First published in 2003, Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management has become the leading resource on cariology. In this highly-anticipated new edition, the editors maintain the same focus on high-level coverage of the disease aetiology and process, clinical management best-practice, and wider public health issues connected with dental caries management, including an enhanced focus on the ‘caries control concept’. The aim is to link theory with clinical performance, making prevention, diagnosis and restorative procedures evidence based. The structure of the book has been completely overhauled, with the same coverage streamlined in order to distil information effectively.
The book is divided into six main sections:
•An overview of the disease and its prevalence •The caries lesion and its biological determinants •Diagnosis •Controlling dental caries •Operative intervention •Caries control in special populations
With contributions from international experts in research and clinical practice, the third edition of Dental Caries is an unrivalled guide to tooth decay, and a must-have resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in restorative dentistry as well as all practitioners looking to develop their clinical skills.
Table of Contents
Part I Dental caries: what is it and how widespread is it globally?
Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 Dental caries: what is it? Chapter 3 Clinical features of caries lesions Chapter 4 How big is the problem? Epidemiological features of dental caries
Part II The caries lesion and its biological determinants
Chapter 5 Pathology of dental caries Chapter 6 Saliva and caries development Chapter 7 Biofilms in caries development Chapter 8 Diet and dental caries Chapter 9 Demineralization and remineralization: the key to understanding clinical manifestations of dental caries
Part III Diagnosis
Chapter 10 The foundations of good diagnostic practice Chapter 11 Visual–tactile caries diagnosis Chapter 12 Additional caries detection methods
Part IV Controlling dental caries
Chapter 13 The caries control concept Chapter 14 Fluorides in caries control Chapter 15 The role of oral hygiene Chapter 16 Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis? Chapter 17 The principles of caries control for the individual patient Chapter 18 Caries control for frail elders
Part V Operative intervention
Chapter 19 Classical restorative or the minimally invasive concept? Chapter 20 Caries ‘removal’ and the pulpo ]dentinal complex Chapter 21 Longevity of restorations: ‘the death spiral’
Part VI From chair ]side to population caries control
Chapter 22 Caries prevention and control in low ] and middle ]income countries Chapter 23 How accurately can we assess the risk for developing caries lesions? Chapter 24 Caries control in low ]caries populations Chapter 25 Epilogue. Controlling the global burden of dental caries: the evidence calls for a reorganization of the oral health ]care system