Essentials of Oral Medicine

ISBN: 9781550091465
ISBN-10: 1550091468
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Editors: Silverman, Sol, Jr., Eversole, L. Roy, Truelove, Edmond L.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 91
Reviewer: Dieter Gebauer,  BDSc  (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry)
Description
This is an excellent book with in-depth information about a variety of systemic problems and their relationship to the oral cavity. It comes with a helpful CD-ROM with problem-solving cases.
Purpose
The book is intended for those in training in oral medicine and as a supplemental reference for clinicians and clinical application. These are worthy objectives.
Audience
It is targeted to the training dentist for use in a course in oral medicine/oral pathology. The author is a credible authority.
Features
This book successfully structures oral medicine into five categories. Each category is further subdivided and thoroughly covered. The CD-ROM has good illustrations and detailed text. I particularly like the chapters on facial pain and neurology.
Assessment
This is an excellent book for the undergraduate dentist and it links medical problems to oral health well. It has more information than other oral medicine books and is a good reference for those preparing for examinations.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 4
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 4
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A