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Comprehensive Biochemistry for Dentistry

Textbook for Dental Students

  • This book elucidates key concepts of biochemistry for dental students

  • Authentic, precise and recent study material with color diagrams and illustrated flow charts

  • It provides concise and comprehensive overview of biochemical aspect of oral and periodontal diseases

  • It correlates prudently the molecular biology and biochemistry to oro-dental health and diseases


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Anil Gupta
    Pages 1-2
  3. Cellular Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Anil Gupta
      Pages 5-32
  4. Structural Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Anil Gupta
      Pages 35-65
    3. Anil Gupta
      Pages 67-75
    4. Anil Gupta
      Pages 77-100
    5. Anil Gupta
      Pages 101-121
    6. Anil Gupta
      Pages 123-144
    7. Anil Gupta
      Pages 145-184
    8. Anil Gupta
      Pages 185-205
    9. Anil Gupta
      Pages 207-278
    10. Anil Gupta
      Pages 279-364
  5. Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Anil Gupta
      Pages 367-375
    3. Anil Gupta
      Pages 377-393
    4. Anil Gupta
      Pages 403-440
    5. Anil Gupta
      Pages 441-450

About this book


This book combines fundamental concepts of biochemistry and the dental sciences to provide an authentic, coherent and comprehensive text for dental students. It describes in simple language the intricate pathophysiology of biomolecules in health and in diseases of dental and oral tissues. This book also describes the evolution of biochemistry in a chronological order, provides information about the fundamental chemical structure, classification and biological significance of biomolecules, vitamins and hormones, enriched with flow charts and diagrams for easy understanding and quick reference. It includes chapters on nucleic acids, nutrition and serum enzymes and organ function tests, and offers an innovative approach to familiarize dental students with the biochemical composition of enamel, dentine, cementum and saliva, explaining the biochemical basis of dental caries, periodontal diseases, role of fluorides in caries prophylaxis, fluoride toxicity, and the role of amino acids as anti-hypersensitive agents.


Dental Biochemistry Medical Biochemistry Dental diseases Basic Biochemistry Biochemical genetics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiochemistryEklavya Dental College and HospitalKotputliIndia

About the authors

Dr. Anil Gupta is currently working as Professor & Head, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at Eklavya Dental College & Hospital, Kotputli under Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur, India. He graduated in Bio-Sciences from Punjab University in 1989. He obtained his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from University of Poona, 1984. Later on, he did his Masters in Biochemistry in 2009 and completed his Ph.D in Biochemistry in 2012 from SJJT University, Rajasthan. He is persistently pursuing post-doctoral research, independently, related to “Nutritional Status of Children between 2 years to below 5 years of Age.” He has got more than 30 research papers accepted and published in high impact, peer reviewed and indexed journals. He is accorded with merit certificates, merit scholarships and medals. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience and more than 21 years of clinical experience. He is a guide to PhD scholars working in fields like (Heavy metals contamination of water), (Quality analysis of drinking water) and (Predisposition of blood groups to diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia). He serves as reviewer and member, editorial board in national and international journals. 

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