helps explain detailed processes such as complex immunological responses

  • Designed specifically to give students confidence when performing periodontal procedures

  • Explores the interaction of periodontology with other dental disciplines, including implant and orthodontic specialists

  • Suitable for all undergraduate students of dentistry, hygiene and therapy

Section 1: Aetiology of Periodontal Diseases

1.1 The macro- and micro-anatomy of periodontal tissues

    1.2 The pathogenesis of periodontal diseases

      1.3 Epidemiology of periodontal disease

      1.4 Host response and susceptibility

      1.5 The role of biofilms in health and disease

      1.6 Periodontal risk - systemic and local risk factors

      Section 2: Periodontal Diagnosis and Prognosis

      2.1 Classification of periodontal diseases

      2.2 Assessment and monitoring of a periodontal patient

      2.3 Gingival overgrowth

      2.4 Periodontitis and systemic diseases

      2.5 Determining periodontal prognosis

      Section 3: Periodontal Treatment Planning

      3.1 Treatment planning - gingivitis and periodontitis

      3.2 The management of gingival recession

      3.3 Treatment planning: periodontal problems in children and young adults

      3.4 Referral to a periodontal specialist

      Section 4: The Role of Self Care and Oral Hygiene Methods

      4.1 Patient education and self-performed biofilm control

      4.2 Clinical imaging in patient assessment and motivation

      4.3 Patient adherence

      Section 5: Non-surgical Periodontal Management

      5.1 The diseased root surface in periodontitis

      5.2 Periodontal instrumentation

      5.3 Antibiotics in the management of periodontal diseases

      5.4 Assessment of treatment outcomes and supportive periodontal therapy

      Section 6: Surgical Periodontal Therapy

      6.1 Rationale for periodontal surgery

      Section 7: Interaction with Other Dental Disciplines

      7.1 The periodontal-restorative interface

      7.2 The periodontal-orthodontic interface

      Ken A Eaton, PhD, MSc, BDS, MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP(UK), FFPH, FHEA, FICD, DHC, Visiting Professor, University College London Eastman and King's College London Dental Institutes; Honorary Professor, University of Kent; Visiting Professor, Leeds University; Specialist in Periodontics and Dental Public Health, London, UK and Philip Ower, MSc, BDS, MGDS RCS (Eng & Edin), Specialist in Periodontics, Private Practice, Newbury, UK

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