Modern Operative Dentistry

Principles for Clinical Practice

  • Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres

Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Anna Greta Barbe, Michael Johannes Noack, Michael Jochen Wicht
    Pages 1-42
  3. Karen Cristina Kazue Yui, Cristiani Siqueira Barbosa Lencioni, Eliel Soares Orenha, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres
    Pages 43-76
  4. Taciana Marco Ferraz Caneppele, Alessandra Bühler Borges, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, José Roberto Rodrigues, Thomas Attin
    Pages 77-121
  5. Sergio Eduardo de Paiva Gonçalves, Cesar Rogério Pucci, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Anuradha Prakki
    Pages 123-165
  6. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Ana Carolina Botta
    Pages 167-182
  7. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Falk Schwendicke
    Pages 183-221
  8. Alessandra Bühler Borges, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Ana Raquel Benetti, Azam Bakhshandeh
    Pages 223-260
  9. Cesar Rogério Pucci, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Ali Ibrahim Abdalla
    Pages 261-288
  10. Adriana Cristina de Mello Torres, Ana Paula Martins Gomes, Claudio Hideki Kubo, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres
    Pages 289-333
  11. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Deepak Mehta
    Pages 335-371
  12. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Shankargouda Patil, Graziela Ribeiro Batista
    Pages 373-409
  13. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Shilpa Hanamaraddi Bhandi, João Cândido de Carvalho
    Pages 411-433
  14. Nicola Scotti, Andrea Baldi, Edoardo Alberto Vergano, Claudio Hideki Kubo, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres
    Pages 435-464
  15. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Rayssa Ferreira Zanatta
    Pages 465-575
  16. Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Marcelo Balsamo, Satoshi Imazato
    Pages 577-630
  17. Alessandra Bühler Borges, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Nadine Schlueter
    Pages 631-666
  18. Maria Filomena Rocha Lima Huhtala, Clovis Pagani, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Pekka Kalevi Vallittu, Jukka Pekka Matinlinna
    Pages 667-690
  19. Eduardo Bresciani, Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres, Annette Wiegand
    Pages 691-704
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 705-715

About this book


This book provides the theoretical knowledge required by students when learning how to diagnose oral diseases, plan treatment, and perform various types of dental restoration. It is also useful for clinicians wishing to update their treatment skills and broaden their understanding operative dentistry.
Adopting an evidence-based approach, and in accordance with the philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry, it explains in detail the use of both classic and new restorative materials in various clinical situations. It also discusses the principles of smile analysis, as well the technique for esthetic composite restorations on posterior and anterior teeth, including direct and indirect veneers. In addition to richly illustrated, step-by-step descriptions of procedures, it offers essential information on basic topics, such as dental instruments and equipment, nomenclature and general principles of tooth preparation, isolation of the operating field, matrix and wedge systems, light curing, and pulpal protection. Furthermore it addresses the diagnosis of dental caries and tooth sensitivity of non-carious origin, like dentin hypersensitivity, dental erosion and cracked tooth syndrome, together with their treatment options. Also explaining the fundamental ergonomic principles of clinical practice, the book enables undergraduate students to embark on a successful professional career. 


Dental restoration Caries Dental composite materials Dental esthetics Tooth preparation

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Rocha Gomes Torres
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Science and TechnologySão Paulo State University – UNESPSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31771-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31772-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-4612
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-4620
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