Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Problem solving

Tudor Rickards PhD (born 1941 in Pontypridd, Wales) is an author on creativity and leadership in business and management. He is based at Manchester Business School in the UK, where he is Professor of Creativity and Organizational Change] Rickards is an influential figure in the study and application of creativity, particularly in Europe.

By the mid-70s he had established international contacts. A collaboration with Horst Geschka at the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, lead to a joint publication comparing practices and deficiencies in the application of creativity techniques in the UK and in Germany. Furthermore he participated in most of the European creativity conferences as a speaker or active participant. During this time he intensively worked on the development of networks enabling European creativity practitioners to work together and explore alternatives to the dominant US models.

He co-founded the academic journal, Creativity and Innovation Management, in 1991 and is Alex Osborn Visiting Professor at State University of New York, Buffalo, a lifetime position offered to scholars who are deemed to enrich teaching at the University’s Centre for Studies in Creativity.

Rickards is regularly quoted in the British media. He is a pioneer and advocate of the ‘Manchester Method’ – the system of creative and applied learning championed by Manchester Business School – on which he has written widely.

He was an early promoter in Europe of the TRIZ system of creativity and idea generation, inviting TRIZ pioneer Dr Phan Dung to speak at EACI (European Association of Creativity and Innovation) conferences and publishing some of the first papers in English by Dr Phan Dung on the subject in Creativity and Innovation Management.

Challenging traditional models of creative thinking, leadership, problem solving and team building, Rickards’ research has been described by The Financial Times as non-traditional. The influences and inspirations for his insights and research are diverse, and include chess, poetry, sport and politics. The world of nature has also been a powerful source of inspiration, with well-publicised work on intelligent horsemanship] and the lessons it offers for the workplace, and profiling management and leadership styles using animal behaviour.] His work has been criticised for attempting to learn lessons from studying animal rather than human behaviour.


Surgical Manual of Implant Dentistry: Step-by-step Procedures

Daniel Buser, Jun-Young Cho, Alvin B. K. Yeo, "Surgical Manual of Implant Dentistry: Step-by-step Procedures"
Quintessence Pub Co | 2007-02-28 | ISBN: 0867153792 | 136 pages | PDF | 14 MB

The purpose of this practical manual is to describe and illustrate each step of the basic surgical procedures involved in the placement of implants in qualified patients. To that end, each procedure is briefly but lucidly described; carefully illustrated in a series of drawings of the techniques and instrumentation used; and reinforced through clinical photographs, including radiographic and postoperative follow-up views. In addition to the basic implant surgical principles, evidence-based indications and procedures for guided bone regeneration in apical fenestration and crestal dehiscence defects, and for simultaneous sinus floor elevation via the lateral window and osteotome techniques are featured.


Monday, August 10, 2009

PDQ Endodontics

PDQ Endodontics By John I. Ingle
Publisher: BC Decker Inc. | ISBN: 1550092731 | 2005-04-01 | PDF | 298 pages | 1.24 Mb
PDQ Endodontics

PDQ Endodontics is a revised, abridged version of the full text, Endodontics, Fifth Edition. This concise text covers diagnosis and treatment procedures. Specific sections of the text thoroughly address the access, cleaning and shaping, and the filling of the root canal system. Also examined are endodontic mishaps, endodontic emergencies, and the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth. Recent additions include the broadening use of MTA and the introduction to MTAD, the new irrigant that not only removes the smear layer but disinfects the canal as well. Need-to-know information is well-supported by the extensive inclusion of illustrations, many in full color, making this an atlas of endodontic therapy.


Dental Caries - The Disease and Its Clinical Management

Dental Caries - The Disease and Its Clinical Management

Dental Caries is a major new work on a subject of vital concern to all dentists. It builds on the work of two former books, Textbook of Clinical Cariology and Fluoride in Dentistry, to present a definitive resource on caries prevention and treatment. The management of dental caries is central to daily work in dental offices because caries is ubiquitous in all populations, lesion development continues lifelong and caries is the most common cause of tooth loss around the world.
The book’s logical structure consists of four parts, covering: The Disease; Diagnosis; Prevention, Non-Operative and Operative Treatment and Prognosis. It provides a clear understanding of the disease process, be it at an individual or population level. The Editors are joined by 28 expert authors who have contributed a wealth of chapters, ranging from the role of fluorides to restoring the tooth. Careful balance between prophylaxis and surgical intervention guides the reader through the maze of treatment decisions, while the breadth of the book reflects diverse, and sometimes controversial, opinion on dental caries.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Delmar's Dental Drug Reference by Elena B. Haveles

This valuable drug reference provides detailed information on 300 of the most commonly prescribed drugs. It also includes drugs that are prescribed or used in a dental practice. It features a separate drug classifications section that gives an overview of each class of medication as well as a listing of individual drugs and how they differ from the classification section. The reference also includes a section of the FDA categories of pregnancy, and a section on antibiotic prophylaxis for bacterial endocarditis. This comprehensive reference guide is an invaluable tool for all dental professionals.