Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702031229, 9780702044588

Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology

1st Edition

Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry

Authors: Barry Berkovitz Bernard Moxham Roger Linden Alastair Sloan
eBook ISBN: 9780702044588
Paperback ISBN: 9780702031229
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 17th September 2010
Page Count: 312

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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.

Key Features

  • Quick reference revision aid for dental students – ideal for exam preparation!
  • Covers the ‘essentials’ of the subject to a level that is expected with the GDC’s curriculum outlined in the First Five Years document.
  • Each chapter provides a brief overview of the topic and lists the essential learning objectives for that area of study.
  • Presents key anatomical, biochemical and physiological material in a useful, integrated, clinically relevant format.
  • Includes extensive self-testing material – true false questions, extended matching questions, picture questions, and essay questions – enabling readers to assess their knowledge and perfect exam techniques.
  • Contains unique, ‘mind-map’ summary sheets to provide crucial information in a pictorial format to further promote learning.

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

Barry Berkovitz

Dr Barry KB Berkovitz qualified in Dental Surgery at the Royal Dental Hospital in London in 1962. There soon followed three years of postgraduate research at Royal Holloway College London. Between 1966 and 2004 his time was equally divided between teaching Gross Anatomy and Dental Anatomy, first at the University of Bristol and later at King’s College London. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers, many related to comparative dental anatomy. His well-known textbook ‘Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology ‘ by BKB Berkovitz, GR Holland and BJ Moxham is now reaching its 5th edition, while his most recent popular science book is entitled ‘Nothing but the Tooth’.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Reader in Dental Anatomy, King's College London, UK, Visiting Professor, Oman Dental College, Mina Al Fahal; Oman and Honorary Curator, Odontological Collection, Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK

Bernard Moxham

B.J. Moxham BSc, BDS, PhD Professor of Anatomy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Roger Linden

Roger WA Linden BDS, PhD, MFDS, RCS, Professor of Craniofacial Biology, King's College, London, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Craniofacial Biology, King's College London, London, UK

Alastair Sloan

Alastair J Sloan BSc PhD Senior Lecturer in Bone Biology & Tissue Engineering School of Dentistry, Cardiff University Cardiff, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Bone Biology and Tissue Engineering, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK