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ISBN: 9780702072161
Page Count: 392
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Essential Microbiology for Dentistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource Retail Access Card, 4th Edition

by Lakshman Samaranayake, DSc(hc) DDS FRCPath FDSRCS(Ed) FDS RCPS FRACDS FHKCPath FCDSHK
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The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.


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    • Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes the book suitable for all aspects of the curriculum
    • Almost 300 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
    • Contains ‘Key Facts’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires
    • Self-assessment sections at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding in key areas of knowledge
    • Addresses the subject on a strictly ‘need-to-know for the dentist’ approach [e.g. only salient bacteria are included with thumbnail sketches of viruses and fungi]
    • Contains a detailed - and now expanded - glossary and abbreviations list
    • Contains the latest organism nomenclature and information regarding unculturable bacteria and novel molecular technology
    • Includes a highly expanded section on oral biofilms and their relevance to systemic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes and nosocomial pneumonia
    • Contains a brand new section on oral immunology – prepared by guest authors – as relevant to dentistry
    • Contains a new section on the microbiology of perimplantitis
    • Presents a fully revised and expanded section on infection control in dentistry encompassing British and American guidelines
  • 1. Introduction

    Part 1: General microbiology

    2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy

    3. Bacterial physiology and genetics

    4. Viruses and prions

    5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease

    6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods

    7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy

    Part 2: Basic immunology

    8. The immune system and the oral cavity

    9. The immune response

    10. Immunity and infection

    Part 3: Microbes of relevance to dentistry

    11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci

    12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria

    13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species

    14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga

    15. Enterobacteria

    16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella

    17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella

    18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes

    19. Mycobacteria and legionellae

    20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas

    21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry

    22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry

    Part 4: Infections of relevance to dentistry

    23. Infections of the respiratory tract

    24. Infections of the cardiovascular system

    25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor system

    26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract

    27. Infections of the genitourinary tract

    28. Skin and wound infections

    29. Viral hepatitis

    30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients

    Part 5: Oral microbiology

    31. Normal oral flora, the oral ecosystem and plaque biofilms

    32. Microbiology of dental caries

    33. Microbiology of periodontal disease

    34. Dentoalveolar infections

    35. Oral mucosal and salivary gland infections

    Part 6: Cross-infection and control

    36. Principles of infection control

    37. Infection control procedures in dentistry

    Answers to review questions

    Glossary of terms and abbreviations

  • Lakshman Samaranayake, DSc(hc) DDS FRCPath FDSRCS(Ed) FDS RCPS FRACDS FHKCPath FCDSHK, Vice-Dean, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE; Professor Emeritus & Immediate-past Dean of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Honorary Professor & Immediate-past Head, School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia; King James IV Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2013).
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