Dental science

  • Joseph F. Volker
Part of the FASEB Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 1)


Dental science is concerned with health and disease of the teeth (dentition), and gums (gingiva), the underlying bone, and the structures in and about the oral cavity that may influence the course of systemic disease. The common dental afflictions are tooth decay (dental caries) and disease of the soft tissues and bone that support the teeth (periodontal disease). These two diseases have plagued the majority of the world population. Reliable estimates indicate that, in the United States, there are nearly a billion unfilled, decayed teeth; that in 45-to 54-year-old adults, 85 % of the men and 74 % of the women have periodontal disease, and that a surprisingly high percentage (45 %) of persons 60 and older have lost all their natural teeth (edentulous).


Periodontal Disease Tooth Decay Dental Care Dental Material Dental Fluorosis 
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Selected Additional Reading

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