Crispian Scully, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, University of London, UK; Visiting Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland
Athanasios Kalantzis, Maxillofacial Unit, United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Lincoln, UK
This popular pocket book presents the practical aspects of diagnosis and management for postgraduate dental trainees in hospitals or general and community dental practice. With coverage of oral medicine and pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, including traumatology, and relevant aspects of sedation, anaesthetics and therapeutics, this book bridges the gap between undergraduate dental and medical knowledge, allowing the dental professional to be able to take a full medical history, examine the patient, perform the appropriate investigations, appreciate the patient’s medical problems and their implications on dental management, and finally enabling them to treat their patients in a safe and effective way.
It is a superb mini-reference work of invaluable practical use to any clinician involved in the oral cavity and suits well a pan professional application at whatever stage of undergraduate and postgraduate career. I would not hesitate to unreservedly recommend it as certainly a best buy for the practice library as dental professionals more and more become concerned and involved with a holistic approach to patient care. Buy it and keep it to hand. It needs small shelf space and you will use its pages frequently. Dental Practice
About the Author
Crispian Scully is secretary of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and the International Academy of Oral Oncology; member of the International Committee of the American Academy for Oral Medicine and past-president of the European and British Associations of Oral Medicine. He is co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for oral health, disability and culture; a member of the MRC Cross Board Committee; a member of the NICE advisory subcommittee on CJD; and visiting professor at Helsinki University and the University of the West of England. He is involved in several journals, including as editor of Oral Oncology, co-editor of Oral Diseases and on the editorial boards of journals such as International Journal of Oncology, Acta-Oto-Laryngologica, Archives of Oral Biology, Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry and Oral Biosciences and Medicine.