Endodontic Microbiology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-28
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Endodontic Microbiology is a major new work on the microbiology and clinical treatment of endodontic pathosis. Composed of contributions from the leading educators and researchers in the field, this authoritative text offers contemporary evidence and scholarship, bringing the science of endodontic microbiology to clinical practice. Endodontic Microbiology emphasizes the importance of the biological sciences to understanding endodontic disease and its effective management.The book thoroughly examines the expanding and evolving body of knowledge about endodontic microbiology. The topics covered include persistent and resistant microorganisms, virulence factors, and systemic dissemination of endodontic microorganisms. Written by preeminent experts, Endodontic Microbiology summarizes contemporary thought in the field.

Author Biography

Ashraf Fouad is a renowned researcher and educator in the field of endodontic microbiology. He has published several of the widely quoted papers in this area in the last few years and has also just started a major, NIH-funded clinical study to investigate the diversity of primary and therapy-resistant endodontic infections, and the predictive value of microbial analysis of the long-term outcome of endodontic treatment. He is Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, where he is also Director of Postgraduate Endodontics.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. x
Microbial Perspectives in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 3
Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Global Impact of Endodontic Infectionsp. 12
Microbiology of Caries and Dentinal Tubule Infectionp. 22
Culture-Based Analysis of Endodontic Infectionsp. 40
Molecular Analysis of Endodontic Infectionsp. 68
Extraradicular Endodontic Infectionsp. 108
Virulence of Endodontic Bacterial Pathogensp. 130
Herpesviruses in Endodontic Pathosisp. 152
Fungi in Endodontic Infectionsp. 164
Management of Aggressive Head and Neck Infectionsp. 195
Endodontic Infections and Painp. 213
Systemic Antibiotics in Endodontic Infectionsp. 225
Topical Antimicrobials in Endodontic Therapyp. 242
Endodontic Infections in Incompletely Developed Teethp. 261
Prognosis in the Treatment of Teeth with Endodontic Infectionsp. 281
Endodontic Infections and Systemic Diseasep. 320
Glossaryp. 339
Indexp. 343
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