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School Faculty Debut New Textbook for Esthetic Dentistry

Dr. Marc Geissberger

April  13, 2010

Faculty members from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Restorative Department have collectively authored a textbook focused on esthetic dentistry. Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice outlines esthetic procedures, and enables dentists — and dental students — to bring esthetic dentistry to everyday practice.

Dr. Marc Geissberger, chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry, spearheaded this project, of which 25 of his department colleagues contributed. Drs. Foroud Hakim, Jeff Miles, Laura Reid, Karen Schulze and Bina Surti were among the authors of the book.

Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice includes clinical instruction in specific techniques, as well as treatment planning and side-by-side comparative evaluations of the most popular treatment systems and materials. The book, which is published by Wiley Blackwell, fulfills a need for textbooks in the field of esthetic dentistry — currently there is a limited selection of texts dedicated specifically to the subject.

"This has been a tremendous undertaking for the Restorative Department and I'm pleased to see it come to fruition," said Geissberger. "By publishing this text, our renowned faculty members are making a lasting contribution to the science and literature of the esthetic dentistry field. This textbook will bring esthetic dentistry into the private practice setting, and will serve as a valuable resource for dental students as well."

Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice will be available in early May through the Dugoni School of Dentistry bookstore. Those interested may pre-order their copy through the Student Store.

Category Type: Dental Issues and Research

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