The new edition of this highly successful book continues to offer readers everything they require to gain a full understanding of microbiology as it relates to modern dental practice. Clearly written and in full colour throughout, the book uniquely divides the subject of microbiology into six discrete sections to relate the many aspects of microbiology for dental practice in a logical, easy-to-understand manner. The first part of the book covers the principles of general microbiology and is followed by a clear and straightforward account of basic immunology. The volume then addresses mechanisms of disease, concentrating clearly on the micro-organisms that are relevant to the dentist. The major infections of each organ system are discussed as they relate to dental practice together with a detailed exploration of oral microbiology. The book finally concludes with a practical discussion of cross-infection and control. The rich combination of easy-to-read text together with the extensive artwork programme continues to make "Essential Microbiology for Dentistry" the first choice of microbiology textbook for many students of dentistry worldwide.