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.
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.
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.
The second edition of Dr Douglas Terry’s Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique is now available from Quintessence, and Dr Terry shared some thoughts on this new edition:
The first edition of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique was so well received by restorative dentists, dental technicians, prosthodontists, periodontists, oral surgeons, dental students, and auxiliaries worldwide that it has necessitated a second edition and translation into three languages (Italian, German, and Russian).
This second English edition continues to promote innovative ideas and techniques for using new biomaterials with proven scientific principles and concepts. New cases are featured in each chapter and hundreds of new photographs have been used throughout. Also, acknowledged leaders in dentistry from around the world have reviewed the concepts and materials, and several of these reviewers have even provided cases that showcase brilliant ideas and techniques.
As ever, my goal is to promote the highest level of excellence in dentistry.
—Dr Douglas Terry, DDS
Dr Terry will be coming to Quintessence in February, and we will be asking him to sign books. If you would like a signed copy of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition, please order using this link before February 4, 2013.
The 2013 Quintessence Publishing catalog is now available and should be arriving in your mailbox this week, but you can also view an interactive PDF version right here or download a standard PDF version. We’ve got some exciting new titles available now and later this year, as well as reduced prices on several classics. Check out the catalog today—you can click the links in the online PDF, visit our website directly, or contact us via email or telephone [(800) 621-0387 (USA and Canada); (630) 736-3600 (elsewhere)] to place an order. This is the perfect time to update your library and expand your clinical knowledge!
The new focus on patient-centered medicine requires new approaches to implant therapy that promote collaboration among the specialties as well as the patients’ active participation. MORE
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