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Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy

Fifth Edition, 2020

352 pages with over 685 illustrations

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Primary Author MJ Fehrenbach, RDH, MS, Dental Hygienist, Oral Biologist, Dental Hygiene Educator, with Secondary Author Tracy Popowics, PhD, Elsevier

Get a clear picture of oral biology and the formation and study of dental structure. This 5th Edition is the ideal introduction to one of the most foundational areas in the dental professions – understanding the development, cellular makeup, and physical anatomy of the head and neck regions.

Written in a clear, reader-friendly style, this text makes it easy for you to understand both basic science and clinical applications - putting the content into the context of everyday dental practice. New for the fifth edition is evidence-based research on the dental placode, nerve core region, bleeding difficulties, silver diamine fluoride, and primary dentition occlusion. Plus, high-quality color renderings and clinical histographs and photomicrographs throughout the book, truly brings the material to life.


NEW! Evidence-based research thoroughly discusses the dental placode, nerve core region, bleeding difficulties, microplicae, serous demilunes, silver diamine fluoride, tooth whitening risks, dentin nerve fibers, imaging technology applications, epithelial rests of Malassez, tooth contacts, and arch leeway spacing within the primary dentition.

NEW! Expanded coverage of key topics includes the latest embryology terminology, developmental disturbances such as velopharyngeal insufficiency, root morphology, smile design, third molar extractions, and cone-beam computed tomography.

NEW! The latest periodontal insights include biologic width, gingival biotype, gingival crevicular fluid quantitative proteomics, clinical attachment level and loss, periodontal disease classification, and antimicrobial photodynamic therapy.


Comprehensive coverage includes all the content needed for an introduction to the developmental, histologic, and anatomic foundations of oral health.

Hundreds of full-color anatomic graphics as well as clinical and microscopic photographs accompany text descriptions of anatomy and physiology.

Clinical Considerations relate abstract-seeming biologic concepts to everyday clinical dental practice.

Key terms within each chapter, accompanied by phonetic pronunciations, are highlighted within the text,

and a comprehensive glossary provides a quick and handy review and research tool.

UPDATED! User-friendly pronunciation guide of terms ensures you learn the correct way to pronounce each

dental term.

UPDATED! Online related materials for both student dental professionals as well as instructors.

UPDATED! Test Bank with cognitive leveling and mapping to the dental assisting and dental hygiene

national examination blueprints for instructors.

Expert authorship provides guidance and expertise related to advanced dental content.

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Primary Author MJ Fehrenbach, RDH, MS Dental Hygienist, Oral Biologist, Dental Hygiene Educator, with Secondary Author Susan Herring, PhD, Anatomist and Researcher, Elsevier

Known for its top-notch artwork and readable writing style the 6th Edition provides student dental professionals with complete coverage of head and neck anatomy, plus detailed discussions of the

temporomandibular joint and its role in dental health, the anatomy of local anesthesia, and the spread of dental infection. Chapters are organized by anatomic systems of study and include expanded review questions that help prepare you for classroom and board examinations. Written by educators, this edition adds new illustrations and cutting-edge, evidence-based information on topics such as bone, muscle  and nerve pathology, local anesthesia complications, and temporomandibular disorders as well as expanded mandibular local anesthesia injections coverage.


NEW! Evidence-based research updates brain tissue layers, vessel anatomy and pathways, the facial nerve route and possible injuries, and local anesthesia target areas.

NEW! Clinical Considerations link more of the content to practical in-office application.

NEW! Underlying coverage of the relationship to patient systemic and oral conditions such as strokes, fractures, serious dental infections, and facial paralysis.

NEW! Radiographic imaging techniques are updated with the latest protocols and guidelines, including cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and others.

NEW! Easier-to-use pronunciation guide and updated structure mapping are tied to chapter objectives and to the lates

NEW! Student Workbook reinforces learning with a wealth of practice opportunities such as review questions, identification exercises, clinical examination exercises, case studies, and flash cards. Available separately.


Comprehensive but easy-to-understand coverage provides a solid foundation in head and neck anatomy with in-depth discussion of the TMJ, the anatomy of local anesthesia, and the spread of dental infection.

• About 400 full-color images include detailed and clearly labeled anatomic illustrations, skull photographs, and clinical images.

• Full-color format includes a clear depiction of the oral cavity and related gross anatomy.

Key terminology is highlighted within the text and defined in a handy back-of-book glossary.

Expert authors provide knowledge that is useful in both classroom and clinical settings.

Learning resources on an Evolve companion website reinforce your understanding with review questions and quizzes.

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Corresponding to the chapters in Illustrated Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy, 5th Edition, from MJ Fehrenbach, RDH, MS, this unique workbook gives you an extensive background in oral biology and the formation and study of dental structures. The fifth edition includes even more case studies with questions presented in the integrated national board format, updated review questions, and removable flashcards to ensure you fully grasp the foundational building blocks of oral healthcare. With updated labeling and terminology exercises, tooth drawing guidelines, and more, this packed resource is an excellent way to prepare for the classroom, board exams, and beyond. to prepare you for classroom and board exams.

Master the content from your textbook with this helpful study tool!

Key Fourth Edition Features

     Comprehensive coverage includes all the content needed for an introduction to the developmental, histological, and anatomical foundations of oral health.

     Detailed case studies include radiographs, clinical photos, profiles, complaints, health histories, and intraoral examination data, each accompanied by multiple-choice questions, to promote critical thinking skills and prepare students for board examinations.

     UNIQUE! Guidelines for Tooth Drawing emphasize fundamental principles in tooth design and include detailed instructions, tips, and dimensions for drawing each permanent tooth.

     Glossary exercises include crossword puzzles and word searches for practice and review of key terminology.

     Expert author is one of the most trusted names in dental hygiene education.

     Detachable flashcards help students master tooth morphology and tooth numbering, with multiple-angle drawings of a permanent tooth on one side of the flashcard and characteristics of that tooth on the back.

     A logical organization allows students to focus on areas in which they may need more practice, with units on: (1) anatomic and structure identification and labeling, (2) glossary exercises (3) tooth structure, (4) review questions, and (5) case-based application.

     Perforated workbook pages are three-hole-punched so that they easily fit into a binder, and pages can be removed and submitted to instructors for assignments or extra credit.

New to This Fourth Edition

          NEW! Expanded structure identification exercises include additional developmental, microbiological, and anatomic structures for more practice identifying and labeling various parts or structures.

NEW! Review questions for each unit provide even more opportunities for content mastery in preparation for classroom or board exams.

     NEW! Additional case studies include questions using the integrated national board format

     Updated! Evidence-based research thoroughly covers infection control of extracted teeth.

     NEW! Occlusal clinical assessment exercises help prepare students for chairside clinical patient care.


Editor, Dental Anatomy Coloring Book, ed 4, 2023, Published by Elsevier.

*** NEW EDITION  ***

Bring the complex structures of the head and neck to life! Dental Anatomy Coloring Book is an easy-to-use introduction to foundational embryology and anatomy, along with the basic body systems affecting dentistry. Chapters include images to color and connect with corresponding labels, and each image includes questions for self-testing and comprehension. Coverage includes body systems, orofacial anatomy, dentition, skeletal system, muscles, veins, glands, nerves, lymph nodes, and fasciae and spaces. Plus, for on-the-go study, you can access textbook study materials.

Contributor, Chapters on Anatomy and Technique (both Maxillary and Mandibular), Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist, ed 3, 2022, Published by Elsevier  NEW EDITION IN PRODUCTION- 4th Edition!!!

Written by a group of dental hygienists for dental hygienists, this handbook helps you learn the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia. Coverage is tailored to fit the role and needs of the dental hygienist and promotes patient-centered care. Full-color photographs illustrate specific injection techniques, and colorful illustrations show dental anatomy. Now also packaged with Elsevier’s Local Anesthesia Procedure Videos! Narrated video along with closed-captioning makes it easy for students to follow along and learn to perform procedures before they work with actual patients.

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Editor in Chief, Mosby's Dental Dictionary, ed 4, 2020 (on Editorial Board all past editions), Published by Elsevier

An essential dental resource that goes beyond education! It’s designed for both students and practitioners. This new edition defines over 10,000 terms on dynamic areas of dentistry, including materials, imaging, surgery, orthodontics, pain control, and more. Throughout the text, over 300 illustrations address new innovations, research, technology, and products in the field, and extensive appendices provide quick access to the information you will use every day. Plus, a free companion website contains more than 5,000 audio pronunciations, 500 additional images, videos, and animations to help illustrate key concepts.

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Corresponding to the content in the text, this NEW comprehensive workbook   from MJ Fehrenbach, RDH, MS, provides a complete look at the bones, muscles, veins, glands, nerves, lymph nodes, and more of the head and neck. Detailed, high-quality images and a wealth of interactive learning exercises help reinforce challenging dental anatomy content and ensure that you fully grasp these foundational building blocks of oral health care.      

•  Comprehensive dental anatomy coverage reinforces student knowledge of all the key structures in the head and neck.      

•  Labeling and vocabulary review exercises aid students with memorization and recall.      

•  Review questions correlated with chapter coverage help students prepare for course quizzes and tests, as well as certification exams.      

•  Case studies challenge students to apply their critical thinking skills to real-world patient scenarios.      

•  Forty removable flashcards focus on body systems of the head and neck and are ideal for on-the-go study.      

• Punched and perforated pages make it easy for students to submit workbook exercises as course assignments.

NEW Illustrated Anatomy of the Head and Neck

The 25th Anniversary Edition

Sixth Edition, 2021

304 pages with over 400 illustrations

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Contributor, Chapter on Assessment of Head and Neck Examination, Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, ed 6, 2025, Published by Elsevier


The 6th Edition offers everything you need to succeed in your coursework and clinical and professional practice. No other dental hygiene foundational text incorporates clinical competencies, theory, and evidence-based practice in such an approachable way. All discussions ― from foundational concepts to diagnosis to pain management ― are presented within the context of a unique person-centered model that takes the entire person into consideration. A veritable who’s-who of dental hygiene educators, practitioners, and researchers cite the latest studies throughout the text to provide a framework to help you in your decision-making and problem-solving. New to this edition is an increased focus on new and emerging technologies, enhanced coverage of infection control in the time of COVID-19, and new chapters on telehealth and teledentistry and mental health and self-care.

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