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Essential Microbiology for Dentistry

The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.

Undergraduate dental students, candidates for postgraduate dentistry exams


Published: September 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4695-7


  • 1. Introduction

    Part 1: General microbiology

    2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy

    3. Bacterial physiology and genetics

    4. Viruses and prions

    5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease

    6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods

    7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy

    Part 2: Basic immunology

    8. The immune system and the oral cavity

    9. The immune response

    10. Immunity and infection

    Part 3: Microbes of relevance to dentistry

    11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci

    12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria

    13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species

    14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga

    15. Enterobacteria

    16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella

    17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella

    18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes

    19. Mycobacteria and legionellae

    20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas

    21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry

    22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry

    Part 4: Infections of relevance to dentistry

    23. Infections of the respiratory tract

    24. Infections of the cardiovascular system

    25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor system

    26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract

    27. Infections of the genitourinary tract

    28. Skin and wound infections

    29. Viral hepatitis

    30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients

    Part 5: Oral microbiology

    31. Normal oral flora, the oral ecosystem and plaque biofilms

    32. Microbiology of dental caries

    33. Microbiology of periodontal disease

    34. Dentoalveolar infections

    35. Oral mucosal and salivary gland infections

    Part 6: Cross-infection and control

    36. Principles of infection control

    37. Infection control procedures in dentistry

    Answers to review questions

    Glossary of terms and abbreviations


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