Practical Periodontics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702043574, 9780702066818

Practical Periodontics

1st Edition

Editors: Ken Eaton Philip Ower
eBook ISBN: 9780702066818
eBook ISBN: 9780702066801
Paperback ISBN: 9780702043574
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 10th August 2015
Page Count: 376

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Covering the essentials of periodontics in an accessible, easy-to-read manner, Practical Periodontics examines all aspects of the discipline ranging from aetiology through to diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management. Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, this new volume – which comes with an associated website containing an additional chapter on implantology (June 2018), over 500 self-assessment questions, videos, and case studies - will be ideal for all undergraduate students of dentistry, oral hygiene and therapy as well as practicing clinicians.

Key Features

  • Accompanying WEBSITE offers new chapter on implantology (June 2018), over 500 interactive questions, videos and case reports, to aid exam preparation
  • Written in an accessible, easy-to-read style to aid retention of facts
  • Chapter overviews, ‘learning objectives’ and key points boxes aid revision
  • Practical approach to the subject helps bring ‘learning to life’
  • Offers guidance regarding the management of children and young adults, as well as specialist referrals
  • Prepared by contributors of international renown
  • Discusses patient education - including self-care and oral hygiene methods
  • Full colour artwork program helps explain detailed processes such as complex immunological responses
  • Designed specifically to give students confidence when performing periodontal procedures
  • Explores the interaction of periodontology with other dental disciplines, including implant and orthodontic specialists
  • Suitable for all undergraduate students of dentistry, hygiene and therapy

Table of Contents

Section 1: Aetiology of Periodontal Diseases

1.1 The macro- and micro-anatomy of periodontal tissues

1.2 The pathogenesis of periodontal diseases

1.3 Epidemiology of periodontal disease

1.4 Host response and susceptibility

1.5 The role of biofilms in health and disease

1.6 Periodontal risk - systemic and local risk factors

Section 2: Periodontal Diagnosis and Prognosis

2.1 Classification of periodontal diseases

2.2 Assessment and monitoring of a periodontal patient

2.3 Gingival overgrowth

2.4 Periodontitis and systemic diseases

2.5 Determining periodontal prognosis

Section 3: Periodontal Treatment Planning

3.1 Treatment planning - gingivitis and periodontitis

3.2 The management of gingival recession

3.3 Treatment planning: periodontal problems in children and young adults

3.4 Referral to a periodontal specialist

Section 4: The Role of Self Care and Oral Hygiene Methods

4.1 Patient education and self-performed biofilm control

4.2 Clinical imaging in patient assessment and motivation

4.3 Patient adherence

Section 5: Non-surgical Periodontal Management

5.1 The diseased root surface in periodontitis

5.2 Periodontal instrumentation

5.3 Antibiotics in the management of periodontal diseases

5.4 Assessment of treatment outcomes and supportive periodontal therapy

Section 6: Surgical Periodontal Therapy

6.1 Rationale for periodontal surgery

Section 7: Interaction with Other Dental Disciplines

7.1 The periodontal-restorative interface

7.2 The periodontal-orthodontic interface


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About the Editor

Ken Eaton

Professor Eaton is currently employed by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) as the Editor of Primary Dental Care and Standards in Dentistry. For seven years, he was a National Research Facilitator for the faculty. From 1997 – 2002, he was the Director of the National Centre for the Continuing Professional Education of Dentists. He is listed by the General Dental Council as a specialist in both Periodontology and Dental Public Health. He is currently on the editorial board of a number of journals and is the Editor in Chief of the journal Oral Health and Dental Management and is the Chairman of the British Dental Editors Forum. He is a past member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dental Research and President of the Education Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and in July 2008 became the first President of the newly created IADR Network for Practice-based Research. In September 2011, he was elected as President of the European Association of Dental Public Health. In September 2010 he became a Regional Dental Tutor based in Canterbury. In October 2011, he became the first Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, University College London Eastman and King's College London Dental Institutes; Honorary Professor, University of Kent; Visiting Professor, Leeds University; Specialist in Periodontics and Dental Public Health, London, UK

Philip Ower

Phil qualified from King's London in 1978. He joined the RAF after qualifying and was a general dental practitioner until taking an MSc in Periodontology

in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF in 1996 he lectured at the

Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal

Practice in London and now practices exclusively at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He is on the GDC's Specialist Register. He has been an examiner

for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). Phil has

had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and is on the editorial

boards of Dental Health and Primary Dental Care. He is a Module editor on the eDen project for e-Learning for Healthcare. He lectures throughout the

UK and internationally, and is responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist in Periodontics, Private Practice, Newbury, UK