louis f. rose
ronald g. craig
a clinician's guide to systemic effects of periodontal diseases will serve as an ideal, easy-to-use reference for the practicing health professional. it summarizes the latest research on the systemic effects of periodontal diseases, discusses how the results of this research will impact on clinical practice, and aims to help the clinician to answer questions that may be posed by patients, medical colleagues, and the media. a central theme is the contribution of periodontal diseases to systemic inflammation but other mechanisms, such as systemic dissemination of oral pathogens, are also covered. a collaborative approach involving noted investigators in each field and medical colleagues ensures that all chapters are of clinical relevance from both a dental and a medical perspective. the book is also visually engaging, with numerous summary figures and graphics, bullet point tables, and highlight boxes identifying the most clinically significant points.
our understanding of the etiopathology of periodontal disease has changed greatly over the last decade. the huge diversity of species within the microbial biofilm and the enormous multi-layered complexity of the innate, inflammatory and adaptive immune responses generated in response to it warrant study and discussion. comprising reviews from renowned experts in the field, this book presents a comprehensible overview of this exciting and pertinent subject matter. it provides new insights into the structure and composition of subgingival biofilms and the nature of the extracellular matrix. further, a summary of current understanding of subgingival microbial diversity and an overview of experimental models used to dissect the functional characteristics of subgingival communities are presented. other articles discuss the innate cellular and neutrophil responses to the periodontal biofilm. the role of antimicrobial peptides in the host response to biofilm bacteria and modern approaches to nonsurgical biofilm management are also discussed.
finally, this volume addresses advances in antibiotic use and proposes a paradigm shift in the pharmacological approach to periodontal disease management.
frank a. scannapieco
>this issue, edited by dr. frank scannapieco, is devoted to “unanswered questions in periodontology.” review articles will help answer clinical questions such as: can lost bone in furcations be regenerated ; what biomarkers exist to detect active periodontal disease ; which mouthrinse products are beneficial for plaque control and gingival health ; do mobility and occlusal trauma impact periodontal longevity ; can peri-implantitis be treated ; is there a genetic basis for periodontitis ; what is the minimal sample size for studies of periodontal treatment ; does treatment of periodontal disease influence systemic disease ; does periodontal disease cause cancer ; is the use of photodynamic therapy beneficial to conventional mechanical therapy in the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis ; are radiographs the best modality to diagnose and monitor periodontitis ; does gingival recession require surgical treatment ; and should antibiotics be prescribed to treat chronic periodontitis
levi jr., p.a., rudy, r.j., jeong, y.n., coleman, d.k.
this handbook has been designed for practicing dental clinicians and students, which includes dental hygienists, general dentists, periodontists, and students of dental hygiene and dentistry who are responsible for treating patients with a broad spectrum of periodontal diseases. the book will enable practicing clinicians and students to successfully meet the challenge of excellent patient care, by providing , in a concise and simplified format, both classic and contemporary practical measures that address all aspects of non-surgical periodontal disease management. readers are carefully guided through an extensive body of accumulated knowledge in eight broad chapters which includes: the patient’s involvement in disease control and prevention, the clinician’s instrumentation for the diagnosis and basic treatment of gingivitis/periodontitis along with pharmacotherapeutics and supportive maintenance therapy to ensure long-term success. numerous illustrations help to bring the presented ideas and suggestions to life and the succinct nature of the text will allow readers to transfer useful information quickly to their own clinical settings.
periodontology—the essentials provides readers with up-to-date information on the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity as well as the latest methods for diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of periodontal disease. it is specifically designed to help busy dental professionals give their patients the highest level of care. throughout this book the author stresses the important connections between periodontal disease and the patient‘s overall health, focusing on preventive care and the consequences of treatment.
key features of the second edition:
- expanded and revised coverage, lavishly illustrated by more than 300 four-color photos and drawings
- updated chapters throughout
- evidence boxes giving summaries of clinical trials, meta-analyses and other studies, with graded assessment of the findings
- discussion of the long-suspected association between systemic and periodontal diseases
this book is a remarkably fresh text on the fundamentals of periodontology that will serve as a scientifically grounded yet practical clinical tool for students of dentistry and dental hygiene, private practitioners, hygienists, and periodontists alike.