Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine

Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine

The Basis of Diagnosis and Treatment

3rd Edition - November 26, 2012

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  • Author: Crispian Scully
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702049484
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702052057

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The new edition of this highly successful volume continues to offer readers with a systemized and objective approach to the practice of oral and maxillofacial medicine. Winner of the Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors Book Award in the category of ‘New Authored Book’ (2004), and Highly Commended in the British Medical Association Book Awards (2009), this volume is ideal for senior dental students, dental practitioners and for trainees and practitioners in oral medicine, surgery, and pathology in particular.

Key Features

  • Allows the reader to adopt a systematic approach to history taking
  • Explains how to examine patients and their oral lesions systematically to start formulating differential diagnoses
  • Identifies which sites may be affected by the presenting condition and what to look for at the sites
  • Explains when clinical investigations are indicated, which are appropriate, and how to perform them
  • Shows the reader how to interpret the findings of routine clinical investigations and understand the potential implications for the patient
  • Identifies relevant follow-up questions that may further clarify the findings of the clinical examination and refocus the history
  • Explains how to recognise the scope of oral and maxillofacial diseases and the importance of their medical management in addition to the traditional dental focus of the discipline
  • Shows the reader how to identify lesions and understand their potential implications for the patient
  • Explains how to advise the patient about the aetiology of oral lesions and their predisposing factors
  • Identifies a range of therapeutic options for the patient and emphasises the need for regular review and re-appraisal of the condition
  • Provides an understanding of how treatment may impact, positively or negatively, upon the condition
  • Identifies the need to refer for advice, investigations or treatment by dental, medical or surgical specialists
  • Shows the reader how to recognise the importance of close liaison with colleagues in other disciplines, particular imaging, medicine, pathology and surgery

Table of Contents


    1 Diagnosis: history

    2 Diagnosis: examination

    3 Diagnosis: investigations

    4 Treatment

    5 Agents used in the treatment of patients with orofacial disease


    6 Cervical lymphadenopathy

    7 Drooling and sialorrhoea

    8 Dry mouth (xerostomia and hyposalivation)

    9 Halitosis (oral malodour)

    10 Lumps and swellings

    11 Lumps and swellings in the lip

    12 Lumps and swellings in the gingiva

    13 Lumps and swellings in the palate

    14 Lumps and swellings in the tongue

    15 Lumps and swellings in the salivary glands

    16 Lumps and swellings in the jaws

    17 Pain

    18 Pigmented brown or black lesions

    19 Red lesions

    20 Sensory and motor changes

    21 Soreness and ulcers

    22 Taste abnormalities

    23 Trismus

    24 White lesions


    25 Potentially malignant disorders

    26 Actinic cheilitis

    27 Erythroplakia(erythroplasia)

    28 Leukoplakia

    29 Lichen planus

    30 Submucous fibrosis

    31 Cancer


    32 Angioedema

    33 Angular cheilitis (angular stomatitis)

    34 Aphthae (recurrent aphthous stomatitis)

    35 Atypical (idiopathic) facial pain

    36 Behçet syndrome

    37 Bell’s palsy

    38 Burning mouth syndrome (oral dysaesthesia)

    39 Candidosis (candidiasis)

    40 Denture-related stomatitis

    41 Erythema migrans

    42 Erythema multiforme

    43 Herpesvirus infections

    44 Keratoses

    45 Odontogenic cysts and tumours

    46 Orofacial granulomatosis

    47 Pemphigoid

    48 Pemphigus

    49 Salivary neoplasms

    50 Sjögren syndrome

    51 Temporomandibular joint pain–dysfunction syndrome

    52 Trigeminal and other neuralgias


    53 Human immunodeficiency virus infection

    54 Iatrogenic disease

    55 Oral manifestations of disorders of specific systems


    56 Eponymous conditions

    57 Other conditions

    58 Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2013
  • Published: November 26, 2012
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702049484
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702052057

About the Author

Crispian Scully

Crispian Scully is a Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health; and is emeritus Professor at UCL. He is Co-Editor of Oral Diseases, Medicina Oral, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry.

Crispian Scully is Past-President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology, European Association of Oral Medicine, British Society for Oral Medicine and British Society of Disability and Oral Health, he has served as Dean in Bristol and UCL; on the General Dental Council; on the Councils of the Royals colleges in Glasgow and Edinburgh; and on committees of NICE and CRUK, He has written and edited over 45 books, written over 150 book chapters and has over 1000 papers cited on MEDLINE. 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 Awards of the Spanish Society for Oral Medicine and the Hellenic Society for Oral Medicine, and the International Award of the Spanish Society for Oral Surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director: WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health; King James IV Professor Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh); Emeritus Professor: UCL (London) and Visiting Professor; Universities of Athens, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Plymouth

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