Read Dental Books on your Computer

December 20, 2011

Bibby Library has added two dental texts to its e-book collection.

  • McCracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics. Carr A., Brown D.
  • Sedation: a Guide to Patient Management. Malamed, S.

URMC affiliates can read these books from a computer, iPad, iPhone or device with internet access.

Access these books and many others from Bibby Library’s list of electronic books.


Read Critical Summaries of Systematic Reviews

May 19, 2010

Wondering how medication effects orthodontic tooth movement? Or if antibiotics used at the time of implant placement prevent complications?

Here is a way to get valid answers, fast; bookmark the American Dental Association’s Evidence Based Dentistry portal.

In addition to its database of systematic reviews of oral health topics, the ADA provides one-page, concise, user-friendly assessments of  systematic reviews. Known as critical summaries, these  assessments are composed by ADA Evidence Reviewers.  New critical summaries are constantly added, recent additions include:

To be updated each time a critical summary is published, subscribe to the ADA’s RSS feed.

Read Summaries of Systematic Reviews

March 25, 2010

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could find all the systematic reviews pertaining to dentistry in one place?  You can!

The American Dental Association (ADA)  Evidence Based Dentistry website includes a database of systematic reviews in oral health. The reviews may be found by searching the site or using the ADA’s drill down topic menu.

Even better, the ADA provides  critical summaries of many of these  systematic reviews.  Critical summaries are brief, concise assessments of a review that are written by ADA Evidence Reviewers.  These reviewers are trained  in the critical appraisal of scientific literature.

Here is a list of the most recently published critical summaries:

Celebrate Your Prosthodontist

March 8, 2010

The American College of Prosthodontists has designated the week of March 7-13 as National Prosthodontics Awareness Week.

This event was established to raise public awareness about the importance of a healthy mouth and of replacing missing teeth.

To show our appreciation, Bibby library has prepared gift bags for each of our prosthodontic residents. Stop in this week to get yours!

More iPhone Apps for Dental Professionals

March 5, 2009

The following is a list of iPhone applications pertaining to dentistry:
(updated March 5, 2010)

3D Teeth ($1.99): General information about teeth and mouth, shown in 3D. Information on dental caries, dental disease, implants and dental care.

3D Head and Neck Skeleton System: Concentrates on the bones of the head and neck. Allows user to zoom in and identify an individual bone or part of a bone.

Anatomy of the head and neck ($2.99) Quiz

Anatomy of the Mouth: (.99) Flash card app to help you learn names, locations and functions of various parts of the mouth

Brush: (free) toothbrush timer that alerts you when it is time to change sections

Brush It Up (.99) – game to teach kids how to brush their teeth

Cavity Free 3D (free):  teach patients how to properly brush and floss their teeth

Checkdent (free):  Videopods about teeth, health and dental treatments

Checkdent Pro ($1.99) Includes live operation videos

Cranial Nerves ($4.99) Learn the 12 cranial nervies.  Reconstructed from a hi resolution CT scan.  Interactive

Dental Assistant (.99) Topics for DANB exams

Dental Assistant Guide ($2.99):  For those considering careers as dental assistants

Dental Care and Oral Hygiene ($3.99)

Dental Practice Monitor:  can track every major indicator in dental practice. iDPM reads data automatically from all major practice management systems. Using iDPM dentist and team members can read account receivables, patient 360, casebook, production, collection, top procedures, top patients compare with any percentile from peer group in United States and more.

Dental Prosthodontist: over 60 pictures illustrating the most varied types of prostheses and the ability to draw directly “over” the figures, it becomes an instrument in promoting oral health in their patients.

Dental Radiology ($1.99): See all teeth in x-ray format.  Includes descriptions, glossary and more.

Dental Spanish: ($3.99) designed to facilitate communication between English speaking dentists and Spanish speaking patients.

Dentist game (.99) Game: Tap the right tooth or the tooth will be decayed!

Dentistry and Dental Encyclopedia (.99) Includes graphics

Dentistry Terms (.99) Dictionary of all things Dentistry

Epocrates: Drug Reference

First Aid Q&A for NBDE Part 1 $44.99

iBrush: (free)  instructions and timer for proper brushing

iCBCT Anatomy: ($4.99): Images illustrating different anatomical landmarks of the osseous structures of the maxillofacial region and on the base of the skill.

iStudy Dental Anatomy ($2.99)

Just Brush: (free) time how long you brush your teeth

Little Dental Drug Book: quick reference resource for medications most commonly used in dental practice.

Magic Toothbrush (.99)

MedScape: provides comprehensive drug information, clinical reference, reference tools, medical news and CE.

Mouth ($4.99): Everything you could ever want to know about the mouth.

Mouth & Teeth: (free) For patients. An A-Z list of dental concepts with descriptions  your patients will understand.

Muscle Head and Neck System: Concentrates on the muscles of the head and neck. Powerful reference tools that allow the user to zoom in and identify individual muscles and to remove layers of muscle to reveal deeper muscles.

NBDE Part I Exam Prep: Practice game contains 400 questions to help you prepare for the test.  $11.99

Orashpere: (free) Dentist /patient education application describing the tooth anatomy and root canal procedures.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry: ($59.99) up-to-date advice on examination, diagnostic tests, common procedures, and in-patient care.

Pocket Grin: (free) games to inspire a cleaner, healthier mouth

Prima Wizard(free) Tool to select Prima abutment based on key criteria

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia: Provides quick access to procedural sedation and analgesia information.

PubSearch: Search PubMed from your phone

Skyscape: A broad range of Dentistry resources that provide  decision support at the point of care. You’ll gain instant access to topics that matter most to you, the Dentist, including The 5 Minute Clinical Consult for Dental Professionals and Cochrane Reviews in Oral Health.

Suturing Techniques ($3.99) Reviews suturing techniques in oral surgery

TeethTube (.99) Kick back and watch some of the best videos available on the iPhone

Tongue ($4.99) Biology and anatomy of the tongue

Toothbrush Timer: (free) time yourself while brushing teeth, track the age of your toothbrush, remember your dental appointments.

Toothconfigurator: (free) use duringpatient consultation to establish current position of anterior teeth and to alter appearance of the teeth according to the patients wiseh.

Toothie ($1.99) Guide to maintaining health teeth, gums and a beautiful smile

ToothIQ: animations

WebMD: Trusted medical and dental information.

XyloTeeth (.99) The ultimate musical instrument for dentists and their patients.

Do you have others to add to the list?

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