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Upcoming text on Esthetics vs Science

January 4th, 2006 · No Comments

Title: Composites, Adhesives and Beyond
            Dr Douglas Terry of Houston, Texas and I are developing a textbook on everything dentally esthetic. This publication is designed to offer the clinician an unprecedented level of comprehensive information related to various types of restorative systems employed for treating patients. These include the following: composite resins, dentinal adhesives, indirect composite resins, all types of ceramic systems currently available, glass ionomers, luting agents, bleaching, cavity preparations and associated auxiliary materials. After approaching each material from a historical point of view the pertinent physical and mechanical characteristics will be discussed with emphasis on clinical significance. This then will be followed by examples of clinical applications and procedures.
            A final rough draft of the first chapter (composite resins) has been developed. Consisting of more than 16,000 words and about 100 pertinent references, the first chapter includes nearly 40 illustrations. We anticipate publishing this effort in Quintessence International sometime this year.
            Related to this matter, I am looking for advice from clinicians who participate in this forum about the text. In this regard I would like to offer the first chapter for review by anyone that may be interested in this future publication. Simply contact me by e-mail ( and I will send (by e-mail) you a copy of the first chapter. In return I would appreciate any suggestion that you may have for improving the content; both generally and specifically.
            I realize that this is an unusual approach to writing a book. However, many texts are written without appropriate criticism before the manuscript gets to the publishers. If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact me.
Karl Leinfelder

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