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Now expanded with the latest information of relevance to current dental practice, Oral Microbiology retains its unique ecological approach to the subject which helps the reader determine whether an organism will have a pathogenic or commensal relationship at a given site.
In the new edition, greater emphasis is placed on the role of current molecular biology techniques in the understanding of oral microbes. The book also provides insight into current therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health.
Oral Microbiology provides comprehensive coverage of the subject which will be essential to readers with a specific interest in dentistry as well as those with a more general interest in host-microbe interactions and in microbial ecology. The book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, research workers, and a wide range of clinical dental professionals.
- Full coverage of the latest molecular biology techniques which have revolutionized our knowledge of oral microbes
- Exploration of the biological and clinical significance of the oral microflora in the form of a biofilm on dental and mucosal surfaces
- Contemporary views on therapeutic and prophylactic antibiotic use, infection control, and the relationships between oral and general health