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Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

A review of SEM and TEM studies on the hybridisation of dentine

Professors Ario Santini and Egle Milia and Dr Vesna Miletic, members of the Santini Miletic Research Group, published a chapter on dentine hybridisation in the international peer-reviewed book Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education, edited by A. Mendez-Vilas and J. Diaz and published by Formatex ( This is the 4th book in the Microscopy series. The chapter is a review of SEM and TEM studies on the hybridisation of dentine with additional findings on the subject using micro-Raman spectroscopy. The chapter can be downloaded free of charge from the publisher's website (simply scroll down to Santini, Milia and Miletic).

Santini A, Egle M and Miletic V. A review of SEM and TEM studies on the hybridisation of dentine.
In: Microscopy: Science, Technology, Applications and Education.
Editors: Mendez-Vilas A, Diaz J. Microscopy series No. 4, Volume 1, pages 256-268.       
Publisher: FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain, 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-84-614-6189-9


Current opinion is that the hybridisation of dentine is the principal, though not the exclusive, mode of adhesion of restorations to tooth tissue. Hybrid layer formation is achieved by resin infiltration of acid-etched dentine. This layer provides micromechanical retention for resin composite restorations.

The vast literature on the development of bonding systems is summarised and the differences in the hybrid layer formation are reviewed with specific attention to SEM and TEM studies.

It is concluded that more recently marketed adhesives with simplified application procedures are less successful compared to conventional total-etch adhesives.


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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Recent books on dental materials II

The previous "Recent books" list on this blog is updated with, according to some scholars, the best book in this field.

Now in its ninth edition, Materials Science for Dentistry by Professor Brian W. Darvell (2009, 688 pages) continues its reputation as the most authoritative available reference for students of dentistry. It is also a valuable resource for academics and practitioners in the field. 

For more information about the book and the author, please visit publisher's website

Monday, 1 February 2010

Statistics in dental research: A book review

In a addition to the previous post on statistics in dental research, I'd like to mention that Medical Statistics at a Glance is the best book on the subject I've seen. It contains all the basic things a dental materials scientist needs to know, from study designs, types of data and descriptive statistics to hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, survival analysis and Bayesian methods. The book is written in an exceptionally succinct and reader-friendly way, understandable to researchers with very little previous knowledge on statistics.

Theory is only given in the amount which is necessary to understand each concept. A very good feature of the book is that it explains most commonly used statistical tests in dental research: t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), the non-parametric Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test, chi-squared and McNemar's test. The assumptions for these tests are given but situations with departures from these assumptions are mentioned in terms of their effect and possible solutions.

Also, statistics for some more complex study designs is also presented, such as generalized linear models, multiple linear regression or methods for clustered data.

Medical Statistics at a Glance also serves as a fantastic reminder with an informative glossary and a detailed index of terms. It is an excellent value for money. I bought a new copy on eBay for about £20 but I'm sure it can be found elsewhere on the internet.


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Textbook of Restorative Dentistry

It is my pleasure and honour to announce that the Textbook of Restorative Dentistry (original title: Osnovi restaurativne stomatologije) has been published by my professors at Belgrade University School of Dentistry Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics: Slavoljub Zivkovic, Mirjana Vujaskovic, Katarina Pap, Djurica Grga, Aleksandra Lukic and Nevenka Teodorovic.

This is the official textbook for undergradute students but may be very helpful to dental practitioners who have some questions regarding restorative procedure.

The book is divided in four parts. Part I presents the biology of pulp-dentine complex, its ultrastructure, but also important physiological and biochemical aspects. This chapter also explains the basics of caries etiology, pathogenesis and diagnostics.

Part II details the equipment and instruments for restorative treatment as well as techniques for caries removal.

Part III explains cavity preparation procedures according to traditional Black's principles and the adhesive cavity preparation for resin-based materials. Cavity preparation for indirect restorations is also explained. Some basic gnatological requirements in restorative treatment are mentioned in Part III.

Part IV addresses all dental materials in restorative dentistry. It contains basic clinical characteristics of materials for temporary fillings, for pulp cappings, amalgam, glass-ionomer cements, resin-based composite materials and adhesive systems as well as materials for indirect restorations.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Wiley-Blackwell books: Dental Materials at a Glance [20% off]

A couple of days ago, I got an email from Wiley-Blackwell offering certain dental books at discount, 20% off the original price.

Among the books at discount is "Dental Materials at a Glance" by J. Anthony von Fraunhofer, Professor Emeritus at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School, University of Maryland and formerly was Professor and Director of Biomaterials Science in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I'm not quite sure why I got this offer, either because I subscribed to the newsletter from Wiley-Blackwell or because I already purchased at least one book. Anyway, I'm considering to buy Dental Materials at a Glance since it's now only $27.19. Having bought another book from this "At a Glance" series (Medical Statistics at a Glance), I assume this book about dental materials is written in a similar succinct and readable way with many useful illustrations.

It contains 28 chapters on 72 pages, i.e. 2-3 pages per chapter, which seems to be the pattern for all books from this series. According to the table of contents, the first part looks like a glossary of scientific terms relevant to any dental materials scientist. The second part seems to be a short overview of important properties of contemporary dental materials. There's also a free downloadable chapter HERE.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Recent books on dental materials

This list has been updated in a new post.

Biocompatibility of Dental Materials‎ by Gottfried Schmalz, Dorthe Arenholt-Bindslev, 2009, 379 pages

Clinical aspects of dental materials: theory, practice and cases by Marcia A. Gladwin, Michael D. Bagby, 2009, 481 pages
(Preview not available)

Dental materials guide by Donna J. Phinney, Judy H. Halstead, 2008, 773 pages

Dental Materials by Lyle Zardiackas, Tracey M. Dellinger, Mark Livingston, 2007, 765 pages
(Preview not available)

Craig's restorative dental materials by John M. Powers, Ronald L. Sakaguchi, 2006, 632 pages
(Preview not available)

Materials and procedures for today's dental assistant by Ellen Dietz-Bourguignon, 2005, 269 pages
(Preview not available)

Dental materials: properties and manipulation by Robert George Craig, John M. Powers, John C. Wataha, 2004, 348 pages
(Preview not available)

Phillips' science of dental materials by Kenneth J. Anusavice, Ralph W. Phillips, 2003, 805 pages
(Preview not available)

Dental materials: clinical applications for dental assistants and dental hygienists by Carol Dixon Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, William F. Bird, 2003, 373 pages

Introduction to dental materials by Richard van Noort, 2002, 298 pages

The chemistry of medical and dental materials by John W. Nicholson, 2002, 242 pages

Dental materials and their selection by William Joseph O'Brien, 2002, 418 pages
(Preview not available)

Materials in dentistry: principles and applications by Jack L. Ferracane, 2001, 354 pages