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 curriculumSpecifically tailored towards dentistry and future clinical practiceWritten by leaders in dental education and active oral and dental researchersIncludes learning objectives and clinical relevance boxes throughoutSelf-assessment questions and downloadable figures are hosted on a companion websiteBasic 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 AuthorSimon 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.Contents:Chapter 1 BiomoleculesChapter 2 Cell BiologyChapter 3 Tissues of the BodyChapter 4 The Cardiovascular, Circulatory and Pulmonary SystemsChapter 5 The Nervous SystemChapter 6 Introduction to ImmunologyChapter 7 Oral MicrobiologyChapter 8 Introduction to PathologyChapter 9 Head and Neck AnatomyChapter 10 Tooth Development, Tooth Morphology and Tooth-Supporting StructuresChapter 11 Craniofacial DevelopmentChapter 12 Saliva and Salivary GlandsChapter 13 Introduction to Dental Materials