Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Scott W. Podlesh, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of the latest basic and clinical research on orofacial pain conditions.
Purpose: The purpose is to present up-to-date scientific and clinical advances in the field of orofacial pain and make conclusions regarding their application to clinical practice and define areas of future research. This is an important and frequently controversial area, and the book generally meets its objectives.
Audience: This book is authored by a variety of experts in the field and is written at a graduate level. The intended audience includes clinicians and researchers involved in the area of orofacial pain.
Features: The book includes numerous graphs and photos illustrating assessment, diagnosis, and management of orofacial pain. The references are up-to-date and extensive. The table of contents and index are quite satisfactory.
Assessment: This is an excellent and useful book for practitioners and researchers. This book helps fill the need for a comprehensive resource on orofacial pain and I recommend it.