cover image - Essential Microbiology for Dentistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702075223
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Elsevier
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Essential Microbiology for Dentistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition

by Lakshman Samaranayake, DSc(hc) DDS FRCPath FDSRCS(Ed) FDS RCPS FRACDS FHKCPath FCDSHK
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
cover image - Essential Microbiology for Dentistry - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780702075223
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $85.95
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The latest edition of this essential textbook continues to support a new generation of dental students in their understanding of microbiom and oral microbiota, basic immunology, oral and systemic infections and cross-infection control.

Fully updated throughout with the latest developments in oral microbiology, microbiomics, disease prevention and control, Essential Microbiology for Dentistry will be essential for all undergraduates studying dentistry as well as anyone undertaking postgraduate training.


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    • Friendly, accessible writing style helps readers engage with key information
    • Helpful self-assessment – in the style of both dental school and RCS exams –enables students to monitor their progress
    • Evidenced-based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
    • Ample use of artwork helps explain complex structures, physiological processes and the effect of drug intervention
    • Helpful use of italics for clinically relevant facts and emboldened key words to highlight important information
    • Presents the latest national and international guidelines
    • ‘Key Fact’ boxes at the end of each chapter help summarize core information
    • Contains a comprehensive glossary and abbreviations list
    • Expanded to meet the higher-level of understanding and application of knowledge required of students today
    • Provides a fuller discussion of the oral microbiome and the microbiota ; new microbial identification technology; antibiotic steweardship;, ; endodontic infections; implant-related infections; plaque biofilms and the systemic disease axis and the current guidelines on antimicrobial prophylaxis
    • Contains new photographic images – many previously unpublished
    • Provides enhanced discussions of newer molecular based methods of diagnosis
    • Explores the latest research in dental plaque biofilm functionality and metabolism, and the mechanisms of enhanced resistance caused by biofilms
    • Now comes with a helpful ONLINE RESOURCE containing a wide range of MCQS to help students monitor their progress!
  • 1. Why study microbiology?

    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 systems

    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. Oral microbiome and the oral ecosystem

    32. Microbiology of dental caries

    33. Microbiology of periodontal disease

    34. Dentoalveolar and endodontic 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: personal protection, sharps injuries protocol, and immunization

    38. Infection control procedures in dentistry: sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis

    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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