|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 118
Grossman's endodontic practice - 14th edition
Former Principal, Government Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||07-Jan-2021|
|Date of Decision||25-Feb-2021|
|Date of Acceptance||16-Mar-2021|
|Date of Web Publication||11-Jun-2021|
Dr. A Parameswaran
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Parameswaran A. Grossman's endodontic practice - 14th edition. Endodontology 2021;33:118
Author: V Gopikrishna
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Price: INR 1299
Grossman's Endodontic Practice is one of the knowledge-packed and popular textbooks in the field of Endodontics and has continually evolved to this 14th edition, which marks the 81st anniversary of the book. Grossman published the first book on Endodontic Practice in 1940. This edition of the book has been edited by Dr. V. Gopi Krishna, an eminent academician and excellent clinician, and has case reports and images from over 50 contributors from more than 25 countries who are recognized experts in this field. The book covers the various topics in Endodontics extensively over 24 chapters. The book starts with an exclusive chapter on “The Dental Pulp and Periradicular Tissues,” which covers extensively the concepts of embryology of tooth, normal pulp, and normal periradicular tissues in three parts. The chapters on Microbiology, Diseases of Pulp and Periradicular areas succinctly detail the various aspects of endodontic microbiology and the pathogenenesis of disease on the pulp and periradicular areas.
The chapters on Clinical diagnostic methods, Endodontic emergencies, Case selection, and Principles of endodontic treatment discusses enormous amount of detail which will aid in clinical practice in Endodontics. Exclusive well-written chapters with high-quality images on vital pulp therapy and apexification, as well as regenerative endodontics, detail the current literature in these clinical situations.
The management of endodontic cases is well organized under various chapters starting from anatomy of tooth, introduction of a variety of rotary instrumentation to suit the choice of the practitioner, disinfection of root canal with various endodontic irrigants and intracanal medicaments, and ends with a chapter detailing the materials and techniques on obturation with many clinical cases as examples. “Procedural errors, prevention, and management” is an especially useful chapter to warn against accidental mistakes committed during the endodontic procedures.
The book has two new chapters on Magnification in Endodontic practice and Nonsurgical Retreatment, which are presented in an evidence-based manner with well-referenced information. Comprehensive chapter on the treatment of traumatized tooth, which explains the recent protocol in treating traumatized teeth, has been updated with tables and flowchart, making it easy for students and clinicians to understand.
The uniqueness of the book is the inclusion of (a) ten online videos provided as a guide for various selected procedures of endodontic treatment, (b) charts given to enhance the approach for various post endodontic restorative procedures which are clear and self-explanatory, and (c) several clinical tips that are presented in the form of “clinical note.” The quality of the clinical images, two-dimensional and three-dimensional images, and the cover page of the book are highly commendable.
The updated revised 14th edition of Grossman edited by Dr. V. Gopi Krishna will be an asset and a ready reference for every dental student and practitioner. His achievement for bringing an updated benchmark textbook for dental students and practitioners is to be commended. As the senior-most practicing Endodontist, I take this opportunity and pleasure to release the 14th Edition of Grossman's Endodontic Practice today and recommend it to all students, teaching institutions, and clinicians.