Shafer’s Textbook of Oral Pathology, 7th Edition

Shafer Textbook of Oral Pathology 7By Arya Rajendran, Shivapatha Sundaram

The periodic and timely revisions of Shafer’s Textbook of Oral Pathology have brought out a treatise, well conceived and written with the aim of updating students all necessary nuances of the specialty. The scope of the present edition is an extension of this goal aimed at understanding the disease processes at more fundamental level, the impetus being those in the maxillofacial region. The book highlights the etiopathogenesis and clinical presentation of oral diseases and focuses on a variety of diseases commonly encountered in clinical practice.

Salient Features

  • Extensively revised and updated chapters
  • Temporomandibular Joint Diseases section completely rewritten
  • Physical and Chemical Injuries of the Oral Cavity chapter updated
  • Extensive revision of Dental Caries and Forensic Odontology chapters
  • Advanced information scattered throughout the book in highlighted boxes

New to this edition

  • General account on stem cells with particular reference to odontogenic stem cells
  • Histological grading of oral squamous cell carcinoma
  • Genetic basis of oral cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma NOS
  • Reclassification of odontogenic keratocyst into neoplasm
  • Lichenoid reaction
  • Bisphosphonate therapy
  • Hematopoietic stem cell
  • Laboratory findings of SLE
  • Influence of decalcification in tissue processing and additional account on hard tissue processing


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