Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry, 8th Edition


Edwina A. M. Kidd, Professor of Cariology;
Bernard G. N. Smith, Professor of Conservative Dentistry;
Timothy F. Watson, Professor of Microscopy in Relation to Restorative Dentistry;
Guy’s, King’s, and St Thomas’ Dental Institute King’s College, London, UK

Book Description

The new edition of this bestselling dental textbook has been thoroughly updated to keep abreast of current knowledge of the disease processes, and the role of operative dentistry in their management. The book describes, clearly and concisely, the indications and methods for many common operative and conservative procedures in dental practice. Procedures and techniques are illustrated in full colour, and where appropriate, step-by-step sequences are given. Its popularity lies in the fact that it doubles as an atlas, and the text is clear and accessible. The new co-author, Tim Watson, is well known as an expert in adhesive dentistry. A new chapter has been added on adhesion and adhesive restorations, since these are now the first choice for primary lesions for all surfaces and all teeth in the mouth. Amalgam is still thoroughly described, but bonding techniques are now included with a shift away from pins where retention is a problem. The diagnosis of failed restorations has been updated in the light of new research and techniques for refurbishment and repair of restorations are advocated where appropriate. As in previous editions, the approach is disease and prevention orientated, is problem based and the changes have a research evidence-base.

Editorial Reviews


From reviews of the Seventh Edition:
`It is a book of perspectives and of context, and to the author’s credit. It presents these quite well… Broader than most dental texts in its perspective, and shorter than almost all other operative texts in its length, this edition of Pickard’s Manual is a very readable collection of treatment guidelines for operative dentistry.’ Canadian Dental Association Journal
`It is primarily aimed at the undergraduate, but it can be recommended to practitioners who over the years have slipped into a routine based on how they were taught twenty or more years ago… This is a well illustrated, well set out and easy to read manual which can be recommended to undergraduates and not-so-new graduates alike.’ Australian Dental Journal

About the Author

Professor Edwina Kidd is Professor of Cariology in the Division of Conservative Dentistry at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Schools of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, London Professor Bernard Smith is Professor of Conservative Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Schools of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, London Professor Tim Watson is Professor of Microscopy in relation to Restorative Dentistry at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Schools of Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, London

Customer Reviews

Pickard’s Manual of Operative Dentistry, May 21, 2009

It is a classical good book to Operative Dentistry. Although Professor Pickard passed away, his book can keep “Eigth Edition”. I just read the first part of it only but I will keep on finishing it. I’m just the Ninth edition. Much more concise! It’s just irresistable to have a look of it and collect of it. Waiting for the new edition, too.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 8 edition (October 16, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198509286
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198509288
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


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  1. Cannot download this book sir
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  2. Is the 9 th edition available?

    Thanks in advance

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