Introduction to Dental Materials


  • Richard Van Noort, BSc, DPhil, DSc, FAD, FRSA, Professor of Dental Materials Science, University of Sheffield, UK

Now published with an accompanying on-line self-assessment module, the latest edition of this highly successful textbook presents the core information required for students of dental material science. Designed specifically for BDS exam and equivalent candidates, this book is also suitable for post-graduate students and practitioners with an interest in the field.
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Undergraduate Dental Students


Book information

  • Published: March 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3659-1


A feature likely to benefit dental students is the ‘online assessment tool’ accessed through a supplementary website, available when a code from within the book is entered. More than 500 questions can be viewed in either a ‘study mode’, where feedback and discussion is offered, or in an ‘assessment mode’ where questions are encountered under exam conditions. Both can be attempted through three levels of difficulty and are an excellent way to consolidate new found knowledge on this subject. It is an invaluable resource for an undergraduate to enhance their revision.

The book successfully covers all aspects of materials used in the profession from the safety and biocompatibility to clinican application and laboratory-based uses...The book is an extremely useful tool for dental undergraduates, covering the full curriculum on dental materials in a comprehensive and easily understood manner, aided throughout by high quality full-colour illustrations.Additionally, the book could certainly serve to benefit those sitting postgraduate exams and also more experienced clinicans seeking an aide-memoire. An Introduction to Dental Materials would be a valuable addition to the library of any dentist.

British Dental Journal, July 2013

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE Basic Science for Dental Materials

1.1 Biomaterials, safety and biocompatibility

1.2 Atomic building blocks

1.3 Structure of ceramics

1.4 Structure of metals and alloys

1.5 Structure of polymers

1.6 Mechanical properties

1.7 Physical properties

1.8 Chemical properties

1.9 Principles of adhesion

SECTION TWO Clinical Dental Materials

2.1 Dental amalgams

2.2 Resin composites and polyacid-modified resin composites

2.3 Glass-ionomer cements and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements

2.4 Intermediate restorative materials

2.5 Enamel and dentine bonding

2.6 Endodontic materials

2.7 Impression materials

SECTION THREE Laboratory and Related Dental Materials

3.1 Models, dies and refractories

3.2 Denture base resins

3.3 Casting alloys for metallic restorations

3.4 Dental ceramics

3.5 Metal-bonded ceramics

3.6 All-ceramic restorations: high-strength core ceramics

3.7 All-ceramic restorations: resin-bonded ceramics

3.8 Luting agents

3.9 Stainless steel