Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontology and Implantology


  • Francis Hughes, BDS, PhD, FDS RCS, Professor of Periodontology, King's College London Dental Institute, and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK
  • Professor Kevin Seymour, BDS MSc PhD DRD MRD MFGDP FHEA, Professor of Periodontology, University of Manchester, Dental School , Manchester, UK
  • Wendy Turner, BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), FDS (Rest Dent) RCS (Eng), Senior Lecturer in Periodontology and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  • Shakeel Shahdad, BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCS(Ed), FDS(RestDent) RCS(Ed), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  • Francis Nohl, MBBS, BDS, FDSRCS, MRD, MSc, DDS, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newcastle, UK

Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontics and Implantology - a new title in the successful Churchill Livingstone’s Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry series - provides a highly visual step-by-step guide to the practical management of a wide variety of clinical problems commonly seen in practice.
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Undergraduate dental students and new post-graduate trainees


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5207-1


"This book was a truly great read. The way the book is written ensures that all key aspects of periodontology and implatology are covered, while the content remains concise and to the point. The use of highlighted tables allows the reader to remember key information within the text, auch as the cliunical features of both chronic and aggressive periodontitis, with comparsion between the two types for easier differentiation. I found the use of case reports with clinical pictures to be very useful as ity helped visualise and conceptualise the information and also allowed the reader to apply the information to clinical situations that many arise in his or her career... I would recommend this book to any undergraduate student, as I think it would tuly help in their studies."

Briitsh Dental Journal, January 2014

Table of Contents


1 Periodontal assessment

2 Classification of periodontal diseases

3 Periodontal diagnosis - systemic factors

4 Periodontal diagnosis - risk factor assessment

5 Is it periodontal disease? Other conditions affecting the periodontal tissues


6 Initial treatment planning

7 Behaviour change: plaque control and smoking cessation

8 Non-surgical treatment

9 Reassessment - time for decision-making

10 Surgical treatment of periodontal pocketing

11 Other surgical procedures

12 Periodontal regeneration

13 Local and systemic antimicrobial agents

14 Gingival recession

15 Postoperative care and periodontal maintenance therapy


16 Indications for dental implant treatment

17 Assessing the patient for implant placement

18 Treatment planning

19 Surgical placement 1

20 Surgical placement 2

21 Restorative options in implant dentistry

22 Implant failures