This book aims to bridge the gulf between the complex pathobiology of periodontal diseases and their assessment and diagnosis in dental practice. It provides a visual tour of the periodontium, how the host responds to periodontal pathogens, and re-classifies the diseases. Risk-factor identification is introduced prior to a step-by-step guide to diagnosis, commencing with the patient's first visit.
Chapter 01. A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Periodontium
Chapter 02. How Does Plaque Cause Disease?
Chapter 03. The Role of the Host Response
Chapter 04. Risk Assessment
Chapter 05. Natural History and Clinical Signs of Periodontal Disease
Chapter 06. Classification of Periodontal Diseases
Chapter 07. The Initial Consultation – Screening Examination
Chapter 08. The Detailed Clinical Periodontal Examination
Chapter 09. Radiographic Examination and Special Tests
Chapter 10. Periodontal Diagnosis and Prognosis
Prof Iain L.C. Chapple, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent), is Professor of Periodontology and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and Head of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, at the University of Birmingham, UK.
"In summary, this book is a helpful study aid that gives the reader a basic overview of contemporary periodontal considerations in general practice. It is likely to be of benefit to undergraduate students and to the graduate who wishes to refresh his or her understanding of basic periodontology. The book provides a logical and basic overview of periodontal disease which has relevance and application to general practice." James Lin; The New Zealand Dental Journal