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Oral Health Epidemiology: Principles and Practice

Author(s): Amit Chattopadhyay, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • ISBN-13: 9780763754099
  • ISBN-10:0763754099
  • Paperback    454 pages      © 2011
Price: $186.95 US List
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As a result of scientific advancements and changing demographics in the United States and around the world, people of all ethnic groups and nationalities are retaining their teeth longer. Today’s oral health professionals must therefore be prepared to make educated and scientifically-reasoned choices addressing a wide range of oral diseases for patients of all ages, and for ambulatory as well as non-ambulatory patients across all demographic profiles.

As the first text of its kind, Oral Health Epidemiology: Principles and Practice explores the full spectrum of epidemiological and translational clinical research including fundamental mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic intervention, clinical trials, and oral epidemiology. Topics that are unique to oral health, such as the frequent use of split-mouth design on oral research, crossover techniques and clustered nature of caries, periodontal and other dental disease data, are all thoroughly addressed.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly explores clinical–translational research and the special needs of oral health study designs that are applicable across all specialties in dentistry.
  • Serves as a basic guide to advanced techniques such as bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, and computer simulation, biostatistics that are now used regularly in oral health research.
  • Prepares the reader to design studies, translate the findings to practice, and conduct logical critique of scientific literature.
Chapter  1  Definition and Background
Chapter  2  Study Design
Chapter  3  Associations, Causation and Causal Inference
Chapter  4  Measuring Association
Chapter  5  Error & Bias
Chapter  6  Confounding & Effect Measure Modification
Chapter  7  Analytical Approaches – The Data
Chapter  8  Analytical Approaches - Analyses
Chapter  9  Qualitative Research
Chapter  10  Survey Sampling, Surveillance
Chapter  11  Pharmacoepidemiology
Chapter  12  Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology
Chapter  13  Dental Caries
Chapter  14  Periodontal Diseases
Chapter  15  Epidemiology of Oral Cancer
Chapter  16  Other Oral Diseases and Conditions
Chapter  17  Fluoride in Oral Health Epidemiology
Chapter  18  Social Epidemiology
Chapter  19  Bioethics in Oral Health
Chapter  20  Systems Thinking
Chapter  Appendices  References

Amit Chattopadhyay, PhD, MPH-Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

  • "No other books focus on oral health epidemiology, and this one is a valuable addition to the literature. Useful boxes, tables, and lists compare epidemiological terms and statistical analyses that will be especially valuable to new students of oral epidemiology. "

    --Steven  Levy, DDS, MPH, University of Iowa College of Dentistry (for Doody's Book Review Service, July, 2010)

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