Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students

Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students
2nd Ed.
2006 © Oxford University Press
Jeremy Bagg; Wallace MacFarlane; Ian R. Poxton; Andrew J. Smith
ISBN-10: 0-19-856489-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-856489-8
Dentistry, Dental Hygiene


A core reference that presents the science of microbiology in a clinical context that is relevant to the safe and effective practice of dental surgery. Microbiology is of immense importance to dentists and this resource helps to make the subject accessible and relevant for both students and those in clinical practice.

A number of infectious diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and SARS have emerged as significant clinical problems. There have also been changes in the epidemiology of certain infections. Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students has been updated to address these issues and changes to antimicrobial drug prescribing regimens have been included. Major new chapters include those on fungi, human herpes viruses, infections of the central nervous system and use of antimicrobial agents in dentistry.


  • • Three sections covering the fundamental principles: microbiology and immunology, infectious diseases relevant to dentistry and oral microbiology
  • • A "Key Facts" summary for each chapter
  • • A comprehensive glossary of medical, dental and biological terms

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"I appreciate the concise nature of this book. Each chapter is followed by a section that has key facts, which is useful when studying for examinations. This book is unique in its focus on infections encountered by the dentist. Overall it is a valuable addition to books in this field. "

-- Rebecca Horvat PhD, D(ABMM) (University of Kansas Medical Center) - Doody's Review

"A pleasure to read ... the comprehensive coverage of the subject matter and the elegant style of the figures and illustrations used by this book combine to provide a final product that can definitely be recommended as a core textbook and learning companion to undergraduate dental students. David W. Williams in Journal of Orthodontics, December 2006 Enthusiasm for the subject simply oozes out of every page. [This book] deserves to be the standard textbook for dental students and dental care professionals; it is quite simply the best around. Dental Update, May 2006 The book is excellent for students, those studying for postgraduate qualifications, and for any general dental practitioner who wants to refer to the latest developments in microbiology and its related subjects."

-- BDA News, Vol 19, No 4, 2006

"A welcome addition to the available texts on microbiology for dental students, which can be recommended with confidence. It represents good value for money, and my guess is that it will become a widely used text in many dental schools."

-- The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland - previous edition


This book is written primarily for dental students. It is likely a text that the student will take into practice as a reference.

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