Dentistry at a Glance.pdf

Dentistry at a Glance.pdf



A fully illustrated, concise and accessible introduction to the study of dentistry 

  • Central title in the At a Glance series for dentistry students
  • Covers the entire undergraduate clinical dentistry curriculum
  • Topics presented as clear double-page spreads in the recognizable At a Glance style
  • Contributions from leading figures across the field of dentistry
  • Companion website with self-assessment MCQs and further reading


Professor Elizabeth Kay is Foundation Dean of Peninsula Dental School and Faculty Associate Dean of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Honorary Consultant in Academic Public Health and Chair of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust's Membership and Engagement Committee. She sits on the British Dental Association's Committees for both Dental Public Health and Health and Science. She is also Oral Health Expert to two NICE Public Health Advisory Committees. She is also Trustee and Vice Chair of the British Medical and Dental Schools Trust and a Trustee of the British Dental Health Foundation.





About the companion website


1 Principles of dental practice

2 Equipment and operating positions

3 Patient confidentiality

4 Record keeping

5 Consent

6 Communication with patients

7 Cross-infection control

8 History-taking

9 Past medical history

10 Examination of the mouth

11 Special tests

12 Reading and reporting radiographs

13 Diagnostic 'surgical sieve'

14 Charting the oral cavity

15 Peridontal assessment

16 Treatment planning


Medical Emergencies

17 Sudden loss of consciousness

18 Acute chest pain and cardiac arrest

19 Difficulty breathing

20 Convulsionsand choking

21 Other emergencies

Prevention of Dental Diseases

22 Caries prevention

23 Plaque reduction

24 Prevention of periodontal disease

25 Prevention of dental trauma

Teeth and Disease of Tooth Hard Tissue

26 The ‘normal’ dentitions

27 Variations in the number of teeth

28 Variations in tooth morphology

29 Enamel and dentine defects

30 Fluorosis

31 Tooth eruption and exfoliation

32 Caries

33 Tooth tissue loss

The Structures Supporting Teeth and Disease

34 The normal gingivae

35 The periodontal ligament

36 Dental plaque and calculus

37 Diseases of the gingivae and periodontium

Intra-Coronal Restorations of Teeth

38 Properties of tooth tissue

39 Local anaesthesia for tooth restoration

40 Tooth isolation

41 Cavity preparation

42 Cavity liners and conditioners

43 Cavity preparation for plastic tooth restorations

44 Choice of plastic restorative materials

45 Plastic restorations

46 Amalgam restorations

47 Composite restorations

48 Building composite resin restorations

49 Non-plastic intracoronal restorations

50 Crowns

51 Provisional restorations

Replacement of Missing Teeth

52 Resin-retained bridges

53 Bridges

54 Implant retained options

55 Partial dentures

56 Implant overdentures

57 Precision attachments

58 Immediate insertion dentures

59 Complete dentures

Treatments for Pulpal Damage

60 Pulp therapy (deciduous teeth)

61 Pulp protection procedures for traumatised teeth

62 Pulp removal (permanent teeth)

63 Pulp obturation (permanent teeth)

Paediatric Dentistry

64 Patient management

65 Local anaesthesia

66 Sedation and general anaesthesia

67 Caries in deciduous teeth

68 Paediatric dental materials

69 Fissure sealants

70 Dietary control

71 Fluoride supplements

Traumatic Injuries

72 Classification of trauma

73 Accidental injury to deciduous teeth

74 Tooth fractures

75 Tooth displacement injuries

76 Non-accidental injury

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

77 Instruments

78 The patient in pain

79 Extraction of teeth

80 Surgical Extractions

81 Impacted third molars

82 Biopsy

83 Suturing

84 Complications of exodontia

85 Surgical Endodontics

Oral Medicine and Pathology

86 Benign swellings in the oral cavity

87 Odontogenic tumours and tumour-like lesions

88 Odontogenic cysts

89 Other bone diseases

90 Temporomandibular joint problems

91 Mucosal diseases

92 Oral cancer and pre-cancer

93 Salivary gland disorders

94 Pigmented lesions

Part 3: The Medically Compromised Patient

95 Haematological disorders

96 Immune disorders

97 Cardiovascular disorders

98 Respiratory disorders

99 Gastroenterology and nutritional disorders

100 Endocrine disorders

101 Renal disease

102 Intellectual impairment

103 Neurological disorders

104 Drugs and dental care

Part 4: Orthodontics

105 The developing dentitions

106 Orthodontic assessment

107 Removable orthodontic appliances

108 Fixed orthodontic appliances

109 Major malocclusions

Part 5: Population Sciences and Oral Health

110 Epidemiology

111 Social variations in oral health

112 Psychology and dental care

113 Health, illness and behaviour change

114 Special care dentistry

115 Ethical care of patients

116 Dentistry and the Law

117 Risk management

Part 6: Running a Dental Practice

118 Infection control

119 Regulatory bodies and best practice

120 Clinical record keeping

121 Team management

122 Intra-team communication

123 External communication

124 Being part of the profession



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