Dental erosion is increasingly common. Its effects can be profound with lifelong consequences for the general and dental health of affected individuals. This book seeks to provide a framework of knowledge, in an easy-to-use format, to enable the dental team to manage effectively those with dental erosion. A concise, evidence based approach is adopted that is illustrated with examples of real cases. Many useful practical tips on treating such patients are given.
Chapter 1. Erosion—Is it a Problem?
Chapter 2. Risk Factors Associated with Dental Erosion
Chapter 3. Formulating a Management Strategy
Chapter 4. Preventive Measures
Chapter 5. The Future
Graham Chadwick is Emeritus Professor of Operative Dentistry and Dental Materials Science at the University of Dundee. He was also Associate Dean for Professional Practice – Assessment Lead and an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry there. Nationally and internationally, he is the Chair of the British Standards Institution (BSI) committee CH/106 Dentistry (and subcommittee CH/106/2 Prosthodontics Materials) and represents the UK at both CEN (European Committee for Standardization) and ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) helping to steer the review and shaping of dental standards across the dental industry. This work is important for both consumer protection and international trade. He graduated BDS in 1985 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and was the first recipient of their Tregarthen Research Studentship (1985-1988) culminating in the award of a PhD that examined the durability of dental restorative materials. An enduring, and role useful, interest developed in the measurement of objects to determine wear. This has been recognised by a number of awards (BSRD Postgraduate Prize (1989), Institute of Australian Surveyors R D Steels Prize (1989) and T C White Prize Lecture RCPS, Glasgow (1998)) and finds utility in his current ISO CAD/CAM work. After junior hospital posts, and part time work in general dental practice, he was appointed to a clinical lectureship in Dundee and undertook higher clinical training in restorative dentistry. He gained his FDSRCPS in 1994, FDS (Rest Dent) RCPS In 1999 and FHEA in 2001. In 1999 he was promoted to senior clinical lecturer and shortly after Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. His personal chair was awarded in 2012. His research focusses upon the prevention and rehabilitation of dental tooth wear. This is steered by his clinical experience and material science background. In 2022, Professor Chadwick was appointed chair of CH/106, the British Standards Institution (BSI) committee overseeing dental materials and equipment.