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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Dental Preclinical Sciences covers the medical sciences for the preclinical dental student in a concise and easily accessible format. An international team of experts in dental education and research provide information on the applied basic sciences sciences to ensure a sound understanding of why the medical sciences are relevant to clinical dental practice. Anatomy and development, pain and behavioural sciences, biochemistry, genomics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and physiology are all covered. Emphasis is placed on advances in the sciences, the changed content of subjects, and the relevance to dental clinical practice are well illustrated. Critical evaluation and communication skills have also been addressed to ensure that this Handbook will provide all the information necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the subject.
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Crispian Scully is secretary of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and the International Academy of Oral Oncology; member of the International Committee of the American Academy for Oral Medicine and past-president of the European and British Associations of Oral Medicine. He is
co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for oral health, disability and culture; a member of the MRC Cross Board Committee; a member of the NICE advisory subcommittee on CJD; and visiting professor at Helsinki University and the University of the West of England. He is involved in several
journals, including as editor of Oral Oncology, co-editor of Oral Diseases and on the editorial boards of journals such as International Journal of Oncology, Acta-Oto-Laryngologica, Archives of Oral Biology, Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry and Oral Biosciences and Medicine.
Although not exhaustive, overall this is a good reference book and especially useful in the pre-clinical years where the basic dental sciences are examined. This is not to say, however, that clinical students wouldn't find this book handy. On the contrary, it is a great way to fill holes in your basic science knowledge to complement clinical understanding. * University of Wales College of Medicine Students Union Newsletter * I highly recommend this book for undergraduate clinical dental students and for those who are working towards postgraduate examinations in particular MFDS and MSc Orth. I think they will find it invaluable. * Journal of Orthodontics, Vol 31 (1) * This is a veritable mine of information in miniature format... an almost indispensable easy reference tome for students everywhere... An outstanding little book; its pocket size belies its usefulness and the mega-contents between its covers that will be really relevant to all. At this cover price it has to be a first-class value buy, essential for every practice library and easily the most concise reference source in these topics for any clinician. * Dental Practice * The book provides a good, concise summary of many of the traditional preclinical topics. * Dental Update *
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