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The encyclopedia of dental and oral health /
Carol Ann Rinzler ; foreword by Mark S. Wolff.
imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, c2011.
description
xvii, 292 p.
ISBN
0816074038 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780816074037 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, c2011.
isbn
0816074038 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780816074037 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7988816
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-275) and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Statistics show that most Americans do not pay enough attention to good dental and oral health. By age 18, 78 percent of American children have had at least one cavity, and 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. Efforts by the Surgeon General's office and the Centers for Disease Control have marked some improvement in recent years, but the fact remains that people need to keep themselves informed about proper dental and oral hygiene.
The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health is a new, comprehensive A-to-Z reference to this topic, covering proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, the causes of tooth decay, and much more.
Topics include:
Cosmetic dentistry
Dental adhesive
Dental emergencies
Fillings
Gender and oral health
Mouthwash
Oral cancer
Oral surgery
Orthodontics
Pediatric dentistry
Pregnancy and dental health
Root canal treatment.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-07-01:
This new encyclopedia offers a useful A-Z summary of dental and oral health information and terminology. The target group is consumers rather than dental and health care professionals. Rinzler, who has published several health-related books, including a few in the for Dummies series, is not a credentialed dental or health care expert. However, an academic dentist has contributed a brief foreword, and the entries are structured nicely and written in readable, nonacademic prose. The bulk of the encyclopedia consists of general entries and material on conditions and procedures. Some entries cover specific dental and oral health conditions, offering descriptions with lists of symptoms and risk factors, plus treatment and diagnosis information. Other entries describe dental procedures, discussing known risks and complications as well as lifestyle modification suggestions when relevant.The general entries encompass everything else: oral structures, dental appliances, tools, associations, and people. Lengthwise, the entries range from a few paragraphs (e.g., wax) to a few pages (e.g., cleft lip), with most falling on the shorter side. A number of entries have tables, but the only images in this tremendously text-heavy work are three black-and-white diagrams of tooth notation and eruption. This volume also includes an excellent index, a glossary, a thorough bibliography, and a set of five appendixes. In the latter, the lists of government agencies, professional associations, and accredited dental schools are most useful. The small list of Web resources likely will be less useful, in part because the author fails to include a reference to that pillar of credible online consumer health information MedlinePlu. (CH, Feb'11, 48-3316). Overall, this is a fine encyclopedia, suitable for public libraries and nonspecialists. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers. M. P. MacEachern University of Michigan
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Booklist, June 2011
Choice, July 2011
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
A collection of comprehensive resources for understanding and coping with the complexities of modern oral health, this text provides an objective overview of the essential facts and wider ramifications that have been established by experts about the afflictions covered.
Main Description
The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health is a new, comprehensive A-to-Z reference to this topic, covering proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, the causes of tooth decay, and much more. Topics include: Cosmetic dentistry Dental adhesive Dental emergencies Fillings Gender and oral health Mouthwash Oral cancer Oral surgery Orthodontics Pediatric dentistry Pregnancy and dental health Root canal treatment.

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