Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology

Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry


  • Barry Berkovitz, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS (ENG), Emeritus Reader in Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London. Honorary Curator, Odontological Collection, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Honorary Research Associate, History of Dentistry Unit, Dental Institute, King's College London
  • Bernard Moxham, BSc, BDS, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • Roger Linden, BDS, PhD, MFDS, RCS, Professor of Craniofacial Biology, King's College London, London, UK
  • Alastair Sloan, BSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Bone Biology and Tissue Engineering, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

A new volume in the successful revision guide series - Master Dentistry - which offers a concise text covering the essentials of oral biology with accompanying self-assessment questions and model answers.
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Dental undergraduate students


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4458-8

Table of Contents

1. The anatomy of the oral cavity and the jaws

2. Temporomandibular (craniomandibular) joint

3. The human dentition-tooth morphology and occlusion

4. The oro-facial musculature, mastication and swallowing

5. The tongue, flavour and thermoreception, speech

6. The vasculature, lymphatics and innervation of the oro-dental tissues

7. Salivary glands, saliva and salivation

8. Investing organic layers on enamel surfaces

9. Development of the craniofacial complex

10. Early tooth development, root development (including cementogenesis) and tooth eruption

11. Mechanisms of mineralisation

12. The dental tissues I. Enamel (structure, composition and development)

13. Dental tissues II. The dentine/pulp complex(structure, composition, development and oral pain)

14. The dental tissues III. Cementum (structure and composition)

15. The periodontal ligament (including oral and periodontal mechanoreception and the tooth support mechanism)

16. Alveolar bone (structure and composition)

17. The oral mucosa and gingival crevicular fluid (structure and composition)

Revision Summary Charts

  1. The oral cavity
  2. The jaws
  3. Temporomandibular joint
  4. Incisors of the human dentition
  5. Canines of the human dentition
  6. Premolars of the human dentition
  7. Molars of the human dentition
  8. The alignment and occlusion of the human permanent dentition
  9. Anatomy of the oro-facial musculature
  10. Mastication
  11. Swallowing
  12. The tongue
  13. Flavour
  14. Vasculature and innervation of oro-dental structure
  15. Major salivary glands
  16. Salivary gland structure
  17. Saliva biochemistry
  18. Physiology of salivary secretion
  19. Craniofacial development
  20. Enamel integuments
  21. Early tooth development
  22. Root development
  23. Tooth eruption
  24. Mineralisation
  25. Enamel
  26. Enamel biochemistry
  27. Enamel formation
  28. Dentine structure
  29. Zones in dentine
  30. Oral nociception
  31. Cementum
  32. The periodontal ligament
  33. Tooth support mechanism
  34. Periodontal ligament mechanoreceptors
  35. Bone
  36. Oral mucosa
  37. Gingival crevicular fluid