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Essentials of Dental Caries

Fourth Edition

Edwina Kidd and Ole Fejerskov

16 June 2016

ISBN: 9780198738268

208 pages

In Stock

Price: £36.99

Essentials of Dental Caries provides readers with an updated, and clinically relevant introduction to dental caries (tooth decay).



Essentials of Dental Caries provides readers with an updated, and clinically relevant introduction to dental caries (tooth decay).

  • An essential introduction to dental caries, for the whole dental team; written by two established experts in the field
  • Written in an accessible style with full-colour illustrations
  • Provides an international overview of best practice dental caries control - for children, adults and the elderly

About the Author(s)

Edwina Kidd, Emerita Professor of Cariology, King's College London, London, UK, and Ole Fejerskov, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Edwina Kidd is Emerita Professor of Cariology at King's College, London. She qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, in 1967. Although she was a teacher of Conservative Dentistry, her research interests have been in cariology. She has published extensively in research journals and lectured worldwide. She is author of Essentials of Dental Caries, editions of Pickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry (Oxford University Press) and is co-editor of Dental Caries (Wiley-Blackwell) with Ole Fejerskov and Bente Nyvad. Her principal aim in teaching and writing has been to base the practice of Conservative Dentistry on the science of Cariology.

Ole Fejerskov is Emeritus Professor at Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University. Professor Fejerskov has completed honorary Doctoral degrees at universities in Göteborg, Oslo, Oulo, Montpellier, Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai. He has been Professor and chair of the Department of Dental Pathology, Operative Dentistry and Endodontics at the Royal Dental College Aarhus for 20 years, and Dean for over 8 years. Ole Fejerskov has written and edited 10 international books, and over 400 papers on dental caries and fluorides, and was editor-in-chief of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, an international dental journal, for 10 years. He is also a visiting professor in France, Australia, Japan and Singapore, and has completed extensive epidemiological studies on oral health in East Africa, and China.

Table of Contents

    2:How does a caries lesion develop?
    3:Detection, diagnosis and recording in the clinic
    4:Control of caries lesion development and progression
    5:When should a dentist restore a cavity?
    6:Communicating with the patient and trying to influence behaviour
    7:Caries control for the patients with active lesions
    8:Caries control in populations


"The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the essentials of dental caries. [It] is amply illustrated with over 100 colour photographs of teeth together with many further diagrams and various transmission and scanning electron microscope pictures of teeth and the dental biofilm." - Bruce Spittle, Fluoride

"This small yet fundamental text [...] is an excellent and concise resource which should be a compulsory read for all dental students, hygienists and therapists in the latter stages of their training" - E.Ford, BDJ

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