This book comprehensively covers the course on Preclinical Conservative Dentistry as prescribed to second-year BDS students. The text is written in a simple and clear style with numerous photographs and line diagrams for easy understanding. The guidelines provided will subsequently enable the students to manage their patients most effectively.
- The chapter ‘Preclinical conservative dentistry: The concept and its scope’, supported by illustrations of plaster models and typodonts for essential guidance, describes in detail the lab work to be performed by students.
- Instruments used in operative dentistry have been described individually, supported by line diagrams and photographs for easy identification and understanding.
- Chapter on patient and operator’s positioning describes the ergonomics in dental practice, an essential component of students’ training programme.
- The tooth preparations on plaster models and typodonts have been illustrated in a step-by-step procedure for clear understanding and easy reproducibility.
- Evaluation tables have been provided to help students self-evaluate their preparations and restorations.
- Matrices, both traditional and recent ones, have been discussed with illustrations for better clinical applicability.
- The step-by-step procedure of placing the amalgam and composite restoration has been described in a simplified manner, supported by pictures and illustrations.
- The chapters such as ‘Non-carious cervical lesions’, ‘Vital pulp therapy’ and ‘Traumatic injuries’ are additional highlights, which discuss the basic information required on these topics.
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