Complete denture prosthodontics

Complete denture prosthodontics

Book reviews Fundamentals for Springfield, Maxillofacial Ill., 1974, Prosthetics. Charles By C Thomas, Oscar E. Beder, Publisher. 227 B.S., ...

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Maxillofacial Ill.,


Prosthetics. Charles


C Thomas,

Oscar E. Beder, Publisher. 227

B.S., pages,

D.D.S., illustrated,

F.I.C.D., F.R.S.H. indexed. Price

$17.50. The stated purpose of this book is to discuss some of the basic background information that is essential for successfully treating patients with maxillofacial defects. The editor and a number of contributors have written individual chapters on the topics that they feel contribute to this background. Most of the chapters are relatively short and deal with such subjects as diagnostic material, treatment planning, psychology, speech, esthetics, color, and diet. Most of the information is general and serves primarily to acquaint the reader with the subject. The chapters on “Functional Speech Considerations” and “Biomechanical and Biomaterial Considerations in Prosthesis Design” cover a lot of material which would be easier to understand if explained in more detail. Additional illustrations would also be helpful. and “Diagnosis and Treatment Planning” Together, the chapters on “Hospital Dentistry” take up about one half of the book and are the most detailed and diagnosis and treatment planning are discussed in regard to surgical presented, the material is not correlated with prosthetics. While most of the information in this book can be found in other looking for some introductory information might find this book useful.

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Dr. John J. Sharry’s third edition of Complete edition. It is more concise, with more relevant His publication contains 24 chapters; the first

J. Sharry, B.S., pages, illustrated,



information on 10 are categorized

final 14 chapters, Clinical Procedures (Part II) are are 13 contributors who make the chapters interesting and There are new chapters in this edition. Part I is written to nent psychologic and physiologic knowledge of patients. The Howard Payne, points out the need to correlate the knowledge basic training in science with the understanding of the person solution for that patient is realized. and there



D.M.D. indexed.


Ed. 3. New Price $19.50. surpasses subject.

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discussed. Besides the editor, most informative. provide the reader with pertichapter, “The Person,” by S. of prosthetic problems and the being treated so that the best

Dr. Cheraskin states in his chapter, “The Systemic Influence,” in the opening sentence, “Any general disability will make denture success uncertain.” He ably discusses the health status of the denture patient, the relationship of oral and general health, and the effect of systemic therapy on denture tolerance. This alerts the reader to the interrelationship of health and the success of a prosthetic appliance. Dr. Sharry’s treatment of “Bone ” is extremely important. He states, “Treatment procedures can palatal


be Dr.

successful Leslie contour,


only if the bony Allen’s chapter, palatal thickness,

support remains intact.” “Phonetics,” beautifully and other factors that

discusses palatograms, affect phonetics.






Clinical Procedures (Part II) includes several ideas and techniques used currently in the construction of complete dentures. It begins with the chapter on “Diagnosis” and continues with the discussion of every step of denture construction, including the surgical management of the patient. Methods of treating various situations in the dental arch, including the single complete denture and implant dentures, are considered. Chapters on “Intermaxillary Relations and the Arrangement” and “Occlusion of Teeth” are most interesting and helpful; and both are well illustrated, as is every segment of the book. There is a chapter on “Unusual Dentures” by the editor which contains a discussion on the prosthetic treatment of edentulous children. Dr. Muller DeVan presents “Delivery” and “Aftercare” to meet the physical, physiologic, and psychologic needs of a given patient. A very well written treatise on the problem of the patient needing immediate dentures and its solution is detailed in an effective and practical way. This book is different. It is unique. It stresses the need for thorough and practical knowledge of the basic sciences. Dr. Sharry has presented his treatise of complete denture prosthodontics logically and comprehensively, with helpful illustrations and pertinent references listed alphabetically at the end of each chapter. It is an orderly, intelligent rationale of treatment for those edentulous patients who must wear complete denture prostheses. It is highly recommended for use as a textbook and reference guide for persons whose concern is the construction of complete dentures. He will greatly benefit by reading, studying, and following the directives so ably presented in this book. CHESTER PERRY, D.D.S., MSG., AND SURESH R. GADGIL, B.D.S. 17200 E. WARREN AVE. DETROIT, MICH. 48224

Review of Dentistry. The C. V. Mosby

Edited by Maynard K. Hine, D.D.S., Company. 697 pages, indexed. Price

MS., D.Sc. $14.95.


6. St. Louis,


Are you preparing for a state board examination ? Used correctly, Maynard K. Hine’s new sixth revision of Review of Dentistry may be the key to success for the recent graduate as well as the specialist preparing for board certification. Twenty-seven contributors, experts in their respective fields, present a digest of material which encompasses the basic and clinical sciences of dental practice. The text is organized into the subjects that one can expect to find in board examinations. The format includes those kinds of questions which the boards have found useful in testing the applicants’ knowledge in the various fields of dentistry, from pharmacology and anatomy to oral medicine and endodontics. Do not wait till a week or even a month before the examination in starting your preparation-this is not a book for cramming. Properly used, it can bring a considerable savings in time and energy in preparing to achieve your goal of a high score on the actual examination. WILLIAM R. FORREST, D.D.S., M.S. 801 BRAEBURN DR. OXON HILL, MD. 20022

Radiographic Interpretation Ed. 2. St. Louis, 1975, $21.00.

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the Dentist. C. V. Mosby

By S. N. Company.

Bhaskar, B.D.S., D.D.S., M.S., 226 pages, illustrated, indexed.

Ph.D. Price

Unlike his medical colleague, the dentist usually does not enjoy the luxury of awaiting a frozen section to confirm his diagnosis. He usually renders treatment based on a presumptive diagnosis. If the lesion responds to therapy, he assumes his diagnosis was correct. Although final diagnosis is made in the histopathology laboratory, considerable diagnostic information may be