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

Oral Microbiology

5th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780702040153
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 29th April 2009
Page Count: 232

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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

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


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