Basic Sciences for Dental Students 1st Edition
Basic Sciences for Dental Students is a cutting edge textbook specifically designed to support the needs of early years undergraduate dental students. Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers involved with student assessment, the text explains the basic science that underpins the dental curriculum in undergraduate dental courses worldwide.
Specifically related to dentistry and future clinical practice, chapters cover all of the introductory subjects that students need to know – biomolecules, cell biology, tissues of the body, cardiovascular, circulatory and pulmonary systems, the nervous system, immunology, oral microbiology, pathology, head and neck anatomy, tooth development, craniofacial development, saliva, and dental materials.
Provides the basic science that underpins the early years of a dental curriculum
Specifically tailored towards dentistry and future clinical practice
Written by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchers
Includes learning objectives and clinical relevance boxes throughout
Self-assessment questions and downloadable figures are hosted on a companion website
Basic Sciences for Dental Students is an indispensable resource for undergraduate dental students, especially those in the early years of their studies. It is also a useful revision tool for postgraduate MJDF and MFDS examinations and overseas candidates sitting their OREs.
About the Author
Simon A. Whawell, BSc (Hons) PhD DipEd FHEA FRCPath is Reader in Oral Science at the School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, UK.
Daniel W. Lambert, BSc (Hons) PhD FHEA is Reader in Molecular Cell Biology at the School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, UK.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Biomolecules
Chapter 2 Cell Biology
Chapter 3 Tissues of the Body
Chapter 4 The Cardiovascular, Circulatory and Pulmonary Systems
Chapter 5 The Nervous System
Chapter 6 Introduction to Immunology
Chapter 7 Oral Microbiology
Chapter 8 Introduction to Pathology
Chapter 9 Head and Neck Anatomy
Chapter 10 Tooth Development, Tooth Morphology and Tooth-Supporting Structures
Chapter 11 Craniofacial Development
Chapter 12 Saliva and Salivary Glands
Chapter 13 Introduction to Dental Materials