Library resources & services for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry & Orthodontics.

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital
and gives details of selected content available in
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry & Orthodontics
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

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ENT, Head & Neck and Audiology
Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
and Plastic Surgery

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
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NHS England COVID-19 Specialty guides
COVID-19 in dental settings page


Faculty of Dental Surgeons
COVID-19 Information hub


British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons


COVID-19 daily alert research bulletin
Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak.
If you would like to receive this email alert, which contains latest research articles and news from government departments, please contact

They also have created the Finding the evidence: Coronavirus page.


Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.



18/01/2021 New ebook content added
SBAs and EMQs for Human Disease (Medicine) in Dentistry 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


09/12/2020 New ebook content added
Endodontics: Principles and Practice
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)






Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- topics for allied health professionals
British Nursing Index (BNI)- incl topics for nurses and care staff
international nursing & allied health incl nurses and care staff
EMBASE- European biomedicine– good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE-international nursing & allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most dental/medical/surgical topics including oral and maxillofacial
useful for health psychology/recovery

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See our main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.




Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

    • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
      Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
      When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
    • ClinicalKey  – clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and multimedia resources
      Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)
    • Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
    • TRIP Database clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
    • UpToDate  ‘evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).






Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry & Orthodontics journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.


Journal Coverage Notes
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 2007-
Archives of Oral Biology 2007-
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America 2007-
BDJ Open 2015-
BMC Oral Health 2001-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-
Case Reports in Dentistry 2011-
Clinical advances in periodontics 2011-
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research 2015-
Clinical implant dentistry and related research 1999-
Clinical oral implants research 1999-
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology 1997-
Dental Abstracts 2007-
Dental Clinics of North America 2007-
Dental Hypotheses 2010-
Dental Materials 2007-
Dental Nursing 2006-
Dental Products Report 2000-
Dental Research Journal 2009-
Dental Traumatology 1997-
Dental Update 1999-
European Journal of Dentistry 2007-
European Journal of General Dentistry 2012-
European journal of oral sciences 1997-
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America 2007-
Gerodontology 1997-
Imaging Science in Dentistry 2011-
International dental journal 1997
International endodontic journal 1997-
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2008-
International journal of dental hygiene 2003-
International Journal of Dentistry 2009-
International Journal of Implant Dentistry 2015-
International Journal of Medical Dentistry 2005-
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-
International Journal of Oral Science 2009-
International journal of paediatric dentistry 1997-
Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics 2009-
The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) 2007-
Journal of clinical periodontology 1997-
Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice 1999-
Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2007-
Journal of Dental Biomaterials 2014-
Journal of Dental Hygiene 2001-
Journal of Dental Materials and Techniques 2012-
Journal of Dental Sciences 2009-
Journal of Dentistry 2007-
Journal of Endodontics 2007-
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry 1997-
Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice 2007-
Journal of International Oral Health 2011-
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-
Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research 2011-
Journal of Oral Microbiology 2009-
Journal of oral pathology and medicine 1997-
Journal of oral rehabilitation 1997-
Journal of Oral Research and Review 2014-
Journal of Periodontal and Implant Science 2010-
Journal of periodontal research 1997-
Journal of periodontology 1997-
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2007-
Journal of prosthodontics 1997-
Journal of public health dentistry 1997-
Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists 2012-
Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015-
Molecular oral microbiology 2010-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Open Dentistry Journal  2007-
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics 2007-
Oral diseases 1997-
Oral Oncology 2007-
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 2012-
Oral surgery 2008-
Orthodontic update 2009-
Pediatric Dental Journal 2014-
Periodontology 1997-
Progress in Orthodontics 2013-
Seminars in Orthodontics 2007-
Special care in dentistry 1997-





Books (guide)

Search our print and electronic book holdings.

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).


Selected specialty content from 2010 onwards – click title & login with NHS Athens

Title Year Edition Author
Atlas of oral and maxillofacial surgery 2016 Kademani
Clinical review of oral and maxillofacial surgery 2014 2nd Bagheri
Cohen’s pathways of the pulp 2016 11th Hargreaves
Color atlas of dental implant surgery 2015 4th Block
Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery 2019 7th Hupp
Current therapy in oral and maxillofacial surgery 2012 Bagheri
The dental foundation interview guide : with situational judgement tests 2017 Siddique
Diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry 2017 3rd Stefanac
Endodontics: Principles and Practice 2021 6th Torabinejad
Endodontology at a glance 2019 Davies
Esthetic dentistry : a clinical approach to techniques and materials 2015 3rd Aschheim
Facial Trauma Surgery 2020 Dorafshar
General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners 2019 3rd Greenwood
Implant dentistry : a practical approach 2010 2nd Garg
Implant dentistry at a glance 2018 2nd Malet
Little and Falace’s dental management of the medically compromised patient. 2018 9th Little
Maxillofacial trauma and esthetic facial reconstruction 2012 2nd Ward Booth
McCracken’s removable partial prosthodontics 2016 13th Carr
McDonald and Avery’s dentistry for the child and adolescent 2016 10th Dean
Mosby’s dental drug reference 2018 12th Jeske
Netter’s head and neck anatomy for dentistry 2017 3rd Norton
Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology 2019 13th Newman
Oral and maxillofacial pathology 2016 4th Neville
Oral and maxillofacial surgery 2018 3rd Fonseca
Oral and maxillofacial trauma 2013 4th Fonseca
Oral medicine and pathology at a glance 2016 2nd Dios
Oral pathology : clinical pathologic correlations 2017 7th Regezi
Oral pathology: a comprehensive atlas and text 2017 2nd Woo
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry 2020 7th Rushworth
Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing 2012 Boon
Oxford handbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery 2018 2nd Cascarini
Phillips’ science of dental materials 2013 12th Anusavice
Pocket Guide to Mouth and Dental Hygiene in Dementia Care : Guidance for Maintaining Good Oral Health 2020 Nightingale
Principles and practice of laser dentistry 2016 2nd Convissar
Problem solving in endodontics : prevention, identification and management. 2011 5th Gutmann
Review questions for dentistry 2017 Devlin
SBAs and EMQs for Human Disease (Medicine) in Dentistry 2021 Adegun
Sedation : a guide to patient management 2018 6th Malamed