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OSCEs for dentistry

Article in British dental journal · January 2007
DOI: 10.1038/bdj.2006.127


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GDPs with a reluctance to treat advanced to OMFS related illustrations. mention of questions about orthodontic price £46. but there is a significant bias at René Descartes University. It is references to the scientific literature. dental skills. K.95. The seventh chapter examines it is unfortunate that orthodontics and advanced periodontitis prognosis and long term outcome which includes the goals of periodontal child dental health are lumped together. reviews diagnosis. Although the latter G. the text. The book is not intended to observed in younger patients’. For the most part these errors pleasant read. It will therefore be spotted on an was left shaken on reading on page 9 that increasingly frequent basis in dental ‘Advanced periodontitis is most often OSCEs for dentistry schools. This is likely to be travelling for example as I found I did of some relief to GDPs not wishing to relive Objective Structured Clinical Examinations whilst getting a feel for the book. can be ambiguous. Included are the list of abbreviations. would recommend it as a ‘must have’ text advanced disease. specialist appliance treatment. there is no UK: Quintessence maintenance. routine clinical practice because these effects of bacterial plaque control. Despite their student days. a bibliography. CD-ROMs. surgical therapy. with more supporting text than taking OSCE examinations will be able book has 120 pages with seven chapters. published by the cases illustrated. pp 610 The fifth chapter discusses treatments: discipline groups.99. Assistant Editor. However. I the criteria for. The book well illustrated and attractively presented. It is what is in general a good text. limits to treatment. F. examination format in dentistry for testing OSCEs for dentistry is a welcome addition It is clearly stated that the book only both factual knowledge and clinical skills to the growing stable of books covering considers chronic and aggressive forms of including ethics. splinting. S. communication and the various examination formats and periodontitis. surgery.REVIEWS Books. Norton scaling. and those advanced periodontitis. The first chapter discusses information delivery. didactic in style. several errors can be found in outdated. signs and is a useful inclusion. adult orthodontics ISBN 2912550416 referral would be appropriate for some of or the multidisciplinary aspects of The aim of this book. the book Quintessence. excluding ISBN 190462751X during spare clinical time or whilst some underlying theory. and an index. My confidence in the text A. the book is populated with series of OSCE UK: Elsevier and the use of antibiotics and antiseptics. or whose knowledge is presumably a function of the authors’ overall. J. and implants. Those pictures. and high risk towards the back of the book. a usual for an atlas and a sprinkling of to compensate for these drawbacks to glossary. usefulness for exam study. and be included. pp 120 Although aimed at GDPs. Chapter six and examination near the beginning 610 pages and is packed with information 50 BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL VOLUME 202 NO. Chapter two looks at The preliminary pages of this book for undergraduate students and those pathogenesis including microbiological contain the preface. Fan. Jones be used for ‘cover-to-cover’ reading or A certain level of knowledge is assumed. examination and is pitched at the right their studies. though they could comprehensive reference book may wish students and those taking the MFDS cause confusion for students starting to investigate other titles. McIntyre new classification system. T. Pye level. as well as practical examination techniques in dentistry. and prevalence of. loss of posterior and also a section on law and ethics support. furcations. microbiological analysis. but not a technical types of OSCE examinations. 4-6 Crinan Street. M. sitting the surgical royal colleges’ MFDS considerations. I for one would like symptoms. videos. British Dental Journal. and to have seen a statement to the effect Netter’s head and neck complexity factors. limiting the range of scenarios that could R. management of patients. which is Though the translation is adequate periodontitis. a useful introduction. is to advise and guide a hybrid — an atlas of periodontology is not intended to be a syllabus for all the GDP through the management of and periodontics. NPG. Nonetheless. It is refreshing to see a ISBN 1929007884 hygiene phase therapy. will probably find this text a specialty interests. Those dentists looking for a The book is designed for undergraduate are merely irritating. scenarios ordered into the main dental price £26. mobility. N1 9XW Clinical success in looks at occlusal trauma. The author focuses on what he presumably price £18. Detienville management. This soft bound manual. Moreover. Paris. London. DVDs and any other relavent items submitted for a review in the BDJ should be addressed to: Kate Maynard.00. It is to some extent malocclusion. but obviously limits its (OSCEs) are rapidly becoming the en vogue the minor criticisms detailed above. The main section of N. Specifically. pp 284 the book would be best for dipping into believes is relevant to GDPs. The fourth chapter that abbreviations should not be used in anatomy for dentistry discusses criteria for therapeutic success. with little discussion of is illustrated with a number of colour The author is an Assistant Professor alternative treatment approaches. The third chapter a section on the duties of a dentist and a examinations. UK: PasTest alternatively for rote learning. 1 JAN 13 2007 . specific set of scenarios on history taking This book consists of 21 chapters over orthodontics. root planing.

Reporting of incidences allows The diagrams are clear and precise. drug-related. and Jason Leitch. Each chapter is logically laid out introduction. immediate action. The final factors. Each chapter begins with ridiculous number of hours turning the a brief introduction explaining the pages of traditional textbooks piecing relevance of the topic and gives bullet together one of the major controlling points under the headings of diagnosis. Senior Lecturer in Sedation of dentistry. It is very circulatory. but it is valuable addition to the range of books a very useful adjunct in understanding by Oxford University Press. They may also knowledge. it is exclusions. Kaur BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL VOLUME 202 NO. central nervous system. of clinical relevance at the end of each There are 10 chapters which include an chapter. absence of extensive turgid narrative. The labelling in all demonstrations are necessary to aid chapters is clear and whilst there is an understanding. This book book. all those wishing to establish the General dental practitioners will find this appropriate level of knowledge for the a very helpful book in highlighting their contemporary practice of dentistry and role in medical emergencies whilst staying for those wishing to refresh their within their capabilities.95. in Relation to Dentistry. G. Leitch prepared for such an event is of utmost UK: Oxford University Press importance. From a student who spent a emergencies. 1 JAN 13 2007 View publication stats . mechanisms in the human body. system has been detailed in its own and cardiovascular system-related chapter. pp 158 regarded as a replacement for training ISBN 9780198529316 courses. pocket sized book is yet another to date with changing protocols. let alone a dental practice. delayed management and risk placed together for all to see. This book cannot be price £19. with references made to literature and This book has to be recommended for guidelines to consolidate the material. emergencies in dentistry in a well written. Robb. the reader to appreciate which my only disappointment is that the book emergencies they are more likely to is not supplied with a CD with all the encounter. Each point is then explained chapter (prior to the appendix detailing in more detail. follow. the This book is a useful source of information is extensive and very well information and is extremely easy to laid out. risk assessment. It comprises and managing medical emergencies in around 150 pages and details medical dentistry. dentistry Medical emergencies can occur at any time in a dental setting. therefore being N. D. of head and neck anatomy. find it a useful teaching tool within the No dental library should be without this practice for the dental team. Robb. It has clear details in each chapter with Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery. respiratory. and provides clear detail of all aspects immediate and advanced life support. could also be used by undergraduates as F. follow-up pleasing to see the precise detail at last action.essential for any student wishing to concise manner. McDonald an initial source of information and its small size allows it to be easily carried Medical emergencies in for reference. both a section which begins the consideration from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. The authors are qualify in the basic undergraduate degree Nigel D. basic. gratifying that the autonomic nervous endocrine. which are essential to stay up This slim. J. Current protocols are described images available for lectures and teaching. Headings are well lymphatic drainage) provides a robust highlighted and simple and black and description of anatomy with respect to white illustrations are used where practical local anaesthesia.