Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
2nd Ed.
2012 © Quintessence Publishing Co, Inc
Diane Stern DDS, MS; Robert E. Marx, DDS
ISBN-13: 978-0-86715-512-9
Surgery, Dentistry, Pathology


Updating the 2008 first edition, this massive two-volume reference now presents 2,700 images (500 new to this edition) and current information on recognizing and treating roughly 425 diseases and conditions that affect the mouth, head, and neck areas. Coverage includes underlying mechanisms, differential diagnosis, specific treatment recommendations, the latest reconstructive techniques, and prognosis. Marx (U. of Miami) and Stern (Nova Southeastern U. and U. of Miami) are oral surgeons devoted to communicating both the basics and the subtleties in order to help colleagues maximize their conceptual and practical understanding and minimize decisions based on misdiagnosis.

This award-winning clinical text covers the vast array of conditions that oral and maxillofacial surgeons need to be prepared to identify and treat, ranging from common reactive disorders to carcinoma to rare salivary gland neoplasms to malignancies of bone. In addition to its clinical presentation, each disease entity includes its pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up, histopathology, treatment, and prognosis, offering the reader the complete context necessary for understanding and managing it. This updated two-volume edition includes several new disease entities, the latest information on recognizing and treating previously described conditions, and new clinical images and cases that better portray the clinical presentation and/or treatment of specific diseases. Significant additions include the section on bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaws (BIONJ), which includes over 50 new images and outlines the complete staging and treatment for both oral and intravenous BIONJ, and the incorporation of new reconstructive techniques using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein, stem cell concentrates, and tissue-engineering principles where appropriate. An essential reference for any oral and maxillofacial surgeon or resident.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is complete and well written. The information provided is of excellent quality, is innovative and facilitates the complicated classification of maxillofacial pathologies."

-- Rodrigue Barakat, DMD (Loyola University Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition


The book is directed towards surgeons involved in the treatment of maxillofacial pathology as well as pathologists involved in the diagnosis of maxillofacial pathology.

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