Friday, 28 March 2014

This week's new titles

Orthopantomography /Ignazio Pandolfo. Milan: Springer, 2013.

This book sets out to describe in detaildiverse technical and methodological aspects of the examination, from image acquisition through to artifact generation due to lack of experience or malfunctioning. It will be of great value to the radiologist in routine interpretation and reporting of orthopantomography as it offers possible solutions for all of the most common diagnostic and methodological problems.

The ECG made easy /John R. Hampton. 8th ed., Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2013.

The ECG Made Easy directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns. With the emphasis throughout on simplicity and practical application, this Eighth Edition will prove invaluable to all medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG.

Davidson's principles and practice of medicine /Brian R. Walker (ed). 22nd ed., Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.

Davidson's provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson's remains one of the world's leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Just received

Cleft lip and palate: diagnosis and management. /Samuel Berkowitz (ed). 3rd ed, Berlin: Springer, 2013.

Cleft Lip and Palate: Diagnosis and Management is an unparalleled review of treatment concepts in all areas of cleft involvement presented by an international team of experienced clinicians. A unique feature of the book is that it largely consists of longitudinal facial and palatal growth studies of dental casts, photographs, panorexes, and cephalographs from birth to adolescence.

What's In your mouth? What's In your child's mouth? /Douglas A. Terry. Chicago: Quintessence, 2013.

Health care providers have a responsibility to instill each new generation of patients with the importance of oral health care, and this book teaches pediatric patients and their parents the importance of proper brushing and flossing by showing what happens when children neglect their teeth. This hardcover book is two books in one. The first half (What's in Your Mouth?) is written to introduce children to the importance of daily hygiene care, and the second half (What's in Your Child's Mouth?) provides parents with the information to guide their children's oral health habits.

Endodontology: an integrated biological and clinical view. /Domenico Ricucci. London: Quintessence, 2013.

This unique book is a serious study of clinical endodontics that underscores the biologic foundation of endodontic treatment and seeks to bridge the gap between basic endodontic knowledge and advanced endodontic biology. It combines invaluable histologic illustrations of endodontic disease with a robust clinical text that (1) describes the pathologies affecting dental tissues as well as their reactions to the clinical procedures and (2) uses clinical microbiology to explain the observed phenomena.

Monday, 17 February 2014

New books received this week

Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery / James R. Hupp (ed). 6th ed, St. Louis, Mo.: Mosby, 2014.

The 6th Edition enhances your skills in evaluation, diagnosis, and patient management. Full-color photographs and drawings show how to perform basic surgical techniques, and an overview of more advanced surgical procedures includes guidelines on when to refer patients to specialists and how to provide supportive postoperative care. This edition also includes the latest developments in dental implants, instrumentation, and current technology.

Reconstructing faces : the art and wartime surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem./ Murray C. Meikle. Dunedin: [Otago University Press, 2013.

Both World War I and World War II played an influential role in the evolution of plastic and maxillofacial surgery in the first half of the 20th century. This book examines four of the key figures involved in this wartime surgery: Sir Harold Gillies, Sir Archibald McIndoe, Rainsford Mowlem, and Henry Pickerill. The book describes how these surgeons revolutionized plastic surgery and the treatment of facial trauma, working on soldiers, fighter pilots, and civilians who were disfigured by bombs, shrapnel, and burns.

Dorland's pocket medical dictionary/ Dorland, W. A. Newman. 28th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier, 2009.

Since 1898, Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary has continuously maintained the standard as the world's most convenient, user-friendly, portable reference on medical terminology. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in medicine, this 28th edition delivers the accurate, clear, up-to-date definitions you expect from Dorland's--in a highly compact, easy-to-use format. Bonus software lets you add hundreds of thousands of medical terms to your computer's spell-checker. Is based on Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary -the world's most authoritative, trusted medical dictionary--for completeness and accuracy you can depend on. Contains the latest edition of Dorlands Electronic Medical Speller. Adds 231 new full-color illustrations throughout the book to more vividly depict visual concepts.

Monday, 10 February 2014

ClinicalKey - A souce of clinical answers

ClinicalKey was developed by Elsevier and involved consulting more than 2,000 doctors across the world over two years. The service aims to provide a source of clinical answers.

Replacing MD Consult, Elsevier's new platform features an integrated search across eBooks, full text journals, First Consult (Point of Care, practice guidelines, procedural skills videos, medical videos, and medical images. Includes a selection of Medline content as well as filters for Australian and subscribed content.

It contains 14 key full text Dentistry journals, 19 core e-Books, 59 Dental practice guidelines and more. Using a desktop computer click here to access ClinicalKey with your Unikey.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

New books received this week

A clinical guide to oral diagnosis and treatment planning /Kevin H.K. Yip(ed). London: British Dental Association, 2012.

This new Clinical Guide provides a succinct summary of the contemporary approach to oral diagnosis and treatment planning for general dental practitioners and dental students. Oral diagnostic and dental treatment procedures continue to evolve and this book takes the reader through the logical and sequential steps required to create a successful dental treatment plan to meet the biological, functional and aesthetic needs and reasltic expectations of the patient.

A clinical guide to oral medicine /Michael A.O. Lewis. 3rd ed., London: British Dental Association, 2011.

A major revision of this well-respected book, this new clinical guide has been completely rewritten to reflect important changes that have occurred since the publication of the second edition. Information on specific drugs recommended for use in the treatment has been increased to include details of dosage and frequency and three new chapters have been added, covering oral medicine at extremes of age, adverse drug reactions and the orofacial tissues and prescribing.

A clinical guide to special care dentistry / J. Fiske. London: British Dental Association, 2009.

Written to give the practitioner a wide appreciation of many of the conditions and circumstances common in treating patients who require special care, the book provides an eminently practical guide, supported by many appropriate illustrations, to both the newcomer and the clinician who already has some accomplishment in the subject area.

Periodontology for the dental hygienist / Dorothy A. Perry. 4th ed., St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier/Saunders, 2013.

Periodontology For The Dental Hygenist covers all aspects of periodontology, from the history of its study, to client assessment, to therapeutic and surgical approaches. The bulk of information is organized to be directly applicable to what hygienists will need to know to treat clients effectively. Also included is discussion of how periodontal conditions relate to general health and systemic factors.

Infection control and management of hazardous materials for the dental team / Chris H. Miller. 5th ed., St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier Mosby, 2013.

Emphasizing patient safety and infection prevention in the dental office, Infection Control and Management of Hazardous Materials for the Dental Team, 5th Edition, covers everything from basic concepts in microbiology to protocols for clinical asepsis. Clear, step-by-step instructions make it easy for you to perform safety procedures and use the supplies and equipment needed to prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Evidence-based clinical orthodontics / Peter G. Miles (ed). Chicago: Quintessence, 2012.

The authors of this book take an unbiased approach to orthodontics by systematically reviewing the relevant clinical literature and analyzing the scientific evidence to help practitioners select the most effective and efficient modes of treatment. Each chapter addresses a specific topic by summarizing the literature, critically reviewing the evidence, and offering impartial recommendations that can be adopted by clinical practitioners.

Monday, 4 November 2013

New additions to our collection

The principles of endodontics /Shanon Patel (ed). 2nd ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Fully updated, this 2nd edition integrates theory with clinical practice to produce a modern and relevant guide to a core aspect of dental practice. This essential guide covers all the key areas of the subject, from patient management and treatment planning, to advanced restorative techniques. Chapters on treatment outcomes and dealing with complications and post-treatment disease prepare the reader for every eventuality in the field.

Dental pathology: a practical introduction. /Pieter J. Slootweg. 2nd ed., Berlin: Springer, 2013.

This new, updated edition will assist in the recognition and diagnosis of gross dental abnormalities. Topics include disturbances in tooth formation, acquired dental diseases including caries and its sequelae, periodontal disease, and odontogenic tumours.

Orofacial pain: guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, and management. / Reny de Leeuw (ed). 5th ed., Chicago: Quintessence, 2013.

The AAOP Guidelines for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management of Orofacial Pain is an invaluable resource for all health care professionals who evaluate and treat patients with orofacial pain and face the daunting task of keeping up with the literature in the rapidly emerging arena of pain management in clinical practice. This new edition continues to emphasize evidence-based knowledge and, for the first time, offers a summary of key points at the beginning of each chapter.

Fundamentals of evidence-based medicine / Kameshwar Prasad. 2nd ed., New Delhi: Springer India, 2013.

This is a basic book on evidence-based medicine. It starts with an introduction to the topic. It outlines the relationship between EBM and research and quality of care. Then it goes on to cover the most commonly used modules of EBM, i.e. therapy, diagnosis, prognosis and meta-analysis. Each module starts with an introduction to fundamental concepts, and description of the related research process, and then follows the critical appraisal of related type of research artcle. At the end, it covers the different systems of grading of level of evidence and strength of recommendations.

Principles and Practice of Operative Dentistry: A modern approach. / Enosakhare S. Akpata. 2nd ed., New Malden, United Kingdom: Quintessence, 2013.

Operative dentistry has witnessed tremendous changes in the past few decades, and the management of dental caries is undergoing a paradigm shift. This book incorporates the latest developments with the best practices in operative dentistry to equip novice dental students with the essentials of clinical practice. Topics include caries management based on the medical model, ergonomic clinical setting for operative dental practice, expanded and updated information on tooth-colored restorations, and current bonding techniques.

An introduction to bioceramics / Larry L. Hench (ed). 2nd ed., London: Imperial College Press, 2013.

This edition includes 21 new chapters that document the science and especially the clinical applications of the new generation of bioceramics in the field of tissue regeneration and repair. Important socioeconomic factors influencing the economics and availability of new medical treatments are covered with updates on regulatory procedures for new biomaterials, methods for technology transfer and ethical issues. The book contains 42 chapters that offer the only comprehensive treatment of the science, technology and clinical applications of all types of bioceramic materials used in medicine and dentistry.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New books received this week

Principles and practice of single implant and restoration / Mahmoud Torabinejad. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2013.

Covering treatment planning to restoration, this book is specifically designed to train Endodontists and General Dentists for a single tooth implant and restorations. It describes surgical principles, implant placement, implant site preparation, bone grafts and bone substitute materials, tooth extraction, guided bone regeneration, immediate implant placement, surgical defects, and single-tooth esthetic considerations.

Haematology: an illustrated colour text. / Martin R. Howard. 4th ed., Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2013.

This textbook on haematology in the Illustrated Colour Text series is suitable for medical students, junior doctors and others needing a concise and practical introduction to the subject. Includes recent developments in stem cell biology and places an increased emphasis on genomic and proteomic techniques in the diagnosis of haematological malignancy.

Columbus bridge protocol / Tiziano Tealdo. Milan: Quintessenza Edizioni, 2012.

Founded on the same principles as the Novum Protocol, the Columbus Bridge Protocol provides for the realization of a full-arch, screw-retained, functionally loaded provisional prosthesis within 24 to 48 hours after implant surgery in the maxilla. The authors detail the biologic principles on which the protocol is based as well as the experimental studies that led to its use.