Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-10
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry provides one user-friendly resource that brings together information on the scientific basis and clinical practice of all aspects of preventive dentistry. This thorough and all-encompassing resource offers techniques and strategies for maintaining excellent oral health in patients through a regimen of preventive measures. Comprehensive Preventive Dentistry is grounded in a patient-centered, pre-emptive, and minimally invasive philosophy. The book begins by covering individual diseases, such as caries, periodontitis, and oral cancer, as well as therapies (sealants, fluoride) and other relevant conditions (toothwear, hypersensitivity). Additionally, concepts such as the role of diet and nutrition in oral health are discussed. Also covered are oral care products and new techological developments in caries diagnosis and risk assessment, periodontal disease and oral cancer, as well as new developments in home care products. A valuable and comprehensive companion that will appeal to dentists and dental hygienists, this helpful new book provides its readers with one authoritative resource that offers a reliable and helpful companion to practicing preventive dentistry.

Author Biography

Hardy Limeback BSc, PhD, DDS is Head and Professor of Preventive Dentistry within the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vi

Preface viii

Acknowledgments x

1. A brief introduction to oral diseases: caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer 1
Hardy Limeback, Jim Yuan Lai, Grace Bradley, and Colin Robinson

2. Caries detection and diagnosis 25
Iain A. Pretty

3. Diagnosis of periodontal diseases 43
Jim Yuan Lai

4. Oral cancer 61
Grace Bradley and Iona Leong

5. Evidence-based dentistry 81
Amir Azarpazhooh, David Locker, and Prakeshkumar S. Shah

6. The role of diet in the prevention of dental diseases 99
Paula Moynihan

7. Probiotics and dental caries risk 115
Eva Söderling

8. Mechanical plaque removal 119
Shirley Gutkowski

9. The role of sugar alcohols, xylitol, and chewing gum in preventing dental diseases 146
Peter Milgrom and Kiet A. Ly

10. Preventing dental disease with chlorhexidine 159
Hardy Limeback and Ross Perry

11. Ozone in the prevention of dental diseases 180
Hardy Limeback and Amir Azarpazhooh

12. Protection of the dentition 195
Hardy Limeback

13. Tooth erosion 211
W. Peter Holbrook

14. The etiology, diagnosis, and management of dentin hypersensitivity 218
Hardy Limeback

15. Caries risk assessment 233
Ferne Kraglund and Hardy Limeback

16. Fluoride therapy 251
Hardy Limeback and Colin Robinson

17. Dental sealants 283
Hien Ngo and W. Kim Seow

18. Strategies for remineralization 298
Laurence J. Walsh

19. Oral health promotion in infants and preschool age children 313
Gajanan Vishwanath (Kiran) Kulkarni

20. High-risk patients: the frail older adult living in long-term care homes 330
Mary-Lou van der Horst and Donna Bowes

21. The effective preventive dental team 358
Ann-Marie C. DePalma and Shirley Gutkowski

22. The independent dental hygienist 377
Fran Richardson

Index 388

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