Essential Microbiology for Dentistry - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702034848, 9780702046957

Essential Microbiology for Dentistry

4th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702034848
eBook ISBN: 9780702046957
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 2nd September 2011
Page Count: 384


The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme makes Essential Microbiology for Dentistry the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of the subject area makes the book suitable for all aspects of the curriculum
  • Almost 300 tables and illustrations present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Contains ‘Key Facts’ boxes to act as useful aide-mémoires
  • Self-assessment sections at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their understanding in key areas of knowledge
  • Addresses the subject on a strictly ‘need-to-know for the dentist’ approach [e.g. only salient bacteria are included with thumbnail sketches of viruses and fungi]
  • Contains a detailed - and now expanded - glossary and abbreviations list

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: General microbiology

2. Bacterial structure and taxonomy

3. Bacterial physiology and genetics

4. Viruses and prions

5. Pathogenesis of microbial disease

6. Diagnostic microbiology and laboratory methods

7. Antimicrobial chemotherapy

Part 2: Basic immunology

8. The immune system and the oral cavity

9. The immune response

10. Immunity and infection

Part 3: Microbes of relevance to dentistry

11. Streptococci, staphylococci and micrococci

12. Lactobacilli, corynebacteria and propionibacteria

13. Actinomycetes, clostridia and Bacillus species

14. Neisseriaceae, Veillonella, parvobacteria and Capnocytophaga

15. Enterobacteria

16. Vibrios, campylobacters and Wolinella

17. Bacteroides, Tannerella, Porphyromonas and Prevotella

18. Fusobacteria, Leptotrichia and spirochaetes

19. Mycobacteria and legionellae

20. Chlamydiae, rickettsiae and mycoplasmas

21. Viruses of relevance to dentistry

22. Fungi of relevance to dentistry

Part 4: Infections of relevance to dentistry

23. Infections of the respiratory tract

24. Infections of the cardiovascular system

25. Infections of the central nervous and locomotor system

26. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract

27. Infections of the genitourinary tract

28. Skin and wound infections

29. Viral hepatitis

30. Human immunodeficiency virus infection, AIDS and infections in compromised patients

Part 5: Oral microbiology

31. Normal oral flora, the oral ecosystem and plaque biofilms

32. Microbiology of dental caries

33. Microbiology of periodontal disease

34. Dentoalveolar infections

35. Or


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