This account of enamel begins with the formation of enamel via epithelio-mesenchymal interactions, and continues through its emergence into the mouth and its final destruction by the most common disease in the western world, dental caries.
1. Differentiation of Ameloblasts and its regulation by Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions Irma Thesleff 2. The Cell Biology of Amelogenesis Ziedonis Skobe, Doris N. Stern, and Kenneth S. Prostak 3. Molecular Biology of the Amelogenin Gene James P. Simmer and Malcolm L. Snead 4. Biochemistry of the Developing Enamel Matrix 5. Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Enamel Development Colin Robinson, Jennifer Kirkham, William A. Bonass, Roger C. Shore, and Steven J Brookes 6. Structure of Developing Enamel Roger C. Shore, Colin Robinson, Jennifer Kirkham, and Steven J. Brookes 7. Structure of Mature Enamel Roger C. Shore, Colin Robinson, Jennifer Kirkham, and Steven J. Brookes 8. Chemistry of Mature Enamel Colin Robinson, Jennifer Kirkham, Steven J. Brookes, and Roger C. Shore 9. Hereditary Defects of Enamel J. Tim Wright 10. The Chemistry of Dental Caries Colin Robinson, John A. Wetherell, and Jennifer Kirkham 11. Dental Fluorosis Pamela K. DenBesten and Nina J. Giambro