Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient


R.M. Basker, OBE, DDS Birm, BDS Lond, FDSRCS Edin, MGDSRCS Eng, LDSRCS Eng, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds, UK;
J.C. Davenport, PhD Birm, BDS Brist, FDSRCS Eng, Emeritus Professor, University of Birmingham, UK.

Book Description

In spite of improvements in oral health, there will always be a significant number of people who lose all their teeth. Furthermore, as people are living longer, complete denture work has become more challenging and managing the transition from a pre-edentulous to an edentulous condition has become more critical.The fourth edition of this established textbook for dental undergraduates and postgraduates has been completely updated to reflect these changes. More emphasis has been placed on care of the elderly and how to achieve better communication between clinicians and dental technicians. More details of clinical techniques have been included, with a new section on the self assessment of clinical work. The text has been completely revised to take into account the results of research over the last ten years.

Editorial Reviews


“an excellent textbook, packed full of useful information for undergraduate students, experienced practitioners and even orthodontists.”
Journal of Orthodontics
“this textbook is highly recommended to undergraduate students as it is well written, clearly laid out and helpfully illustrated.
The objective of the authors, in providing the clinician with a sound theoretical foundation on which successful clinical skills can be built, has certainly been achieved.
The text should also be of interest to practitioners and those preparing for postgraduate exams.”
Dental Update“In summation, the authors have achieved their aims and I would recommend this textbook for undergraduates.”
British Dental Journal

“…the last chapter of forty pages is very useful. It is completely devoted to complaints like pain, loose dentures, recurring fractures, flabby ridges, sore mouth and speech impediment.”
Translation of a review from the Dutch Journal of Dentistry

From the Back Cover

In spite if improvements in oral health, there will always be a significant number of people who lose all their teeth. As people live longer and total tooth loss occurs later, successful provision of complete dentures is increasingly challenging, and managing the transition from the natural to the artificial dentition has become more critical. The fourth edition of this well established and highly regarded textbook has been completely updated to reflect these changes. Primarily aimed at undergraduate dental students, Prosthetic Treatment of the Edentulous Patient will also be of value to all those, including dental technicians, who are faced with solving the problems of complete denture treatment in dental practice.
Key Features

  • Adops a flexible approach to accommodate the variation found in edentulous patients.
  • Stresses the critical importance of good communication between clinician and dental technician.
  • Emphasises care of the elderly and the value of holistic treatment.
  • Includes many photographs and clear line drawings.
  • Sections on clinical audit at the end of each clinical chapter.
  • Updated and restructured text and references.
  • Emphasises evidence-based treatment.

The fourth edition includes a new foreword written by Professor Per-Olof Glantz, Vice-Chancellor, Malmö University Sweden.

Customer Reviews

Pretty decent, March 17, 2007

Decent quality book. Very understandable, and definitely worth buying.
Initially bought this thru Amazon itself (thinking that since they’ve got that massive system all together, it would be zero fuss… but apparently they didnt have it in stock yet, so they had to order it in), but they were disgustingly slow so I cancelled that order and got it through one of the “used and new” sellers… and it arrived by the time Amazon would have barely even managed to get the order packaged.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4 edition (June 24, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632059982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632059980
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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