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Restorative Dental Materials (11th Edition)

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By Robert Craig, PhD, Marcus L. Ward Professor Emeritus, Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, The University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI; John M. Powers, PhD, Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, Director, Houston Biomaterials Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dental Branch, Houston, TX

Editorial Reviews
From Book News, Inc.
Designed to be a textbook for undergraduate dental students, this work reviews information on the properties and applications of materials used in restorative dentistry. Craig (biologic and materials sciences, U. of Michigan School of Dentistry) and Powers (restorative dentistry and biomaterials, U. of Texas Health Sciences Center) present 21 chapters covering the scope and history of restorative materials; applied surface phenomena; optical, thermal, and electrical properties; mechanical properties; biocompatibility of dental materials; the nature of metals and alloys; polymers and polymerization; preventive materials; composite materials; boding to dental substrates; amalgam alloys; impression materials; gypsum products and investments; waxes; noble dental alloys and solders; cast and wrought base metal alloys; casting and soldering procedures; ceramics; ceramic-metal systems; cements; and prosthetic applications of polymers. Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars

4 out of 5 stars very good explanations about dental materials, November 2, 1999
With simple words and good examples this book let the people come in the complex world of the dental materials. If you know something better & more actual, let me know, I'm interested. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

4 out of 5 stars Completo, directo y dirigido, September 24, 1999
Soy una estudiante en la maestria en prostodoncia en la Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. El catedratico de la materia de materiales dentales, el dr. Miguel Garcia, ampliamente reconocido en el pais, encontro que es un excelente libro dirigido para la especialidad. Nos hemos apoyado mucho en esta obra para comprender mas a fondo el material que dia a dia nosotros manipulado.