Oral Diagnosis

Minimally Invasive Imaging Approaches

  • Petra Wilder-Smith
  • Janet Ajdaharian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jan M. O’Dell
    Pages 29-57
  3. Carmen Todea, Silvana Canjau
    Pages 59-83
  4. Janet Ajdaharian, Jae Ho Baek
    Pages 85-97
  5. Diana Messadi, Anh D. Le, Takako Tanaka, Petra Wilder-Smith
    Pages 99-111
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 113-115

About this book


The overall goal of this book is to provide the reader with an understanding of the new minimally invasive techniques that are available for the purpose of diagnostic imaging in dentistry and to explain their impact on clinical practice. The book concentrates very much on those techniques that are clinically applicable and useful to dentists NOW, although it also provides a fascinating view to the future. The chapters are divided according to the major clinical topics in dentistry. Each chapter provides considerable visual content, including flow charts, schematics, and photographs. The principles of the technologies presented are discussed in an overview format, with greater detail and focus on the ensuing clinical application techniques and the data that they can generate. The strengths and limitations of the novel modalities are highlighted.  Finally, the interface between the data and their capacity for improving clinical outcomes through better diagnosis is discussed. All of the authors have been selected on the basis of their pre-eminence in the field. 


Pulpal diagnosis Diagnostic oral medicine CAD/CAM Minimally invasive diagnostic techniques Optical light In vivo mapping of oral biofilm

Editors and affiliations

  • Petra Wilder-Smith
    • 1
  • Janet Ajdaharian
    • 2
  1. 1.Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine School of MedicineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine School of MedicineIrvineUSA

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