Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition

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Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry, 4th Edition


Suitable for students and practitioners alike, the Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry is a concise, practical and highly illustrated guide to the day-to-day management of child dental patients.

    • Established as the foremost available comprehensive handbook on pediatric dentistry

  • Prepared in an ‘easy-to-digest’ fashion – which allows for quick reference and easy reading

  • Contains over 550 full colour line artworks, photographs and tables together with ‘Clinical Hints’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires

  • Sets out the essentials for managing conditions such as clefting disorders, haematological and endocrine disorders, congenital cardiac disease, disorders of metabolism, organ transplantation and cancer in children as well as more familiar presentations such as dental trauma, oral infections and caries

  • Detailed appendices provide the reader with information that is often difficult to find and which may be overlooked

  • Designed specifically to give all practitioners confidence when managing children

  • Convenient handbook size ensures that the book can be easily referred to in the clinical setting

  • Endorsed by the Australasian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Improved layout with completely new colour illustrations

  • Expanded section on sedation 

  • Includes details from the most recent international guidelines

  • Cases expanded to show 20 year follow-up

  • New chapter on clinical and surgical techniques

  • New chapter on the care of children with special needs

  • Major revisions of chapters on behaviour management, restorative dentistry, management of cleft lip and palate 

  • Increased section on radiographic pathology in children

1. The philosophy of pediatric dentistry

2. Child development and behaviour management

3. Pharmacological behaviour management

4. Dental caries

5. Fluoride and dental health

6. Restorative pediatric dentistry

7. Pulp therapy for primary and immature permanent teeth

8. Clinical and surgical techniques

9. Trauma management

10. Pediatric oral medicine, oral pathology and radiology

11. Dental anomalities

12. Medically compromised children

13. Children with special needs

14. Orthodontic diagnosis and treatment in the mixed dentition

15. Management of cleft lip and palate

16. Speech, language and swallowing

Appendix A Blood and serum testing and investigations

Appendix B Fluid and electrolyte balance

Appendix C Management of anaphylaxis

Appendix D Management of acute asthma

Appendix E Antibiotic prophylaxis protocols for the prevention of infective endocarditis

Appendix F Somatic growth and maturity

Appendix G Growth charts

Appendix H Glasgow coma scale

Appendix I Common drugs usage in pediatric dentistry

Appendix J Eruption dates of teeth

Appendix K Construction of family pedigree

Appendix L Calculating fluoride values for dental products

Angus C. Cameron, BDS (Hons) MDSc (Syd) FDSRCS(Eng) FRACDS FICD, Head, Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Westmead Hospital, Sydney; Clinical Associate Professor and Head, Paediatric Dentistry, The University of Sydney; Visiting Senior Specialist, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australia and Richard P. Widmer, BDSc (Hons) MDSc (Melb) FRACDS FICD, Head, Department of Dentistry, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, Westmead, Sydney, Clinical Associate Professor, Paediatric Dentistry, The University of Sydney, Visiting Senior Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry, Westmead Hospital, Australia


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