Oral Microbiology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780443101441, 9780702040153

Oral Microbiology

5th Edition

Authors: Philip Marsh Michael Lewis David Williams Philip Marsh Michael Martin Michael Lewis David Williams
Paperback ISBN: 9780443101441
eBook ISBN: 9780702040153
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th April 2009
Page Count: 232

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 The mouth as a microbial habitat

3 The resident oral microflora

4 Acquisition, adherence, distribution and metabolism of the oral microflora

5 Dental plaque

6 Plaque mediated diseases – dental caries and periodontal diseases

7 Orofacial bacterial infections

8 Antimicrobial prophylaxis

9 Oral fungal infection

10 Orofacial viral infections

11 Oral implications of infection in compromised patients

12 Infection control

Description

Now expanded and in full colour throughout, ORAL MICROBIOLOGY retains its unique ecological approach to the subject which helps the reader determine whether an organism will have a pathogenic or commensal relationship at a given site. In the new edition, greater emphasis is placed on the role of current molecular biology techniques in the understanding of oral microbes. The book also provides insight into current therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health. New authorship also offers additional expertise on viral and fungal pathogens and the role of oral microbes in acute and chronic infections.

Key Features

  • Successfully describes the complex relationship between the resident oral microflora and the host in health and disease
  • Retains a unique ecological approach to the subject which benefits the reader by providing a clear set of principles to explain the underlying issues that determine whether the microflora will have a beneficial or an adverse relationship with the host at a particular site

Details

No. of pages:
232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702040153
Paperback ISBN:
9780443101441

About the Authors

Philip Marsh Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientific Leader, Public Health England, Salisbury, UK; Professor of Oral Microbiology, Leeds School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK

Michael Lewis Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oral Medicine and Dean, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

David Williams Author

Dr. Williams currently leads the Oral Microbiology Group based at the School of Dentistry, at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Since Dr. Williams’ first degree (Cardiff University), he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, food microbiology and as an academic researcher. Having completed a PhD at the School of Dentistry in Cardiff on the immunopathogenesis of oral candidosis, Dr. Williams’ research has continued within Cardiff University and primarily focuses within the field of Clinical Microbiology with an emphasis on studies involving microbial biofilms. Dr. Williams’ research encompasses investigating biofilm susceptibility to antimicrobial agents, expression of virulence factors such as hydrolytic enzyme production, adhesion, and microbial modulation of innate immune responses. Of particular interest has been research into the development of biomaterials (e.g. silicone rubber, acrylic, titanium) to inhibit biofilm formation on medical devices. Dr. Williams is a previous recipient of the Senior Colgate Award (British Society for Oral and Dental Research) and the International Hatton Award (The International Association for Dental Research).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Philip Marsh Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientific Leader, Public Health England, Salisbury, UK; Professor of Oral Microbiology, Leeds School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, UK

Michael Martin Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Senior Lecturer and Consultant Microbiologist to Liverpool Dental Hospital and School, Liverpool, UK

Michael Lewis Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oral Medicine and Dean, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK

David Williams Author

Dr. Williams currently leads the Oral Microbiology Group based at the School of Dentistry, at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Since Dr. Williams’ first degree (Cardiff University), he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, food microbiology and as an academic researcher. Having completed a PhD at the School of Dentistry in Cardiff on the immunopathogenesis of oral candidosis, Dr. Williams’ research has continued within Cardiff University and primarily focuses within the field of Clinical Microbiology with an emphasis on studies involving microbial biofilms. Dr. Williams’ research encompasses investigating biofilm susceptibility to antimicrobial agents, expression of virulence factors such as hydrolytic enzyme production, adhesion, and microbial modulation of innate immune responses. Of particular interest has been research into the development of biomaterials (e.g. silicone rubber, acrylic, titanium) to inhibit biofilm formation on medical devices. Dr. Williams is a previous recipient of the Senior Colgate Award (British Society for Oral and Dental Research) and the International Hatton Award (The International Association for Dental Research).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales, UK