Chemicals in Surgical Periodontal Therapy


Alexandrina L. Dumitrescu, University of Tromsø, Institute of Clinical Dentistry, 9037 Tromsø, Norway

Book Description

Periodontitis is a chronic and destructive inflammatory disease of the tooth-supporting tissues that is induced by an opportunistic mixed infection. It is highly prevalent, affecting 10-15% of the adult population, and represents the major cause of tooth loss in adults. This book is an encyclopedic collection of data from scientific papers and textbooks that form the foundation for a sound understanding of the chemicals used in surgical periodontal therapy. The topics addressed include treatment with enamel matrix proteins to stimulate periodontal regeneration, the use of guided tissue regeneration barriers, root conditioning, and the role of bone grafts and bone graft substitutes in periodontal therapy. Throughout, the emphasis is on fostering understanding through development of the reader’s biological background knowledge. Chemicals in Surgical Periodontal Therapy will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, dental hygienists, dental practitioners, and associated professionals.

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About the Author

Dr. Dumitrescu is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine University of Tromsø, Norway. She received her Philosophiate Doctor in Medical Sciences degree in 1997 at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Dumitrescu also engaged in postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the University of Bristol, in Bristol, England. She has won the Special Jury Prix JPIO (Journal de Parodontologie & D’Implantologie Orale) at the SFPIO (Société Francaise de Parodontologie et d’Implantologie Orale) National Congress Bordeaux, France 16-18.06.2005 for the study “Analysis of pain experienced during periodontal probing in smokers” She is a member of the Romanian College of Dentists and the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st Edition. edition (October 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642182240
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642182242
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds


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