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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Edward F. May, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: The second edition of this textbook of oral pathology contains up-to-date information on the etiology, clinical features, histopathology, and the treatment of oral disease. Each section contains information concerning differential diagnosis and updated methods for treatment of disease. The first edition was published in 1989.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to present to the clinician/student reader oral pathology, with a strong clinical orientation through the use of photographs, micrographs, and discussions concerning etiology, clinical features, histopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment. These objectives are met. The discussions concerning treatment are brief but adequate. The book met the author's objectives.
Audience: This book can be used by dental students, residents requiring information on oral pathology, or the general practitioner. It does not target any one specialty but can be used by anyone seeking information on oral pathology. Both authors are well-known authorities in the field of oral pathology.
Features: Adequate and relevant illustrations are contained in this book. All of the references are pertinent and up-to-date. The table of contents and index are well laid out. The overall appearance of the book is pleasing. The unique feature of this book is contained within the first section, giving a brief overview of the different disease entities.
Assessment: This book should be contained in the library of anyone who deals with patients with oral pathology. It is an up-to-date, adequate reference text giving sufficient information for the practitioner to help in the evaluation of oral disease. This edition contains a new chapter on common lesions of the face. There are enough changes in the text to warrant its replacing the previous edition.