Pocketbook of Oral Disease


Prepared by authors of international renown, The Pocketbook of Oral Disease offers a wealth of information in a handy quick-reference format. Containing over 500 tables and illustrations, this useful guide covers the most common and potentially serious oral conditions seen in primary care dentistry. The Pocketbook of Oral Disease will be ideal for dental students who are about to graduate, general dental practitioners and dental care ...

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Prepared by authors of international renown, The Pocketbook of Oral Disease offers a wealth of information in a handy quick-reference format. Containing over 500 tables and illustrations, this useful guide covers the most common and potentially serious oral conditions seen in primary care dentistry. The Pocketbook of Oral Disease will be ideal for dental students who are about to graduate, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals.

  • Written by high profile experts in the field
  • Concise, double page spread permits rapid review of essential information
  • Includes a wide range of colour clinical photographs, radiological images, and artwork schematics
  • Contains useful ‘pull out’ boxes to act as useful aide-memoirs
  • Algorithms help readers think through the challenge of diagnosis and organise information correctly
  • Glossary and alphabetically ordered syndromes further allow rapid access to key information
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Editorial Reviews

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"This title provides a concise easy reference guide to oral disease. Produced by leading specialists, this pocketbook covers common and more serious oral diseases with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment within the primary care setting...In covering an enormous topic such as oral disease in a brief and concise manner. this pocketbook will be a welcome addition to any professional's library. I would recommend it as a must have for undergraduate dental students, as well as a quick reference guide for those in post-graduate training, general dental practitioners and dental care professional."

British Dental Journal, March 2013

"The latest text from Elsevier presents for the reader an easy accessible, portable, quick-reference source of material to help assess the variety of oral diseases faced by the busy dental practitioner...It has over 500 illustrations and tables, and offers to help the modern-day dental surgeon with the common oral conditions...The format is comprehensive and will serve as a useful guide for the intended audience of dental students and the growing population of dental care professionals faced with increasing clinical responsibilty."

Faculty Dental Journal, April 2013

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702046490
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Crispian Scully is President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology and President-Elect of the British Society for Oral Medicine. He has written and edited over 40 books, written over 150 book chapters and has over 900 papers cited on MEDLINE plus over 300 others. He is Co-Editor of Oral Diseases, Medicina Oral, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry.

He has received the CBE, University of Helsinki Medal of Honour, University of Santiago de Compostela Medal, University of Granada Medal, Fellowship of UCL, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Athens, Granada, Helsinki and Pretoria. He has received the UK Dental Award for the Most Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry, the Award of the Spanish Society for Oral Medicine and the Hellenic Society for Oral Medicine.

Jose Bagan graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Valencia University, Spain, and then gained his PhD at Valencia University. He directs the Service of Stomatology at Valencia University General Hospital and is Full Professor of Oral Medicine at Valencia University. Jose is President of the European Association of Oral Medicine and President of the Research Commission, Valencia University General Hospital. He is Director of the journal Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal, and Associate Editor of the journal Oral Diseases as well as being on several other Editorial Boards. Jose is the author of 10 books, 33 book chapters, and over 310 published papers in oral medicine. He has been awarded 20 prizes in odontostomatology.

Marco Carrozzo is Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Sciences and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, RVI Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Marco graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Turin, Italy, and specialized in odontostomatology, becoming researcher and Consultant in Oral Medicine at the University of Turin. He is author and co-author of over 180 scientific publications including several papers on oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases and of three books and nine book chapters on oral medicine. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Oral Oncology, Oral Diseases, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirurgía Bucal, Minerva Stomatologica and International Journal of Oral Science.

Catherine Flaitz is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Pediatric Dentistry, former Dean at The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch at Houston and the holder of the William N. Finnegan III Professorship in the Dental Sciences. Some of her honours include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Education Foundation Research Award, American Society of Dentistry for Children Foundation Journalism Award and the 2001 George W. Teuscher Silver Pen Award. Dr Flaitz was the first dental educator to receive the UT-Houston President’s Scholar Award for Teaching Excellence. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and novel management of oral lesions in children and immunocompromised individuals of all ages.

Sergio Gandolfo is Full Professor of Dentistry at the University of Turin, School of Medicine S. Luigi Gonzaga. He earned his medical degree in 1977 and completed postgraduate training in stomatology (1980) and medical oncology (1983) at the University of Turin. Currently, Professor Gandolfo is Head of the Department of Dentistry at the S. Luigi University Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, and is also Dean of the Postgraduate School in Oral Surgery and the Master in Oral Medicine and Special Needs Care at the University of Torino. From 2005 to 2008 he was Dean of the Degree Course in Oral Hygiene (University of Torino).

Professor Gandolfo is past-President and founding fellow of the Italian Society of Oral Pathology and Medicine (SIPMO), and a member of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), the International Association of Oral Pathologist (IAOP) and the European Academy of Oral Medicine (EAOM). He currently serves on the Scientific Committee of the Association for Prevention and Care of Cancer in Piedmont.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction, anatomical features and developmental anomalies

2 Differential diagnosis by signs and symptoms


Burning mouth

Desquamative gingivitis

Dry mouth (xerostomia)

Halitosis (oral malodour)

Mucosal blisters

Mucosal brown and black lesions

Mucosal erosions

Mucosal fissures or cracks

Mucosal purpura

Mucosal red lesions

Mucosal ulceration or soreness

Mucosal white lesions

Palsy (orofacial)

Pain (orofacial)

Sensory changes (orofacial)

Sialorrhoea and drooling

Swellings in the lips or face

Swellings in the mouth

Swellings in the neck

Swellings of the jaws

Swelling of the salivary glands

Taste disturbance

Tongue: furred

Tongue: smooth (glossitis)

Tongue swelling

Tooth abrasion

Tooth attrition

Tooth discolouration

Tooth erosion

Tooth hypoplasia

Tooth mobility or premature loss

Tooth number anomalies

Tooth shape anomalies


3 Differential diagnosis by site

Cervical node disorders

Salivary gland disorders

Lip lesions

Intraoral lesions

Tongue lesions

Palatal lesions

Gingival lesions

Jaw and musculoskeletal conditions

Neurological and pain disorders

Teeth specific disorders

4 Iatrogenic conditions

5 Immune defects and malignancies

6 Diagnosis

7 Investigations

8 Management protocols for patients with oral diseases in primary care settings

9 Referral for specialist opinion

10 Further information

Eponymous syndromes


Further reading


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