Ten Cates Oral Histology – Gain a deeper understanding of oral health with the definitive text in oral histology
Ten Cates Oral Histology written by Dr. Antonio Nanci, a world-renowned leader in cell biology, the new ninth edition of Ten Cate’s Oral Histology covers all the latest research and trends in oral histology, embryology, physiology, oral biology, and postnatal growth and development that is essential to success in oral health.
The present edition builds on material from previous editions provided over the years by various contributors. I am most grateful to P. Mark Bartold, Paolo Bianco, Anne C. Dale, Jack G. Dale, Dale R. Eisenmann, Donald H. Enlow, Michael W. Finkelstein, Eric Freeman, Arthur R. Hand, Stéphane Roy, Paul T. Sharpe, Martha J. Somerman, Christopher A. Squier, Calvin D. Torneck, and S. William Whitson for their excellent past contributions. The current edition benefits from the participation of Florin Amzica, Clarice Nishio, Eiji Tanaka, Daniel Turgeon, and Rima Wazen. Some of the schematic illustrations are adaptations of figures originally prepared by Jack G. Dale in early editions. Particular recognition goes to Dr. A. Richard Ten Cate for having created, almost 40 years ago, a didactic style that is still fully relevant today and that has trained and continues to help train several classes of oral health practitioners throughout the world.
Although every effort has been made to have a text free of factual and editorial errors, a few may still have managed to slip through, and for this I apologize. Timely identification of such slips is important, as the digital age now permits corrections to be carried on continuously through digital editions and, in some cases, in new batches of printed textbooks rather than having to wait for a new edition. Educators and students are most welcome to contact me should they find any inaccuracy or ambiguous text, or want to share new perspectives. I sincerely believe that, within the limits and purpose of an educational text, it is most important to keep an open mind.
The personnel that has over the years contributed to generating much of the illustration material deserves special thanks, as the quality of illustrations is ultimately a reflection of their own personal talent. I thank Rebecca Leenhouts and Tracey Schriefer at Elsevier for their assistance and patience during preparation of the revision—together they represent a formidable team to work with. Finally, I thank Adrian Paz Ramos and Aurélien Fouillen for their assistance with the preparation of figures.