Textbook of Prosthodontics – A comprehensive textbook covering the vast syllabus of Prosthodontics
Textbook of Prosthodontics provides a comprehensive idea about the principles and procedures involved in the construction of complete dentures, removable partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, maxillofacial prostheses/appliances and implants. I wrote this book in order to make learning Prosthodontics, a more easy, simple and pleasurable experience.
I always intended to write a book from my school days. Prosthodontics was conducive in that, both the subject and the time was suitable to start writing a book. When I began writing this book, I had two goals to fulfill namely, the book should be simple enough for anybody to read and understand at the first glance. Secondly, I did not want any gross omissions. Hence, I took great caution to refer maximum literature before writing any section.
The book follows the sequence of the procedures done in practice in order to make learning easy and to improve the applicability of the subject in general practice. Though this book is tailor-made for an undergraduate student, certain topics have been covered in-depth, which may be of use for postgraduate reference.
The book carries more than 3000 illustrations that improve the visualization of the reader. What makes this book unique is that all the five branches of prosthodontics are discussed under one roof making it easy for immediate cross reference and helps to avoid repetition of similar procedures.
It is important for the student to realise that a sound knowledge on the principles and concepts that underlie any procedure is important for general practice. Reading this book in-depth is essential to obtain a sound basic knowledge on the principles followed in prosthodontics. I always dreamt of writing a book, which has become a reality, hence, I conclude quoting, ‘dream high as they always come true’.
Writing this book happens to be one of the greatest achievements in this phase of my life. I’m extremely thankful to Dr Karthikeyan Ramalingam for his sincere and enthusiastic support without which I would not have been able to write this book.
I would also like to thank Dr Harish Babu who helped me in almost every phase to make this dream come true. I extend my gratitude to a role model teacher and an excellent academician Dr Vinaya Bhat for all her contributions and academic guidance in making this book more informative and of a respectable standard.
I would like to thank Dr Sharmila Hussain for her contributions, support and encouragement. I thank all my friends and classmates who encouraged me and provided a very conducive environment to make the most of my time. I would like to thank Dr. Padma Narayanan for suggesting, contributing, encouraging and cooperating on this project.
I thank Prof Dr R Subramaniam and Prof Dr TV Padmanabhan for their support and encouragement on this project. I thank the Dean Dr MF Baig who helped me writing this book. I would like to thank my Father and President, Saveetha Medical and Educational Trust for all the resources he provided upon which this book has been built from the ground up.
I am thankful to Mr JP Vij, Chairman and Managing Director, Mr Tarun Duneja, General Manager Publishing and Mr PS Ghuman, Senior Production Manager of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd for publishing the book according to my preference. I thank Mrs Ritu Chawla for her whole hearted contribution while formatting the book. I also thank Mr RK Majumdar for making the figures attractive.