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Samaranayake’s Essential Microbiology for Dentistry, 6th Edition

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By Lakshman Samaranayake, DSc DDS FRCPath FDSRCS(Edin) FRACDS FDSRCPS
A sound knowledge of microbiology is essential for all dental professionals – it’s the key to understanding major oral pathologies, from tooth decay to gum disease, as well as the regimentation of infection control in a successful dental ...view more
A sound knowledge of microbiology is essential for all dental professionals – it’s the key to understanding major oral pathologies, from tooth decay to gum disease, as well as the regimentation of infection control in a successful dental practice. Samaranayake’s Essential Microbiology for Dentistry once again, provides a comprehensive coverage of the basics of clinical oral microbiology and immunology and their relevance to oral disease, as well as the cotemporary discoveries of the oral microbiome, and the constituent flora. Both the novice student, as well as the experienced professionals are guided, in a stepwise manner, through a tour of the microbial world and how they impact oral health. The reasoned, bare bones approach to the essential elements of the subject is, as in previous editions fresh, lucid and logical. The sixth edition of this popular book, now translated into four different languages, has been fully revised and reformatted and includes brand new sections on emerging topics such as COVID-19 and infection control.
ISBN :
9780443117213
Publication Date :
10-04-2024
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A sound knowledge of microbiology is essential for all dental professionals – it’s the key to understanding major oral pathologies, from tooth decay to gum disease, as well as the regimentation of infection control in a successful dental practice. Samaranayake’s Essential Microbiology for Dentistry once again, provides a comprehensive coverage of the basics of clinical oral microbiology and immunology and their relevance to oral disease, as well as the cotemporary discoveries of the oral microbiome, and the constituent flora. Both the novice student, as well as the experienced professionals are guided, in a stepwise manner, through a tour of the microbial world and how they impact oral health. The reasoned, bare bones approach to the essential elements of the subject is, as in previous editions fresh, lucid and logical. The sixth edition of this popular book, now translated into four different languages, has been fully revised and reformatted and includes brand new sections on emerging topics such as COVID-19 and infection control.

New to this edition
  • Definitions and descriptors of the oralome, the oral microbiome and oral microbiota - revealed by novel, next-generation sequencing technologies
  • SARS-CoV-2 infection, the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on dentistry
  • MPox and other emerging viral infections and oral manifestations
  • Oral mycobiome and emerging and re-emerging oral fungal diseases
  • Oral microbiota, the oral-systemic axis and systemic health
  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its mitigation by good antimicrobial prescribing
  • The recently proclaimed `One health` concept basics
  • A guide to new vaccines and immunisation protocols
  • Extended and fully updated sections on infection control

Key Features
  • Latest evidence throughout, updated to incorporate discoveries appertaining to the oral microbiome, and the international guidelines on infection control.
  • Ample artwork and clinical pictures to explain complex structures, intricate pathological processes, and disease management principles.
  • Friendly accessible writing style that helps students better understand and retain key information.
  • Self-assessment tasks to monitor progress and prepare for graduate and postgraduate examinations
  • Easy to follow - highlighted important information, and helpful summaries of key facts.
  • A comprehensive glossary and a list of abbreviations
  • An enhanced eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all the text, figures and references, with the ability to search, customise your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud

Author Information
By Lakshman Samaranayake, DSc DDS FRCPath FDSRCS(Edin) FRACDS FDSRCPS, Professor of Oral Microbiomics and Infection, School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia; Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong and Professor – King James IV, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2013).