Pocketbook of Oral Disease


  • Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, FBS, DSc, DChD, DMed (HC), Dr HC , Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK; Visiting Professor at Universities of Athens, BPP, Edinburgh, Granada and Helsinki
  • José Vicente Bagán Sebastián, MD, DDS, PhD, Profesor of Oral Medicine, University General Hospital of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • Marco Carrozzo, MD DDS, Professor and Chair of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
  • Catherine Flaitz, DDS MS , Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Pediatric Dentistry, The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Sergio Gandolfo, MD, DDS, Professor and Head of the Department of Dentistry, S. Luigi University Hospital, Orbassano, Turin; Dean of the Postgraduate School in Oral Surgery and Master in Oral Medicine and Special Needs Care, University of Torino, Italy

Prepared by authors of international renown, The Pocketbook of Oral Disease offers a wealth of information in a handy quick-reference format. Containing over 500 tables and illustrations, this useful guide covers the most common and potentially serious oral conditions seen in primary care dentistry. The Pocketbook of Oral Disease will be ideal for dental students who are about to graduate, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals.
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Senior dental undergraduates, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5200-2


"This title provides a concise easy reference guide to oral disease. Produced by leading specialists, this pocketbook covers common and more serious oral diseases with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment within the primary care setting...In covering an enormous topic such as oral disease in a brief and concise manner. this pocketbook will be a welcome addition to any professional's library. I would recommend it as a must have for undergraduate dental students, as well as a quick reference guide for those in post-graduate training, general dental practitioners and dental care professional."

British Dental Journal, March 2013

"The latest text from Elsevier presents for the reader an easy accessible, portable, quick-reference source of material to help assess the variety of oral diseases faced  by the busy dental practitioner...It has over 500 illustrations and tables, and offers  to help the modern-day dental surgeon with the common oral conditions...The format is comprehensive and will serve as a useful guide for the intended audience of dental students and the growing population of dental care professionals faced with increasing clinical responsibilty."

Faculty Dental Journal, April 2013

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, anatomical features and developmental anomalies

2 Differential diagnosis by signs and symptoms


Burning mouth

Desquamative gingivitis

Dry mouth (xerostomia)

Halitosis (oral malodour)

Mucosal blisters

Mucosal brown and black lesions

Mucosal erosions

Mucosal fissures or cracks

Mucosal purpura

Mucosal red lesions

Mucosal ulceration or soreness

Mucosal white lesions

Palsy (orofacial)

Pain (orofacial)

Sensory changes (orofacial)

Sialorrhoea and drooling

Swellings in the lips or face

Swellings in the mouth

Swellings in the neck

Swellings of the jaws

Swelling of the salivary glands

Taste disturbance

Tongue: furred

Tongue: smooth (glossitis)

Tongue swelling

Tooth abrasion

Tooth attrition

Tooth discolouration

Tooth erosion

Tooth hypoplasia

Tooth mobility or premature loss

Tooth number anomalies

Tooth shape anomalies


3 Differential diagnosis by site

Cervical node disorders

Salivary gland disorders

Lip lesions

Intraoral lesions

Tongue lesions

Palatal lesions

Gingival lesions

Jaw and musculoskeletal conditions

Neurological and pain disorders

Teeth specific disorders

4 Iatrogenic conditions

5 Immune defects and malignancies

6 Diagnosis

7 Investigations

8 Management protocols for patients with oral diseases in primary care settings

9 Referral for specialist opinion

10 Further information

Eponymous syndromes


Further reading