Fundamentals of Oral Histology and Physiology is a landmark new text streamlining the essentials of histology and physiology into one clinically accessible textbook. Written for predoctoral dental students, the book brings together structure, function, and clinical correlations for maximum retention and ease of use.
Assuming a background in basic biologic sciences, this text focuses on the histology and physiology that students need to know to practice dentistry and to understand and evaluate the current literature, without repeating basic information learned in other courses. Fundamentals of Oral Histology and Physiology concentrates on Oral Structures and Features, including Development, Teeth, Tooth and Jaw Support, Mucosal Structure and Function, and Effectors.
Table of Contents
- 1. Oral Structures and Tissues
Arthur R. Hand and Marion E. Frank
- 2. Development of the Head, Face and Mouth
Joseph A. Grasso
- 3. Tooth Development
Martyn T. Cobourne and Paul T. Sharpe
II. The Teeth
- 4. Enamel
Arthur R. Hand
- 5. Dentin, Pulp and Tooth Pain
Michel Goldberg, with a contribution by Brad Formaker
III. Tooth and Jaw Support
- 6. Structure and Physiology of the Periodontium
Arthur R. Hand, with a contribution by Brad Formaker
- 7. Tooth Eruption and Shedding
Arthur R. Hand
- 8. Temporomandibular Joint
IV. Mucosal Structure and Function
- 9. Oral Mucosa and Mucosal Sensation
Ellen Eisenberg, Easwar Natarajan and Brad Formaker
- 10. Chemoreception and Perception
Marion E. Frank
V. Oral Effectors
- 11. Salivary Glands, Salivary Secretion and Saliva
Arthur R. Hand
- 12. Orofacial Pain, Touch and Thermosensation, and Sensorimotor Functions
Barry J. Sessle
- 13. Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production
Arthur R. Hand, DDS, is Professor of Craniofacial Sciences and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, was the founding editor of Advances in Dental Research, and serves or has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Oral Science, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, Biotechnic & Histochemistry and Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica. Prior to his position in academia, he spent 21 years as a scientist in the intramural research program of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. He has directed a course for 1st year dental students on Oral Histology and Physiology for more than 15 years.
Marion E. Frank, PhD, is Professor of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences and Director of the Center for Chemosensory Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Her basic and clinical research in the chemical senses is reported in more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and she has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of General Physiology, Journal of Neurophysiolgy and Chemical Senses. She obtained her doctorate from Brown University and began her academic career at the Rockefeller University before joining the School of Dental Medicine to teach Oral Physiology and Neuroscience and lead the research team of the NIH-sponsored Connecticut Chemosensory Clinical Research Center in Farmington.