The Second Edition of this textbook for dental assisting, dental hygiene, and first-year dental students retains its well-organized, easy-to-follow format, with enhanced content, tables, illustrations, and display boxes. Expanded chapters cover preventative materials, abrasion and polishing, dental implants and composites. Coverage of new materials includes ceramics, dental cements, and new gold alloys for PFM restorations. Additional problem solving and clinically relevant examples are provided, plus a concise description of the ADA materials acceptance and specification program. Other features include a glossary of terms, chapter outlines, manufacturer websites, and review and checkpoint questions denoting clinical situations.Ferracane, Jack L. is the author of 'Materials in Dentistry Principles and Applications', published 2001 under ISBN 9780781727334 and ISBN 0781727332.