Sleep Medicine is a relatively new medical specialty that has demonstrated its clear relevance to the practice of many other specialties, and dentistry is no exception. This issue of Dental Clinics of North America includes articles that address aspects of sleep medicine most relevant to the dentist, such as bruxism, breathing disorders, and Insomnia.
This issue of Dental Clinics of North America focuses on Special Care Dentistry, and is edited by Dr. Burton Wasserman. Articles will include: Mental Health Issues and Special Care Patients; Tools and Equipment for Managing Special Patients Anywhere; Ensuring Maintenance of Oral Hygiene in Persons with Special Needs; The Dental Needs and Treatment of Down Syndrome Patients; Americans with Disabilities: Its Importance in Special Care Dentistry; Making Treatment for Special Needs Patients an Important Part of Your Growing Dental Practice; Treatment of Orally Handicapped Edentulous Older Adults; Communicating with Patients with Special Health Care Needs; Dental Materials Update for the Special Care Dentist; Neurologic Diseases in Special Care Patients; The Special Needs of Preterm Children: An Oral Health Perspective, and more!
This issue of Dental Clinics features expert clinical reviews on Pediatric Dentistry which includes current information on topics such as dentistry for children, early childhood caries management, periodontal health for children, trauma management, pulp therapy for children, oral surgery for children, temporomandibular disease in children, treating children in a hospital setting, managing children’s behavior, sedation in children, and restorative dentistry for children.
This issue of Dental Clinics, edited by Harry Dym, focuses on Implant Procedures for the General Dentist. Articles will include: Basic principles of implant surgery, Maxillary sinus augmentation techniques, Surgical techniques for augmentation in the horizontally and vertically compromised alveolus, Autologous bone harvest sites, Bone morphogenic protein and its application to implant dentistry, Soft tissue augmentation for implant surgery, Immediate placement and immediate loading: Surgical technique and clinical pearls, Treatment of peri-implantitis and the failing implant, Implant related nerve injury, All on four techniques, CT-guided implant surgery, Short implants: Are they a viable option in implant dentistry?, Treatment planning for implant surgery, Surface material, implant design and osseointegration, Tissue response to implants, and more!
This issue of Dental Clinics examines the continued need and treatment options for prosthodontic care with articles that cover: Evidence-Based Decision Making, Occlusion, Fixed Prosthodontics, Removable Partial Prosthodontics, Removable Complete Prosthodontics, Geriatric Prosthodontic Care, Latest Biomaterials and Technology, Digital Imaging and Fabrication, Prosthodontic Management of the Sleep Apnea Patient, Prosthodontic Management of Implant Therapy, Caries Management By Risk Assessment for Long-Term Prosthodontic Rehabilitation, and Removable Partial Prosthodontics.
Articles include: Causes of the Difficult Airway, Management of the Difficult Airway in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emergency Cricothyrotomy, Operative Tracheostomy, Percutaneous Dialation Tracheostomy, Pediatric Tracheostomy, and Alternative Techniques in Airway Management.
This issue of the Medical Clinics of North America, devoted to Oral Medicine, is edited by Drs. Eric T. Stoopler and Thomas P. Sollecito. Articles in this issue include: Anatomical and examination considerations of the oral cavity; Common dental and periodontal diseases; Common dental and orofacial trauma; Normal variations of oral anatomy and common oral soft tissue lesions; Oral cancer; Oral mucosal disorders; Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs); Orofacial pain syndromes; and Salivary gland disorders.
Editors Daniel B. Spagnoli, Brian B. Farrell, and Myron R. Tucker review important areas in Orthognathic Surgery. Articles will include: Timing of Three-Dimensional Virtual Treatment Planning of Orthognathic Surgery: a Prospective Single-Surgeon Evaluation on 350 Consecutive Cases; Orthodontic Preparation for Orthognathic Surgery; Applications of Navigation for Orthognathic Surgery; Mandibular Surgery: Technologic and Technical Improvements; Maxillary Orthognathic Surgery; Surgical Assistance for Rapid Orthodontic Treatment and Temporary Skeletal Anchorage; Management of Cleft Lip and Palate and Cleft Orthognathic Considerations; Orthognathic Surgery and the TMJ Patient; Complications in Orthognathic Surgery: Report of 1000 Cases; Orthognathic Surgery in the Office Setting; Esthetic Adjuncts with Orthognathic Surgery; Virtual Surgical Planning in Orthognathic Surgery; and more!
This issue of Dental Clinics of North America points the dental profession in the direction of greater coordination with the health care system for chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, obesity, and by promoting smoking cessation and a healthy lifestyle.
With implant dentistry comes potential complications. This issue is devoted uncovering and treating these complications. Articles will include: Use of CBCT to detect early implant failure, Neurosensory disturbance after dental implants, Peri-implantitis, Risk factors for implant failure, Complications after implant placement, Complications of sinus lift for implant placement, Complications of implant retained prosthesis, Esthetic failure, Prosthetic failure, Implant failure after immediate placement, Biologic markers in failing implant, and more.
This essential resource gives the reader a practical overview of the expanding and evolving role of the dental professional in the health care community. Coverage includes globalism, diversity, the impact of technology on public health and community dentistry, and information on Hepatitis C and water fluoridation.
This book provides essential knowledge for creating treatment plans for adult dental patients. Treatment planning strategies are presented to help with balancing the ideal with the practical, with emphasis placed on the central role of the patient — whose needs should drive the treatment planning process. The focus is on planning of treatment, not on the comprehensive details of every treatment modality in dentistry. CD-ROM bound into book presents five cases of varying difficulty with interactive exercises that allow users to plan treatment. What's the Evidence? boxes link clinical decision-making and treatment planning strategies to current research. In Clinical Practice boxes highlight specific clinical situations faced by the general dentist. Review Questions and Suggested Projects, located at the end of each chapter, summarize and reinforce important concepts presented in the book. Key Terms and Glossary highlights the terms that are most important to the reader. Suggested Readings lists included at the end of most chapters provide supplemental resources. Chapter on Treatment Planning for Smokers and Patients with Oral Cancer addresses the dentist's role in managing patients with oral cancer, recognizing oral cancer and differential diagnosis of oral lesions, planning treatment for patients undergoing cancer therapy, and smoking cessation strategies. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Special Care/Special Needs Patient examines the role of the general dentist in the management of patients with a variety of conditions including physical handicaps, mental handicaps, head trauma, hemophilia, and patients' needs before, during, or after major surgery. Chapter on Treatment Planning for the Alcohol and Substance Abuser discusses the challenges of treating this patient population, as well as how to recognize the problem, delivery of care, scope of treatment, and behavioral/compliance issues. Expanded content on Ethical and Legal Issues in Treatment Planning reflects new accreditation guidelines. Dental Team Focus boxes highlight the relevance of chapter content to the dental team. Ethics Topics boxes emphasize the ethical topics found within each chapter. International Tooth Numbering is listed alongside the U.S. tooth numbers in examples and illustrations.
Patients present to physicians with headache or facial pain and are certain that it is a “sinus headache. Specialists of all types - otolaryngologists, allergists, neurologists, internists, and emergency physicians are confronted almost daily with these patients. “Headache in Otolaryngology: Rhinogenic and Beyond describes headaches ascribed to other causes - migraine as well as headaches that actually are a result of sinusitis. This volume addresses the need for expertise of an otolaryngologist who can obtain a history of nasal and sinus disease, evaluate the interior of the nose, and correlate it to a computed tomographic (CT) scan, along with collaboration of neurologists/headache specialists. Because headaches are often a symptom of potentially dangerous medical conditions that may need emergency work-up and referral to the appropriate physician, information in this volume identifies these emergency conditions for the clinician. Topics include: Confusion about sinus headache; Diagnosing Adult and Pediatric Headache; Imaging for the headache patient; TMJ head pain; Signs of dangerous headache; Vertiginous headache; Rhinogenic headache; Medical treatment of headache; and Surgery for headache.
This book covers the fundamentals of Dental Infection Control and Occupational Safety for Oral Health Professionals and is an effort by the authors and the Dental Council of India in making information available to every single oral health professional around the world. This book is also the guidelines for the practicing dentists in India and is available for free download from the website of the Dental Council of India.
Now, more than ever, Family Medicine is alive and well in the United States. The base of this medical specialty has traditionally been in the smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas of this country. Over the past decade, however, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary care in our major metropolitan areas as a solution to the high tech subspecialty pace of the tertiary care environment. A rebirth of urban family medicine has accompanied these pioneering efforts. To date, the accomplishments are substantial and the prospects are bright. There is still a long way to go and there are a significant number of hurdles to cross. Although diseases are generally the same wherever you are, their effects as illness on the individual and the family are strongly influenced by the environment and social milieu. Urban families have distinctive and diverse problems-cultural, economic, and ethnic. Training pro grams situated in the large cities must recognize these issues and include special emphasis on the situations that the family physician is likely to encounter during and after his training. There is very little research literature on the background and nature of special urban problems and these areas are the subject of several chapters of this long overdue volume devoted specifically to urban family medicine. Dr. Birrer has persuaded true experts to share their knowledge with the reader.
This issue discusses the concerns of skin disease in the United States and the national clinical dermatology research priorities – the article topics also closely follow the plan set out by the recent dermatology needs assessment of the UK. Articles include Health Care Disparities, The Burden of Skin Disease in the United States, as well as specific conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and melanoma. There is also an article devoted to dermatologic surgery needs assessment.
Now in full color, this text uses a unique age-specific organization to discuss all aspects of pediatric dentistry from infancy through adolescence. Each age-specific section covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that children experience, as well as the epidemiology of dental disease at that age. Other chapters explore the examination, treatment planning, radiographic concerns, prevention, trauma, restorative dentistry, pulp therapy, orthodontics, and behavior management of each age range. Unique organization begins with an introduction to the basic information and topics pertinent to children of all ages, then divides up the rest of the text by age group to cover the specific changes the child experiences physically, cognitively, emotionally, and socially. In most cases, particular dental issues are discussed only once, at the point in a child’s development at which they are most appropriate. Section on children from conception to age three covers conditions such as cleft palate, disturbances in calcification, unusual numbers of teeth, oral habits, caries, and the development of malocclusions that start during these years. Chapter on aesthetic restorative dentistry for the adolescent looks at material selection, tooth color and form, diastemas, discolored teeth, bleaching and more. Chapter on sport dentistry and mouth protection covers how to evaluate child/adolescent athletes, the different types of mouth protection available, and professional activities in sports dentistry. Chapter on the diagnosis of oral lesions and developmental anomalies uses tables and extensive illustrations to depict developmental anomalies, white soft tissue lesions and enlargements, dark soft tissue lesions, ulcerative lesions, radiolucent lesions of bone, mixed radiolucent and radiopaque lesions of bone. NEW! Full-color design creates an immediate visual impact and better illustrates concepts and dental conditions.
This issue offers the latest information regarding the transmission of hepatitis viruses in various healthcare settings. It delves with a very timely and interesting patient safety subject that specifically targets healthcare professionals, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, oncologists, dentists and all healthcare workers to adopt and share a variety of best practices to prevent this adverse event. Well known faculty in liver disease, infection control as well as a medical practice in a legal setting have been assembled to produce a comprehensive and concise edition that highlights the latest information regarding hepatitis B and C transmission in healthcare. It aims to provide an overview on the molecular epidemiology, the outbreak reports, the transmission in hemodialysis, endoscopy, dental, oncology, management, legal aspects and the infection prevention measures to reduce the risk of needless exposure of patients to these blood borne pathogens.
Neurotransmitters in the brain are the current focus of obsessive compulsive disorders to better address the approximately 2.5 million people in the United States diagnosed with OCD. As seems the way of psychiatry practice, a disorder is viewed and treated from one perspective for a period, then a new perspective is in the forefront. Such is the case with obsessive compulsive disorders, originally treated as a behavioral problem with psychotherapy, now considered a brain circuitry disorder that can be treated with psychopharmacotherapeutics. This issue contains topics that focus on neuroscience of the brain and genetics in relation to OCD, providing the psychiatrist a comprehensive review of the current thought, approach, diagnosis, and treatment related to OCD and its related disorders. Topics include: Etiological hypotheses of OCD - molecules to circuits; Models of obsessive compulsive and related disorders; Cognitive neuroscience of OCD; Genetics of obsessive compulsive and related disorders; Tic disorders - spearate or related disorder; Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS); Body dysmorphic disorder; Trichotillomania; Hoarding disorder; Pharmacotherapy; Device based interventions; Cognitive behavioral therapy for OCD.

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