Dr. Gerald Z. Wright is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is Professor Emeritus of Western University. Dr. Wright has edited four textbooks, written numerous peer-reviewed articles about behavior management of the pediatric dental patient and served on the editorial board of four journals. Dr. Wright is past Secretary General of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and has received many professional honors, including receiving the Medal of Paris for his work with children, and the Honoris Doctoris Causa awarded by the Belarussian State Medical University for his work in that country.
Dr. Ari Kupietzky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He served as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and Pediatric Dentistry and is currently an abstracts editor for the latter journal. Dr. Kupietzky has published numerous articles on the topic of behavior management in leading journals of pediatric dentistry and authored two chapters in textbooks on behavioral dentistry and medical ethics. Currently, Dr. Kupietzky is performing research on the dental treatment of the very young child and practices pediatric dentistry in his private practice. He teaches part time at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, and is Visiting Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Kupietzky is a popular speaker and has lectured throughout Europe and the United States.
This comprehensive but concise work highlights the problems faced in managing the care of disabled children from different cultural backgrounds. It examines the problems inherent in the medical, social and educational management of children with developmental disability in populations whose value systems differ from other cultures. In particular it considers how care may be varied according to cultural background, without compromising its quality.
The book is of immense value to all healthcare and social care professionals, policy makers and shapers, patient organisations and those with an interest in medical ethics.
Salient FeaturesExtensively revised and updated chapters Temporomandibular Joint Diseases section completely rewritten Physical and Chemical Injuries of the Oral Cavity chapter updated Extensive revision of Dental Caries and Forensic Odontology chapters Advanced information scattered throughout the book in highlighted boxes
New to this editionGeneral account on stem cells with particular reference to odontogenic stem cells Histological grading of oral squamous cell carcinoma Genetic basis of oral cancer Adenocarcinoma NOS Reclassification of odontogenic keratocyst into neoplasm Lichenoid reaction Bisphosphonate therapy Hematopoietic stem cell Laboratory findings of SLE Influence of decalcification in tissue processing and additional account on hard tissue processing