Current Concepts in Cariology

Author: Douglas A. Young,Margherita Fontana,Mark S. Wolff

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781437724400

Category: Medical

Page: 15

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Get updated on the latest on caries management! Articles include defining dental caries, caries risk assessment and intervention, treatment protocols, detection and diagnosis of caries lesions, non-invasive demineralized tissue repair, clinical threshold for carious tissue removal, assessment and management of dental erosion, and much more!

Preservation and Restoration of Tooth Structure

Author: Graham J. Mount,Wyatt R. Hume,Hien C. Ngo,Mark S. Wolff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118766598

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Combining the approaches of preventative and restorative dentistry, this is a revised and updated guide to the clinical techniques and procedures necessary for managing tooth disorders and disease. Introduces minimally invasive dentistry as a model to control dental disease and then restore the mouth to optimal form, function, and aesthetics Contains several student-friendly features, including a new layout, line drawings and clinical photographs to illustrate key concepts Covers fundamental topics, including the evolutionary biology of the human oral environment; caries management and risk assessment; remineralization; principles of cavity design; lifestyle factors; choices between restorative materials and restoration management Includes a companion website with self-assessment exercises for students and a downloadable image bank for instructors

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ISBN: 0323265693

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Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access

Getting to Now

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309339227

Category: Medical

Page: 154

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According to Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access, long waits for treatment are a function of the disjointed manner in which most health systems have evolved to accommodate the needs and the desires of doctors and administrators, rather than those of patients. The result is a health care system that deploys its most valuable resource--highly trained personnel--inefficiently, leading to an unnecessary imbalance between the demand for appointments and the supply of open appointments. This study makes the case that by using the techniques of systems engineering, new approaches to management, and increased patient and family involvement, the current health care system can move forward to one with greater focus on the preferences of patients to provide convenient, efficient, and excellent health care without the need for costly investment. Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access identifies best practices for making significant improvements in access and system-level change. This report makes recommendations for principles and practices to improve access by promoting efficient scheduling. This study will be a valuable resource for practitioners to progress toward a more patient-focused "How can we help you today?" culture.

Essentials of Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Management, 3rd Ed.

The Disease and Its Management

Author: Edwina Kidd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198529783

Category: Medical

Page: 180

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The new edition of this popular, clinically relevant book provides the biological background required by dentistry students in order to take the science of cariology to the chairside in the management of patients.

Erosive Tooth Wear

From Diagnosis to Therapy

Author: A. Lussi,C. Ganss

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318025534

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Erosive tooth wear is a multifactorial condition of growing concern to the clinician and the subject of extensive research. Since the publication of the first edition of the book with the title Dental Erosion, new knowledge for a better understanding of this important subject has been gathered. The new and more detailed insights resulted in this second, extended publication. It presents a broad spectrum of views, from the molecular level to behavioural aspects, as well as trends in society. In particular, the issues concerning chemical and biological factors as well as dental erosion in children are covered more extensively in this second edition. The first chapters include topics such as the definition, diagnosis, interaction, epidemiology and histopathology of tooth wear. Further, the aetiology of dental erosion, including nutritional and patient-related factors, and dental erosion in children are discussed. This book is a valuable and indispensable guide to better oral health and is highly recommended to faculty members, researchers, dental students, practitioners and other dental professionals.

Concepts in Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

Author: Kathleen Hodges

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780827362741

Category: Medical

Page: 546

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This book presents up-to-date concepts in periodontal therapy by teaching dental hygienists procedures on how to perform a thorough periodontal assessment in an efficient manner. The text is organized into four major sections that present phases of therapy including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A fifth section includes applications for the practice setting, as well as career development. Case studies and job placement information encourage readers to use critical thinking and problem solving skills based on practical experience. (Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Dental Assist., periodontal) ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Guide ISBN: 0-8273-8518-8

Successful Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for the Modern Dental Practice

Author: John R. Calamia,Mark S. Wolff,Richard J. Simonsen

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416043034

Category: Medical

Page: 16

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Cutting edge information for all dentists! Topics include smile design, bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to porcelain and metal, diagnosis and clinical management of color, bleaching, anterior and posterior restorations, fillers and cements, implants, lasers, and much more!

The Butterfly Mosque

A Young Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

Author: G. Willow Wilson

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 077108935X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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The extraordinary story of a young North American's conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with an Egyptian man, The Butterfly Mosque is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world After graduating from university, Willow Wilson, a young American — and newly converted Muslim — impulsively accepts a teaching position in Cairo. There, she meets Omar, a passionate young nationalist with a degree in astrophysics. Omar introduces Willow to the bustling city, and through him she discovers a young, moderate nationalist movement, a movement that both wants to divest itself of western influence and regain cultural pride. When the two find themselves unexpectedly in love, despite their deep cultural differences, they decide that they will try to forge a third culture, a new landscape that will embrace some of each of their cultures, and give their fledgling romance some hope of survival. Wilson weaves this engaging personal story with deep insights into faith in a fractured world, and gives westerners rare insight into an important young reform movement. Butterfly Mosque is an inspiring account of an unlikely cross-cultural love, and the moving story of two young people working within the boundaries of contemporary religion and culture to forge a life together against the odds. From the Hardcover edition.

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry

Author: Stephen J. Stefanac,Samuel P. Nesbit

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032328731X

Category: Medical

Page: 459

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Develop your skills in evaluation and dental treatment planning for all types of patients! Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Dentistry, 3rd Edition provides a full-color guide to creating treatment plans based on a comprehensive patient assessment. Using evidence-based research, this book shows how risk assessment, prognosis, and expected treatment outcomes factor into the planning process. New chapters cover patient diagnosis and team-based treatment planning, and a new Evolve website includes videos, case scenarios, and decision-making algorithms. Written by experienced dentistry educators Stephen Stefanac and Samuel Nesbit, this book is the only dental resource that combines patient examination and oral diagnosis with treatment planning. Clear, logical organization builds your understanding with sections on comprehensive patient evaluation, key treatment planning concepts, a detailed review of the five phases of planning treatment and guidelines for selecting the appropriate plan of care, and care planning for patients with special needs. In Clinical Practice boxes highlight situations that may be faced by the general dentist. What's the Evidence? boxes cite research articles affecting clinical decision-making and treatment planning strategies. Ethics in Dentistry boxes address ethical issues you may encounter in treatment planning. Review exercises in each chapter let you apply concepts to clinical practice. Expert authors and contributors provide a current, authoritative resource for effective treatment planning. Key Terms and a Glossary highlight and define important terminology. Evidence-based coverage demonstrates how to use research and clinical evidence in making treatment planning decisions. NEW Common Diagnoses in Dentistry chapter provides guidelines to making an accurate patient diagnosis prior to beginning treatment. NEW Interprofessional Treatment Planning chapter describes dental care in the context of a team-based collaborative approach, so that the dental treatment plan aligns with the overall treatment goals of the patient. NEW! Full-color photographs illustrate clinical principles and pathologies, and a colorful design highlights key content. UPDATED content reflects advances in dental techniques, materials, and patient treatment options based on research, clinical experience, and current literature. NEW resources on an Evolve website include videos, case-based scenarios, and decision-making algorithms.

Dental Erosion

From Diagnosis to Therapy

Author: Adrian Lussi

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805580975

Category: Medical

Page: 219

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Erosive tooth wear is a multifactorial condition of growing concern to the clinician and is a subject of extensive research. This book is the first which deals in such detail with dental erosion. It presents the whole spectrum of views on the issue, from the molecular level to behavioral aspects, as well as trends in society. The multifactorial etiological pattern of erosive tooth wear is emphasized and is a strand connecting the different chapters of the book. Definition, diagnosis, prevalence, incidence and chemistry of dental erosion are discussed in the first part of the publication. Further, topics like extrinsic and intrinsic causes of dental erosion are covered and a chapter is devoted to dental erosion in children. Methods of assessment are presented and critically evaluated. The book concludes with themes on dentinal hypersensitivity, risk assessment and preventive measures and restorative options for erosive lesions. This publication is not only highly recommended to faculty members, researchers and dental students, but also to practitioners and other dental professionals who are committed to the prevention and treatment of dental erosion.

Dental Caries

The Disease and Its Clinical Management

Author: Ole Fejerskov,Edwina Kidd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309285

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Extending Medicare Coverage for Preventive and Other Services

Author: Institute of Medicine,Division of Health Care Services,Committee on Medicare Coverage Extensions

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309183505

Category: Medical

Page: 412

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This report, which was developed by an expert committee of the Institute of Medicine, reviews the first three services listed above. It is intended to assist policymakers by providing syntheses of the best evidence available about the effectiveness of these services and by estimating the cost to Medicare of covering them. For each service or condition examined, the committee commissioned a review of the scientific literature that was presented and discussed at a public workshop. As requested by Congress, this report includes explicit estimates only of costs to Medicare, not costs to beneficiaries, their families, or others. It also does not include cost-effectiveness analyses. That is, the extent of the benefits relative to the costs to Medicare-or to society generally-is not evaluated for the services examined. The method for estimating Medicare costs follows the generic estimation practices of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The objective was to provide Congress with estimates that were based on familiar procedures and could be compared readily with earlier and later CBO estimates. For each condition or service, the estimates are intended to suggest the order of magnitude of the costs to Medicare of extending coverage, but the estimates could be considerably higher or lower than what Medicare might actually spend were coverage policies changed. The estimates cover the five-year period 2000-2004. In addition to the conclusions about specific coverage issues, the report examines some broader concerns about the processes for making coverage decisions and about the research and organizational infrastructure for these decisions. It also briefly examines the limits of coverage as a means of improving health services and outcomes and the limits of evidence as a means of resolving policy and ethical questions.

World Report on Ageing and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241565047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

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The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.

Diagnostic Imaging: Oral and Maxillofacial E-Book

Author: Lisa J. Koenig,Dania Tamimi,C Grace Petrikowski,Susanne E. Perschbacher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323511430

Category: Medical

Page: 1000

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Bridging the gap between dentistry and medical radiology, this up-to-date volume covers the anatomic zones, imaging modalities, patient conditions, and presenting clinical signs and symptoms shared by dentistry and medicine. Written by oral and maxillofacial radiologists specifically for those using CT or CBCT technology, this unique title not only offers a dentist’s perspective on oral and maxillofacial imaging, but also benefits radiologists in the head and neck field. Dr. Lisa Koenig and her expert author team provide carefully updated information in a concise, bulleted format, keeping you current with recent advances in oral and maxillofacial radiology. Complete and accurate dental anatomy and nomenclature throughout, as well as findings that affect the many aspects of dental treatment Coverage of anatomy, diagnoses, and differential diagnoses Concise, bulleted text provides efficient information on nearly 400 diagnoses that are clearly illustrated with over 1,000 superb images Meticulously updated, with new and extended chapters on TMJ, systemic diseases (with new chapters on hyperparathyroidism, segmental odontomaxillary dysplasia, and osteoporosis), airway measurement in CBCT, and cervical spine evaluation Extended anatomy coverage includes the posterior skull base Designed for quick and easy clinical reference at the point of care, with logically organized sections, comprehensive lists of differential diagnosis, consistent presentation of information, and relevant, newly revised images throughout

Facilitative Glucose Transporters in Articular Chondrocytes

Expression, Distribution and Functional Regulation of GLUT Isoforms by Hypoxia, Hypoxia Mimetics, Growth Factors and Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines

Author: Ali Mobasheri,Carolyn A. Bondy,Kelle Moley,Alexandrina Ferreira Mendes,Susana Carvalho Rosa,Stephen Richardson,Judith A Hoyland,Richard Barrett-Jolley,Mehdi Shakibaei

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540788999

Category: Medical

Page: 88

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Articular cartilage is a highly specialized avascular connective tissue. This multidisciplinary article reviews the molecular and morphological aspects of GLUT expression and function in chondrocytes and their mesenchymal and embryonic stem cell precursors.

Empirical Ethics in Psychiatry

Author: Guy Widdershoven

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199297368

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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Psychiatry presents a unique array of difficult ethical questions. A major challenge is to approach psychiatry in a way that does justice to the real ethical issues. This book show how ethics can engage more closely with the reality of psychiatric practice and how empirical methodologies from the social sciences can help foster this link.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.