Odell's Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780702077005, 9780702077012

Odell's Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry

4th Edition

Editors: Avijit Banerjee Selvam Thavaraj
Paperback ISBN: 9780702077005
eBook ISBN: 9780702077012
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd January 2020
Page Count: 448

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A step-by-step guide to practical care planning and management of a wide variety of clinical case scenarios encountered in the primary and secondary dental care setting. Covering all the core aspects of oral health care delivery, Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry 4th edition is a great value resource useful to all general dental practitioners and dental therapists, both qualified and in training, undergraduates or postgraduates alike.

Key Features

• Explores care planning and treatment alternatives and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages as well as medico-legal implications

• Integrates material from all the dental disciplines in order to cover an extensive range of clinical problems which will be encountered in daily practice

• A practical approach to learning - includes a large number of real-life clinical cases including those relevant to new techniques and issues such as implantology, use of CAD-CAM, CBCT (cone beam computed tomography)

• Designed to help the reader use the knowledge gained in a clinically useful, practically applied format

• Highly visual guide with more than 350 colour illustrations, artwork and tables presenting clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow structure

Table of Contents

1 A high caries rate/risk patient

2 A multilocular radiolucency

3 An unpleasant surprise

4 Gingival recession

5 Multiple missing anterior teeth and a class III incisor relationship

6 An unsettled patient

7 A dry mouth

8 Painful trismus

9 A deep carious lesion

10 A lump on the gingiva

11 Pain on biting

12 CAD/CAM Fixed Prosthodontics

13 Sudden collapse

14 A difficult young child

15 Pain after extraction

16 A numb lip

17 A loose anterior tooth

18 Oroantral fistula

19 Troublesome mouth ulcers

20 A lump in the neck

21 Trauma causing displacement of an upper central incisor (JB)

22 Hypoglycaemia

23 A tooth lost at teatime

24 A problem with an overdenture

25 Impacted lower third molars

26 A patient presenting with an avulsed central incisor

27 Discoloured anterior teeth

28 A very painful mouth

29 Caution! X-rays

30 Whose fault is it this time?

31 Ouch!

32 A swollen face and pericoronitis

33 First permanent molars

34 A sore mouth

35 A failed bridge

36 Skateboarding accident?

37 An adverse reaction

38 Advanced periodontitis

39 Fractured incisors

40 An anxious patient

41 Blisters in the oral cavity

42 Will you see my son?

43 Bridge design

44 Management of anticoagulation

45 A white patch on the tongue

46 Another white patch on the tongue

47 Molar endodontic treatment

48 An endodontic problem

49 A swollen face

50 Missing upper lateral incisors

51 Anterior crossbite

52 Localised periodontitis?

53 Unexpected findings

54 A gap between the front teeth

55 A lump in the palate

56 Rapid breakdown of 6s / MIH

57 Oral cancer

58 A complicated extraction

59 Difficulty in opening the mouth

60 Erosive Tooth wear

61 Worn front teeth

62 A case of toothache

63 A child with a swollen face

64 A pain in the neck

65 Failed endodontic treatment

66 A pain in the head

67 Aggressive tooth decay

68 Should I repair or replace these restorations – the "5Rs"?

69 Implants: planning and placement

70 Domiciliary visits

71 Handling a patient complaint

72 Loose dentures/resorbed ridge form

73 ‘Invisible braces’

74 A swollen lip

75 Failing implant


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About the Editors

Avijit Banerjee

Qualifying with BDS from Guy’s Dental School, London, UK (UMDS) in 1993, Avijit currently holds a Chair in Cariology & Operative Dentistry and is Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital (and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals’ Foundation Trust). He is Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Associate Director of Education (UG) and has pioneered and established as Programme Director an innovative KCL distance-learning Masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/advanced-minimum-intervention-dentistry).

He also leads the Cariology & MI Operative Dentistry research programme at the DI as a principal research investigator with grant income in excess of £1 million, and a significant clinical and scientific research output in terms of peer-reviewed publications, masters / doctorate research in the disciplines of cariology, minimum intervention / minimally invasive operative dentistry and adhesive dental biomaterials. Indeed, he acts as an R&D KOL for many dental industry partners in these areas.

Avijit is an internationally renowned teacher and lecturer and is primary author of Pickard’s Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry (Oxford University Press, 10e, August 2015), a definitive and globally respected text in its field. He has contributed chapters in several highly regarded clinical textbooks on cariology and MI dentistry worldwide. He is an editorial board member of Dental Update, British Dental Journal, Primary Dental Journal & International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, serves on the British Dental Association’s Health & Science Committee, helping to guide the Association’s stance on professional policy, all whilst maintaining wet-fingered UK specialist practice in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry; Hon. Consultant / Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry; Head, Conservative & MI Dentistry; Associate Director of Education (UG); Programme Director, MSc Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (AMID), King's College London Dental Institute at Guy’s Hospital, King’s Health Partners, London, UK

Selvam Thavaraj

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Consultant Oral Pathologist, King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK