Written for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and other dental and medical specialists who deal with pathologies in the oral cavity, midface, and neck, this clinically oriented book addresses the underlying mechanism of each disease and how that dictates its clinical and radiographic presentation; the process of determining a differential diagnosis for each disease or condition; specific treatment recommendations that the authors use or have researched as the most beneficial; and the prognosis after treatment.
A specific aim of this book is to challenge many long-held concepts that are no longer valid, but that nevertheless have been passed down to succeeding generations of dental and medical school students. Another aim is to eliminate illogical and confusing terminology that only reinforces misconceptions about the underlying cause of specific diseases. Above all, the authors seek to increase the knowledge and understanding of oral and maxillofacial surgeons and others entrusted with the care of these patients.
978-0-86715-390-3 , 9780867153903
900 pp; 2,020 illus (1,700 color)