This book is designed to meet the needs of both dental students and dentists by providing succinct and quickly retrievable answers to common dental questions. Students will find both that it clearly presents the particulars which should be familiar to every dentist and that it enables them to see the big picture and contextualize information introduced to them in the future. Practicing dentists, on the other hand, will employ the book as a daily reference to source information on important topics, materials, techniques, and conditions. The book is neither discipline nor specialty specific. The first part is wide ranging and covers the essentials of dental practice while the second part addresses individual specialties and the third is devoted to emergency dental treatment. Whether as a handy resource in the student's backpack or as a readily available tool on the office desk, this reference manual fills an important gap in the dental literature.
Geraldine M. Weinstein, DDS, is Team Leader and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Florida, USA. She gained her dental degree from the Baltimore College of Dentistry Dental School in 1994 and then completed a General Practice Residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and a Fellowship in General Dentistry at Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston. She took up her present position in 2008, having previously been Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry. Since 2005 she has been a Cerec Instructor for the DMD students at the University of Florida and she also has expertise in integrating CAD/CAM into the dental curriculum. Dr. Weinstein is a past Vice-President of the American Association of Women Dentists and a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.Mitchell T. Zientz is currently in General Practice Residency at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, having previously gained his DMD from University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2014 and a BS in Biology (cum laude) from Oral Roberts University. In 2014 he received an American College of Dentists Student Ethics Award and a Clinical Care Group Award from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Zientz has worked on dental missions to Guatemala, providing extractions and restorative and preventive care for an underserved rural community. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.