This outstanding book covers all areas of oral histology and embryology pertinent to clinical dental practice. Introductory material includes a complete discussion of the structure and function of the body's cells, as well as the stages of orofacial development from conception to birth. It also covers developmental problems such as cleft lip and palate, specific phases of tooth development, and biofilm substances that form on the surface of teeth. New Clinical Comments boxes and Consider the Patient scenarios help readers apply key concepts to actual practice.
- Provides a timeline of head and neck structural development from conception to birth and describes possible abnormalities in development, including cleft lip and palate.
- Describes the definitive stages and normal/abnormal paths of tooth development and maturation.
- Discusses specific hard and soft oral tissues including periodontal tissues, oral mucosa, TMJ, and parts of teeth (enamel, dentin, dental pulp, cementum) to illustrate how these structures develop and are related.
- Each chapter begins with a helpful chapter outline and a brief overview of chapter content.
- Consider the Patient boxes present a short case scenario and then discuss possible solutions at the end of the chapter to demonstrate practical applications of key concepts.
- Self-evaluation questions at the end of every chapter help readers assess their understanding of the material.
- Tables and boxes throughout the text make it easy to quickly summarize important information.
Chapter 1 Development and Structure of Cells and Tissues
Chapter 2 Structure and Function of Cells, Tissues, and Organs
Chapter 3 Development of the Oral Facial Region
Chapter 4 Development of the Face and Palate
Chapter 5 Development of Teeth
Chapter 6 Eruption and Shedding of the Teeth
Chapter 7 Enamel
Chapter 8 Dentin
Chapter 9 Dental Pulp
Chapter 10 Cementum
Chapter 11 Periodontium: Periodontal Ligament
Chapter 12 Periodontium: Alveolar Process and Cementum
Chapter 13 Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 14 Oral Mucosa
Chapter 15 Salivary Glands and Tonsils
Chapter 16 Biofilms
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- © Mosby 2006
- 16th December 2005
- eBook ISBN:
Professor Emeritus of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Associate Professor, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA