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Cawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine, 8th Edition

Author Information
By Roderick A. Cawson, MD, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS(Glas), FRCPath, FAAOMP, Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine and Pathology, Guy's King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, King's College London, UK; Visiting Professor in Oral Pathology, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System, Dallas, TX, USA; and Edward Odell, FDSRCS, MSc, PhD, FRCPath, Professor of Oral Pathology and Medicine, King's College London, UK; Honorary Consultant in Oral Pathology, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Key Features
Comprehensive coverage of both oral pathology and oral medicine in a single paperback volume
Ideal for both undergraduate and post-graduate dentistry exams
Lucid writing style provides easy access to essential information
Illustrated in high quality throughout, with over 80 new full colour images
Ample use of flow charts guide the student thorough the process of differential diagnosis for a range of conditions
Classic text explaining the dental relevance of a range of systemic diseases

New to this Edition
Updated chapters on cancer and premalignancy, including new information on disease management.
New section on healing of the normal tooth socket, and pathology of osseointegration and sinusitis.
Includes discussion of controversial issues such as prophylaxis for infective endocarditis.
Addition of new WHO disease classifications – such as premalignancy.
New section on the relationship between the pathology of caries and its treatment.
Usability of diagnostic flow charts improved by addition of icons to the relevant sections of text referring the reader to the flow chart.
Many sections improved and updated, including cleft lip and palate, maxillary sinusitis and lichenoid reactions to amalgam restorations.
New section on implants, implant related lesions and osseointegration.

Table of Contents
Principles of investigation and diagnosis.

Disorders of development of teeth and related tissues.
Dental caries.
Pulpitis, apical periodontitis, resorption, hypercementosis.
Gingivitis and periodonitis.
Major infections of the mouth, jaws and perioral tissues.
Cysts of the jaws.
Odontogenic tumours and tumour-like lesions of the jaws.
Non-odontogenic tumours of the jaws.
Genetic, metabolic and other non-neoplastic bone diseases.
Disorders of the temporomandibular joints and periarticular tissues.
Self-assessment queestions and learning guides.

Diseases of the oral mucosa: introduction and mucosal infections.
Diseases of the oral mucosa: non-infective stomatitis.
Tongue disorders.
Benign chronic white mucosal lesions.
Oral premalignancy.
Oral cancer.
Neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of salivary glands.
Common benign mucosal swellings.
Soft-tissue (mesenchymal) neoplasms.
Melanoma and other pigmented lesions.
Self-assessment quesions and learning guides.

Anaemias, leukaemias and lymphomas.
Haemorrhagic diseases.
Immunodeficiencies and HIV disease.
Allergy and autoimmune disease.
Cervical lymphadenopathy.
Cardiovascular disease.
Respiratory tract disease.
Gastrointestinal and liver disease.
Nutritional deficiencies.
Endocrine disorders and pregnancy.
Renal disease.
Intellectual and physical disability and psychiatric disorders.
Pain, anxiety, neurological and psychogenic disorders.
Complications of systemic drug treatment.
Emergencies in dental practice.
Self-assessment questions and learning guides.