Practical Periodontics comes with a website containing updates to the book; the interactive video programme 'Assessing the Periodontium', by Peter Heasman and Philip Preshaw, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; over 400 MCQs (which can be used under test conditions or simply as practice); and case studies with detailed notes, referral letters, and educational videos. Covering the essentials of periodontics in an accessible, easy-to-read manner, Practical Periodontics - an exciting new volume from Elsevier - examines all aspects of the speciality which range from the aetiology of periodontal disease through to diagnosis and treatment planning, non-surgical and surgical disease management and the interface of periodontics with other disciplines. Fully referenced and evidence-based throughout, readers will learn about macro- and microanatomy, host-response and susceptibility, the role of biofilms and systemic and local risk factors. Classification and assessment and the relationship of periodontitis with systemic disease are also explored. Chapters also examine instrumentation, the use of antibiotics, the assessment of treatment outcomes and the use of supportive periodontal therapy. Richly illustrated and in full colour throughout, each chapter of the book offers a set of clear learning objectives and contains useful 'key point boxes' to highlight essential facts, practical tips and common pitfalls. Prepared by experts of international renown, this brand new volume - which comes with an ASSOCIATED WEBSITE containing videos, self-assessment questions and case studies - will be ideal for all undergraduate students of dentistry, oral hygiene and therapy as well as practicing clinicians.