Basic Dental Materials

by J Manappallil John
Jaypeedigital | Medical Ebooks

Share this page

Quick Overview
Author/Editor J Manappallil John
ISBN 9788184489217
Speciality Dental Materials
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11146
Edition 3/e
Publishing Year 2010
Pages 448
Book Type Textbook
Chapter Name Size Page No

A successful dentist has to combine technical skills along with clinical knowledge. Dental materials is the backbone of dentistry. Knowledge of dental materials is one of the keys to a successful dental practice. To the beginner, the task may appear formidable because of the wide array of materials available. This is quite normal and fortunately disappears with familiarity. Dental materials does not end with the first year of the graduate training program. It is required throughout the course and subsequently for a successful practice. The popularity of the second edition was encouraging. Revising the edition was a huge challenge. Dental materials is a vibrant subject as new products are constantly appearing in the market. The book has been entirely reorganized reflecting these changes. More color illustrations have been added to improve clarity. A few of the materials have been eliminated from the book or just briefly mentioned as they are no longer marketed. Knowledge of the history of dental materials is useful to understand how these materials evolved and why newer materials were developed. Over the past decade, the field of ceramics has seen vast improvements. The chapter on ceramics had to be entirely revamped to reflect the significant advances in technology. Actual values of the various materials have been presented wherever possible. Knowledge of values improve depth of understanding and is useful for making comparisons. However, one must remember that these values are not necessarily absolute, variations can occur between brands and methods of testing. Climatic differences affect properties like working and setting times. An open mind is essential for learning— especially one open to new ideas as well as criticism and suggestions. It is encouraging to see a lot of new Indian authored books in the market. Indian researchers have also been contributing considerably to international journals. Indian manufactured materials are also gaining international attention. This is a quantum jump considering that previously we had been importing knowledge as well as materials. Our research, journals and professionals are gradually being recognized and respected the world over. We cannot rest as constant improvements are still needed in our training programs in order to provide the best care to the patients as well as compete internationally. It is my fervent hope that every new generation of highly trained and motivated dentists will emerge upholding the dignity of the profession and the country.

Submit your review
  • 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Related Books

Dental Materials Science Alla Rama Krishna

The dental materials science is an integration of science of biology, chemistry and physics. Dental materials science is advancing rapidly with new materials and technology being developed to improve the clinical performance of materials. In addition to the development of new materials, increased attention is being directed at the biological compatibility of...

Basic Dental Materials Manappallil John J

Helps in understanding of Basic Dental Materials in general and their application to clinical dentistry in particular. This updated thoroughly revised and revamped edition would serve the students, teachers and professionals associated with clinical dentistry. Sequential presentation of material from the elementary principles to the complex systems in a sim...

Viva-voce is an important part of the examination in all professional courses. This will ensure that the student has understood the subject, he can express in his own words and it is a stepping-stone to future seminars, etc. With this in mind, this book contains more than 1200 simple questions and answers related to dental materials of 1st BDS course. I have...

This book Materials in Restorative Dentistry presents a comprehensive review and current advancements in the field of dental materials used in restorative dentistry. It has been aimed for both undergraduate and also postgraduate level students of dentistry. There is scarcely a restorative procedure that does not make use of dental material in one way or anot...

Basic Dental Materials Manappallil John J

A successful dentist has to combine technical skills along with sound clinical knowledge. Knowledge of dental materials is one of the keys to a successful dental practice. As with dentistry in general, the science of dental materials combines a wide array of disciplines, including chemistry, physics, mechanics, and biology with clinical sciences. This book “...