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.

You may also wish to visit our
ENT, Head & Neck and Audiology
Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurosciences
and Plastic Surgery

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.

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

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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.


05/07/2021 New ebook content added
McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent
Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference 
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.

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics2007- 
Archives of Oral Biology2007- 
Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America2007- 
BDJ Open2015- 
BMC Oral Health2001- 
BMJ Case Reports2008-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 Surgery2007- 
Case Reports in Dentistry2011- 
Clinical advances in periodontics2011- 
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research2015- 
Clinical implant dentistry and related research1999- 
Clinical oral implants research1999- 
Community dentistry and oral epidemiology1997- 
Dental Abstracts2007- 
Dental Clinics of North America2007- 
Dental Hypotheses2010- 
Dental Materials2007- 
Dental Nursing2006- 
Dental Products Report2000- 
Dental Research Journal2009- 
Dental Traumatology1997- 
Dental Update1999- 
European Journal of Dentistry2007- 
European Journal of General Dentistry2012- 
European journal of oral sciences1997- 
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America2007- 
Imaging Science in Dentistry2011- 
International dental journal1997 
International endodontic journal1997- 
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry2008- 
International journal of dental hygiene2003- 
International Journal of Dentistry2009- 
International Journal of Implant Dentistry2015- 
International Journal of Medical Dentistry2005- 
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2007- 
International Journal of Oral Science2009- 
International journal of paediatric dentistry1997- 
Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics2009- 
The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA)2007- 
Journal of clinical periodontology1997- 
Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice1999- 
Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery2007- 
Journal of Dental Biomaterials2014- 
Journal of Dental Hygiene2001- 
Journal of Dental Materials and Techniques2012- 
Journal of Dental Sciences2009- 
Journal of Dentistry2007- 
Journal of Endodontics2007- 
Journal of esthetic and restorative dentistry1997- 
Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice2007- 
Journal of International Oral Health2011- 
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2007- 
Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research2011- 
Journal of Oral Microbiology2009- 
Journal of oral pathology and medicine1997- 
Journal of oral rehabilitation1997- 
Journal of Oral Research and Review2014- 
Journal of Periodontal and Implant Science2010- 
Journal of periodontal research1997- 
Journal of periodontology1997- 
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry2007- 
Journal of prosthodontics1997- 
Journal of public health dentistry1997- 
Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists2012- 
Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery2015- 
Molecular oral microbiology2010- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Open Dentistry Journal 2007- 
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics2007- 
Oral diseases1997- 
Oral Oncology2007- 
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology2012- 
Oral surgery2008- 
Orthodontic update2009- 
Pediatric Dental Journal2014- 
Progress in Orthodontics2013- 
Seminars in Orthodontics2007- 
Special care in dentistry1997- 

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

Atlas of oral and maxillofacial surgery2016 Kademani
Clinical review of oral and maxillofacial surgery20142ndBagheri
Color atlas of dental implant surgery20154thBlock
Contemporary oral and maxillofacial surgery20197thHupp
Current therapy in oral and maxillofacial surgery2012 Bagheri
The dental foundation interview guide : with situational judgement tests2017 Siddique
Diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry20173rdStefanac
Endodontics: Principles and Practice20216thTorabinejad
Endodontology at a glance2019 Davies
Esthetic dentistry : a clinical approach to techniques and materials20153rdAschheim
Facial Trauma Surgery2020 Dorafshar
General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners20193rdGreenwood
Implant dentistry : a practical approach20102ndGarg
Implant dentistry at a glance20182ndMalet
Little and Falace’s dental management of the medically compromised patient.20189thLittle
Maxillofacial trauma and esthetic facial reconstruction20122ndWard Booth
McCracken’s removable partial prosthodontics201613thCarr
McDonald and Avery’s Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent 202211thDean
Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference 202213thJeske
Netter’s head and neck anatomy for dentistry20173rdNorton
Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology201913thNewman
Oral and maxillofacial pathology20164thNeville
Oral and maxillofacial surgery20183rdFonseca
Oral and maxillofacial trauma20134thFonseca
Oral medicine and pathology at a glance20162ndDios
Oral pathology : clinical pathologic correlations20177thRegezi
Oral pathology: a comprehensive atlas and text20172ndWoo
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry20207thRushworth
Oxford Handbook of Dental Nursing2012 Boon
Oxford handbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery20182ndCascarini
Phillips’ science of dental materials201312thAnusavice
Pocket Guide to Mouth and Dental Hygiene in Dementia Care : Guidance for Maintaining Good Oral Health2020 Nightingale
Principles and practice of laser dentistry20162ndConvissar
Problem solving in endodontics : prevention, identification and management.20115thGutmann
Review questions for dentistry2017 Devlin
SBAs and EMQs for Human Disease (Medicine) in Dentistry2021 Adegun
Sedation : a guide to patient management20186thMalamed