An ideal introduction to the theory and practical aspects of conservative dentistry, the tenth edition of Pickards' Guide to Minimally Invasive Operative Dentistry is a must-have text for all dental students, new graduates and oral healthcare professionals alike. Written in an easy to understand and concise style, the authors introduce the essentials of dental disease before outlining how to collect patient information clinically in order to detect,
diagnose, plan and deliver care.
Exploring key topics such as disease prevention and control, the principles of minimally invasive operative dentistry, contemporary restorative materials and procedures, this completely up-to-date revised edition integrates a thorough academic grounding for degree examination with an essential preparation for clinical practice for the whole oral healthcare team. Illustrated with step-by-step colour photos, common clinical procedures are clearly set out and labelled for beginners to learn. The
tenth edition has been updated to reflect the latest evidence based guidelines for preventitative management and there is a focus on maintaining existing restorations and follow up/long term care.
Avijit Banerjee is Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry, Hon. Consultant and Clinical Lead, Restorative Dentistry at the KCL Dental Institute / Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK. He is Head of Conservative & MI Dentistry and has established the innovative distance-learning masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry (AMID) at KCL. He is an internationally renowned lecturer, teacher, author and scientific researcher and he maintains a clinical practice in the hospital as well as private practice. Timothy F. Watson is Professor of Biomaterials and Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at KCL Dental Institute/ Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, UK. He is European Board Member for the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the past President of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research (NSODR).
1: Dental hard tissue pathologies: aetiology and clinical manifestations 2: Clinical detection: 'information gathering' 3: Diagnosis, prognosis, care planning: 'information processing' 4: Disease control and lesion prevention 5: The essentials of minimally invasive operative dentistry 6: Principles of managing the badly broken down tooth 7: Restorative materials and their relationship with tooth structure 8: Clinical operative procedures - a step-by-step guide 9: The long term management of direct restorations