Medical Problems in Dentistry

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Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2005 - Medical - 683 pages
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This comprehensive text offers an authoritative account of general medicine as it applies to the practice of dentistry. Established as the standard reference on the relevance of medical conditions to dentistry, this book is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners brushing up on their knowledge. In this 5th edition, the content has been completely updated and the appearance has been completely transformed, making it brighter and better than ever.

  • Detailed coverage outlines the relevance of systemic diseases and their treatment for dentistry - essential knowledge for all dentists.
  • Content provides the dentist with sufficient background knowledge about systemic diseases and their management, making their complex effects easier to understand.
  • Unique material on special needs dentistry presents especially relevant subject matter on this growing specialized area.

  • New material on signs and symptoms ensures that the reader is kept up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
  • Thorough coverage of contemporary issues offers practical preparation for a variety of issues facing practitioners today, including refugees and other special groups, lifestyle issues, preventative medicine, complementary medicine, prion diseases, women's health and emerging infections, and more.
  • Information concerning dental staff, including topics like bleeding tendencies, cardiac disease, diabetes, drug use, hepatitis, and other transmissible diseases and malignant diseases, has been made current, strengthening the reader's ability to apply what they have learned to their practice in today's medical world.
  • Content has been streamlined into bullet points, for easy access to essential information.
  • With color throughout, the format of the book is much brighter, with more helpful visual aides.

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About the author (2005)

Crispian Scully is President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology and President-Elect of the British Society for Oral Medicine. He has written and edited over 40 books, written over 150 book chapters and has over 900 papers cited on MEDLINE plus over 300 others. He is Co-Editor of Oral Diseases, Medicina Oral, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry. He has received the CBE, University of Helsinki Medal of Honour, University of Santiago de Compostela Medal, University of Granada Medal, Fellowship of UCL, and honorary degrees from the Universities of Athens, Granada, Helsinki and Pretoria. He has received the UK Dental Award for the Most Outstanding Achievements in Dentistry, the Award of the Spanish Society for Oral Medicine and the Hellenic Society for Oral Medicine.

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