Oral Medicine


Sergio Gandolfo, MD DDS, Professor, Head of the Oral Medicine Section, Marco Carrozzo, MD DSM, Researcher, DO Biomedical Sciences and Homan Oncology, School of Medicine and Surgery, UO Turin, Italy

Crispian Scully, MD, PhD,  MDS, MRCS, FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, DSc, Wastman Dental Institure University College, UO London, UK

Book Description

Publication Date: December 9, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0702041335 | ISBN-13: 978-0702041334 | Edition: Pap/Dol
This title has been authored by professionals working in Europe and uses a unique combination of systematic, methodical and concise easy-access text with superb color clinical photographs to help dental practitioners recognize the signs and symptoms of conditions affecting the soft tissues of the mouth (e.g. ulcers and oral cancer) as well as the oral effects of systemic diseases. Flowcharts also illustrate the processes of diagnosis and treatment and lists differential diagnoses by site and by symptom.

  • Clearly describes and illustrates 76 oral conditions under standardized headings of clinical features, incidence, aetiology, diagnosis and management.
  • Gives therapeutic protocols with associated flowcharts to correspond with the trend towards protocol-driven treatment.
  • Includes diagnostic flowcharts for major symptoms such as ulcers and red lesions, placed beside clinical photos to guide the reader systematically through the diagnostic process.
  • Provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out biopsies and toluidine blue staining.

Editorial Reviews


“Resplendent with over 250 very clear colour photographs, it serves graphically to demonstrate an array of oral conditions of which dentists should be aware..The book is suitable for dental students and dentists just starting out in their careers but it will be useful to those undertaking post-graduate exams, too.”
Bdanews. Vol 20 no 9, September 2007

About the Author

Professor Sergio Gandolfo, MD DDS, is Full Professor of Dentistry at the University of Turin, School of Medicine S. Luigi Gonzaga. He earned his medical degree in 1977 and completed postgraduate training instomatology (1980) and medical oncology (1983) at the University of Turin. Currently, Professor Gandolfo is Head of the Department of Dentistry at the S. Luigi University Hospital, Orbassano, Turin, and is also Dean of the Postgraduate School in Oral Surgery and the Master in Oral Medicine and Special Needs Care at the University of Torino. From 2005 to 2008 he was Dean of the Degree Course in Oral Hygiene (University of Torino). Professor Gandolfo is past-President and founding fellow of the Italian Society of Oral Pathology and Medicine (SIPMO), and a member of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), the International Association of Oral Pathologist (IAOP) and the European Academy of Oral Medicine (EAOM). He currently serves on the Scientific Committee of the Association for Prevention and Care of Cancer in Piedmont. He has received numerous public and private funding for research in oral cancer, and has published the results of his studies – often performed in collaboration with other National and International research centers – in international journals. His research interests include the prevention and early diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial cancer, genetic imbalance in oral cancer, therapy of oral pre-cancer and cancer; non-neoplastic disorders of the oral mucosa – diagnosis and therapy of oral lichen planus and vesculobullous diseases as well as medical and surgical disorders of salivary glands and salivary flow disorders. He is also interested in the pathogenesis and therapy of oral somatoform disorders.Crispian Scully is Director of Special Projects at the UCL-Eastman Dental Institute; Professor of Special Care Dentistry, University College London, UK; and President-elect of International Academy of Oral Oncology. He has written and edited over 40 books, written over 150 book chapters and has over 860 papers cited on MEDLINE and over 300 others. He is Editor of Oral Oncology, Co-Editor of Oral Diseases, 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 American Biographical Institute UK Man of the Year. He is also afilliated with University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, Consultant, United Bristols Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Consultant University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK, and holds CBE MD PhD MDS MRCS BSc FDSRCS FDSRCPS FFDRCSI FDSRCSE FRCPath FMedSci FHEA FUCL DSc DChD DMed[HC] DrHC.Marco Carrozzo is Professor of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Sciences and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, RVI Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Marco graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Turin, Italy, and specialized in Odontostomatology, becoming researcher and Consultant in Oral Medicine at the University of Turin. He is author and co-author of over 180 scientific publications including several papers on oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases and of three books and nine book chapters on oral medicine. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Oral Oncology, Oral Diseases, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirurgía Bucal, Minerva Stomatologica and International Journal of Oral Science.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; Pap/Dol edition (December 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702041335
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702041334
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds


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