This highly successful series has been specially designed to explore readers’ knowledge through an effective process of understanding, learning and self-assessment. This approach allows students to identify their strengths, weaknesses and knowledge gaps and take rapid steps to correct any shortfalls and strengthen core knowledge.
Each chapter begins with an overview of the subject area while brief ‘Learning Objectives’ are listed at the start of each subsection. Lists are used to set out frameworks and to help the reader put facts into a rational sequence. Tables are used to link quite complex and detailed information whilst techniques used in various procedures are cited in boxes.
To ensure that the reader is meeting the required standard, the final section of each chapter enables a check on knowledge or understanding. Questions are designed to integrate knowledge from across different chapters and to focus on the decisions the student will have to make in a clinical situation.
This third edition of Master Dentistry addresses the oral and maxillofacial surgery, radiology, pathology and oral medicine aspects of dentistry and is particularly suitable for undergraduate students, vocational trainees and those preparing for post-graduate examinations such as the MJDF in the UK or international equivalent, and the ORE.
- Information presented in a style which facilitates easy recall for examination purposes and a ready understanding of the subject
- Key facts are highlighted and principles of diagnosis and management emphasised
- Gives the reader an understanding of evidence-based practice in an international context
- Offers practical guidance on how to prepare for exams and make best use of the time available
- Perfect for BDS exam preparation and candidates taking the MJDF, ORE or other post-graduate exams
- Each chapter has been fully revised and updated to reflect new research evidence and provide an international context including use of drug names
- The Human Disease and Patient Care chapter includes a new approach to medical risk assessment and updated guidance on the management of common medical emergencies
- Particularly significant changes in other chapters include surgical flap design, CBCT, radiotherapy, bisphosphonates, odontogenic keratocyst classification, zygoma implants, and contemporary specialist referral systems
1 Evidence-based practice
2 Assessing patients
3 Human disease and patient care
4 Control of pain and anxiety
5 Infection and inflammation of the teeth and jaws
6 Removal of teeth and surgical implantology
7 Diseases of bone and the maxillary sinus
8 Oral and maxillofacial injuries
9 Dentofacial and craniofacial anomalies
10 Cysts and odontogenic tumours
11 Mucosal diseases
12 Premalignancy and malignancy
13 Salivary gland disease
14 Facial pain
"This book encompasses four major disciplines of dentistry in 16 easy to read, well laid out chapters. Like the previous editions each chapter finishes of with a self-assessment section in the form MCQs, extended matching questions, case reports and oral exam questions to complement the setup of most undergraduate and post-graduate examinations. this section will be valuable to students as it offers them feedback on their performance in that particular subject or chapter. In opinion the oral medicine and pathology chapters excel in covering a topic most of us found challenging at undergraduate level...The broad coverage of topics within this edition will appeal to many students; however, this book should be viewed as a complement to existing textbooks and should not be seen as a replacement alternative. With that in mind, it will maintain itself as an invaluable study aid for many students and will find its place in many undergraduate and post-graduate students' bookshelves."
British Dental Journal, January 2014
"The book provides a fantastic blend of core teaching and texts from the relevant disciplines, to allow students the opportunity to gain not only core knowledge but also the ability to approach clinical problem solving logically. The volume also conditions the student to make sensible, safe and informed decisions about patient management, not only for BDS/BChD/MFDS finals but also in the field of primary dental care. This knowledge, and informed decision making, not only aids the ability to rationalise clinical scenarios, but also promotes self appraisal and knowledge of when to refer to specialist colleagues."
4th Year BDS Student, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University
The Master Dentistry series provides a good overview of the subject areas and I found them particularly useful during exam times. The text is appropriately supplemented with great diagrams and the layout of the books makes all the subject areas easy to access and find.
At the end of each chapter there are self assessment questions which were really useful and would aid any student’s learning. Each chapter has a helpful overview and learning objectives are provided throughout each chapter.
The books give a great summary of all the subject areas they cover but need to be used in conjunction with a more detailed textbook. I used them quite often if I didn't understand a certain part of a lecture as the wording is easy to understand and is uncomplicated. They're a must for any dental student’s bookshelf!