The Oxford Handbook of Applied Dental Preclinical Sciences covers the medical sciences for the preclinical dental student in a concise and easily accessible format. An international team of experts in dental education and research provide information on the applied basic sciences sciences to ensure a sound understanding of why the medical sciences are relevant to clinical dental practice. Anatomy and development, pain and behavioural sciences, biochemistry, genomics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, and physiology are all covered. Emphasis is placed on advances in the sciences, the changed content of subjects, and the relevance to dental clinical practice are well illustrated. Critical evaluation and communication skills have also been addressed to ensure that this Handbook will provide all the information necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the subject.