In Chicago for the CDS Midwinter Meeting today? This evening, February 21, the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy is hosting a Celebration of Smiles reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Regency Ballroom A; hotel located at 2233 S. Martin Luther King, Chicago, IL). Dr Gordon Christensen is hosting the evening, and Savannah Robinson, America’s ToothFairy Ambassador, will be performing. It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month–come support the foundation and its efforts to promote children’s oral health. You can order the first book in the Magical ToothFairies series, The Secret of the Magic Dust, here, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.
With the controversy surrounding the treatment of TMDs, Treatment of TMDs: Bridging the Gap Between Advances in Research and Clinical Patient Management is a welcome addition to the dental literature. Instead of advocating for a specific treatment based on clinical experience, as so many books on this subject do, Drs Greene and Laskin apply the latest scientific research to the clinical management of TMDs. By focusing on a single question—what is happening in various research areas that will be clinically applicable to the mangement of TMDs?—the authors discuss the anatomy, biochemistry, neurophysiology, and psychology of common disorders before explaining how this knowledge may apply to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD patients.
Although much of the information discovered about musculoskeletal disorders through new research tools and innovative experimental designs can be directly or indirectly applied to TMJs, many dental clinicians are unaware of this type of information because it is presented mainly in medical publications or nonclinical scientific journals. This book therefore brings the research to the reader, going one step further to explain the potential of new research for changing future patient care. Covering such clinically relevant topics as the relation of abnormal joint function to joint pathology, the prediction of treatment responsiveness, how sleep disorders affect TMJs and facial pain, the role of comorbid conditions in pain response and management, and the evolving field of pharmacotherapeutics, this book is sure to transform the way clinicians think about TMDs and how they approach TMD treatment. Click here for a preview of the book and order here.
It is a feat to become certified by the American Board of Periodontology (ABP), and attaining the diplomate status shows a dedication to the specialty of periodontics and a commitment to become the best periodontist possible. The ABP Qualifying Examinations are comprehensive, difficult to prepare for, and often very overwhelming, and that is where this study guide comes in.
Dr Termeie’s own experience preparing for the ABP examinations inspired her to write a comprehensive study guide. Her book, Periodontal Review: A Study Guide, is detailed and well organized and provides prospective candidates with all the information and literature review that they need to prepare for the examinations. Set in a question/answer format, the text provides complete yet succinct, evidence-based responses to questions with references to pertinent research. Each chapter covers its topic in full, divided into sections for easy reference.
When appropriate, answers are provided as lists, tables, and with graphic design elements to aid in memorization and recall. Clinical images are also included as needed to elucidate the text. The final chapter provides sample case presentations with questions to allow the reader to prepare for the protocol portion of the examination and offers helpful advice such as when a well-supported response based on sound rationale, rather than a specific answer, is required.
This is a highly recommended resource for all those seeking certification or recertification from the ABP, or who would like to have a comprehensive reference guide in periodontology.
We are happy to announce a special promotion for attendees of Dr Stephen Wagner’s March 16 lecture, “The Nuts and Bolts of Complete Dentures.” Sign up before February 27 to receive a special promotional package of a $50 Quintessence gift certificate and a 20% discount on Wagner Universal Impression Trays.
The way denture fabrication is taught in dental school is antiquated and time-consuming. Successful and esthetic complete dentures are not as hard to fabricate as they used to be. This lecture shows you how to make high-quality, esthetic dentures that can provide the same feeling of satisfaction as high-quality fixed restorations and how to make them profitable. Dr Wagner will discuss treatment choices available for the edentuous patient, as well as the advantages of implant-supported removable complete dentures.
Stephen Wagner, DDS, is currently in his 33rd year of private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and holds academic positions at both the University of New Mexico Medical Center in Albuquerque and the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California.
This seminar is capped at 30 attendees and will be held held Saturday, March 16, from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Quintessence CE Center in Hanover Park, Illinois. Attendees will receive 5 hours of CE credit.
Register before February 27 for a $50 Quintessence gift certificate and a 20% discount on Wagner Universal Impression Trays. Attendees can also receive a special rate at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, a 5-minute drive from Quintessence. We look forward to seeing you there!
For almost three decades, Prof Frans P.G.M. Van der Linden’s classic text Development of the Human Dentition has been the international standard reference in its field. These concepts have now been updated in an iBook-only format that serves as a new definitive reference.
Prof Van der Linden systematically takes the reader through the stages of tooth formation, development of the deciduous dentition, the transition to the permanent dentition, and the aging of the dentition. This text emphasizes the complex and diverse relationships among the development of the dentition, the growth of the face, and functional factors. This text is essential for dentists, orthodontists, pedodontists, dental hygienists, nurses, and assistants in developing a more complete understanding of both the normal development of the dentition and its deviations.
Since the publication of the first edition of this text, new information in this field has become scarce as previous sources of information such as radiographic growth studies and the export of skeletal material from Asia have been banned. This ebook comprises a definitive look at the development of the dentition with numerous skeletal photographs illustrating the development of the dentition in dry skulls. In addition, this new iBook edition also contains three-dimensional digital illustrations and 50 video clips to provide a more complete understanding of the dentition not possible in two-dimensional illustrations.
Dr Douglas A. Terry, DDS, visited the Quintessence office last week to sign copies of his new book, Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition.
Dr Terry has made it his mission to place a copy of the new edition in every dental school in the country so that all dental students would have access to it. He rallied support and was able to get over 50 books donated to dental schools, each of which he signed this past week at Quintessence. If you want a signed copy for your library, this is your last chance because there are only 20 still available! Please call Quintessence at (800)621-0387 to order by phone if you are interested in getting one of the last remaining signed copies.
Dr Terry also worked on his upcoming children’s book, Dental Care for Children: All About Healthy Teeth and Gums, while in the office. When asked why he wrote the book, Dr Terry responded that “children become adults, so we need to teach them about periodontal disease and how to avoid it.” He added that “a picture’s worth a thousand words, so why not show kids what happens when they don’t take care of their teeth?” Dr Terry sees the book as a tool for dentists and parents to educate their children about dental hygiene, and it will cater to children between the ages of 5 and 14.
One thing you might not know about Dr Terry is that he’s part of a group called Texans for Dental Reform. Overtreatment and Medicaid fraud are big issues in Texas (as in other parts of the country), and Dr Terry and his group fight against what he calls “dollar-driven dentistry” to promote good dentistry and ethics in the industry. He says that “it’s criminal to overtreat anyone,” which is why he takes part in the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners meetings. See their website for more information.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a program sponsored by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about how good oral health habits established in childhood lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Get kids engaged with good dental habits with The Magical Tooth Fairies: The Secret of the Magic Dust and How the Tooth Mouse Met the Tooth Fairy, books that will entertain and educate children about the importance of caring for their smiles. “The Magical Tooth Fairies” is the first book in a new series based on a popular cartoon. Each book comes with a corresponding episode on DVD.
In conjunction with the Tooth Fairies series, Quintessence is proud to partner with National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s Tooth Fairy by donating a portion of the proceeds from each book sold.
America’s Tooth Fairy provides educational materials, community outreach, oral health screenings, and treatment as part of a united effort to protect children’s oral health and break the cycle of preventable oral diseases in underserved communities. Young readers of the Tooth Fairies series can also sign up for the America’s Tooth Fairy Kids Club, which provides newsletters with oral health tips and activities for kids, parents, and caregivers.
In September 2012, Kimberly Harms, DDS, dedicated 7 libraries for Books For Africa, including a dental library in Rwanda at the Kigali Health Institute Department of Dentistry. Dr Harms has been working with prominent American dental schools to form collaborations and student partnerships to support the education of young dental students in Rwanda. In addition, Quintessence Publishing donated hundreds of books to a dental library project. If you would like to support the library projects in Africa, please click here for more information.
Books For Africa, founded in 1988 by Tom Warth, is working to end the book famine in Africa. Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to Africa, shipping over 27 million books to 48 different countries since 1988.
We recently announced a new edition of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique by Dr Douglas Terry.
One of the best features of this updated edition is the inclusion of hundreds of new photographs taken with improved techniques such as ring flash and bilateral flash. These new illustrations greatly enhance the clinical applications and procedures included in each chapter. Preview some of these high-quality images in the gallery below.
If you would like a signed copy of this book, be sure to order from this link before February 4!