This book presents the science of microbiology in a clinical context that is relevant to the safe and effective practice of dental surgery. Microbiology is a rapidly moving discipline. Since the First Edition, a number of infectious diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and SARS have emerged as significant clinical problems. There have also been changes in the epidemiology of certain infections, for example sexually transmitted diseases. These issues are all covered in this new edition. The book has been updated throughout, and changes to antimicrobial drug prescribing regimens have been included. Major new chapters include those on fungi, human herpes viruses, infections of the central nervous system, and use of antimicrobial agents in dentistry. The chapters dealing with sterilisation, disinfection and infection control procedures in dentistry have been completely re-written, to reflect recent significant changes in decontamination protocols which have been stimulated by the problem of prion diseases.
This book will serve as a core reference text for use throughout all years of the undergraduate dental curriculum, as a refresher course for postgraduate students, and as a continuing source of reference for dentists in clinical practice.
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Jeremy Bagg is at Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Glasgow Dental School, Glasgow, UK. T Wallace MacFarlane is at Emeritus Professor of Oral Microbiology, University of Glagow Dental School, Glasgow, UK.Review:
A pleasure to read ... the comprehensive coverage of the subject matter and the elegant style of the figures and illustrations used by this book combine to provide a final product that can definitely be recommended as a core textbook and learning companion to undergraduate dental students. David W. Williams in Journal of Orthodontics, December 2006 Enthusiasm for the subject simply oozes out of every page. [This book] deserves to be the standard textbook for dental students and dental care professionals; it is quite simply the best around. Dental Update, May 2006 The book is excellent for students, those studying for postgraduate qualifications, and for any general dental practitioner who wants to refer to the latest developments in microbiology and its related subjects. BDA News, Vol 19, No 4, 2006
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