Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases includes expanded and updated content and is enhanced by new images, new case studies
Color Atlas of Common Oral Diseases benefits rom keeping some of the old, yet bringing in the new. One prominent thing that remains is the . Our Oral Disease Atlas is one of the few whose ormat is arranged by disease appearance, such that similar-appearing diseases are grouped together. Why do we do this? Because the patient bene ts rom this assessment approach. It also makes learning easier. Consistent with this, e orts have been made to keep the book user- riendly by exploiting the use of color-coded tabs at the outer edge o the page margins or easy location o similar-appearing diseases and disorders. The color o the tab was selected to be similar in appearance to the types o diseases ound within that section (e.g., caries: tan-brown; periodontium: pink; radiographs: black). The color of the tab also is matched with the page headers on the le -hand page within each section so readers will easily identi y the section they are reading. Further, the table o contents has been moved to inside the jacket cover, or easier re erence and quick locating o any section o the book. As in the past, high-quality color images are presented eight to a page and always on the right side. Found on the matching le -hand side are the concise, ocused, and detailed descriptions that enhance student learning. Images continue to be selected with the intent to be highly representative o the most common appearance o that disease entity, so students o dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental assisting can recognize the most common appearance o that particular disease.
While unyielding on the ormat, images, and descriptions, this edition represents several signi cant evolutionary improvements and expanded coverage as compared with our previous editions. Care ul consideration was given to expand areas previously underrepresented, select highly representative cases, use new illustrations, exploit the electronic ormat or visualization and learning, and utilize web-based resources.
The most signi cant changes to be discovered in the fifth edition are the inclusion of tooth development and eruption, expansion o the radiographic diseases, expansion of the case studies, rearrangement of periodontal conditions, and the inclusion of dental implants. Key words remain highlighted in color throughout the text of the book. The key words help the student ocus on important concepts and critical in ormation and are directly linked to the Glossary at the end of the book, where simpli ed de nitions appear. The text, in addition to being updated with the latest scienti c in ormation, has been reviewed extensively to make it an easy to read and understand book or all levels o students in dental school, dental hygiene, and dental assisting programs.
In terms of content, this is one o our most extensive revisions. We have included 22 new ull pages o text and illustrations and 33 new thought-provoking cases. T us, the entire book now contains more than 800 color and radiographic images. T e new pages provide text and clinical examples o the ollowing topics: tooth development and eruption, hypodontia, oligodontia, and syndromic hypodontia, alterations in pulp and root structure, dental caries by type and stage o invasion, conditions that appear as radiopacities, unilocular radiolucencies, periapical unilocular radiolucencies, interradicular unilocular radiolucencies, multilocular radiolucencies, mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesions, generalized rare actions, oating teeth, radiographic diseases that alter the periodontal ligament and/or cause
loss o lamina dura, and dental implants. The roughout the book, the authors and editors scrutinized the reproduction quality o the existing images and have provided numerous color corrections. In several cases, images were improved or replaced to achieve a higher standard.