Statistics show that most Americans do not pay enough attention to good dental and oral health. By age 18, 78 percent of American children have had at least one cavity, and 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. Efforts by the Surgeon General's office and the Centers for Disease Control have marked some improvement in recent years, but the fact remains that people need to keep themselves informed about proper dental and oral hygiene.
The Encyclopedia of Dental and Oral Health is a new, comprehensive A-to-Z reference to this topic, covering proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, the causes of tooth decay, and much more.
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Dental adhesive
- Dental emergencies
- Gender and oral health
- Oral cancer
- Oral surgery
- Pediatric dentistry
- Pregnancy and dental health
- Root canal treatment.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Glossary. Web sites.
About the Author(s)
Carol Ann Rinzler is the author of 27 books on food, health, and nutrition, including the highly successful Nutrition for Dummies and Controlling Cholesterol for Dummies, as well as The New Complete Book of Food, Second Edition and The Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, both for Facts On File. She has written for many national publications, including the New York Times, the Daily News, and Women's Day. She lives in New York.
Foreword author Mark S. Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care and associate dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education at the New York University College of Dentistry. He has designed, developed, and implemented an extensive curriculum in caries risk assessment and has designed dental information systems to assist dental schools in monitoring the risk of the entire dental patient population. He was the founding Councilor of the ADEA Cariology Special Interest Group. Wolff received his D.D.S. degree and Ph.D. in oral biology and pathology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has conducted an extensive array of clinical research, including studies of novel remineralizing agents and products to treat dentinal hypersensitivity and dental caries. He has published more than 50 papers, and as the principal or co-principal investigator, has conducted clinical research projects funded at more than $3.5 million.