BOOKS FOR MDS/NEET PREPARATION

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The following is an exhaustive list of books required to study for Dental Pre Post Graduation Exams / NEET Examinations in India.


General texts and preclinical dental books

1. Dental practitioner handbook series (around 20 books on various fields of dentistry. Killey and Kay oral surgery texts are a part of the series)
2. Clinical dentistry by Rowe (good comprehensive reference for all clinical dentistry topics, but don’t expect it to be exhaustive)
3. Oxford textbook of clinical dentistry
4. *Oral histology embryology by ten cate. (Standard Textbook)
5. Orban’s oral histology (Nice old text but not much of changes over time)
6. *Ash and wheeler’s tooth morphology Anatomy and occlusion
7. *Disorders of TMJ and occlusion: Okeson (very good one and standard. I would add it as bible even if its not a text for normal syllabus because the Questions in PG entrance from TMJ are increasing and this is a standard latest text for that!)

8. Fergusson: oral biology
9. Oral microbiology and immunology (I don’t remember the author…a green covered text)
10. *Phillips’ Science of Dental Materials (Standard Textbook)
11. Kenneth J. Anusavice
12. *Craig and power’s restorative dental materials (Standard Textbook)
13. Skinner’s dental materials old ed.1969 I think…refer it. And u will know why I add such an old text!
14. Clinical manipulation of dental materials by Smith et al.

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Oral medicine & radiology
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1. Burkett’s oral medicine
2. *Goaz and white dental radiology
3. Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques (Reference Book)
4. By Joen I. Haring, Laura Jansen (Reference Book)
5. Oral Radiology Principles and Interpretation (Reference Book)
6. By S C White, M J Pharoah (Reference Book)

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Oral pathology
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1. *Shafer’s oral pathology. (Standard TextBook for oral path.)
2. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2nd Edition
3. By Brad Neville, Douglas D. Damm, Carl M. Allen and Jerry Bouquot
4. Regezi oral pathology
5. Oral Pathology (3rd Edition) by J V Soames & J C Southam (Reference Book)
6. Diseases of the Oral Mucosa (2nd Edition) by M Strassburg, Manfred & G Knolle (Reference Book)
7. *Handbook of Oral Disease: Diagnosis and Management by Crispian Scully (Reference Book)
8. Spouge’s text published in 1973 is and is considered a good reference (Reference Book)


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