Marsh and Martins' Oral Microbiology continues to offer the essentials of oral microbiology in an easy-to-read, readily digestible format. Commencing with a description of the healthy mouth and the properties of the resident oral microbiota, the new edition of this popular textbook then explores the formation and consequences of plaque development, plaque-mediated disease, orofacial infection, antimicrobial agents and prophylaxis, orofacial fungal and viral infections, and the relationship between oral microbiota and systemic disease. The book is completed by a chapter on infection control.
Each chapter is succinct and includes essential information in a concise format - thereby saving the reader valuable time. The book is presented with an abundance of tables, photographs and artworks to make the subject as engaging as possible - numerous 'Key Point' boxes aid retention.
Marsh and Martins' Oral Microbiology is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, research workers, and a wide range of clinical dental professionals.
- Successfully describes the complex relationship between the resident oral microbiota and the host in health and disease
- Retains a unique ecological approach to the subject which provides a clear set of principles to explain whether the microbiota will have a beneficial or an adverse relationship with the host at a particular site
- Exploration of the biological and clinical significance of the oral microbiota in the form of a biofilm on dental and mucosal surfaces
New to this Edition
- Completely updated throughout by a new author team!
- Self-assessment questions in each chapter allow readers to monitor their progress
- Updated design with 'Key Points' throughout aids learning
- Reflects the impact that the genomic era has had on the field
- Expanded sections on infection control as well as therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use
- New sections on the benefits of the resident oral microbiota and on current concepts of factors driving dysbiosis in periodontal disease
- New chapter on the emerging role of oral microorganisms in systemic diseases
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 A. O. Lewis, PhD, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS(Ed & Eng), FRCPath, FHEA, FFGDP (UK), Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and Dean of the Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK; Helen Rogers; David Williams, Reader in Oral Microbiology, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University, UK and Melanie Wilson