Advances in Oral Biology

Advances in Oral Biology

Volume 4

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: Peter H. Staple
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282381

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Advances in Oral Biology, Volume 4 emphasizes the development of clinical laboratory tests in the diagnosis and treatment of oral disease. This book discusses the use of computer techniques in the study of growth; factors controlling apatite crystallization, with particular reference to the effect of fluoride and accompanying ions; biochemistry of the dental plaque; and antigens of oral bacteria. The central nervous system responses to tooth pulp stimulation and their modification by drugs; effects of corticosteroids on the dental pulp; and biophysical approach to epithelial cell interactions with teeth are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the cell renewal, with special reference to the gingival epithelium; biochemical assay of heterogeneous soft tissues of the oral cavity; and microradiography of oral tissues. This publication is valuable to dental practitioners, as well as students concerned with oral biology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Use of Computer Techniques in the Study of Growth

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Problems

    III. Use of Computers

    IV. Present Uses of Computers in Child Growth Studies

    V. Future Possibilities


    Factors Controlling Apatite Crystallization, with Particular Reference to the Effect of Fluoride and Accompanying Ions

    I. Introduction

    II. Nucleation

    III. Geochemical Crystallization of Apatites

    IV. Biological Mineralization in the Calcium Phosphate System

    V. Synthetic Preparations of Calcium Phosphate Crystals and Studies of Properties of Pure Substances

    VI. Structural Changes Induced b y Foreign Ions

    VII. Crystallochemical View of Biological Mineralized Tissues

    VIII. General Discussion and Summary


    Biochemistry of the Dental Plaque

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Structure of the Dental Plaque

    III. Mechanism of Acquired Pellicle and Plaque Formation

    IV. Metabolism of Dental Plaque

    V. Effect of the Acid-Base Metabolism of the Plaque on the Calcium Phosphate Exchange at the Enamel-Saliva Interface

    VI. Mineralization of the Dental Plaque

    VII. Summary


    Antigens of Oral Bacteria

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure of the Bacterial Cell

    III. Aspects of Immunology

    IV. Streptococci

    V. Lactobacilli

    VI. Filamentous Bacteria

    VII. Veillonellae

    VIII. Concluding Remarks


    Central Nervous System Responses to Tooth Pulp Stimulation and Their Modification by Drugs

    I. Introduction

    II. Brain Stem Responses

    III. Telencephalic Responses

    IV. Drug Effects on Responses to Tooth Pulp Stimulation

    V. Concluding Remarks

    VI. Summary


    The Effects of Corticosteroids on the Dental Pulp

    I. Introduction

    II. Material and Methods

    III. Results

    IV. Discussion

    V. Practical Conclusions


    A Biophysical Approach to Epithelial Cell Interactions with Teeth

    I. Introduction

    II. Terminology

    III. The Gingival Sulcus and Sulcular Epithelium

    IV. The Tooth Surface

    V. Contents of the Gingival Sulcus

    VI. Relevant Aspects of the Peripheral Regions of Cells

    VII. Junctional Regions of Epithelial Cells

    VIII. Cell Surface Charge

    IX. Enzyme Activity near Surfaces

    X. Biophysical Aspects of Cell Contact Phenomena

    XI. Review of Studies on Epithelial Attachment


    Cell Renewal, with Special Reference to the Gingival Epithelium

    I. Cell Renewal

    II. Renewal of Gingival Epithelium

    III. Conclusions


    Biochemical Assay of Heterogeneous Soft Tissues of the Oral Cavity

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods

    III. Findings

    IV. Summary


    Microradiography of Oral Tissues

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Aspects

    III. Historical Account

    IV. Applications

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282381

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