Anatomy for dental students, 2nd edition

Anatomy for dental students, 2nd edition

170 J. Dent. 1991; 19: No. 3 Gorlin R. J. and Goldman H. M. (1970) Thoma’s Oral Pathology. St Louis, C. V. Mosby, pp. 153-154. Herman E. (1964) Eva...

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J. Dent. 1991;

19: No. 3

Gorlin R. J. and Goldman H. M. (1970) Thoma’s Oral Pathology. St Louis, C. V. Mosby, pp. 153-154. Herman E. (1964) Evaluation and management of ankylosed teeth. N.Y. State Dent. J. 30, 327-333. Humerfelt A. and Reitan K. (1966) Effects of hypercementosis on the movability of teeth during orthodontic treatment. Angle Orthod. 36, 179-189. Israel H. (1984) Early hypercementosis and arrested dental eruption: heritable multiple ankylodontia. J. Craniofac. Genet. Dev. Biol. 4, 243-246. Kapoor A. K., Srivastava A. B. and Singh B. P. (1981) Bilateral posterior open-bite. Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pafhol. 51, 21-22. Kessler W. (1964) Zur Frage der Hauftgkeit von Nonokklusion von Milchmolaren und bleibenden Molaren. Sfomafologiia 17, 178-183. Kloeppel J. G. (1959) Die Infraposition einzelner Zahne des Milch- und bleibenden Gebisses. Dfsch. Zahndrztl. Mund Kieferheilkd. 30, 308-320. Korkhaus G. (1952) Die Halbretention des ersten Molaren. Dtsch. Zahn&ztJ. Z. 7, 1205-1212. Kurol J. (1981) Infraocclusion of primary molars: an epidemiologic and familial study. Community Dent. Oral Epidemiol. 9, 94- 102. Mitchell D. L. and West J. D. (1975) Attempted orthodontic movement in the presence of suspected ankylosis. Am. J. Orthod. 68, 401-411. Pindborg J. J. (1970) Pathology of the Dental Hard Tissues. Copenhagen, Munksgaard, pp. 241-252.

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Book Review Anatomy for Dental Students, 2nd edition. D. R. Johnson and W. J. Moore. Pp. 278. 1990. Oxford University Press. Softback, f25.00


At this time of innovation and change in the dental curriculum to increase the basic science content, anyone producing an anatomy textbook must be either very brave or foolhardy. ‘Johnson and Moore’ is not, of course, new but a very welcome second edition of what became almost the standard textbook by student self-selection, rather than recommendation by their teachers, when it first appeared. The most obvious change in the new edition is the judicious use of colour in many illustrations to highlight nerves, blood vessels and other features difficult to identify on monochrome line drawings. Many of the diagrams are, however, cluttered by very dense labelling but this may be at the behest of the publisher’s dictates on their size. The text is a comprehensive coverage of everything above the diaphragm including sections on craniofacial growth and neuroanatomy. It has been updated in several places but more modern views on the transmission of pain, for example, would have improved the neuroanatomy section still further. In a book based on regional anatomy, it is always difficult to know where to place certain topics. The clinical application of some important aspects of anatomy is sometimes

divorced from their morphological description by several chapters, severely diminishing their impact. For example, the facial nerve is quite rightly set out in the section on the superficial structures of the face (p. 146) but the effects of facial nerve lesions are not described until the section on cranial nerve nuclei (p. 259). Overall, the factual content cannot be faulted unless anatomical minutiae are singled out, but there are some significant and surprising omissions from the clinical and applied anatomy; there is no mention of tracheotomy or of modern, cosmetically acceptable surgical approaches to the face. This book is a dedicated dental textbook in both the literal sense and in modern computer and photographic usage. Many regard the proposed combination of medical and dental courses in some universities as a retrograde step when David Johnson and Jim Moore, among others, have striven so successfully to perfect tailor-made courses for dental students. Whether this book will still prove adequate for such ‘integrated’ courses remains to be seen, but it is my feeling that dental students will continue to vote for it with their wallets, or student loans, in the face of competition from medical textbooks. This very good book at a sensible price will also appeal to postgraduate students and to those practitioners who wish, or need, to update their anatomical knowledge. M. E. Atkinson