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Oral Microbiology, 5th Edition (Paperback)

Author Information
By Philip D. Marsh, BSc, PhD, Programme Leader, Health Protection Agency, Centre for Emergency Preparedness & Response, Salisbury, UK, and Professor of Oral Microbiology, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, UK; Michael V. Martin, MBE, BDS,BA, PhD, FRCPath, FFGDPRCS (UK), Formerly Senior Lecturer and Consultant Microbiologist to Liverpool Dental Hospital and School, Liverpool, UK; Michael A. O. Lewis, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCPath, FHEA, Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and Vice-President (Dental, Dean) of the Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK and David W. Williams, BSc(Hons), PhD, Reader in Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University Cardiff, UK

Key Features
Successfully describes the complex relationship between the resident oral microflora and the host in health and disease
Retains a unique ecological approach to the subject which benefits the reader by providing a clear set of principles to explain the underlying issues that determine whether the microflora will have a beneficial or an adverse relationship with the host at a particular site

New to this Edition
Published for the first time in full colour, Oral Microbiology has been expanded and completely rewritten with almost 100 brand new illustrations
Includes discussion of the latest molecular biology techniques which have revolutionized our knowledge of oral microbes
Highlights the biological and clinical significance of the existence of the oral microflora in the form of a biofilm on dental and mucosal surfaces
Includes contemporary views on therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health
New authorship offers further expertise on viral and fungal pathogens and the role of oral microbes in acute and chronic infections

Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 The mouth as a microbial habitat
3 The resident oral microflora
4 Acquisition, adherence, distribution and metabolism of the oral microflora
5 Dental plaque
6 Plaque mediated diseases – dental caries and periodontal diseases
7 Orofacial bacterial infections
8 Antimicrobial prophylaxis
9 Oral fungal infection
10 Orofacial viral infections
11 Oral implications of infection in compromised patients
12 Infection control



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