Oral Microbiology

By

  • Philip Marsh, BSc, PhD, Programme Leader, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Salisbury, UK, and Professor of Oral Microbiology, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, UK
  • Michael Lewis, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCPath, FHEA, FFGDP (UK), Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and Dean of the Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
  • David Williams, Reader in Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK
  • Philip Marsh, BSc, PhD, Programme Leader, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Salisbury, UK, and Professor of Oral Microbiology, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, UK
  • Michael Martin, MBE, BDS,BA, PhD, FRCPath, FFGDPRCS (UK), Formerly Senior Lecturer and Consultant Microbiologist to Liverpool Dental Hospital and School, Liverpool, UK
  • Michael Lewis, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCPath, FHEA, FFGDP (UK), Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and Dean of the Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
  • David Williams, Reader in Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK

Now expanded and in full colour throughout, ORAL MICROBIOLOGY retains its unique ecological approach to the subject which helps the reader determine whether an organism will have a pathogenic or commensal relationship at a given site. In the new edition, greater emphasis is placed on the role of current molecular biology techniques in the understanding of oral microbes. The book also provides insight into current therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health. New authorship also offers additional expertise on viral and fungal pathogens and the role of oral microbes in acute and chronic infections.
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Audience

Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, research workers, and a wide range of clinical dental professionals preparing for a number of postgraduate examinations

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4015-3


Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 The mouth as a microbial habitat

3 The resident oral microflora

4 Acquisition, adherence, distribution and metabolism of the oral microflora

5 Dental plaque

6 Plaque mediated diseases – dental caries and periodontal diseases

7 Orofacial bacterial infections

8 Antimicrobial prophylaxis

9 Oral fungal infection

10 Orofacial viral infections

11 Oral implications of infection in compromised patients

12 Infection control