This work includes Forewords by Raman Bedi and Kevin Lewis - respectively Director, Global Child Dental Health Taskforce and Former Chief Dental Officer; Dental Director, Dental Protection. This full colour textbook covers all the major aspects of undergraduate dentistry. It is an excellent revision aid with a dedicated examination techniques section, and sample examination questions (both long and short answer) in each chapter. This primer is perfect for students, and also as an everyday reference guide for dental practitioners, and for use as a teaching aid. It is full of fascinating concepts, mnemonics and pictorial prompts to help the reader absorb details. It contains a detailed list of websites, sources of epidemiological data, further reading material and references, and a complete glossary of terms. This text is invaluable for undergraduate dental students, general dental practitioners, lecturers and allied health professionals. "Remarkable, highly amusing and informative. This book will appeal to all members of the dental team. Put[s] a degree of energy back into a subject that is all too often presented in a dull and uninteresting manner.
Future undergraduates will be thankful." - Raman Bedi, in his Foreword. "Simple, accessible and easy to understand. For different reasons, undergraduate dental students and general dental practitioners tend to be preoccupied with the 'small picture'. But in reality, every 'small picture' is simply one part of a much bigger picture, and this refreshing book conveniently provides both. Dental public health can seem a long way removed from the immediacy of the filling you are placing this afternoon, and - let's face it - not everyone is turned on by epidemiology and healthcare economics. That is precisely why I think that readers will be surprised and quickly engaged by this book. A genuine desire to make a difference, infectious enthusiasm, and the desire to communicate, are all important tools for healthcare professionals to possess. In the field of prevention and health promotion they are critical. It is clear that in Meera and Nakul Patel, the torch continues to burn brightly - which augers well for the future." - Kevin Lewis, in his Foreword.