Basic Sciences for Dental Students is a cutting edge textbook specifically designed to support the needs of early years undergraduate dental students. Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers involved with student assessment, the text explains the basic science that underpins the dental curriculum in undergraduate dental courses worldwide.
Specifically related to dentistry and future clinical practice, chapters cover all of the introductory subjects that students need to know – biomolecules, cell biology, tissues of the body, cardiovascular, circulatory and pulmonary systems, the nervous system, immunology, oral microbiology, pathology, head and neck anatomy, tooth development, craniofacial development, saliva, and dental materials.
Key features:Provides the basic science that underpins the early years of a dental curriculum Specifically tailored towards dentistry and future clinical practice Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers Includes learning objectives and clinical relevance boxes throughout Self-assessment questions and downloadable figures are hosted on a companion website
Basic Sciences for Dental Students is an indispensable resource for undergraduate dental students, especially those in the early years of their studies. It is also a useful revision tool for postgraduate MJDF and MFDS examinations and overseas candidates sitting their OREs.
The author adopts a flexible approach which recognises that some instruments are multi-functional, and their names and usage can vary across dental surgeries. This approach, coupled with the range of instruments covered, makes the book an ideal 'portable' resource across general practice, hospital and a range of specialist settings. The book also highlights instruments which can be easily confused. In addition to detailing the classic sets of dental instruments, the importance of instrument care and sterilisation regimes is acknowledged.
This second edition contains an expanded chapter on instruments used in conjunction with dental implants, and illustrations have been updated throughout.
FEATURESBest-selling title Brand new chapter on instruments used in dental implantology Expanded chapter on dental burs Illustrations revised throughout