Understanding Dental Caries

From Pathogenesis to Prevention and Therapy

  • Michel Goldberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Carious Enamel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 11-17
    3. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 19-27
    4. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 29-39
    5. P. D. Marsh
      Pages 41-52
    6. Klaus W. Neuhaus, Adrian Lussi
      Pages 53-61
  3. The Carious Dentin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 75-83
    3. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 85-96
    4. Franklin R. Tay, Manar Abu Nawareg, Dalia Abuelenain, David H. Pashley
      Pages 97-125
    5. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 127-149
  4. Cervical Erosions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 153-159
    3. Michel Goldberg
      Pages 167-169
  5. Fluoride

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Pam Denbesten, Robert Faller, Yukiko Nakano
      Pages 173-184
  6. Invasive and Non-invasive Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Robert Faller, Agnes Bloch-Zupan
      Pages 187-198
    3. Jo E. Frencken, Soraya C. Leal
      Pages 211-232
    4. Sophie Doméjean, Michèle Muller-Bolla, John D. B. Featherstone
      Pages 233-249

About this book


This book thoroughly explains the biological background of dental caries and the formation of carious lesions, providing the reader with a sound basis for understanding the role and effectiveness of different therapeutic and preventive measures. Detailed information is presented on pathogenesis, ultrastructure, and diagnosis. All aspects of the carious process are covered, including development of the initial carious lesion limited to the enamel, evolution of the enamel carious lesion toward a dentin carious lesion, superficial and deep dentin lesions, and cervical erosions. Strategies for prevention and dental tissue regeneration are elaborated and both conventional therapies and minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment approaches are discussed. A separate section is devoted to dental fluorosis and the use of fluoridation and remineralisation agents. This scientifically focused and clinically relevant book, written by acknowledged experts in the field, will appeal to dentists seeking to extend their knowledge as well as to researchers, dental students, and other dental professionals.


Cariology Cervical erosions Dentin Enamel Fluoride

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Goldberg
    • 1
  1. 1.UMR-S 1124INSERMParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30550-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30552-3
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