supra gingival minimally invasive dentistry a healthier approach to esthetic restorations

jose luis ruiz


supra-gingival minimally invasive dentistry: a healthier approach to esthetic restorations provides a real-world approach to healthier supra-gingival minimally invasive restorations, as an alternative to more invasive mechanically retained restorations, such as full crowns. * provides practical, step-by-step coverage of the key elements in diagnosis, case planning, preparation, restorations, and cementation of bonded restorations * offers excellent and simple explanations of the latest in adhesive dentistry and the proper selection of restorative materials * covers both anterior and posterior direct and indirect bonded restorations, offering a better, healthier approach * presents hundreds of beautiful images showing planning, preparation, and restoration principles and treatment * features the contributions of dr. ray bertolotti, contributing editor, and a foreword written by gordon j. christensen, dds, msd, phd, ceo of clinicians report foundation and practical clinical reportsshow more

evidence based caries prevention 2016

ece eden


this book aims to define the etiological factors in dental caries and to guide the clinician towards methods of caries prevention that are evidence based. the coverage includes discussion of the active role of the biofilm and the oral environment and emphasizes the multifactorial etiology of dental caries. the opening chapters describe the early detection and diagnosis of dental caries, highlight the value of caries risk assessment to the patient, and explain the dynamic process of the demineralization-remineralization cycle. information is presented on the action of fluoride, and the evidence relating to the use and effectiveness of remineralization agents and biomimetic materials is reviewed. additionally, the effects of antimicrobials such as chlorhexidine and ozone are summarized. further chapters focus on dietary counseling (with information on sweeteners and probiotics), the effectiveness of sealants in caries prevention, and resin infiltration. the philosophy of prophylaxis and ways to improve patient compliance and achieve proper mechanical plaque removal are discussed. the book is concluded with a chapter discussing preventive actions in representative more

understanding dental caries from pathogenesis to prevention and therapy

michel goldberg

this book thoroughly explains the biological background of dental caries and the formation of carious lesions, providing the reader with a sound basis for understanding the role and effectiveness of different therapeutic and preventive measures. detailed information is presented on pathogenesis, ultrastructure, and diagnosis. all aspects of the carious process are covered, including development of the initial carious lesion limited to the enamel, evolution of the enamel carious lesion toward a dentin carious lesion, superficial and deep dentin lesions, and cervical erosions. strategies for prevention and dental tissue regeneration are elaborated and both conventional therapies and minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment approaches are discussed. a separate section is devoted to dental fluorosis and the use of fluoridation and remineralisation agents. this scientifically focused and clinically relevant book, written by acknowledged experts in the field, will appeal to dentists seeking to extend their knowledge as well as to researchers, dental students, and other dental professionals.

preservation and restoration of tooth structure

graham j. mount; wyatt r. hume; hien c. ngo

combining the approaches of preventative and restorative dentistry, this is a revised and updated guide to the clinical techniques and procedures necessary for managing tooth disorders and disease. introduces minimally invasive dentistry as a model to control dental disease and then restore the mouth to optimal form, function, and aesthetics contains several student-friendly features, including a new layout, line drawings and clinical photographs to illustrate key concepts covers fundamental topics, including the evolutionary biology of the human oral environment; caries management and risk assessment; remineralization; principles of cavity design; lifestyle factors; choices between restorative materials and restoration management includes a companion website with self-assessment exercises for students and a able image bank for instructors

dental caries principles and management

xuedong, zhou (ed.)

this book is a well-illustrated and comprehensive guide to the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, clinical management and prevention of dental caries. current challenging problems in the field are analyzed and the latest research findings, presented. after an introductory chapter on tooth development, the relationships of biofilm and saliva to dental caries and the significance of the balance between demineralization and remineralization for the development of carious lesions are discussed. subsequent chapters address the state of the art in diagnosis and treatment, the implications of disease burden for prevention and the association between systemic diseases and dental caries. dental caries: principles and management is intended for dental school students, practicing dentists and researchers in dentistry.

textbook of operative dentistry

9789351526339by garg amit, garg nisha
the textbook of operative dentistry depicts modern practical guide to operative dentistry, which provides a sound operative outcome through the highest quality of educational illustration and clinical case presentation. the main objectives of the book is to provide various information about tooth nomenclature, structure of teeth, physiology of tooth form, dental caries, cutting instruments, tooth preparation, infection control, pain management, restorations, esthetic dentistry, hypersensitivity, and evidence-based dentistry. all the chapters are provided with standout boxes which will help the reader to have a quick review of the concept. the clinical practice of operative dentistry is ever-evolving as a result of improved understanding of etiology, prevention and management of common dental diseases. the book provides an understanding of the basics of cariology, its prevention and conservative management, and importance of treating the underlying causes of patient’s problems. recent advances and techniques like minimally intervention dentistry, nanotechnology, lasers, diagnosis of caries and advances in dental materials are discussed in details.

pickards guide to minimally invasive operative dentistry 10th edition

by avit banerjee, timothy f. watson

an ideal introduction to the theory and practical aspects of conservative dentistry, the tenth edition of pickards’ guide to minimally invasive operative dentistry is a must-have text for all dental students, new graduates and oral healthcare professionals alike. written in an easy to understand and concise style, the authors introduce the essentials of dental disease before outlining how to collect patient information clinically in order to detect, diagnose, plan and deliver care.

exploring key topics such as disease prevention and control, the principles of minimally invasive operative dentistry, contemporary restorative materials and procedures, this completely up-to-date revised edition integrates a thorough academic grounding for degree examination with an essential preparation for clinical practice for the whole oral healthcare team. illustrated with step-by-step colour photos, common clinical procedures are clearly set out and labelled for beginners to learn. the tenth edition has been updated to reflect the latest evidence based guidelines for preventitative management and there is a focus on maintaining existing restorations and follow up/long term care.

fluoride and fluorosis

author: sharma ashish

this hand book of fluorosis deals with detailed aspect of fluorides and harmful effects caused by it in form of dental and skeletal fluorosis which has been the most neglected public health problem. in this short book the reader can understand both regarding fluorosis as well as steps of research in a simplified manner. this book is also very handy and useful for the common man of the community as well as taught individuals to understand and learn regarding brown stains/white opaque areas on tooth surface as fluorosis has been described in a very simple manner with photographs especially in annexures section. the common person can read it and can himself take necessitate measures to overcome fluorosis using proper diet, health education and purified drinking water. the questionnaire has also been attached in the annexures section to carry out researches on fluorosis which is of very useful for research oriented personnel. the research has been presented in a very simple manner using tables and various figures to understand this problem. fluoride has beneficial effects in reducing dental caries but when consumed more than optimum level leads to condition called as fluorosis as mentioned in chapter 1. fluorosis is a significant public health problem affecting millions of people throughout the country. it has a great adverse effect on the economy of the family, community and country as a whole as it produces partial to total disability. this book provides deep insight into the extensive field research on fluorosis and effects of the fluorosis mitigation efforts in the community especially in mehsana and patan districts of north gujarat. this book elaborates concepts of basic research methodology to conduct field study as well as basic concepts of fluoride and fluorosis. this book with simple language, short and tabulated text along with tables and figures with easy to learn methods to curb fluorosis and to carry out further researches will definitely be very much useful for the undergraduate medical/dental students, public health experts, public health managers, health economists, ngos, postgraduate medical/dental students pursuing pg courses in public health and national and international agencies working to understand and eradicate fluorosis. my aim is to educate the people regarding fluorides and fluorosis so much needed efforts could be taken by the people to curb this menace.

mineral trioxide aggregate properties and clinical applications

by mahmoud torabinejad

mineral trioxide aggregate (mta) was developed more than 20 years ago to seal the pathways of communication of the root canal system. it’s currently the preferred material used by endodontists because of its superior properties such as its seal and biocompatibility that significantly improves outcomes of endodontic treatments.

dr. torabinejad, who was the principle investigator of the dental applications of mta, and leading authorities on this subject provide a clinically focused reference detailing the properties and uses of mta, including vital pulp therapy (pulp capping, pulpotomy), apexification, pulp regeneration, repair of root perforations, root end filling and root canal filling. line illustrations and clinical photographs show proper technique. an accompanying website features photographs and video presentations for selected procedures using mta.

mineral trioxide aggregate: properties and clinical applications
is an ideal book for dental students and endodontic residents learning procedures for the first time as well as practicing dentists and endodontists who would like to improve outcomes of endodontic treatments.

decision making in operative dentistry

decision-making in operative dentistryby paul brunton

operative dentistry is a rapidly changing field of restorative dentistry. advances in caries diagnosis and management strategies, pulp protection philosophies, tooth preparation techniques and dental materials have left practitioners somewhat unsure as to what is best practice.

this book answers many of the questions frequently posed by practitioners, encourages a less interventive philosophy and is an easy-to-use resource for clinical decision-making.

pickards manual of operative dentistry edition 9

by avijit banerjee, timothy f. watson

it is vital for modern dentists to appreciate the effects of disease on the dental tissues and the science underpinning the materials that they use in order to maximize restoration success and longevity. their interaction in this book catalyses the development of the operative skills required to prepare and restore teeth effectively.

the 9th edition of this classic dental textbook has been extensively re-worked, re-styled, and updated to keep abreast of current knowledge, principles, and the modern practice of operative dentistry. the book describes, in a clear and structured manner, the causes of dental disease, methods of identifying the disease process in our patients, and the development and execution of patient-centred management strategies based on disease control and lesion prevention. common operative procedures and techniques are explained in concise bulleted points, tables, and flowcharts and illustrated in full colour.

the authors are world-renowned experts in the field of cariology, minimally invasive dentistry, and dental biomaterials. new chapters on patient management, disease diagnosis, and risk assessment, with the correlation of dental histology and the material chemistry, combine in this new edition to provide a unique insight into the contemporary world of operative dentistry.

this book is the ideal support, at all undergraduate levels, for dental undergraduates and dental care professionals (e.g. therapists) and will act as a solid reference for further post-graduate education.

dt the perfect companion for the undergraduate about to embark on their operative dental training
dt profusely illustrated descriptions of operative procedures
dt unique blend of histology and dental materials science

online resource centre
the online resource centre to accompany pickard’s manual of operative dentistry features:

for registered adopters of the book:
dt figures from the book, available to

clinicians guide to the diagnosis and management of tooth sensitivity

by sahar taha (editor), brian h. clarkson (editor)

  • concise and easy-to-read guide
  • explains how to reach an accurate diagnosis
  • reviews potential treatment approaches
  • includes helpful flowcharts

tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity, has a high prevalence among the general population and is a very common cause of visits to the dentist. this concise, easy-to-read guide provides the clinician with the most important information required for the correct diagnosis and effective management of dentin hypersensitivity. after discussion of theories regarding the underlying mechanisms, predisposing medical and dental conditions are reviewed. the route to an accurate diagnosis, based on determination of the precise cause, is then explained. a range of potential treatment approaches and their applications are discussed, including dentin blocking agents, nerve desensitization, restorative approaches, and periodontal surgery. preventive, at-home, and in-office treatment modalities are all described, and future treatments are also considered. helpful flowcharts are included that will facilitate decision making.

management of dental caries through the atraumatic restorative treatment art approach

author: rahmatulla m, frencken je

contains the proceedings of the international atraumatic restorative treatment ‘art’ symposium and research material from the eminent authorities from this field. provides the recommendation of art symposium. discusses in detail approach to control dental caries and challenges for the year 2000 and beyond in atraumatic restorative treatment, impact of a art on a mobile oral care system. last article discusses the role of art as an effective approach to manage dental caries.

essentials of operative dentistry

author: sherwood i anand

the book is essentially a compilation of these information being presented in an easily comprehendable manner so that an undergraduate dental student could find it easier to learn. the book contains about 1200 illustrations to depict various tooth preparation designs and fundamentals in operative dentistry. the book has also been written keeping with the requirement of preclinical conservative students in mind who have for long been facing the task of learning the more complex clinical books. the book sorted out this problem by including chapters on preclinical exercises and also about basic tooth morphology which are required to be learned by the undergraduate students in their 2nd and 3rd year syllabi. the book starts out from explaining basic chapters like ergonomics in dentistry, instruments used in operative dentistry to more advanced topics like bleaching, tooth colored inlays/onlays, etc. the main feature of this book is the manner by which each chapter has been explained with easy point-to-point presentation of necessary details. besides this, at end of each chapter a section of key terms has been added to acquaint with terms relevant to that chapters. also a section on questions to think about at the end of each chapter should prepare the students for the possible questions that could be asked in their university examinations. the book will be a tribute to the great teachers under whom i did my undergraduation and postgraduation and learned the basics of dentistry and more importantly how to lead a life as a human. the book i hope fulfill the need of undergraduate and also postgraduate students of operative dentistry.

tooth erosion prevention and treatment

author: yip kevin hk , smales roger j , kaidonis john a

tooth surface loss from acid erosion, or corrosion, is now recognized as a major cause of tooth wear. increasingly, advanced erosion from endogenous and exogenous acids is affecting the teeth of even young children. because many people also are retaining their natural teeth into old age, and are taking multiple medications for various ailments, the effective management of increased tooth wear is becoming a significant problem. unless halted, erosion may lead to widespread exposure of dentin with resulting unsightly appearance of the teeth, hypersensitivity and reduced masticatory function. the costs of treatment and rehabilitation may then be considerable. erosion frequently coexists to varying extents with other tooth wear processes, such as abrasion and attrition, but erosion is often not recognized as being present or is confused with other wear mechanisms. evidence of erosion and hyposalivation should be investigated carefully in all instances of tooth wear. the aim of this book is to inform dental practitioners, other health care professionals and students of the causes and treatment of tooth surface loss from erosion. chapters are presented as a series of extensively-referenced articles, which include information on the importance of the oral environment and lifestyle behaviors in influencing tooth erosion, and practical information on the prevention of tooth erosion and the restoration of lost tooth substance. some information is repeated briefly for convenience in the chapters on the treatment of different situations involving tooth erosion. although there are numerous books available on dental caries, which has a significantly-decreased prevalence now in many countries, there are few succinct texts available on tooth wear, and particularly on tooth erosion.

fundamentals of operative dentistry

author: rai balwant, kaur jasdeep

this book illustrates the most recent developments in the field of operative dentistry. it is aimed at undergraduate, postgraduate students and general dental practitioners and describes techniques and methods in a step-by-step manner that is directly applicable to everyday practice. it is a short, concise, readable textbook with abundance of high-quality schematic figures used throughout. this book describes contemporary developments in operative dentistry. it covers recent developments in caries detection techniques and treatment, as well as the use of the latest composite and porcelain restorative materials, bleaching and crown provision techniques. there is a chapter on non-carious tooth tissue loss, which is an increasingly common problem through the widespread consumption of carbonated beverages. this book provides adequate practical detail for the dentist to feel confident in expanding old skills and trying new ones. the embarrassment of new dental materials and techniques can prove intimidating, but guidance is given as to which material or technique will prove most useful in particular circumstances.

trace elements and dental caries

author: singh abhinav

teeth are reported to be suitable indicators of trace element exposure for a wide range of elements. since teeth accumulate a variety of trace elements, it is interesting to study the elemental distribution in human teeth to evaluate the effect on dental caries. although there was an early start with fluoride, dental research had not considered other trace elements. trace elements other than fluoride may account for significant differences in caries prevalence observed in the inhabitants of communities whose diets, living conditions, racial stock and climate are similar. trace elements may reduce or potentiate caries rates; as in populations ingesting foods and water with a high selenium, copper and cadmium content, are more prone to dental caries; high molybdenum levels in soils or drinking water have been correlated with reduced caries. there has been a long felt need for a comprehensive book on this subject to bridge the gap between the vast information in this field and a relevant arrangement of useful knowledge. the textbook of “trace elements and dental caries” is one of its kinds now available in the market. extensive coverage in depth into various trace elements has been done in order to reduce the task for students, specially postgraduate and other researchers in search of relevant books and journals. as a novel approach, special emphasis has been laid to describe the epidemiological aspects of trace elements and dental caries in various populations. trace elements included in the book are molybdenum, selenium, vanadium, zinc, manganese, sulfur, copper, strontium, barium, lithium, titanium, lead and cadmium. apart from these other trace elements included are boron, aluminium, yttrium, zirconium, tin, chlorine, bromine, etc. in matters of style liberal referencing has been favored. this gives readers a chance to pursue further issues that interest them and references give the basis interpretation of the more contentious issues.

advanced operative dentistry


  • david ricketts, professor of cariology and conservative dentistry, leader of the section of operative dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and endodontology, dundee dental school, university of dundee , uk
  • david bartlett, professor of prosthodontics, head of prosthodontics, king’s college london dental institute, guy’s hospital, uk

product description

advanced operative dentistry: a practical approach is a brand new volume that addresses the use of fixed prosthodontics in a single handy reference source.

prepared by editors and contributors of international renown, this volume places unique emphasis on the biological basis of effective treatment planning by describing the diagnosis, aetiology, risk assessment and preventive management of diseases and disorders and how these factors are integral to predictable long-term patient outcomes.

advanced operative dentistry: a practical approach also gives clear advice on the selection and use of modern dental materials and describes how teeth are prepared – and to what extent – for indirect restorations such as crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays and onlays. the book also explores the use of complex indirect fixed prosthodontics which brings with it specific issues of restoration design, retention and occlusal management. recognising that great deal of emphasis is placed on aesthetic dentistry by patient and dentist alike, this text also discusses factors which can impact upon aesthetics and how the aesthetic demands of patients can be met in a realistic and ethical manner.

clearly written and fully illustrated throughout, this practical step-by-step guide will be ideal for undergraduate dental students, vocational trainees and practitioners undertaking post-graduate exams.

customer reviews

operative dentistry 9 april 2012

well presented with clear text and concise pictures and diagrams. it’s easy to read and flows well. it’s been 10 years since i qualified, this book has brought me up to speed with the latest ideas, i found that i quickly absorbed a wealth of clinical information. it will be on my surgery shelf for quick reference.

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  • paperback: 276 pages
  • publisher: churchill livingstone; 1 pap/psc edition (6 jun 2011)
  • language english
  • isbn-10: 0702031267
  • isbn-13: 978-0702031267
  • product dimensions: 1.9 x 19 x 24.8 cm

dental caries the disease and its clinical management


ole fejerskov, dds, ph.d., odont dr., head of institute of anatomy, university of aarhus, denmark
edwina kidd, b.d.s., t.h.d., f.d.s., r.c.s., professor of cariology, division of conservative dentistry, guy’s hospital, london, uk

book description

the second edition of dental caries: the disease and its clinical management builds on the success of the prestigious first edition to present an unrivaled resource on cariology. the clinical thrust of the first edition is widened and strengthened to include coverage of the disease in all its variety, from eruption of the first primary tooth to the prevalent forms of the disease in older patients. the centrality of caries control and management to the dental health of all populations is further emphasized, as the book goes beyond the successful treatment of carious lesions to demonstrate the long-term consequences of the non-operative and therapeutic techniques employed.

editorial reviews


“the detail in the text and the excellent pictures make this a ‘must have’ book for all dental professionals to update their knowledge. this is a remarkable book and can be used as a reference book and practical restorative technique guide for treating and preventing dental caries.” probe<!–end–>


‘this text is generic enough to be used in most dental schools as a comprehensive textbook in cariology.
this text is the first text to really focus on the new paradigm shift towards more conservative management of caries.
the role of the diet in the etiology of caries and the management of caries through dietary controls were limited to a short discussion in chapter 14.
i would recommend this text for students, dentists and all professions allied to dentistry dealing with the management of dental decay.’
dr hardy limeback, head, preventive dentistry,
faculty of dentistry, university of toronto

‘this book, overall, is an excellent reference text for students of cariology, whether they be predoctorals, graduate students, faculty, or practitioners.again, i congratulate the editors and the authors who contributed to this book. it is one that all the students of cariology will refer to for the forseeable future.’
reviewer: brian h. clarkson, chair, dept of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics, school of dentistry, university of michigan, ann arbor, usa
community dentistry and oral epidemiology‘this is a major new work, which should be of interest to all dentists…this is a clearly written and extremely well illustrated book with many colour plates in addition to monochrome illustrations and tables. the book will no doubt become essential reading for many.’
bda news‘dental caries is ubiquitous in all populations throughout the world and in the main cause of dental pain and tooth loss. hence, this text represents a major contribution to the literature on a subject that is of central concern to all dentists.’’this is a clearly written, comprehensive textbook…highly illustrated throughout (there are more than 400 illustrations), graphs, tables, histograms, radiographs and color photographs are all used to facilitate the reader’s grasp of key information’

‘though dental caries is aimed at dental students and practitioners, it will be of value to the whole dental team, the scientific evidence and experience presented facilitating the practice of evidence-based dental care in the fields of both cariology and restorative dentistry.’
journal of orthodontics

‘it was a pleasure for the author to review this book. ‘dental caries – the disease and its clinical management’ is the first edition of this authoritative text…a very welcome addition to the literature….the text is richly illustrated with clear diagrams, graphs, radiographs and colour clinical photographs of clinical restorative procedures.’

this text would be of interest to dental practitioners, undergraduate dental students, dental hygienists and dental therapists and is a ‘must’ for any dental library. it is well-written, richly illustrated and very well referenced. the author cannot do justice to this excellent book in a short review such as this, and he is of the opinion that, for its price, this tome represents excellent value’
dental practice –this text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

customer reviews

essential textbook, september 17, 2010

this book offers the state of art in dental caries disease studies. it is an essential book for every dentistry students.

excellent book, june 21, 2009

this is an excellent book. it will make you re-think or confirm your diagnosing skills and become a more confident clinician. a good review for the seasoned dentist and great information for the new dental student. it has great color illustrations and is well organized. this should be a part of every dental schools restorative course.

dental caries the disease and its clinical management, july 15, 2009

from another point of view, we can look this book as one part of the film “lord of rings” it has three episodes. if we are interested in endodontics, we will like this book very much. this book is the first part of “lord of the rings”. moreover, there are many interesting topics that we always meet each day such as the definition of carious leison and radiographic examination. what is the difference between the book and yours

product details

  • hardcover: 640 pages
  • publisher: wiley-blackwell; 2 edition (april 15, 2008)
  • language: english
  • isbn-10: 1405138890
  • isbn-13: 978-1405138895
  • product dimensions: 8.8 x 1.5 x 11 inches
  • shipping weight: 4.7 pounds

essentials of dental caries the disease and its management


edwina a m kidd, emeritus professor of cariology, guy’s, king’s and st thomas’ dental institute, king’s college, uo london

book description

dental caries is a process which may take place on any tooth surface in the oral cavity where dental plaque is allowed to develop over a period of time. the new edition of this popular, clinically relevant book provides the biological background required by dentistry students in order to take the science of cariology to the chairside in the management of patients. it describes the cause of caries and its progression in enamel and dentine. methods of prevention including plaque control, use of fluoride and dietary control are described. the indications for operative management are covered, as well as how to teach patients their essential role in caries control.
illustrated in full colour and written in an accessible style, this book will appeal to dental students as well as dental nurses, dental health educators, hygienists, and therapists. it will also be of use to scientists working in the field of clinical cariology and to qualified dentists who wish to update their knowledge.

editorial reviews


from a review of the previous edition:
`this book is well laid out… would be of particular use to students undergoing hygiene or therapy training, but would also benefit qualified clinicians as much of the text is appropriate to our everyday clinical environment.’ dental health

product details

  • paperback: 190 pages
  • publisher: oxford university press, usa; 3 edition (june 30, 2005)
  • language: english
  • isbn-10: 0198529783
  • isbn-13: 978-0198529781
  • product dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • shipping weight: 1.3 pounds

sturdevants art science of operative dentistry


theodore m. roberson, dds, professor,
harald o. heymann, dds, med, professor,
edward j. swift, jr., dmd, ms, professor,

do operative dentistry, school of dentistry, university of north carolina

book description

the number one dental title in the world, sturdevant’s art & science of operative dentistry, is the book of choice for dental students and practitioners. designed to be used by students throughout their dental education program and into professional clinical practice. covers in detail the appropriate material needed to understand theory by using a heavily illustrated, step-by-step approach related to biological rationales. both practical and scientific, this book is rich with restorative and preventive concepts fully supported by sound clinical and laboratory research. this is the most complete operative dentistry text on the market, integrating both theory and practice. starting with dental anatomy and occlusion, sturdevant’s art & science of operative dentistry presents the most current information on cariology, infection control, dental materials, and patient assessment — including medical concerns. all chapters have been thoroughly revised to reflect the numerous changes that are occurring in dentistry. new techniques are presented so today’s students and practitioners may incorporate them into their approach to providing the care that patients require and often demand.
spanish version of 3rd edition also available, isbn: 84-8174-187-6

customer reviews

sturdevant’s text book, october 22, 2006

overall a good text book. the text is clear on most topics and easy to read with good diagrams and many pictures.
each chapter starts with chapter outline that guides the reader through the book and makes it more organized. it covers topics such as structure of the teeth (e.g. enamel, pulp-dentin complex, cementum), cariology (the lesion, etiology, prevention and control), bio-materials (e.g. glass-ionomers, composites, liners & bases, sealants, dental cements), fundamentals in tooth preparation (e.g. class i,ii,iii,iv,v,vi restorations), instruments and equipments for tooth preparation, composite restorations (e.g. tooth preparations, clinical techniques), amalgam and metal restorations and a lot more. however not much details on materials of inlay/onlay restorations. the quality of the book is good and the price tag is reasonable.

great buy, march 8, 2007

if you have no experience in the field of dentistry, but you want a biological or chemical background to the subject, this is the book to get. other books were too advanced for my level of knowledge (undergrad interested in dentistry); however, this book is structured like a general biology textbook (very comprehensive and understandable). i strongly recommend this book if you are interested in dentistry, the science behind dentistry, prepping for dentistry school, or if you merely want to know your dentist’s lingo.

indispensable, december 8, 2011

indispensable book for the general dentist, operative dentist …
very good book, written by renowned authors, as usual a great treatise elsevier.

contemporary fixed prosthodontics 4 edition, elsevier mosby, 2006
contemporary implant dentistry 3 edition, elsevier mosby, 2007
contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery 5 edition, elsevier mosby, 2008
oral and maxillofacial pathology 3 edition, elsevier saunders, 2008
dentistry for the child and adolescent 9 edition, elsevier mosby, 2010
pathways of the pulp 10 edition, elsevier mosby, 2010
removable partial prosthodontics 12 edition, elsevier mosby, 2010
clinical periodontology 11 edition, elsevier saunders, 2011
prosthodontic treatment for edentulous patients 13 edition, elsevier mosby, 2012
contemporary orthodontics 5 edition, elsevier mosby, 2012
art and science of operative dentistry 6 edition, elsevier mosby, 2012
management of temporomandibular disorders and occlusion 7 edition, elsevier mosby, 2012

delivered on time and in good condition, march 29, 2008

i ordered two copies for international delivery to hungary from the united states and the books arrived at my doorstep on the same day as slated for delivery.
the books were in good condition and i was overall pleased.
this is a good book for your overall dental studies, dealing with any procedure of restorative dentistry. this will be a book for life.

product details

  • hardcover: 912 pages
  • publisher: mosby; 4 edition (august 3, 2001)
  • language: english
  • isbn-10: 0323010873
  • isbn-13: 978-0323010870
  • product dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches
  • shipping weight: 6.4 pounds

pickards manual of operative dentistry 8th edition


edwina a. m. kidd, professor of cariology;
bernard g. n. smith, professor of conservative dentistry;
timothy f. watson, professor of microscopy in relation to restorative dentistry;
guy’s, king’s, and st thomas’ dental institute king’s college, london, uk

book description

the new edition of this bestselling dental textbook has been thoroughly updated to keep abreast of current knowledge of the disease processes, and the role of operative dentistry in their management. the book describes, clearly and concisely, the indications and methods for many common operative and conservative procedures in dental practice. procedures and techniques are illustrated in full colour, and where appropriate, step-by-step sequences are given. its popularity lies in the fact that it doubles as an atlas, and the text is clear and accessible. the new co-author, tim watson, is well known as an expert in adhesive dentistry. a new chapter has been added on adhesion and adhesive restorations, since these are now the first choice for primary lesions for all surfaces and all teeth in the mouth. amalgam is still thoroughly described, but bonding techniques are now included with a shift away from pins where retention is a problem. the diagnosis of failed restorations has been updated in the light of new research and techniques for refurbishment and repair of restorations are advocated where appropriate. as in previous editions, the approach is disease and prevention orientated, is problem based and the changes have a research evidence-base.

editorial reviews


from reviews of the seventh edition:
`it is a book of perspectives and of context, and to the author’s credit. it presents these quite well… broader than most dental texts in its perspective, and shorter than almost all other operative texts in its length, this edition of pickard’s manual is a very readable collection of treatment guidelines for operative dentistry.’ canadian dental association journal
`it is primarily aimed at the undergraduate, but it can be recommended to practitioners who over the years have slipped into a routine based on how they were taught twenty or more years ago… this is a well illustrated, well set out and easy to read manual which can be recommended to undergraduates and not-so-new graduates alike.’ australian dental journal

about the author

professor edwina kidd is professor of cariology in the division of conservative dentistry at guy’s, king’s and st thomas’ schools of medicine, dentistry & biomedical sciences, london professor bernard smith is professor of conservative dentistry in the department of restorative dentistry at guy’s, king’s and st thomas’ schools of medicine, dentistry & biomedical sciences, london professor tim watson is professor of microscopy in relation to restorative dentistry at guy’s, king’s and st thomas’ schools of medicine, dentistry & biomedical sciences, london

customer reviews

pickard’s manual of operative dentistry, may 21, 2009

it is a classical good book to operative dentistry. although professor pickard passed away, his book can keep “eigth edition”. i just read the first part of it only but i will keep on finishing it. i’m just the ninth edition. much more concise! it’s just irresistable to have a look of it and collect of it. waiting for the new edition, too.

product details

  • paperback: 224 pages
  • publisher: oxford university press, usa; 8 edition (october 16, 2003)
  • language: english
  • isbn-10: 0198509286
  • isbn-13: 978-0198509288
  • product dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • shipping weight: 1.6 pounds

operative dentistry a practical guide to recent innovations


hugh devlin, phd., msc., bsc., bds, school of dentistry, the university of manchester, united kingdom

book description

this book describes the most recent developments in operative dentistry and is aimed at senior students and general dental practitioners. it describes techniques in a manner applicable to everyday practice. it has color illustrations and describes contemporary developments in operative dentistry. recent developments in caries detection techniques and treatment are covered, as well as the use of the latest composite and porcelain restorative materials.

principles of operative dentistry


alison j.e. qualtrough, bchd msc phd fds mrdrcs, senior lecturer/honorary consultant in restorative dentistry, school of dentistry, uo manchester;
julian d. satterthwaite, bds msc mfds fdsrcs, lecturer in restorative dentistry, school of dentistry, uo manchester;
leean a. morrow, bds(hons) mphil fds fds(rest dent) rcs, consultant in restorative dentistry, the leeds teaching hospitals;
paul a. brunton, bchd msc phd fds fds(rest dent) rcs, professor/honorary consultant in restorative dentistry, leeds dental institute, university of leeds;

book description

dental students are faced with an array of operative procedures; understanding and the development of competence in their use is demanding. this text aims to detail and justify the basic principles involved in operative procedures with the intention of reinforcing understanding and improving clinical skills. direct and indirect restorations and endodontic procedures are addressed.
not only for the student, this book is also designed as a source of reference for all practitioners who carry out restorative dentistry and are faced with the introduction of new materials and techniques. referral to this text and evidence-based practice will assist the clinician in the appropriate selection of newer approaches to the delivery of modern day care.

editorial reviews


“[this textbook] contains a large chunk of endodontics. it is not, though, confined to root canal therapy as this book is all about the various types of operative or conservative dentistry…the procedures described within the book are certainly vital and commonplace to most dentists.although aimed initially at students, this is a book most dentists would find useful since it covers some of the latest instrumentation and techniques and includes a final chapter on evidence-based practice.”
bda news vol 18, no 12.

product details

  • paperback: 192 pages
  • publisher: wiley-blackwell; 1 edition (may 9, 2005)
  • language: english
  • isbn-10: 1405118210
  • isbn-13: 978-1405118217
  • product dimensions: 9.6 x 6.9 x 0.4 inches
  • shipping weight: 1 pounds