This comprehensive update of a classic text presents the latest research on the dental pulp and its interaction with other tissues, highlighting its central role in both local and systemic health. The second edition has been completely revised to incorporate new chapters featuring the most topical issues in research and clinical practice, including developments in stem cell research and pulpodentin regeneration, the effects of the aging process on the pulp, and the interdependent relationship of the pulp and restorative dental procedures. New contributors bring fresh perspective to topics such as pulpal infections, odontalgia, and the relationship between the pulp and periodontal disease. Each chapter provides an introduction to its major themes for the busy clinician or dental student as well as up-to-date, biologically based clinical recommendations for restorative and endodontic procedures. Practicing clinicians will find this information to be essential to providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.
"A particular emphasis of this new edition is the role that the dental pulp plays in both local and systemic disease. A current "hot topic" in the field of endodontics is stem cells and the regeneration of the pulpodentin complex. This text provides the astute clinician with the scientific background required to perform such therapies."
-- Adam J. Grossman, DDS - Alpha Omegan August 2012
"Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp, Second Edition is an update of the classic text that provides the reader with an exceptional insight into the biology, interactions and responses of the dental pulp. This latest edition comprehensively reviews a broad range of subject matter and introduces stimulating new chapters, such as regenerative endodontics, to its audience. This text would be highly recommended to postgraduates, dental practitioners, and registrars interested in restorative dentistry who aim to deliver accurate diagnoses and clinical management of patients with pulpal conditions."
-- R.S. Virdi - British Dental Journal August 2012
"Overall, Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, 2nd Edition, is an outstanding 10-year anniversary edition of a classic textbook. It is an excellent resource for students, residents, and clinicians alike to use to develop and build on clinical protocols for restorative and endodontic procedures that are founded on evidence-based biological principles."
-- Christine Sedgley, MDS, MDSc, FRACDS, MRACDS (ENDO), PhD Journal of Endodontics May 2012
"I personally found this book to be a very useful resource. It addresses the current techniques being used in dentistry and their effects on the dental pulp."
-- Reena Shah, DDS (University of Chicago Hospitals) Doody's Review - previous edition
It is an excellent resource for students, residents, and clinicians.