Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry

Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry
Nejat DüzgüneŞ
Release at: 2016
Pages: 308
First Edition
File Size: 50 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry

This Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry book is the outcome of my teaching the Microbiology course at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. In my 25 years of teaching this course, I have relied on medical microbiology texts that cover all areas quite extensively, are written by numerous experts, and are excellent reference books; however, all of them are too detailed for instructional purposes.

Therefore, I decided to write this textbook and tailor the information specifically for dental students. Practicing dentists and other dental professionals, as well as students in other health professions, may also benefit from the didactic, succinct, yet thorough coverage of the field. Dentists are “physicians of the mouth” and thus need to have a basic understanding of medical microbiology and immunology. 

Most of the conditions treated by general dentists and specialists are the result of bacterial infection, including caries, periodontal disease, and endodontic infections. The response of the immune system to these infections may also contribute to their pathology. Caries and periodontal disease are initiated by changes in the oral bacterial ecosystem, and understanding the microbiology of these diseases is essential for their treatment.

Content of Medical Microbiology and Immunology for Dentistry


1 The Immune System 1
2 Antibodies and Complement 8
3 Cellular Immunity 15
4 The Immune Response to Pathogens
and Immunopathogenesis 23
5 Vaccines 36

6 Bacterial Structure, Metabolism, and Genetics 39
7 Bacterial Pathogenesis 55
8 Antibacterial Chemotherapy 60
9 Sterilization, Disinfection, and Antisepsis 70
10 Microbial Identification and Molecular Diagnostics 75
11 Staphylococcus 81
12 Streptococcus 85
13 Miscellaneous Gram-Positive Bacilli 91
14 Clostridium 98
15 Bordetella, Legionella, and Miscellaneous Gram-Negative Bacilli 103
16 Neisseria and Neisseriaceae 111
17 Spirochetes 115
18 Enterobacteria, Campylobacter, and Helicobacter 120
19 Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma 131
20 Mycobacteria 134
21 Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Related Bacteria 140
22 Vibrio, Pseudomonas, and Related Bacteria 146
23 Oral Microflora and Caries 151
24 Periodontal and Endodontic Infections 160


25 Fungal Structure, Replication, and Pathogenesis 168
26 Fungal Diseases 173
27 Antifungal Chemotherapy 183


28 Virus Structure, Replication, and Pathogenesis 186
29 Antiviral Chemotherapy 195
30 Naked Capsid DNA Viruses 201
31 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Other Retroviruses 208
32 Hepatitis Viruses 217
33 Herpesviruses 226
34 Orthomyxoviruses: Influenza Virus 234
35 Paramyxoviruses: Measles, Mumps, and Respiratory Syncytial Viruses 239
36 Picornaviruses 244
37 Arboviruses 249
38 Rhabdoviruses, Poxviruses, and Coronaviruses 254
39 Rubella Virus, Filoviruses, Reoviruses, and Noroviruses 259

Prions and Parasites

40 Prions 263
41 Pathogenic Parasites 267
Appendix: Cases in Medical Microbiology 273
Index 279

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