On the initiative of the International Dental Federation, a meeting of consultants
was convened by the World Health Organization in 1964 to consider the
classification of diseases of the buccal cavity in relation to the impending Eighth
(1965) Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). It was
recognized that a manual and guide should be compiled to assist in the
application of the ICD to dentistry and stomatology. Accordingly, a text was
drafted and tested in four countries, then revised and published for general use.
ESTHETIC DENTISTRY presents clearly highlighted techniques in step-by-step fashion, with unmistakable delineation of armamentarium, for the treatment of esthetic problems. Hundreds of clinical tips are included throughout the book to alert clinicians to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Numerous tables and boxes illustrate the properties of various materials and compare/contrast different products on the market.
Evaluating the Thyroid Gland and its Diseases section includes useful information
into the anatomy and functions of the thyroid gland; the thyroid neoplasm and its
most challenging type, the papillary thyroid microcarcinoma; the use and technical
peculiarities of thyroglobulin dosages and fine aspiration citology. In addition,
important articles approach basic aspects of thyroid carcinogenesis, namely growth
factors, angiogenesis, and the importance of estrogen signaling on thyrocyte