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A Comprehensive Approach to Clinical Practice

Camile S Farah, Ramesh Balasubramaniam, Michael J McCullough (Editors)

“Contemporary Oral Medicine” is the most comprehensive textbook in Oral Medicine in the world co-authored and co-edited by Associate Professor Ramesh Balasubramaniam. It is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook in Oral Medicine, which is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and predominantly non-surgical management of medically related disorders and conditions affecting the oral and maxillofacial region. The aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of oral medicine related diseases and disorders are described with the aid of clinical images, tables, and illustrations that enable the reader to appreciate the diversity and potential complexity of Oral Medicine. This text covers a wide range of oral diseases and disorders, salivary gland pathology, bone pathology, cutaneous pathology, and orofacial pain and its management, in addition to dental sleep medicine. The clinician who cares for Oral Medicine patients will find this book to be an excellent reference book grounded in a sound knowledge of basic science and clinical aspects of each disorder. It will also serve as an outstanding textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate dental and medical students.

Highlights of this internationally renowned textbook includes:

  • 1 Bestselling Textbook in Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • 4 Years to Author
  • 3 Australian Editors
  • 3 Volumes
  • 45 Chapters
  • 149 Internationally Renowned Authors from 25 Countries
  • 7589 References
  • 1623 Figures
  • 299 Tables
  • 100,000+ Downloads
  • 150,000+ Views

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This book is a culmination of 4 years’ work. Our dream was to realise a comprehensive textbook in oral medicine of international standing, and this would not have been possible without the expert contributions and significant input from luminary contributing authors, colleagues, mentors and friends from around the world. We thank the contributing authors for their dedication and patience while we worked through multiple versions of revised and edited chapters to produce a product of the highest standard. We are grateful to those who were willing to participate in such a massive undertaking, to give generously of their time and resources, and to join us in an international coming together of knowledge, expertise and collegiality in our chosen discipline. The process has been both rewarding and instructive.

The comprehensiveness and clinical usefulness of this book is enhanced by the many illustrations, clinical images, radiographs and photomicrographs generously supplied by many colleagues from all around the world. We are indebted to our many colleagues who have shared their cases so generously in an effort to improve the text, and they have been credited in the legends for their contributions. In particular we would like to thank Dr Hala Al Janaby for her original hand drawn illustrations throughout the text and for the stunning front cover, Dr. Andy Whyte for the many detailed radiographic images he has provided, and Dr. Robert Anthonappa for the many cases related to paediatric dentistry. Special thanks also to Drs. Rudolf Boeddinghaus, Marie Matias, Kurt Gebauer, Marianna Villarroel Dorrego, Ajay Parihar, Tim Hodgson, Chady Sader, Chris Van Vliet, Chris Dhepnorrarat, Amanda Phoon Nguyen, Lalima Tiwari, and Qutaibah Alfadalah. We are also thankful to all our patients who have allowed us to care for them, but also allowed us to document their cases for presentation in this book. Their contributions are a reminder of why we do what we do.

We would like to thank our assistant staff Jane Burnell, Elai Justo and Maya Janik for their dedicated editing, referencing and overall assistance, and Penny Comans for the provision of articles. We acknowledge the staff at Springer Nature for their hard work, organisation and dedication to this project including Karin Bartsch, Rebecca Urban, Tanja Maihoefer, Wilma McHugh, Sussane Friedrichsen, Alison Wolf, Shruti Datt, and Sharmila Thirumaniselvan.

Finally, we are eternally indebted to our families for their love, support, and patience. Over the 4-year lifespan of this book, we have spent significant portions of time away from them writing and editing this comprehensive text. They have endured our neglect while we simultaneously received their encouragement. Their understanding of our passion for our specialty, and their tolerance for our desire to complete this project, are equally appreciated.





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