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Master the use of dental materials with this all-in-one guide to restorative materials and procedures! Craig's Restorative Dental Materials, 14th Edition covers everything you need to know to understand the science of selecting dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations. It begins with fundamentals and moves on to advanced skills in the manipulation of dental materials, providing insight on the latest advances and research along the way. From an expert author team led by Ronald Sakaguchi, this comprehensive resource is considered to be the standard in the field of dental restorations. Clear, design-focused approach provides an essential understanding of the fast-changing field of restorative dental materials. Comprehensive coverage ranges from fundamental concepts to advanced skills, detailing everything you need to know to select dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations. More than 300 full-color illustrations show clinical detail with clarity and realism. Logical organization arranges chapters by major clinical procedures. Practical examples show the fundamental properties and characteristics of materials and demonstrate how basic principles relate to clinical applications. New co-editor Jack L. Ferracane is recognized worldwide as an authority in dental materials science and restorative dentistry. NEW! Cutting-edge content describes the newest materials and the latest advances and research in dental biomaterials science. NEW! More clinical photos help you apply concepts to clinical practice.
The 11th edition of this leading reference is an outstanding, scientifically based source of information in the field of dental materials science. It presents up-to-date information on materials that are used in the dental office and laboratory every day, emphasizing practical, clinical use, as well as the physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials. Extensive new clinical photographs in this edition illustrate the topics, and color plates are integrated close to related concepts as they're discussed in each chapter. A new glossary of key terms found at the beginning of every chapter defines terms in the appropriate context of the chapter's discussion. Also in this edition, critical thinking questions throughout the book stimulate the readers' curiosity on specific topics, test their existing knowledge, and heighten their awareness of important or controversial subjects. Organization of chapters and content into four parts (General Classes and Properties of Dental Materials; Auxiliary Dental Materials; Direct Restorative Materials; and Indirect Restorative Materials) presents the material in a logical and effective way for better comprehension and readability. Balance between materials science and manipulation bridges the gap of knowledge between dentists and lab technicians. Major emphasis on biocompatibility serves as a useful guide for clinicians and educators on material safety. Distinguished contributor pool lends credibility and experience to each topic discussed. Critical thinking questions appearing in boxes throughout each chapter stimulate thinking and encourage classroom discussion of key concepts and principles. Key terms presented at the beginning of each chapter helps familiarize readers with key terms so you may better comprehend text material. NEW! Full color illustrations and line art throughout the book make text material more clear and vivid. NEW! Chapter on Emerging Technologies keeps you up to date on the latest materials in use. NEW! Larger trim size allows the text to have fewer pages and makes the content easier to read.
Focusing on the dental materials most commonly used, this comprehensive text covers the tasks that dental assistants and hygienists typically perform. It describes current and emerging dental materials, how to properly mix and apply them, and how to explain them to patients. With this edition, you'll stay on top of the rapidly developing field of dental materials! A total of over 250 detailed illustrations are included in this edition. Learning Objectives list the knowledge you should gain in each chapter. Margin notes help you understand and remember key points and important terminology. Tables make it easy to compare different brands and to compare components and properties within materials. Quick Review boxes help you remember essential material and prepare for self-tests. Self-tests in each chapter help you evaluate your understanding of the material. Conversion Factors on the inside back cover offer a convenient list of commonly used metric measurements. The glossary lists all important terms in one accessible section. Supplementary Readings in each chapter list resources to promote further study. Instructional videos on the Evolve website provide a clear, step-by-step guide to taking and pouring impressions, and trimming models. More than 60 new illustrations have been added, and are clearer than ever. Content updates keep you current with the latest changes in dental materials.