Michael G. Newman, DDS, Professor Emeritus, Section of Periodontics
Henry H. Takei, DDS, MS, Distinguished Clinical Professor, Section of Periodontics
Perry R. Klokkevold, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Program Director, Postgraduate Periodontics Residency,
Fermin A. Carranza, DR ODONT, Professor Emeritus, Section of Periodontics
School of Dentistry, University of California
The most widely used periodontics text, Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology provides both print and online access to basic procedures as well as the latest in advanced procedures and techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. Not only does this book show how to do periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Written by leading experts Michael Newman, Henry Takei, Perry Klokkevold, and Fermin Carranza, along with a pool of international contributors, this edition also discusses the close connection between oral health and systemic disease. A new Expert Consult website includes the entire, fully searchable contents of the book, and takes learning to a whole new level with content updates, videos, a drug database, and much more.
- Comprehensive coverage describes all aspects of periodontics in a single volume, including periodontal pathology, the etiology of periodontal diseases, the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health, treatment of periodontal diseases, oral implantology, supportive treatment, and ethics, legal, and practical matters.
- Problem-solving, scenario-based learning opportunities use well-documented case reports to help you learn both basic and advanced procedures and techniques.
- ‘Speed to competence’ is enhanced with access to print, online, and mobile platforms.
- A unique approach combines evidence-based decision-making, science transfer, and classification/nomenclature throughout every chapter.
- A one-of-a-kind Genetic Factors and Periodontal Disease chapter examines the role of genetic factors in gum disease.
- In-depth information serves as an excellent foundation in preparing for the National Board Dental Exam.
- Expert Consult website offers fast, reliable online access to advanced material, videos, an image collection, a drug database, interactive flash cards, multiple-choice test questions, interactive references, and Pathology Consult — plus, the entire contents of the book are fully searchable.
- Find core information in the book; additional, advanced information is provided online.
- Consult your book from any computer, anywhere in the world, for the entire life of this edition.
- Keep current with regular updates of the latest periodontal news and information.
- Follow links from biographical citations to the corresponding MEDLINE abstracts.
- See a comprehensive library of pathology photos.
New to this edition
- Coverage of the latest advances includes the emerging link between periodontal disease and systemic health.
- Full-color illustrations depict the newest developments in surgical technology.
- A new Multidisciplinary Approach to Dental and Periodontal Problems chapter discusses the importance of collaborative care in the practice of periodontics.
- Etiology of Periodontal Diseases (Part 4) provides a more comprehensive background in periodontal anatomy, physiology, and pathogenesis.
Really disappointing. Extremely difficult to use., August 17, 2011
This textbook is very difficult to use in its new format. The reader is directed to go online for much of the essential content, requiring a new personal copy of the book. For example, the entire chapter on “Anatomy of the supporting structures of the teeth” (Old chapter 5) is online only (buried on the website, hard to find, and the reader is not even told this is available online!). So if you want to know what the PDL is, you will need to go online. Unlike many textbooks which offer supplementary materials online, this book offers essential material online only. Because you need your own login with a new book, no used copies will be useful- maybe good for the publisher, but that is really sad for students who are on a limited budget and for students who wish to sell the book when they have finished. What about students accessing this book at the library? Nope, they cannot access content either because they will not have a personal login. The microbiology chapter has a box nearly every paragraph instructing the reader to go online for more information. Not conducive to studying at all to have to constantly go back and forth to access reading materials (not even interactive materials), although the decreased number of pages does make this book now easier to carry around.
Furthermore, the online content is not user friendly. Navigation is very difficult- it opens a window within a window, requiring double scrolling. Many sections are empty or poorly populated and hard to search.
I used to love Carranza for being a good, straightforward, easy to use text, but this new version is anything but. I’d recommend switching to the Lindhe text.
OK, but with many inaccuracies, October 1, 2011
This textbook is OK, it’s good on explaining the etiology of Periodontal diseases. Not so very good for surgical techniques and more advanced periodontics. The fact that half the book is published in online chapters is NOT a plus, since usually when buying a physical book you expect all relevant information to be at your disposal, not needing to access your computer. Why have a physical book at all then?
A big turn off is the inaccuracies in the first chapters on the history of periodontology and medicine.
This is an important chapter since it describes how periodontics evolved as a sub-discipline in medicine and dentistry.
First of all, Avecinna was a famous Persian polymath and father of modern medicine, NOT Arabic or Arab as stated in Carranzas textbook. His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities. The Canon of Medicine was used as a text-book in the universities of Montpellier and Louvain as late as 1650.
Second of all, Per-Ingvar Brånemark is the Swedish modern founder of Osseointegration, his name is spelled Bränemark in Carranzas, which is of course inaccurate and highly inappropriate.
Third of all, there is no mention of Jan Lindhe. Perhaps the most prominent Periodontist of all times. Probably due to the fact that Jan Lindhes book is in competition to this. On that note, the Lindhe book is much more comprehensive, thorough, well-organized, accurate and relevant in my opinion.
Overall, an OK book for introductory level Periodontology. Not so well-structured and in desperate need of a thorough proof-reading before next print.
INDISPENSABLE, December 8, 2011
Indispensable book for the general dentist, periodontist, implantologist, prosthodontist …
Very good book, written by renowned authors, as usual a great treatise elsevier.
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Not clinically-oriented, March 16, 2012
This book focuses too heavily on the epidemiological and biochemical underpinnings of periodontology and has little helpful information from a clinical perspective, which is surprising given the list of co-authors. I know that those aspects of the field are important, but the text simply does not emphasize actual procedures or techniques in a user-friendly way. For example, after reading the chapter on bone grafts, the reader will be well informed on the history and molecular makeup of different grafting materials, but won’t really be any more knowledgeable about how to perform the procedure. I understand there’s more to perio surgery than step-by-step pictorials of how to do a procedure, but a landmark text on the field should have more focus on clinically treating patients.
- Hardcover: 872 pages
- Publisher: Saunders; 11 edition (February 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1437704166
- ISBN-13: 978-1437704167
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6 pounds