BOOK REVIEWS

Reviewed Here-- Miles: Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications and Terry: What's in Your Mouth?

Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications
DALE A. MILES, DDS, MS, Editor
2nd edition. 408 pages, 624 illustrations. $142. 2013.
Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc., 4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133.
(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com.
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The first edition of this atlas was published in 2008, when dentists were just learning about three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and, more important, how to interpret the volumes of data derived from such imaging. That text was an overwhelming success: well illustrated, effectively organized, and easy to read, it fulfilled a need both in dental schools and in continuing education of clinical practitioners.

Not surprisingly, the second edition follows the same formula of well-written and purposeful text with generous illustrations. New cases have been added, along with a section addressing the interpretation of anatomy in small-field-of- view devices, a chapter on the risks and liabilities of using CBCT, and selected cases from the author's private practice. Of particular note is the new chapter on endodontic imaging written by Dr. Thomas McClammy, an endodontist.

Several of my academic colleagues have described the first edition of this atlas as a helpful companion to their image visualization in various software programs, since they can easily refer to the book as they work their way through interpretation of particular volumes. One called it "the single most relevant and useful textbook for practicing clinicians on CBCT". I would agree in highly recommending this atlas, particularly for new users of cone-beam imaging. I intend to make the second edition required reading for my students. 

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What's in Your Mouth?
DOUGLAS A. TERRY, DDS
77 pages. $29.50. 2013.
Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc.,
4350 Chandler Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133.
(800) 621-0387; www.quintpub.com.
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One half of this double-sided book (What's in Your Mouth?) is written for young children. As the author puts it, "The pictures in this book show what happens when you take care of your teeth and what happens when you don't."Similar oversize intraoral photos and text directed at parents (What's in Your Child's Mouth?) are read by turning the book over.
Fig. 1 Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications
Fig. 2 What's in Your Mouth?

DR. JAMES MAH DDS, MSC, MRCD, DMSc

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