Computer and Information Technology have transformed society and will continue to do so in the future.
An increasing number of dentists use a variety of computer technologies, including digital intraoral
cameras and paperless patient records.
The topic of dental computing is related to the application of computer and information science in
dentistry. Dental computing produces an increasing number of applications and tools for clinical practice.
Dental computing support research and education, and improvements in these areas translate into
improved patient care.
Interest in bleaching teeth has grown exponentially in the last few years and is set to increase dramatically again in the future as new markets become available and stimulate further product development. This guide is written to help the busy restorative dentist who needs to keep up to date with the types of product available, the techniques to use them effectively and safely, and how to use them in combination with restorative dentistry in treating patients.
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.
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.
Since the last issue on temporomandibular (TMD) disorders and orofacial
pain presented in the Dental Clinics of North America (April 1997), there
has been an explosion of scientific, technologic, and procedural advances in
this complex field. The amalgamation of the science with the art of dentistry
has resulted from an enhanced appreciation for and the ability to provide
evidence-based diagnosis and care.
Pain and compromised function are the most common reasons for which
people seek health care.
Finite Element Analysis represents a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to partial differential equations as well as integral equations, permitting the numerical analysis of complex structures based on their material properties. This book presents 20 different chapters in the application of Finite Elements, ranging from Biomedical Engineering to Manufacturing Industry and Industrial Developments.
It is difficult to overstress the importance of a good history and thorough
clinical examination for every patient. On this the diagnosis is made and
the treatment plan based. A full, clearly written record of the original consultation
is essential to assess progress following treatment. Particularly
is this true if a colleague should be called to see the patient in the practitioner's
tioner's absenceT. he medicolegali mportanceo f accurater ecords cannot be
Bacteriology is essentially a practical study, and even the elements of its technique can only be taught by personal instruction in the laboratory. This is a self-evident proposition that needs no emphasis, yet I venture to believe that the former collection of tried and proved methods has already been of some utility, not only to the student in the absence of his teacher, but also to isolated workers in laboratories far removed from centres of instruction, reminding them of forgotten details in methods already acquired.
Accepted worldwide as one of the most important new areas in clinical dentistry, esthetic dentistry is undergoing constant expansion and advancement. Here is the first complete practitioner's guide to the field, with key techniques for improving, restoring, or rebuilding single teeth with a wide range of ceramic systems. Written by a renowned international team who has pioneered several of the techniques in use today, the book covers both basic principles and clinical and laboratory procedures, with dozens of case examples and before-and-after photographs....
In the overall scheme of things, I am a Johnny-Come-Lately to equine dentistry. In
1993 I bought a small animal and equine practice in Meridian, Idaho. My equine
clientele was somewhat sparse at first, so I could devote plenty of time to my examinations.
I had floated horses’ teeth before, with the traditional long-straight and
long-angled floats. Usually they had dull carbide chip blades on them because I
didn’t know when they were supposed to be changed. Now that I owned my own
clinic, the quality of work I produced mattered more than ever.
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.
In July 1923, the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos arrived in Paris as a complete unknown.
Some five years had passed since his first large-scale concert in Brazil; Villa-Lobos journeyed to
Europe with the intention of publicizing his musical output.
His entry into the Parisian art world took place through the group of Brazilian modernist painters
and writers he had encountered in 1922, immediately before the Modern Art Week in São Paulo.
The Nondestructive testing science is a broad field that covers variety of testing methods
and applications, in addition to the associated pre and post processing mathematics. In
terms of methods and techniques the Nondestructive testing modalities rely on different
physical phenomena such as the electromagnetism, the acoustic emission, the thermal
emission and the penetration of high-energy radiation through materials and structures.
In the past few decades, the Finite Element Method (FEM) has been developed into a key indispensable technology in the modeling and simulation of various engineering systems. The present book reports on the state of the art research and development findings on this very broad matter through original and innovative research studies exhibiting various investigation directions of FEM in electrical, civil, materials and biomedical engineering.
The book "Applied Fracture Mechanics" presents a collection of articles on application of fracture mechanics methods to materials science, medicine, and engineering. In thirteen chapters, a wide range of topics is discussed, including strength of biological tissues, safety of nuclear reactor components, fatigue effects in pipelines, environmental effects on fracture among others. In addition, the book presents mathematical and computational methods underlying the fracture mechanics applications, and also developments in statistical modeling of fatigue.
This book is based upon our combined experiences
of working together in the treatment of
patients with dental implant prostheses at Guy's
Hospital and in private practice over the last 10
years. While the chapters are not attributed to
specific authors, the surgical chapters are mainly
the work of Richard and Paul Palmer; the implant
denture chapters, Brian Smith; and the fixed
prosthodontics, Leslie Howe. Our initial experiences
were with the Brånemark system, which
established a benchmark in implant treatment,
with high success rates using meticulous techniques.
The new edition of this essential pocket guide covers the whole of clinical dentistry in a concise format. The authors have distilled the key elements of clinical practice into a readily accessible book, with blank pages provided for readers to add their own notes. This edition has been completely updated with a wealth of new information.
This book embraces the most recent developments in modern operative dentistry,
but has attempted to merge these with traditional practice. Students,
colleagues, and general dental practitioners have requested an evidence-based
approach to the practical concepts in modern restorative dentistry. One important
philosophy that is emphasized in this book is that the prevention of
dental caries, restoration failure, and periodontal disease should be the basis
of all operative dentistry.