Dentists have a bad rep. Even though we all know how important oral hygiene is, that chair and the countless stainless-steel tools are quite scary. If you think seeing all those tools lined up on a tray is daunting, imagine having to memorize them and know exactly what each little tool is for!

Dentistry is a highly challenging and competitive field and dental students need relevant textbooks to learn from and develop the skills to ensure good oral hygiene within their communities.

Here is BookScouter’s list of the 10 most searched dental textbooks for dentistry students.

2020 Coding Guide Oral Surgery & Dental Crossover Dental Secrets

James B. Davis

The 2020 Coding Guides series provide documentation and coding guidelines for any healthcare specialty. Author James Davis has written over 200 books that focus on practice management, billing, and reimbursement for healthcare practices. This book is a definitive guide for any dentist who is setting up – or looking to upscale – their dentistry practice.

Dental Secrets

Stephen Sonis

This is the most practical textbook on dentistry you can find. Dental Secrets has a clever Q&A format covering key topics in dental pathology, radiology, and more. The textbook is full of expert tips, illustrations, and over 2000 questions with precise answers to important topics.

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

James R. Hupp

Internationally renowned textbook Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was written by expert dentistry educators to provide high-quality clinical skills development in the diagnosis and treatment of maxillofacial and oral conditions. This textbook includes full-color photographs and images to demonstrate surgical procedures and techniques.

Human Anatomy for Dental Students: Regional and Applied Anatomy, Clinical Applications, Dissection)

Chaurasia B.D.

Head, neck, and facial anatomy is complex. This textbook provides essential materials to help students develop their anatomy skills for a dental practice. If that wasn’t enough, Human Anatomy for Dental Students provides an entire section on FAQs and practice questions to practice their anatomy skills.

Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist

Esther Wilkins

Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist is part of nearly every dental hygienist program in the United States. Wilkins uses a straightforward approach to outline essential topics in dentistry and dental hygiene education. Clinical Practice is divided in six sections that represent the core principles of a dental hygienist’s scope of practice.

Textbook of Biochemistry for Dental Students

DM Vasudevan

Whether we like it or not, a fundamental understanding of biochemistry is essential for most healthcare professions. In its 31 chapters, the Textbook of Biochemistry breaks down the essential principles of biochemistry and its relevance to dental care including metabolism and dental caries.

Basic Guide to Dental Instruments

Carmen Scheller-Sheridan

If you’ve ever taken a trip to the dentist, you know that there are countless dental instruments involved, each with a very specific and specialised function. Wonder how dentists and dental hygienists ever learn all these tools? The Basic Guide to Dental Instruments is divided by specialties and outlines each tool and its use during routine and complex dental procedures.


Textbook of Microbiology for Dental Students

Surinder Kumar

There are thousands of different bacteria that live and thrive in the oral cavity. Needless to say, dentists must become familiar with all the harmless and pathogenic organisms that reside in the mouth and how they may impact dental care. Principles of infection control, medical microbiology, and management of oral infections are important clinical topics that are covered in this textbook.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery (BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association)

Alexander M. Reiter and Margherita Gracis

Humans are not the only ones who need quality dental care. The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery covers essential topics of veterinary dentistry.

Phillips’ Science of Dental Materials

Kenneth Anusavice

The Phillips textbook is replete with beautiful images and illustrations that make dental subjects more interesting to learn. This textbook contains the most up-to-date information on principles of dentistry and has a strong emphasis on practical and clinical applications.

There you have it! 10 of the most searched textbooks in dentistry. All these textbooks are valuable additions to a student’s collection of study resources, and we would recommend them all.

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