Cawson's Essentials of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine

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Churchill Livingstone, 2008 - Medical - 468 pages
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This is a new edition of a classic textbook of oral pathology and oral medicine for dental students and candidates for postgraduate dentistry exams. Illustrated in colour throughout, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the pathology of oral disease, its clinical manifestations and the principles of management. A final section deals with the medically compromised patient.

  • 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


  • 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.

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Cawson is Emeritus Professor of Oral Medicine & Pathology at Moorgate Laboratory, Guy's Hospital.

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