Long considered the premier book on the subject, the third edition of Textbook of Geriatric Dentistry captures the major advancements in the field since the second edition published over a decade ago. The presentation of the book reveals the increasing prominence of gerodontology, alongside its heightened connections with related fields, particularly restorative dentistry.
The structure of the new edition has been modernized considerably. Many of the physiological and gerontological aspects have been condensed into the clinical chapters. Color images are used more liberally throughout the book. The third edition provides an essential focus on the clinical aspects of geriatric dentistry, with a continued emphasis on the fundamental considerations that influence care.
Table of Contents
- Part I - Basics of Gerontology.
- Chapter 1. Demography – impact of an expanding elderly population.
- Chapter 2. Biology and physiology of aging.
- Chapter 3. Aging of bone and muscle.
- Part II - Psychological, social and behavioral aspects of aging.
- Chapter 4. Sensory changes and communication in the practitioner-aged patient relationship.
- Chapter 5. Aging from a psychological perspective.
- Chapter 6. The impact of environmental and social forces on aging.
- Part III - General medical aspects of aging.
- Chapter 7. Clinical assessment of the elderly patient.
- Chapter 8. Medical issues in the dental care of older adults.
- Chapter 9. Psychiatric disorders in old age.
- Chapter 10. Disability in old age – the relationship with oral health.
- Chapter 11. Nutrition in old age and its implications for oral health care.
- Chapter 12. Pharmacology and aging.
- Part IV - Pathology, prevention and treatment of oral diseases in older adults.
- Chapter 13. Preventive oral health care for elderly people.
- Chapter 14. Treatment planning for the elderly dental patient.
- Chapter 15. Dental caries in the aging individual.
- Chapter 16. Pathology and treatment of diseases of the pulp.
- Chapter 17. Pathology and treatment of periodontal diseases in the aging individual.
- Chapter 18. Pathology and treatment of diseases in oral mucous membranes.
- Chapter 19. Salivary function and disorders in the older adult.
- Chapter 20. Oral and maxillofacial surgery for the geriatric patient.
- Chapter 21. Craniofacial pain in older adults.
- Chapter 22. Prosthodontics in geriatric dentistry.
- Part V - Dental services in the elderly population.
- Chapter 23. Oral health related quality of life.
- Chapter 24. Factors that help or hinder older adults' use of dental services.
- Chapter 25. Oral health care programs for homebound people, nursing home residents and elderly inpatients – interdisciplinary teams.
- Chapter 26. Clinical management of the cognitively impaired older adult and the terminally ill old patient
The three editors are all recipients of the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Geriatric Oral Research and have all written widely on this subject. Poul Holm-Pedersen is Director of the World Health Organisation Centre for Geriatric Oral Health Research. The three editors feature on the Editorial Board of the Blackwell Munksgaard journal 'Gerodontology', with Professor Walls in the role of Associate Editor.