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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 494
Grossman's Endodontic Practice - 13th Edition

Diplomate American Board of Endodontics, Professor Emeritus, Restorative Sciences/Endodontics, Texas A&M University School of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, USA

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Date of Web Publication7-Sep-2016

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Gutmann JL. Grossman's Endodontic Practice - 13th Edition. J Conserv Dent 2016;19:494

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Authors: B. Suresh Chandra, V. Gopikrishna

Edition: 13th

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health (India)

Year: 2014

ISBN-13: 978-81-8473-918-6

Pages: 551

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The legacy of Dr. Louis I. Grossman, who is often called the Visionary Father of Modern Endodontics, has been perpetuated once again in the 13th edition of his seminal text. Supported by a “star-studded” cast of 67 contributors from 18 countries spanning the globe, this text is an acknowledgment to the vision that Dr. Grossman had for the specialty of endodontics, or in his time as it was called root canal therapy, the title of his first edition published in 1940.

With the availability of this text for both the general dentists and specialists alike, the editors have provided an excellent roadmap to achieve success within the wide scope of endodontics that encompasses so much more than just root canal procedures, as evidenced within the 22 chapters of this text. Furthermore, enhancements in all areas of materials, techniques, and clinical protocols, in addition to expanding the resources available to the clinician in the areas of managing emergencies and regenerative procedures, have provided all readers with a true encyclopedia of endodontic treasures. Moreover, this edition is bolstered by the presence of meaningful clinical notations, new case reports, and an amazing array of eloquent diagrams, clinical photos, radiographs, and histological documentations. Even the cover photo reflects the advances in endodontics with the use of the microCT that furthers and expands our grasp of root canal anatomy. However, the “real icing on the cake” comes in the form of an accompanying visual Masterclass DVD that highlights important clinical procedures.

While this edition is soft bound, it is sturdy and has held up well under the abuse given to it by this reviewer. The paper is excellent, with an acceptable glossy surface and weight that helps to accentuate the photographic, radiographic, and histologic presentations. Many new color diagrams throughout the text added a descriptive flavor that is not always found in other publications. The page layouts are very good, especially some of the full pages that describe instruments and techniques, for example, instruments on pages 298 and 299, along with the descriptions of various obturation techniques found on pages 357, 364, and 365 and surgical procedures on pages 471, 475, and 479. The chapter on vital pulp therapy, pulpotomy, and apexification certainly represents information well beyond that found in Dr. Grossman's initial text and represents the evolution of procedures that fall within the scope of endodontics. The flowcharts and diagrams in this chapter are excellent, and this chapter itself should serve the dentists and endodontists well who choose a minimally invasive approach to diagnosis, caries removal, pulp and tooth retention.

The overall content re-organization has enhanced the delivery of the information within each chapter. This should enable an easy and thorough adoption of this text by many faculty members who are responsible for the endodontic content in the dental school environment. It will also serve as an excellent source for continuing education of the clinicians those who have left the educational confines and who must continue to learn to be able to provide the best possible contemporary treatment for their patients. Finally, this text would be a valued addition to any dental library, whether designed for daily use or as a well-documented and authoritative resource. The authors and editors are to be highly complemented on this achievement.

Correspondence Address:
James L Gutmann
Diplomate American Board of Endodontics, Professor Emeritus, Restorative Sciences/Endodontics, Texas A&M University School of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.190011

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