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Oral Microbiology and Immunology, Second Edition
An in-depth presentation of the oral ecosystem and its role in human health and disease
In the second edition of best-selling textbook Oral Microbiology and Immunology, an international panel of editors presents an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of the oral ecosystem and its role in human health and disease. Written specifically for dental students, dental practitioners, and healthcare professionals, Oral Microbiology and Immunology cohesively details the ecology, virulence, molecular biology, and immunogenicity of oral bacteria, viruses, and fungi and examines their interfaces with host cells and secretions.
This new edition addresses the technological and conceptual advances that have increased our understanding of the etiology of oral diseases and the nature of pathogenic mechanisms and the host response, including:
- Genome sequencing of a bacterium or a community of bacteria.
- Knockout mice deficient in specific components of both the innate and adaptive immune systems.
- High-resolution and 3D imaging techniques of communities growing in biofilms and the intimate interactions between microbes and host cells.
“The editors of the second edition are eminent players in oral microbiology, molecular genetics, and immunology and have invited several young investigators to contribute and upgrade chapters from the first edition. The second edition is a significant improvement, providing detailed current information on a breadth of topics, including molecular techniques for bacterial identification, population genetics of oral bacteria, infection-driven oral diseases, and control of oral diseases.”
—Dr. Paul Kolenbrander, Oral Infection and Immunity Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (retired)
“This textbook is an easy read and makes the information clear for student comprehension. The fact that “Key Points” are highlighted at the end of each chapter really drives home and summarizes many of the pertinent concepts. The tables, figures, graphics, etc., help to support the information disseminated to the students.”
—Donna Catapano, CDA, RDH, MA, DHSc(c); Associate Professor of Health Science, Briarcliffe College
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Paperback, 536 pages, full-color throughout.
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