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Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management, 3rd Edition



Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management, 3rd Edition

Ole Fejerskov (Editor), Bente Nyvad (Editor), Edwina Kidd (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-06177-9 June 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 480 Pages

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First published in 2003, Dental Caries: The Disease and Its Clinical Management has become the leading resource on cariology. In this highly anticipated new edition, the editors maintain the same focus on high-level coverage of the disease etiology and process, clinical management best-practice, and wider public health issues connected with dental caries management, including an enhanced focus on the ‘caries control concept’. The aim is to link theory with clinical performance, making prevention, diagnosis and restorative procedures evidence based. The structure of the book has been completely overhauled, with the same coverage streamlined in order to distil information effectively.

The book is divided into six main sections:

  • An overview of the disease and its prevalence
  • The caries lesion and its biological determinants
  • Diagnosis
  • Controlling dental caries
  • Operative intervention
  • Caries control in special populations

With contributions from international experts in research and clinical practice, the third edition of Dental Caries is an unrivalled guide to tooth decay, and a must-have resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in restorative dentistry as well as all practitioners looking to develop their clinical skills.


Part I Dental caries: what is it and how widespread is it globally?

Chapter 1 Prologue
O. Fejerskov, B. Nyvad, and E.A.M. Kidd

Chapter 2 Dental caries: what is it?
O. Fejerskov, B. Nyvad, and E.A.M. Kidd

Chapter 3 Clinical features of caries lesions
O. Fejerskov and B. Nyvad

Chapter 4 How big is the problem? Epidemiological features of dental caries
V. Baelum and O. Fejerskov

Part II The caries lesion and its biological determinants

Chapter 5 Pathology of dental caries
O. Fejerskov

Chapter 6 Saliva and caries development
A. Bardow and A. Vissink

Chapter 7 Biofilms in caries development
P.D. Marsh, N. Takahashi, and B. Nyvad

Chapter 8 Diet and dental caries
C. van Loveren and P. Lingström

Chapter 9 Demineralization and remineralization: the key to understanding clinical manifestations of dental caries
O. Fejerskov and M.J. Larsen

Part III Diagnosis

Chapter 10 The foundations of good diagnostic practice
V. Baelum, B. Nyvad, H.]G. Gröndahl, and O. Fejerskov

Chapter 11 Visual–tactile caries diagnosis
B. Nyvad, V. Machiulskiene, V.M. Soviero, and V. Baelum

Chapter 12 Additional caries detection methods
H. Hintze, A. Lussi, F. Cuisinier, and B. Nyvad

Part IV Controlling dental caries

Chapter 13 The caries control concept
B. Nyvad and O. Fejerskov

Chapter 14 Fluorides in caries control
O. Fejerskov, J.A. Cury, L.M. Tenuta, and V.C. Marinho

Chapter 15 The role of oral hygiene
B. Nyvad

Chapter 16 Are antibacterials necessary in caries prophylaxis?
A.A. Scheie, H.V. Rukke, and F.C. Petersen

Chapter 17 The principles of caries control for the individual patient
B. Nyvad and E.A.M. Kidd

Chapter 18 Caries control for frail elders
M.I. MacEntee, S.R. Bryant, H. Keller, C.T. Nguyen, and C.S. Yao

Part V Operative intervention

Chapter 19 Classical restorative or the minimally invasive concept?
E.A.M. Kidd, J. Frencken, B. Nyvad, C.H. Splieth, and N.J.M. Opdam

Chapter 20 Caries ‘removal’ and the pulpo]dentinal complex
E.A.M. Kidd, L. Bjørndal, and O. Fejerskov

Chapter 21 Longevity of restorations: ‘the death spiral’
V. Qvist

Part VI From chair]side to population caries control

Chapter 22 Caries prevention and control in low] and middle]income countries
W. van Palenstein Helderman, C. Holmgren, B. Monse, and H. Benzian

Chapter 23 How accurately can we assess the risk for developing caries lesions?
H. Hausen and V. Baelum

Chapter 24 Caries control in low]caries populations
H. Hausen, M. Jøssing, and O. Fejerskov

Chapter 25 Epilogue. Controlling the global burden of dental caries: the evidence calls for a reorganization of the oral health]care system
O. Fejerskov, V. Baelum, B. Nyvad, and E.A.M. Kidd


"Dental Caries: The Disease and its Clinical Management is a must for academics, specialists and postgraduates interested in cariology and for those clinicians for whom management of dental caries plays a significant part of their daily practice." (Dental Update, November 2015)

"This book, which is clear and illustrated in colour, describes the causes of dental decay and its progression through the tooth in depth. Emphasis is placed upon the prevention as well as early diagnosis so that decay can be arrested in early stages. Methods of prevention from both scientific and practical aspects are covered, which makes this book ideal for undergraduate students as well as dental nurses, dental hygienists and dental therapists." (British Dental Journal 21 October 2016)