The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease is the perfect tool to aid in identifying, diagnosing and treating soft tissue oral disease in everyday clinical practice. Focusing on the clinical aspects of management required by the general dental team, this book expertly guides readers through screening examinations, description and documentation, differential diagnosis, and guidelines for observation and referral.
Ideal as a clinical handbook or review guide, The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease is replete with color photos, case studies and discussion, and synopses of best current treatments based on up-to-date literature. Section 1 includes basic information of how to most effectively and efficiently perform a complete and thorough head and neck soft tissue screening examination. Section 2 presents an overview of the top 40 oral soft tissue lesions, as well as several less common but life-threatening conditions such as oral cancer and infections. Section 3 is composed of a series of brief patient clinical scenarios with diagnostic exercises for self-test and evaluation by providing discussion of the correct diagnosis and distractors.
Michael A. Kahn, DDS, is Chairman and tenured Professor of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine and Craniofacial Pain, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He also serves as Laboratory Director of Tufts Oral Pathology Services and maintains a clinical intramural practice. He has authored more than 60 articles in professional journals and actively lectures nationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate and Director of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Kahn is also a Past-President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. J. Michael Hall, DDS, MABMH, is Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Director of the Department's Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Hall has published in the medical and dental peer?]reviewed literature on a variety of pathology subjects with a special interest in intrabony tumors of the jaws. He has also given numerous invited lectures and presentations at conferences nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Preface Acknowledgment of a Career Acknowledgments Section I: Detection and Documentation 1. The Extraoral and Intraoral Soft Tissue Head and Neck Screening Examination 2. Soft Tissue Head and Neck Pathology Description and Documentation Section II: Diagnosis and Management 3. Common Oral Soft Tissue Lesions 4. Differential Diagnosis of Common Oral Soft Tissue Lesions 5. Guidelines for Observation and/or Referral of Patients Lesions 6. The Art and Science of Biopsy and Cytology Section III: Clinicopathologic Exercises 7. Sample Patient Histories and Discussion Appendix A: Glossary of Descriptive Terminology Appendix B: Formulary of Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications Based on Disease Classification; Common Errors of Prescription Writing Index