Pitt Ford's Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology combines the theory and practice of endodontics, providing the reader with information that is both clinically relevant to everyday practice and also evidence based. It includes a wealth of cases that span topics such as the maintenance of a vital pulp, root canal treatment, surgical endodontics and trauma. Each case is accompanied by full colour photographs and/or radiographs that illustrate the key stages in diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment and prognosis. In addition, the detailed commentary provides information on viable alternative treatment strategies, rationale (biologic considerations) for the treatment described, evaluation of the current evidence for/against the course of treatment and finally the prognosis. The book allows the reader to apply their existing knowledge to a range of clinical scenarios and to gain new knowledge and apply it to further clinical situations. In addition the reader will be encouraged to transfer knowledge and diagnostic skills from one problem to another and guided to improve their self-directed learning and reflective skills.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 782 g
Dimensions: 245 x 190 x 17 mm
It would be of great benefit to those preparing for postgraduate examinations, such as MFDS, with its emphasis on problem posing and clinical management and its purposeful omission of exhaustive detail surrounding the methodology of basic orthograde root canal treatment. An exceedingly supportive text. (VVT Magazine, 1 March 2012) "These minor criticisms should not deter the student of endodontology from purchasing this latest addition to the endodontic literature as it is certainly a departure from the standard textbook format which presents the study of endodontics in a new and easily read "take- home- message" light. A worthwhile purchase which will not leave the reader disappointed but rather looking forward to the next edition which I am sure won't be too long before it is at the publisher!." (Sydney Dental Hospital, 2011) "The problem-based learning approach lends itself brilliantly to the field of endodontology in this highly palatable contemporary text." (British Dental Journal, 25 November 2011)