The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease, Second Edition is a fully updated new edition of this popular guide to oral and maxillofacial diseases likely to be encountered in general or specialist dental practices. Emphasizing foundational information on the most common oral diseases, the book provides summaries of essential information for diagnosing and treating soft tissue oral pathology. With a focus on clinical decision–making, the book includes important information for diagnosing disease and determining the best course of action.
In addition to updates to knowledge, references, and images throughout, the Second Edition covers new diagnostic methods, narrowband imaging devices, and saliva sample testing. It offers self–testing clinicopathologic exercises for readers to practice their skills and gain confidence, and includes review questions at the end of each chapter so they can test their knowledge.
- Easy–to–use, updated resource with brief synopses for everyday clinical reference
- Includes self–testing clinicopathologic exercises to help readers further their skills and gain confidence in their knowledge
- Focuses on decision–making, from communicating diagnoses to developing and discussing treatment plans
- Presents clinically oriented information on the most important aspects of common oral and maxillofacial diseases
- Features detailed color illustrations, treatment algorithms, differential diagnosis, and case examples with discussion
The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease is an invaluable reference on oral pathology for general dentists and dental specialists alike, as well as hygienists, undergraduate dental students, and postgraduate dentists in advanced training programs.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments vii
Section I Detection and Documentation 1
1. The Extraoral and Intraoral Soft Tissue Head and Neck Screening Examination 3
2. Soft Tissue Head and Neck Pathology Description and Documentation 23
Section II Diagnosis and Management 35
3. Common Oral Soft Tissue Lesions 37
4. Differential Diagnosis of Common Oral Soft Tissue Lesions 115
5. Guidelines for Observation and/or Referral of Patients Lesions 129
6. The Art and Science of Biopsy and Cytology 137
Section III Clinicopathologic Exercises 147
7. Sample Patient Histories and Discussion 149
Appendix A: Glossary of Descriptive Terminology
Appendix B: Formulary of Over ]the ]Counter and Prescription 221
Medications Based on Disease Classification: Common Errors of Prescription Writing 225
Answers to End ]of ]Chapter Questions 245
Michael A. Kahn, DDS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Professor Emeritus and Chair (ret.) in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
J. Michael Hall, DDS, MABMH, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and Associate Professor (ret.) in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.