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Introduction to Dental Materials (3nd Edition)

Author Information
By Richard Van Noort, Professor of Dental Materials Science, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Key Features
Comprehensive and readable coverage of the composition, handling, and application of the materials used by dentists in clinical practice.
The necessary basic science is presented in a clear and understandable manner.
Final section covers what the dentist needs to know about the laboratory materials used by technicians in the construction of dental prostheses - will help the reader to communicate effectively with the dental technician.
Aims to give the reader the understanding of dental materials necessary to assess the potential of the many new materials which will appear during their clinical practice.
"Clinical Significance" boxes highlight points of importance for day-to-day dental practice.

New to this Edition
Updating of section on polyacid modified resin composites.
Addition of section on retrograde root filling materials (MTA).
Expansion of section on hydrophilic addition cured silicones.
Revision of introduction to ceramics to consider the three modes of application of ceramics.
More on CAD-CAM technology, especially aluminia and zirconia core systems for crowns and bridges.

This third edition provides a foundation for understanding basic materials science principles and their relationship with dental materials in the clinical setting. The book is suitable for undergraduate students and to facilitate those with an interest in furthering their dental materials science knowledge. The book features a thorough coverage of direct and indirect materials used by dentists in clinical practice. The constituents of each material, setting reactions and key properties of materials that ultimately affect clinical performance are described in a concise and coherent manner. In summary, this book provides a useful tool in understanding basic material science principles and how these might relate to the clinical setting, which is critical in providing a deeper understanding of such an important topic.

- Dr Will Palin, University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry in Dental Update, Jan/Feb 08.

Table of Contents
Section I Basic science for dental materials.

Biomaterials, biocompatibility and biomechanics.
A historical perspective.
Atomic building blocks.
Structure of ceramics.
Structure of metal and alloys.
Structure of polymers.
Mechanical properties.
Physical proerties.
Chemical properties.
Principles of adhesion.

Section II Clinical dental materials.
Dental amalgams.
Resin composites and polyacid-modified resin composites.
Glass-ionomer cements and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements.
Intermdiate restorative materials.
Enamel and dentine bonding.
Endodontic materials.
Impression materials.

Section III Laboratory and related dental materials.
Gypsum products.
Denture base resins.
Casting alloys for metallic restorations.
Dental ceramics.
Metal-bonded ceramics.
Luting agents.
Stainless steel.