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Pre-Dental: General Reference Sources

This guide is for students interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.


Dental Health: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References - eBook 2003.

Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health. REF R121 .M65 2003.

Melloni’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary. Available at both USC Upstate and University Center at Greenville Reference. REF R121 .D76 2002.

Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions. REF R 121 .M89 2009.

Oxford Handbook of Dental Patient Care - eBook 2005.

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. Available at both USC Upstate (2009) and University Center at Greenville Reference (2005). REF R121 .T18.

Online Resources


Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, this resource covers over 700 diseases and conditions. Includes directories of doctors and dentists as well as a medical encyclopedia and dictionary.

-          Child Dental Health

-          Dental Health

-          Gum Disease

Oral Cancer Foundation  

Provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer and the roll the dental profession in detecting various forms of cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Oral Health Resources  

Provides information on a variety of topics dealing with oral health, includes guidelines and recommendations and state reports.

Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIPAA Web Site  

Provides government regulations and resources.

MerckSource Resource Library  

Includes A.D.A.M. Encyclopedia, virtual body tours, and the Merck manual.

Animated Teeth  

Explanations and animations about dental topics and procedures


This website has a video link with many clips on different procedures.

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