The first edition of the descriptive manual “The Art of Learning Preclinical Prosthodontics”, has benefitted a wide number of students throughout the country in understanding pre-clinical prosthodontics. The success of first edition has motivated the authors to refine the content in a more structured layout which will enable the students to acquire knowledge and reproduce skill effectively. Every chapter contains learning objectives, essential terminologies, and sequential pictorial representations for each laboratory skill, with adequate emphasis on its clinical application. This will assist students in better comprehension and formulation of treatment plan, during their clinical years.
The most challenging clinical procedure for an undergraduate student is establishing jaw relationship for completely edentulous patients which has been extensively described in this edition. We believe this revised edition will greatly enhance the knowledge and psychomotor skill in prosthodontics among undergraduate students.
K Kasim Mohamed, V Anand Kumar, M Uma Maheswari, N Shanmuganathan, K S Maheshwaran, Kapil Raju
“No one can whistle a symphony; it takes a whole orchestra to play it”
The collective expertise of the authors in the academic field spans many decades in the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (DU), porur, Chennai. The authors have played an indispensable role in designing the undergraduate curriculum and have developed innovative teaching methods for the students in Preclinical years. They are dynamic in research and have published numerous research papers both in national and international journals. They have conducted various hands-on courses for students in national conferences and student conventions. The team has collectively contributed to this book to raise the standards of dental education and to lay a precise foundation for the aspiring dental students.