Clinician’s guide to the diagnosis and management of tooth sensitivity / Sahar Taha, Brian H. Clarkson, editors.
D 617.6634 C64
Tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity, has a high prevalence among the general population and is a very common cause of visits to the dentist. This concise, easy-to-read guide provides the clinician with the most important information required for the correct diagnosis and effective management of dentin hypersensitivity. After discussion of theories regarding the underlying mechanisms, predisposing medical and dental conditions are reviewed. The route to an accurate diagnosis, based on determination of the precise cause, is then explained. A range of potential treatment approaches and their applications are discussed, including dentin blocking agents, nerve desensitization, restorative approaches and periodontal surgery. Preventive, at-home and in-office treatment modalities are all described and future treatments are also considered. Helpful flowcharts are included that will facilitate decision making.
Ear, nose and throat, and head and neck surgery: an illustrated colour text / Ram S. Dhillon, Charles A. East.
D 617.51059 D53
A textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series on ENT, aimed at medical students and junior doctors.
· Concise presentation of ENT in the attractive ICT format - clear line diagrams, colour photos of clinical conditions, summary boxes etc.
· Covers a topic which is important in primary care - medical students and junior doctors are motivated to buy a book in this area.
· Basic anatomy and physiology is reviewed - useful revision for students in clinical years.
· Comprehensive coverage of both presenting symptoms and specific diseases, with more detail on the commoner conditions.
· Clear description of examination and investigation techniques.
Oral health survey 2011 / produced and published by Department of Health, Hong Kong.
D 617.601 O63 h11
The Department of Health conducted the second territory-wide Oral Health Survey in 2011, 10 years after the first survey in 2001, to monitor the oral health conditions as well as the oral health behaviours of the community.
Similar to the survey 10 years earlier, the Oral Health Survey 2011 was conducted in line with the survey methodology of the World Health Organization, and four key index ages and age groups were selected, i.e. 5, 12, 35 to 44, and 65 and above. Functionally dependent older persons requiring additional support in their daily activities, i.e. users aged 65 and above of the Social Welfare Department long-term care (LTC) services, were also included. In this survey, nearly 8000 people were evaluated through clinical examinations and specially designed questionnaires.