Short Notes in Periodontics: A Handbook PL Ravishankar, L Chandrasekhar
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PL Ravishankar MDS Professor and Head Department of Periodontics Sri Sai Dental College Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India L Chandrasekhar MDS Associate Professor Department of Periodontics Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Foreword AR Pradeep
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Short Notes in Periodontics: A Handbook
First Edition: 2013
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Our Teachers
There are a lot of books on periodontology. Why is this one special? We can think of two reasons.
First, it's good. The authors have done a thorough analysis of the most important and basic topics of periodontology and present a gist of those in this book.
Second, even though it's a handbook, it's comprehensive enough dealing with important aspects clearly and efficiently.
This book touches upon all the relevant topics that undergraduate students and dental hygienist students will find very easy to read and understand.
I congratulate Dr PL Ravishankar and Dr L Chandrasekhar for being able to explain important aspects in a very simple yet comprehensive manner.
AR Pradeep
Professor and Head
Department of Periodontics
Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bengaluru,
Karnataka, India
The purpose in the making of this book is to provide ease of understanding, quick reference, and particularly aimed for undergraduates from the examination point of view.
A great emphasis has been made to include all important short answers according to question papers of various universities.
As the textbooks are made in huge volumes, it is difficult to refer the chapters during examination time.
This book is a supportive guide for undergraduates who want to succeed in their professional course.
PL Ravishankar
L Chandrasekhar
First and foremost we are very grateful to our teachers—Dr Mythili Swaminathan, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India and Dr Veena A Patil, Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics, HKE Society's S Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India, who have always helped us and given us immense support and encouragement in our academic ventures.
We offer our gratitude to all the contributors, who have shared their valuable knowledge and ideas for the compilation of this book.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr AR Pradeep, for readily accepting to write foreword to this book.
We would like to thank our colleagues Dr BVV Srinivas and Dr K Anil Kumar, Readers, Sri Sai Dental College, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India, who have contributed a lot towards the material collected in this book.
Throughout the process of writing this book, many individuals from the field of periodontics have taken time out to help us. We would like to give a special thanks to Dr Santosh Sreedhar, Pariyaram Dental College, Kannur, Kerala; Dr Satyanarayana, Kamineni Dental College, Hyderabad; Dr Vivek Govila, Babu Banarasi Das Dental College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; Dr M Narendra, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, and Professor Dr Narendra Dev, Government Dental College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, for actively participating in the feedback and contributions for this book.
We would like to appreciate the efforts of Dr S Rajsekhar and Dr Arun Mozhi, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu and Professor Dr S Chakrapani, Sibar Dental College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, for their fulltime support and encouragement during the editing of the book.
We would like to thank Shri Jitendar P Vij Sir (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Managing Director) and Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their constructive suggestions, and unstinted support in publishing this book.