The 5 Best Books for Pediatric Dentistry

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In this article, we list the best 5 books for pediatric dentistry and two bonus books as an atlas and emergency treatment.

The Top 5

1. McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent

For almost half a century, McDonald’s has been the go-to source for authoritative, comprehensive coverage of dental care for infants, adolescents, and teenagers. McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent, 10th Edition, goes into great detail about the pediatric examination, development, morphology, tooth eruption, and dental caries, with a focus on prevention and treatment of the medically compromised.

2. Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry

The Handbook of Clinical Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry equips clinicians with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and treat diverse presentations in the developing dentition on time. It also explains how to treat the primary and young permanent dentitions, including pulp therapy for primary and young permanent molars, extractions, space maintenance, and other treatments.

3. CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics:
CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics include an invaluable guide to normal laboratory values as well as 600 photographs and illustrations It covers topics such as childhood nutrition and eating disorders,  substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, child abuse, oral medicine, and dentistry,  immunization, and emergencies and injuries.

4. Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolescence Expert Consult, 6th Edition

This book offers excellent oral and dental care to children of all ages and covers all aspects of oral care for infants, adolescents, teenagers, and medically compromised youngsters. It is organized by age group and covers an examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning, as well as issues including dental disease prevention, traumatic injuries, orthodontics, and much much more.

5. Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry

This second edition maintains the same aim of presenting actual clinical cases to question and educate the reader on pediatric dentistry, using a clear, concise, and consistent format to offer a case history, diagnostics, and treatment plans for each case.   Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry, Second Edition is based on the most current evidence, with standards of care and policies as adopted by relevant associations and societies.


Bonus Books

A. Traumatic Dental Injuries in Children: A Clinical Guide to Management and Prevention

This book is a clinical guide to the prevention and management of traumatic dental injuries, including crown and root fractures and luxation injuries, in children of all ages.  Readers will find clear descriptions of the challenges posed by the pediatric population, the evaluation of injuries, diagnosis, management, and follow-up. Whenever available, evidence-based guidelines are used to inform clinicians of the most appropriate care for each type of injury. A holistic approach is adopted, taking into account the child’s developmental stage and ability to tolerate the proposed treatment.

B. Atlas of Pediatric Oral and Dental Developmental Anomalies

A quick reference diagnostic guide for students and clinicians, covering a wide range of oral and dental developmental anomalies in children and adolescents. Written by world-renowned pediatric dentists, this easily accessible, well-illustrated reference covers a wide range of oral and dental developmental anomalies in children and adolescents and includes rare as well as more common conditions.

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MohsenSaeedOzaibi, A Dentist, Dental Manager at Emirates Jordanind Medical Center, Founder of OziDent.com. Graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Science from Misr International University. A veteran in digital dental content publishing and marketing.

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