The fifth edition of the highly successful Essential Microbiology for Dentistry, now translated into several languages, continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice.
Clearly written and in full colour throughout, the book uniquely divides the field into discrete sections to allow readers to digest and then apply the various aspects of microbiology for dentistry in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner.
The first part of the book covers the principles of general microbiology and is followed by a clear and straightforward account of basic immunology. The volume then addresses mechanisms of disease, concentrating clearly on the micro-organisms that are relevant to the dentist and the dental team. The major infections of each organ system are discussed as they relate to dental practice together with a detailed exploration of the oral microbiome and the constituent microbiota. The book finally concludes with an expanded section on current cross-infection control guidelines.
The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive array of tables and illustrations continues to make Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.
Essential Microbiology for Dentistry now comes with a helpful Online Resource containing a wide range of MCQS to help students monitor their progress.
- Friendly, accessible writing style helps readers engage with key information
- Helpful self-assessment – in the style of both dental school and RCS exams –enables students to monitor their progress
- Evidenced-based throughout to help facilitate safe clinical practice
- Ample use of artwork helps explain complex structures, physiological processes and the effect of drug intervention
- Helpful use of italics for clinically relevant facts and emboldened key words to highlight important information
- Presents the latest national and international guidelines
- ‘Key Fact’ boxes at the end of each chapter help summarize core information
- Contains a comprehensive glossary and abbreviations list
- Expanded to meet the higher-level of understanding and application of knowledge required of students today
- Provides a fuller discussion of the oral microbiome and the microbiota ; new microbial identification technology; antibiotic steweardship;, ; endodontic infections; implant-related infections; plaque biofilms and the systemic disease axis and the current guidelines on antimicrobial prophylaxis
- Contains new photographic images – many previously unpublished
- Provides enhanced discussions of newer molecular based methods of diagnosis
- Explores the latest research in dental plaque biofilm functionality and metabolism, and the mechanisms of enhanced resistance caused by biofilms
- Now comes with a helpful ONLINE RESOURCE containing a wide range of MCQS to help students monitor their progress!
1. Why study microbiology?
PART 1: GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY
2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy
3. Bacterial physiology and genetics
4. Viruses and prions
5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease
6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods
7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy
PART 2: BASIC IMMUNOLOGY
8. The immune system and the oral cavity
9. The immune response
10. Immunity and infection
PART 3: MICROBES OF RELEVANCE TO DENTISTRY
11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci
12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria
13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species
14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga
16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella
17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella
18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes
19. Mycobacteria and legionellae
20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas
21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry
22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry
PART 4: INFECTIONS OF RELEVANCE TO DENTISTRY
23. Infections of the respiratory tract
24. Infections of the cardiovascular system
25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor systems
26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
27. Infections of the genitourinary tract
28. Skin and wound infections
29. Viral hepatitis
30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients
PART 5: ORAL MICROBIOLOGY
31. Oral microbiome and the oral ecosystem
32. Microbiology of dental caries
33. Microbiology of periodontal disease
34. Dentoalveolar and endodontic infections
35. Oral mucosal and salivary gland infections
PART 6: CROSS INFECTION AND CONTROL
36. Principles of infection control
37. Infection control procedures in dentistry: personal protection, sharps injuries protocol, and immunization
38. Infection control procedures in dentistry: sterilization, disinfection and antisepsis
Glossary of terms and abbreviations
The text is written in a very easy-to-read style which will make it popular and a book of choice for many dental students and dentists. I particularly like the ‘Key Facts’ section and the use of italics for clinically relevant facts and key words in bold which is a useful means of highlighting important information. The review questions at the end of each chapter are of a similar format to those used in examinations set by dental schools for undergraduate examinations and the Royal Colleges in the UK for postgraduate examinations. Together with the excellent glossary of terms and abbreviations these sections will be very popular as revision aids, allowing the reader to assess their understanding in the key areas of importance.
Essential Microbiology for Dentistry is a rextbook which not only covers the fundamentals of microbiology but, uniquely, how this relates to modern-day practice leaving the reader in no doubt of the importance of this subject to this clinical discipline.