Master Dentistry Volume 3 Oral Biology

1st Edition

Oral Anatomy, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry


  • Barry Berkovitz
  • Bernard Moxham
  • Roger Linden
  • Alastair Sloan
  • 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


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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the editors

    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’.

    Bernard Moxham

    B.J. Moxham BSc, BDS, PhD 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

    Alastair Sloan

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