The author, with the assistance of many eminent associates, presents an extremely complete book concerning dentistry for children. As the title indicates, the general theme is to consider the child as a whole, rather than specific considerations about the teeth and mouth, alone.
Subjects presented cover a wide range of topics, with almost equal emphasis being placed on didactic subjects as well as clinical techniques. Probably the major criticism from a dentist's viewpoint is the lack of completeness in the dental techniques such as operative dentistry, diagnosis, pulp therapy, and space maintenance. Coverage in the fields of oral surgery, handicapped children, and oral manifestations of systemic diseases is unusually thorough.
The descriptions and print are explicit and lucid. The diagrams by Ullrich are excellent. Though many are not original, the photographs throughout are plentiful, large, and clearly reproduced. The text completes its purpose as a good reference for students and