Essential Clinical Oral Biology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-04-18
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


Essential Clinical Oral Biology is an accessible guide to oral biology, introducing the scientific knowledge necessary to succeed in clinical practice.

  • Student-friendly layout with clinical photographs throughout
  • Each chapter has clearly defined key topics and learning objectives 
  • Covers the essentials: what you need to know and why
  • Companion website featuring interactive MCQs, teaching presentations and downloadable images

Author Biography

Stephen Creanor is Clinical Professor of Oral Sciences at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth, UK. Stephen has extensive experience of teaching the scientific basis of clinical dentistry and has published widely on the subject.  As well as regularly undertaking basic science and oral biology teaching, Stephen is also an active clinician.

Table of Contents


Contributors, xxx

Preface, xxx

About the companion website, xxx

1 An Introduction to the Human Dentition
Stephen Creanor

2 Oral Embryology
Stuart McDonald

3 Tooth Development
Stephen Creanor and Kamran Ali

4 Enamel
Paul Anderson and Stephen Creanor

5 The Dentine-Pulp Complex
Stephen Creanor, Christopher Tredwin and Taher Elgalaid

6 Cementum
Stephen Creanor

7 Alveolar Bone
Stephen Creanor and Kamran Ali

8 The Periodontal Ligament (PDL)
Vehid Salih and Svetislav Zaric

9 Oral Mucosa
Kamran Ali

10 The Gingiva
Ewen McColl and Stephen Creanor

11 Tooth eruption and development of the occlusion
Declan Millett and Stephen Creanor

12 The Salivary Glands
Stephen Creanor and Kamran Ali

13 Saliva
Stephen Creanor and Kamran Ali

14 Maxillary Sinus
Stuart McDonald, Stephen Creanor and Kamran Ali

15 The Temporomandibular Joint
Stuart McDonald and Stephen Creanor

16 The Tongue
Stuart McDonald and Stephen Creanor

17 Lymph Nodes of the Head and Neck and the Tonsils
Stuart McDonald

18 Dental Plaque and Calculus
Louise Belfield

19 Dental Caries – the Biological Basis
Stephen Creanor

20 Introduction to Periodontal Disease
Gerry Linden and Lewis Winning

Index, xxx

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