A revised and updated edition of this successful text offers new material on plastic restorations.
With increasing emphasis on restoration, as opposed to extraction, and growing public awareness of the importance of primary teeth, the first edition was one of the first books to illustrate in detail the various scientifically proven clinical techniques.
The authors are at the Leeds Dental Institute.
Where is the professional and public outrage at the troubling trends in
the marketing and selling of ‘‘cosmetic’’ dentistry that besiege our profession
The code of primum non noceredfirst and foremost do no harmdseems
to have been cast aside in the headlong pursuit of outrageous overtreatment
for financial gain by some. Fortunately, this trend is manifest by a small,
although unfortunately highly visible, minority in the profession.
Clinical paediatric dentistry is a demanding subject. This book by Professor Monty Duggal and colleagues concentrates on a very important issue in the clinical treatment of children—the rational restoration of carious primary teeth. Despite effective preventive programmes, which have resulted in a tremendous improvement in the oral health of children and adolescents, in any population there will always be a group of children with a high caries activity resulting in extensive carious lesions.
Definitions and scope of pediatric dentistry
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides
both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic
oral health care for infants and children through adolescence,
including those with special health care needs.1
To become a pediatric dental specialist, a dentist must satisfactorily
complete a minimum of 24 months in an advanced
education program accredited by the Commission on Dental
Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA).
The pioneering work of Bra˚ nemark ushered in a new era in dentistryd
the era of implant dentistry. Bra˚ nemark and his colleagues created a new
field of study from a serendipitous research observation, thus exemplifying
Pasteur’s dictum that ‘‘chance favors the prepared mind.’’ Through further
research, these investigators transformed the field of implantology from an
unpredictable art to a well-grounded clinical science. This research provided
the scientific basis for a set of strict clinical protocols.