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Price: $71.95

Flexicover 800 pp.
71 colour images, 100 mm x 180 mm



Publication date:
August 2009

Imprint: OUP UK

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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry

Fifth Edition

Laura Mitchell and David A. Mitchell

Series : Oxford Handbooks Series

The new edition of this best-selling pocket guide covers the whole of clinical dentistry in a concise format. The authors have distilled the essentials of clinical practice into a readily accessible style with blank pages provided for readers to add their own notes. This edition has been completely revised with a wealth of new information including web-based learning and useful websites, more diagrams and full colour clinical pictures.

New material has been included on recent restorative techniques; practice management; the latest developments in therapeutics; orthodontics; paediatric dentistry; life support algorithms, bisphosphonates and dentistry; plus an expanded section of useful websites.

This new edition is now in full colour throughout, with more images and many new diagrams.

Readership : Undergraduate dentistry students, vocational trainees, general dental practitioners, medical graduates and nurses involved in hospital dental specialities, and MJDF/MFDS trainees


  • Review from previous edition: "This is a most valuable handbook with a wide range of appeal, from the undergraduate and those preparing for a range of postgraduate dental examinations through to trainers and other senior colleagues who need to bring themselves up-to-date with innovations outside their main field of practice"

    --Ann R Coll Surg Engl 20088;90:356-360
  • "You're the best we'll make you better is the promise of the Top Gun school to its fighter pilots. This Handbook is in the same mould....As a specialist I read this Handbook with
    --International Dental Journal
  • "....[A] mine of information in miniature format....In terms of value this has to be a best buy at this cover price....it is an essential purchase for any practitioner treating patients....It will have a place in my practice library and probably be used on a day-to-day basis"

    --Dental Practice, 1999

1. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: History and examination
2. Dr Stephen Fayle and Miss Esther McDerra: Preventive and community dentistry
3. Dr Stephen Fayle and Miss Esther McDerra: Paediatric dentistry
4. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Orthodontics
5. Mrs Lorna McCaul: Periodontology
6. Mrs Lorna McCaul: Restorative dentistry
7. Mrs Lorna McCaul: Prosthetics and gerodontology
8. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Oral surgery
9. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Oral medicine
10. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Maxillofacial surgery
11. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Medicine relevant to dentistry
12. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Therapeutics
13. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Analgesia, anaesthesia, and sedation
14. Mr Lee Savarrio: Dental materials
15. Ms Yvonne Shaw: Law and ethics
16. Ms Yvonne Shaw: Professionalism and communication
17. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Practice management
18. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Syndromes of the head and neck
19. Mrs Laura Mitchell and Mr David Mitchell: Useful information and addresses

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Laura Mitchell qualified in Dundee in 1981. After completing junior hospital posts, she specialised in Orthodontics. Whilst undertaking speciality training, she co-authored the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry with David Mitchell. This book is now has sold in excess of 75,000 copies and is published in 9 languages. She is also author of An Introduction to Orthodontics (third edition). Laura was appointed Consultant Orthodontist in Middlesbrough in 1992, then moved to St Lukes's Hospital in Bradford. Honorary Senior Lecturer at Leeds Dental Institute, she is an active clinician, teacher, and nominated cleft orthodontist for a population of nearly 1 million. She is currently, a Member of the Board of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Chair of the Faculty's IT Committee, Chairman of the Boards of the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics; the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy and Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics examinations. David Mitchell is qualified in dentistry and medicine, and from 1981 to 1998 he trained in dental, general, and oral & maxillofacial surgery. From 1998, he worked as Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, building a District General Hospital department and regional specialist practice in maxillofacial oncology and reconstruction. Achievements include 5 editions of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, over 100 publications, and a decade on the editorial board of the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. A member of the FDS education committee, he is an 'Advanced Trauma Life Support' and 'Training the Trainers' Instructor and created a well established regional hospital induction course for dentists wishing to work in the general hospital environment. An elected council member of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, David is co-chair of an international flap raising and microvascular course and has teaching links in Europe, the US and the Middle East.

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Special Features

  • A complete overhaul ensures that the new edition contains the most up-to-date information available.
  • Covers the whole of clinical dentistry at a level suitable for both students and practitioners.
  • Full colour throughout.
  • Written in an accessible and down-to-earth style with blank pages for notes.
  • Popular with dentistry students over 18 years, this is now an essential purchase.