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Oral Medicine and Pathology: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management
Saman Warnakulasuriya OBE BDS FDSRCS Dip Oral Med PhD DSc
WM Tilakaratne BDS MS FDSRCS PhD FRCPath

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Publish Year2014
Size6.75" X 9.5"
cover TypePaper Back
Quick Overview
Oral Medicine and Pathology: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management is aimed at postgraduate students, specialist trainees, interns and all practitioners treating patients with oral diseases or those presenting with manifestations of systemic diseases in the oral cavity.The undergraduate students have a minimum exposure to pathological disorders other than dental caries and periodontal diseases and the book provides a useful resource to their early learning. The objective is to present a comprehensive book on patient management, to improve skills and expertise on oral diagnosis replete with a basic knowledge on both soft and hard tissue pathology.
Key Features
• Comprehensive text consisting of 24 chapters updates and expands the knowledge on oral disorders encountered in the practice of oral medicine and pathology and includes numerous new disease entities, as well as new diagnostic techniques.

• Written in straight-forward, clear, lucid and easy-to-grasp language.

• Meticulously constructed guide on diagnosis and management fills a much-needed gap in the low-cost editions and will be welcomed by oral physicians, diagnosticians, maxillofacial surgeons, pathologists, postgraduate trainees as well as undergraduate students.

• Emphasis is placed on developing the clinical diagnostic skills on each topic, the role of special investigations by hematological and immunological tests, biopsy and histopathology, imaging and other more advanced methodologies are presented and discussed wherever appropriate.

• Text begins with an outline on each topic, a classification wherever indicated and a comprehensive review of etiology and concise features of clinical presentation, radiological and histopathological features followed by methods for investigation and management.

• Pathology sections offer complete explanations of pathogenesis supported by a wealth of illustrations of Hand E photomicrographs to allow the reader to gain some insight into microscopic features. It is presented as an integrated text and the body ofthe text is devoted to thorough, up-to-date discussions of the clinical, diographic, and pathologic features of oral disorders encountered in clinical practice.

• Key features are summarized in a box and self-assessment questions are included at the end of each chapter.
Target Audience
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Specialist Trainees, Interns and all Practitioners.

Janet H. Southerland, DDS, MPH, PhD(Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry)


ne and pathology with a focus on the diagnosis and management of oral disorders. Chapters outline key features of diseases, classification, and treatment indications and include high quality photographs, x-rays, and pathology slides.


mation to improve skills and expertise in oral diagnosis as well as basic knowledge on both hard and soft tissue pathology. The book is a one-stop reference for diagnosing and managing systemic disease and oral pathology.


The authors intend this book for postgraduates, specialist trainees, interns, and practitioners involved in the care of patients with oral disease and oral disease as a manifestation of systems disease. It is also appropriate for practitioners involved in the management and care of medically complex patients and in need of a guide to aid in diagnosis and care management. The authors are well credentialed authorities in the field.


The book covers all aspects of oral disease and pathology from developmental anomalies to ulcerations, infections, and syndromes. In addition common oral problems such as caries, periodontal disease, and xerostomia are covered.

The photographs, histopathology slides, and radiographs are of high quality.

The self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter assist with retention of information, as do the tables with key features and management recommendations.

The chapter covering forensic dentistry seems to be somewhat out of place in a book of this type


This is a good quality overview of oral medicine and pathology that is also a good reference.

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