Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology book cover

Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology

Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry

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.


Dental undergraduate students


Published: September 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4458-8


  • 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


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