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Essentials of Operative Dentistry
© 2010, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
All rights reserved. No part of this publication should be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means: electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author and the publisher.
First Edition: 2010
Typeset at JPBMP typesetting unit
I want to thank my wife, child (Aditya) and parents for their cooperation and patience during the preparation of this bookForeword
It is heartening to write the foreword for this wonderful textbook authored by a youngster. The contents of this book will go a long way in fulfilling the needs of a standard Textbook of Operative Dentistry by an Indian Author. I complement Dr I Anand Sherwood for his monumental contribution to the field of Operative Dentistry.
Dr L Lakshmi Narayanan mds
SRM Kattankulathur Dental College and Hospital
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603203
Tamil Nadu, IndiaPreface
The need of writing this book was felt when I was looking for various designs of tooth preparation for various restorative materials. It surprised me that for each restorative material different books written by different authors were needed for getting a grasp of various tooth preparation design and modification. The book is essentially a compilation of these information being presented in an easily comprehendable manner so that an undergraduate dental student could find it easier to learn.
The book contains about 1200 illustrations to depict various tooth preparation designs and fundamentals in operative dentistry. The book has also been written keeping with the requirement of preclinical conservative students in mind who have for long been facing the task of learning the more complex clinical books. The book sorted out this problem by including chapters on preclinical exercises and also about basic tooth morphology which are required to be learned by the undergraduate students in their 2nd and 3rd year syllabi.
The book starts out from explaining basic chapters like ergonomics in dentistry, instruments used in operative dentistry to more advanced topics like bleaching, tooth colored inlays/onlays, etc. The main feature of this book is the manner by which each chapter has been explained with easy point-to-point presentation of necessary details. Besides this, at end of each chapter a section of Key Terms has been added to acquaint with terms relevant to that chapters. Also a section on Questions to Think About at the end of each chapter should prepare the students for the possible questions that could be asked in their university examinations.
The book will be a tribute to the great teachers under whom I did my undergraduation and postgraduation and learned the basics of dentistry and more importantly how to lead a life as a human. The book I hope fulfill the need of undergraduate and also postgraduate students of operative dentistry. At this juncture, I want to thank M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, for designing this book.
I Anand Sherwood