Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780702054013, 9780702059636

Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry

7th Edition

Author: Crispian Scully
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702054013
eBook ISBN: 9780702059636
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 20th May 2014
Page Count: 832

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This text offers an authoritative account of general medical and surgical conditions as they apply to the practice of dentistry and oral healthcare. Now established as the standard reference on the subject, Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry is essential for students learning for the first time or practitioners needing to keep up-to-date with their knowledge.

"This remains an excellent comprehensive textbook bringing together relevant information into one place. It is a book to use for reference, rather than an; end-to-end read, but it continues to fulfil its function amply in the increasingly complex world of the medical-dental interface." Reviewed by Dr Mike Pemberton, Consultant in Oral Medicine, Dental Updatem, Sept 2014

" extremely valuable source of information that should be in the armamentarium of any dental professional..." Reviewed by European Journal of Orthodontics, Feb 2015

"... seems as close as could be to a completely comprehensive overview of common and uncommon medical problems and their dental relevance". Reviewed by Bex Stockton on behalf of BDJ Student, February 2015

Key Features

  • Helps understanding of the relevant illness as identified from the patient’s history, physical examination and investigations;
  • Shows readers how to present a succinct and, when appropriate, unified list of all problems that could influence oral health care and formulate a diagnosis/treatment plan for each problem;
  • Emphasises the need to appreciate issues of access and informed consent, preventive oral health care and the avoidance of harm;
  • Enables the reader to develop strategies to identify patients at risk of medical problems, to assess the severity of those risks and, where necessary, to recognize the need for referral;
  • Places emphasis on good communication between all health-care professionals, and between HCPs and patients;
  • Emphasises the need to take into account people’s cultural needs and preferences as well as deal with patients who may have additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities;
  • User-friendly format allows ease of access to information whether for exam revision purposes or for a specific issue confronting staff in a busy clinical environment.

Table of Contents


  1. Medical emergencies
  2. Medical history, examination, investigations and risk assessment
  3. Perioperative care
  4. Signs and symptoms

  6. Cardiovascular medicine
  7. Endocrinology
  8. Gastrointestinal and pancreatic disorders
  9. Haematology
  10. Hepatology
  11. Mental health
  12. Mucosal, oral and cutaneous disorders
  13. Nephrology
  14. Neurology
  15. Otorhinolaryngology/Maxillofacial disorders
  16. Respiratory medicine
  17. Rheumatology and orthopaedics

  19. Allergies
  20. Autoimmune disease
  21. Immunity, inflammatory disorders, and immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory agents
  22. Immunodeficiencies
  23. Infections and infestations
  24. Malignant disease
  25. Metabolic disorders
  26. Trauma, burns and abuse

  28. Age and gender issues
  29. Complementary and alternative medicine
  30. Dietary factors and health and disease
  31. Impairment and disability
  32. Materials and drugs
  33. Minority groups
  34. Occupational hazards
  35. Reproductive (sexual) health
  36. Sports, travel and leisure, and pets
  37. Substance dependence
  38. Transplantation and tissue regeneration

  40. Health promotion
  41. Eponymous and acronymous diseases and signs


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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