Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students


Jeremy Bagg, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Glasgow Dental School,  UK;

T Wallace MacFarlane, Emeritus Professor of Oral Microbiology, University of Glagow Dental School,  UK.

Book Description

This book presents the science of microbiology in a clinical context that is relevant to the safe and effective practice of dental surgery. Microbiology is a rapidly moving discipline. Since the First Edition, a number of infectious diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and SARS have emerged as significant clinical problems. There have also been changes in the epidemiology of certain infections, for example sexually transmitted diseases. These issues are all covered in this new edition. The book has been updated throughout, and changes to antimicrobial drug prescribing regimens have been included. Major new chapters include those on fungi, human herpes viruses, infections of the central nervous system, and use of antimicrobial agents in dentistry. The chapters dealing with sterilisation, disinfection and infection control procedures in dentistry have been completely re-written, to reflect recent significant changes in decontamination protocols which have been stimulated by the problem of prion diseases.
This book will serve as a core reference text for use throughout all years of the undergraduate dental curriculum, as a refresher course for postgraduate students, and as a continuing source of reference for dentists in clinical practice.

Editorial Reviews


A pleasure to read … the comprehensive coverage of the subject matter and the elegant style of the figures and illustrations used by this book combine to provide a final product that can definitely be recommended as a core textbook and learning companion to undergraduate dental students. David W. Williams in Journal of Orthodontics, December 2006 Enthusiasm for the subject simply oozes out of every page. [This book] deserves to be the standard textbook for dental students and dental care professionals; it is quite simply the best around. Dental Update, May 2006 The book is excellent for students, those studying for postgraduate qualifications, and for any general dental practitioner who wants to refer to the latest developments in microbiology and its related subjects. BDA News, Vol 19, No 4, 2006

Customer Reviews

The best Textbook of Microbiology, January 25, 2007

This is beyond doubt the best text book of microbiology for dental students. It is informative, illustrative, and enriched with very clear illustrations, photos, and tables. Moreover it is very helpful for dentists who are applying for postgraduate studies and degrees. Its language is easily understoodand it is well organized.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (February 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198564899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198564898
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds


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  1. dear admin could you please upload this book again because it had been deleted and alot of other books also deleted from mediafire thank you very much for your effort.

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