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.
Table of Contents
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
Colin Robinson, Ph.D., is Director of Research at the Leeds Dental Institute in Leeds, England, and hold an affiliate professorship at the Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. He is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Fluoride Research and Head of the Division of Oral Biology. He is also Pre-Clinical Dean for the Dental School. Dr. Robinson received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (with honours) from the University of Leeds in 1961 and was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. for micro-chemical investigations of dental enamel.
Jennifer Kirkham, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Oral Biology at the Leeds Dental Institute and Associate Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England. She holds an affiliated position at the Forsyth Center for Dental Research in Boston.
Roger Shore, Ph.D., is Sneior Lecturer in Oral Biology at the Leeds Dental Institute in Leeds, England. He obtained at B.Sc. in Zoology (with Honours) from the University of Leeds in 1972 and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol in 1984 while employed as a Research Assistant within the Department of Anatomy In 1985 he was appointed to the position of Lecturer within the Division of Oral Biology, University of Leeds.