Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition
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Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 8th Edition


This is a new edition of a classic textbook of oral pathology and oral medicine for dental students and candidates for postgraduate dentistry exams. Illustrated in colour throughout, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the pathology of oral disease, its clinical manifestations and the principles of management. A final section deals with the medically compromised patient.
  • Comprehensive coverage of both oral pathology and oral medicine in a single paperback volume
  • Ideal for both undergraduate and post-graduate dentistry exams
  • Lucid writing style provides easy access to essential information
  • Illustrated in high quality throughout, with over 80 new full colour images
  • Ample use of flow charts guide the student thorough the process of differential diagnosis for a range of conditions
  • Classic text explaining the dental relevance of a range of systemic diseases
  • Updated chapters on cancer and premalignancy, including new information on disease management.
  • New section on healing of the normal tooth socket, and pathology of osseointegration and sinusitis.
  • Includes discussion of controversial issues such as prophylaxis for infective endocarditis.
  • Addition of new WHO disease classifications – such as premalignancy.
  • New section on the relationship between the pathology of caries and its treatment.
  • Usability of diagnostic flow charts improved by addition of icons to the relevant sections of text referring the reader to the flow chart.
  • Many sections improved and updated, including cleft lip and palate, maxillary sinusitis and lichenoid reactions to amalgam restorations.
  • New section on implants, implant related lesions and osseointegration.

1. Principles of investigation and diagnosis

SECTION ONE: HARD TISSUE PATHOLOGY 2. Disorders of development of teeth and related tissues 3. Dental caries 4. Pulpitis, apical periodontitis, resorption, hypercementosis 5. Gingivitis and periodonitis 6. Major infections of the mouth, jaws and perioral tissues 7. Cysts of the jaws 8. Odontogenic tumours and tumour-like lesions of the jaws 9. Non-odontogenic tumours of the jaws 10. Genetic, metabolic and other non-neoplastic bone diseases 11. Disorders of the temporomandibular joints and periarticular tissues Self-assessment questions and learning guides

SECTION TWO: SOFT TISSUE DISEASE 12. Diseases of the oral mucosa: introduction and mucosal infections 13. Diseases of the oral mucosa: non-infective stomatitis 14. Tongue disorders 15. Benign chronic white mucosal lesions 16. Oral premalignancy 17. Oral cancer 18. Neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of salivary glands 19. Common benign mucosal swellings 20. Soft-tissue (mesenchymal) neoplasms 21. Melanoma and other pigmented lesions Self-assessment quesions and learning guides

SECTION THREE: THE MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENT 22. Anaemias, leukaemias and lymphomas 23. Haemorrhagic diseases 24. Immunodeficiencies and HIV disease 25. Allergy and autoimmune disease 26. Cervical lymphadenopathy 27. Cardiovascular disease 28. Respiratory tract disease 29. Gastrointestinal and liver disease 30. Nutritional deficiencies 31. Endocrine disorders and pregnancy 32. Renal disease 33. Intellectual and physical disability and psychiatric disorders 34. Pain, anxiety, neurological and psychogenic disorders 35. Complications of systemic drug treatment 36. Emergencies in dental practice Self-assessment questions and learning guides

Roderick A. Cawson, MD, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS(Glas), FRCPath, FAAOMP, Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Guy's King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, King's College London, UK; Visiting Professor in Oral Pathology, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System, Dallas, TX, USA and Edward W Odell, FDSRCS, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine, King's College London, UK; Honorary Consultant in Oral Pathology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Professor of Oral Pathology


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