Successful Posterior Composites


Author: Christopher D. Lynch,Igor R. Blum,Nairn H. F. Wilson
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781850971207
Category: Medical
Page: 147
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'Successful Posterior Composites' provides students and practitioners of all levels of experience with a highly practical approach, based on best-available evidence, to the selection and application of composite resins in the restoration of posterior teeth.

Dental Materials in Operative Dentistry


Author: Christina A. Mitchell
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781850971290
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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Christina Mitchell illustrates how to choose the best materials in dentistry.

Successful Periodontal Therapy

A Non-surgical Approach
Author: Peter A. Heasman,Philip Preshaw,Pauline Robertson
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781850970743
Category: Medical
Page: 118
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Periodontists Heasman, Pauline Robertson (both U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) and Philip M. Preshaw (Newcastle U.) review the recognized goals and objectives of non-surgical treatment of gingival and periodontal disease. Then they describe the clinical protocols and methods for achieving them, including

Protocols for Predictable Aesthetic Dental Restorations


Author: Irfan Ahmad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405173211
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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Aesthetic dentistry has become increasingly important to dentists and their patients. This book is designed as a springboard to assist clinicians in developing the aesthetic potential of restorative procedures. The book marries evidence-based principles with handy hints and tips the author has distilled from years of clinical experience. This combination of scientific principles with ‘real world’ practice will boost the confidence of budding aesthetic practitioners and clinical dental students. The book focuses on the principles of aesthetic work across the dentist's repertoire, rather than concentrating on one particular technique. For this reason, it will add value to the range of daily restorative work in the dental surgery.

Layers

An Atlas of Composite Resin Stratification
Author: Jordi Manauta,Anna Salat
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)
ISBN: 9788874921737
Category: Medical
Page: 444
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Despite the many advances of contemporary dental research in biomaterials and tissue regeneration, no dental material can perfectly correspond to natural tooth. The authors of this dynamic atlas posit that it is the mastery of layering technique and not the material itself that is most important in recreating natural- looking restorations. This reference book uses over a thousand images to explore the stratification of natural tooth and demonstrate solutions for how to arrange layers of composite resin to recreate the color, opacity, shape, and surface abnormalities of natural tooth. The authors provide step-by-step instruction in basic layering techniques as well as in advanced applications of dental characteristics, which are possible with a wide range of esthetic dental materials. In addition, each chapter is prefaced with insights from luminaries in esthetic dentistry, including Luiz Narciso Baratieri, Galip G rel, Pascal Magne, Francesco Mangani, Ricardo Mitrani, and Angelo Putignano, among others. Optimal stratification techniques not only create natural-looking beauty in restorations but also imitate the innate bioarchitecture of teeth, which is the foundation of functional and esthetic results.

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care


Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309377692
Category: Medical
Page: 472
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Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.

Homo Symbolicus

The Dawn of Language, Imagination and Spirituality
Author: Christopher Stuart Henshilwood,Francesco D'Errico
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027211892
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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The emergence of symbolic culture, classically identified with the European cave paintings of the Ice Age, is now seen, in the light of recent groundbreaking discoveries, as a complex nonlinear process taking root in a remote past and in different regions of the planet. In this book the archaeologists responsible for some of these new discoveries, flanked by ethologists interested in primate cognition and cultural transmission, evolutionary psychologists modelling the emergence of metarepresentations, as well as biologists, philosophers, neuro-scientists and an astronomer combine their research findings. Their results call into question our very conception of human nature and animal behaviour, and they create epistemological bridges between disciplines that build the foundations for a novel vision of our lineage's cultural trajectory and the processes that have led to the emergence of human societies as we know them.

Adhesive Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth


Author: Francesco Mannocci,Giovanni Cavalli,Massimo Gagliani
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781850971351
Category: Medical
Page: 130
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The subject of this book is an overview of the modern principles and procedures for the restoration of teeth which have been treated for root canal problems.

Removable Partial Dentures

A Practitioners’ Manual
Author: Olcay Şakar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319205560
Category: Medical
Page: 286
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This clinical guide describes the latest developments in planning, materials, and techniques for successful fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs). The fabrication of RPDs is demonstrated in a simple and easy-to-understand format, with the aid of numerous color figures and video clips and scientific support on each page. Care has been taken to provide reliable guidance on all aspects of clinical practice relating to RPDs. Readers will find information on decision-making regarding treatment options, clasp-retained RPDs and esthetic solutions, attachments and double crown systems in RPDs, implant-assisted RPDs, maintenance and post-insertion problems for all types of RPDs, the role of RPDs in the management of temporomandibular disorders, re-establishing occlusal vertical dimension and maximal intercuspation.

This Is Your Brain on Music

The Science of a Human Obsession
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218914
Category: Science
Page: 336
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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

501 Sentence Completion Questions


Author: LearningExpress (Organization)
Publisher: Learning Express Llc
ISBN: 9781576855119
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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Uses vocabulary words in context to test verbal aptitude and prepare students for PSAT, SAT, and GRE, professional and civil service qualifying exams. Focuses on the sentence completion question by offering practice in finding words in context. Each question contains a sentence with a fill-in-the-blank space. Correct answers are fully explained using their definitions, to reinforce skills. Topics include sentence structure mechanics (subject-verb agreement, modifiers -- adjectives, adverbs, etc., paragraph structural development, and essay questions formatting.

Of Pandas and People

The Central Question of Biological Origins
Author: P. William Davis,Dean H. Kenyon,Charles B. Thaxton
Publisher: Foundation for Thought & Ethics
ISBN: 9780914513407
Category: Science
Page: 170
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Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics


Author: Stephen F. Rosenstiel,Martin F. Land,Junhei Fujimoto
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323112889
Category: Medical
Page: 888
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Contemporary Fixed Prosthodontics, 4th Edition is a comprehensive, user-friendly text that offers dental students and practitioners an excellent opportunity to understand the basic principles of fixed prosthodontics. This text provides a strong foundation in basic science, followed by practical step-by-step clinical applications. Procedures are presented in an organized, systematic format, and are illustrated by over 3,000 clear, high-quality drawings and photographs, now in full-color. The material is logically divided into sections that cover planning and preparation, clinical procedures, and laboratory procedures. The text also includes two invaluable appendices that provide an updated list of dental materials and equipment, as well as a guide to manufacturers. Follows ADEA curriculum guidelines for fixed prosthodontics Features hundreds of step-by-step procedures Integrates basic science with clinical applications End-of-chapter glossaries consistent with the most recent edition of The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms (see above) Text boxes scattered throughout present quick facts and tips about selected artwork Selected key terms presented at the beginning of each chapter and set in bold type within the text facilitates rapid information retrieval Essay format study questions offer the reader an opportunity to test his or her knowledge and comprehension after reading each chapter Updated references support concepts presented in each chapter. Valuable appendices on dental materials/equipment and manufacturers. 15 contributors collaborate with the editors to present up-to-date information and state-of-the-art techniques in prosthodontics. Full color design that creates an immediate visual impact and will help to better illustrate concepts Classification System for Partial Edentulism Extensive changes have been made to the content and illustrations of many chapters New and re-shot "step-by-step" illustrations. Updates in Implant-Supported Fixed Prosthesis including new illustrations and discussion on contemporary practice Chapters that focus on the essential aspects of prosthodontics and provide the information needed in day-to-day practice. Greatly expanded section on dental esthetics, focusing specifically on achieving the optimal cosmetic result for the patient. Expanded information on resin luting agents. Updates including a variety of new illustrations showing the effects of long-term follow-up.

Introduction to Dental Materials - E-Book


Author: Richard Van Noort
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0723437815
Category: Medical
Page: 306
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This textbook considers the properties and applications of dental materials and includes all the necessary basic science and clinical applications. Virtually all procedures in restorative dentistry make use of a dental material. Among these materials are metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and their uses include filling of cavities and root canals and the making of impressions or replicas of teeth and tissues prior to the construction of crowns, bridges and dentures. All dental students need to acquire a working knowledge of both the properties and applications of the materials which they will use. Written in an accessible friendly style which provides core information only – perfect for the busy dental student! Rich with pull-out boxes, tables, line artworks and photographs Describes the structure of materials with chapters on atomic bonding, metals, ceramics and polymers Explores the use of clinical dental materials including resin bonding to enamel and dentine and impression materials Describes the use of laboratory and related dental materials used in the construction of fixed and removable prostheses Contains everything that students need for BDS and equivalent exams! Includes new section on dental implant materials Completely new self-assessment section helps you get through the exam! Now published in full colour throughout

Bonded Porcelain Restorations in the Anterior Dentition

A Biomimetic Approach
Author: Pascal Magne,U. Belser
Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 406
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Guided by the philosophy of biomimetics, the authors combine sound biologic principles with an overriding respect for the natural intact tooth to achieve esthetic satisfaction in the restoration of the anterior dentition. A checklist of fundamental esthetic criteria is presented, and treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures, adhesive luting procedures, and maintenance protocols are carefully detailed.