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Recognizing Oral Diseases

Seeing a strange lesion in a patient's mouth is a daunting experience for any dental professional...

How do you identify the lesion, and what do you tell the patient? Help is here! It's our newly revised course based on the compact, intelligently organized, superbly illustrated 2006 edition of Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases.

The lesions are grouped by color, clinical features, and location, allowing you to quickly find a possible match to the patient's lesion. Defintions, etiologies, clinical features, differential diagnoses, lab tests, and treatment guidelines are included for each condition. Work made easier! Excellent.

Recognizing Oral Diseases

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Last reviewed: November 1, 2016
Expires: November 1, 2019

Recognizing Oral Diseases

About the Authors

George Laskaris, MD, DDS, PhD, was born in Greece and earned his DDS and MD degrees at the University of Athens. He went on to do postgraduate work in dermatology, oral pathology, oral medicine, and skin immunopathology in Athens and at the universities of London and Bristol in England.

Dr. Laskaris is currently Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Medical School, University of Athens; Head in Oral Medicine, Department of Dermatology, "A. Sygros" Hospital, Athens; and visiting Professor, University of London, UK.

He has published extensively in English, French, and Greek, including eight books and over 60 journal articles. His textbook, Color Atlas of Oral Diseases, received awards from the British Medical Association and the Greek Society of Dermatology. He has made over 420 presentations at international dental and medical congresses.

Recognizing Oral Diseases

Course Objectives

When you complete this course, you will take a test that will measure your ability to identify the following factors for the lesions and disorders covered:

Course 1: White lesions, red lesions, black and brown lesions, vesiculobullous lesions, and ulcerative lesions.

  1. Appearance and pathology.
  2. Etiology and development.
  3. Most common locations.
  4. Signs and symptoms.
  5. Treatment recommendations.

Course 2: Papillary and lip lesions, gingival enlargement, soft-tissue tumors and cysts, and bone and neck swellings.

  1. Appearance and pathology.
  2. Etiology and development.
  3. Most common locations.
  4. Signs and symptoms.
  5. Treatment recommendations.

Recognizing Oral Diseases

Table of Contents

When you complete this course, you will take a written or online test that measures your ability to identify:

  • Chapter 1 White Lesions
       Leukoplakia
       Hairy Leukoplakia
       Lichen Planus
       Lichenoid Reactions
       Linea Alba
       Nicotine Stomatitis
       Uremic Stomatitis
       Chemical Burn
       Candidiasis
       Chronic Biting
       Geographic Tongue
       Hairy Tongue
       Furred Tongue
       Materia Alba of the Gingiva
       Fordyce's Granules
       Leukoedema
       White Sponge Nevus
       Dyskeratosis Congenita
       Pachyonychia Congenita
       Focal Palmoplantar and Oral Mucosa Hyperkeratosis
       Syndrome
       Papilloma
       Verrucous Carcinoma
       Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
       Skin and Mucosal Grafts
       Epithelial Peeling
  • Chapter 2 Red Lesions
       Traumatic Erythema
       Thermal Burn
       Radiation Mucositis
       Lesions Secondary to Fellatio
       Geographic Tongue
       Median Rhomboid Glossitis
       Denture Stomatitis
       Erythematous Candidiasis
       Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
       Erythroplakia    Plasma-Cell Gingivitis
       Contact Allergic Stomatitis
      Gonococcal Stomatitis
       Hemangioma
       Lupus Erythematosus
       CREST Syndrome
       Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
       Anemia
       Thrombocytopenic Purpura
       Infectious Mononucleosis
       Reiter Disease
       Peripheral Ameloblastom
       Sturge-Weber Angiomatosis
  • Chapter 3 Black and Brown Lesions
       Normal Pigmentation
       Amalgam Tattoo
       Heavy-Metal Deposition
       Drug-Induced Pigmentation
       Smoker's Melanosis
       Black Hairy Tongue
       Ephelis
       Lentigo
       Lentigo Maligna
       Pigmented Nevi
       Nevus of Ota
       Melanoma
       Addison Disease
       Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome
  • Chapter 4 Vesiculobullous Lesions
       Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis
       Secondary Herpetic Stomatitis
       Herpes Zoster
       Herpangina
       Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
       Erythema Multiforme
       Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
       Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
       Pemphigus
       Cicatricial Pemphigoid
       Bullous Pemphigoid
       Pemphigoid Gestations
       Linear IgA Disease
       Dermatitis Herpetiformis
       Bullous Lichen Planus
       Epidermolysis Bullosa
       Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
       Angina Bullosa Hemorrhagica
  • Chapter 5 Ulcerative Lesions
       Traumatic Ulcer
       Eosinophilic Ulcer
       Necrotizing Sialadenoometaplasia
       Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis
       Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitits
       Noma
       Syphilis
       Tuberculosis
       Systemic Mycoses
       Recurent Aphthous Ulcers
       Beh'et's Disease
       Graft-Versus-Host Disease
       Wegener Granulomatosis
       Malignant Granuloma
       Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
       Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
       Cyclic Neutropenia
       Agranulocytosis
       Myelic Aplasia
       Myelodysplastic Syndrome
       Leukemia
       Langerhans
      Cell Histiocytosis
       Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ib
       FAPA Syndrome
       Sweet Syndrome
       Staphylococcal Infection
       Congenital Neutropenia
       Cytomegalovirus Infection
  • Chapter 6 Papillary Lesions
       Papilloma
       Condyloma Acuminatum
       Verruca Vulgaris
       Verruciform Xanthoma
       Verrucous Carcinoma
       Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
       Verrucous Leukoplakia
       Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
       Epulis Fissuratum
       Crohn's Disease
       Acanthosis Nigricans. Maliginant
       Familial Acanthosis Nigricans
       Darier Disease
  • Chapter 7 Gingival Enlargement
       Generalized
       Hyperplastic Gingivitis
       Mouth-Breathing Gingivitis
       Drug-Induced Gingival Overgrowth
       Gingival Overgrowth in Pregancy
       Gingival Overgrowth due to Leukemia
       Hereditary Gingival Fibromatosis
       Scurvy
       Wegener Granulomatosis
       Acanthosis Nigricans
       Localized
       Pyogenic Granuloma
       Peripheral Giant-Cell Granuloma
       Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma
       Granular-Cell Tumor of the Newborn
       Periodontal Abscess
       Parulis
       Multiple Exostoses
       Gingival Cyst
       Eruption Cyst
  • Chapter 8 Soft-Tissue Tumors
       Fibroma
       Papilloma
       Pyogenic Granuloma
       Peripheral Giant-Cell Granuloma
       Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma
       Lipoma
       Soft-Tissue Osteoma
       Traumatic Neuroma
       Neurofibroma
       Schwannoma
       Leiomyoma
       Granular-Cell Tumor
       Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy
       Myxoma
       Benign Fibrous Histiocytoma
       Pleomorphic Adenoma
       Keratoacanthoma
       Squamous-Cell Carcinoma
       Kaposi Sarcoma
       Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
       Chondrosarcoma
       Fibrosarcoma
       Leiomyosarcoma
       Hemangioendothelioma
       Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
       Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
       Other Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors
       Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
       Amyloidosis
       Actinomycosis
       Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
       Oral Soft-Tissue Chondroma
  • Chapter 9 Soft-Tissue Cysts
       Mucocele
       Ranula
       Dermoid Cyst
       Lymphoepithelial Cyst
       Eruption Cyst
       Gingival Cyst of the Newborn
       Gingival Cyst of the Adult
       Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
       Nasolabial Cyst
       Palatine Papilla Cyst
  • Chapter 10 Bone Swellings
       Torus Mandibularis
       Torus Palatinus
       Multiple Exostoses
       Osteoma
       Osteosarcoma
       Chondrosarcoma
       Burkitt Lymphoma
       Multiple Myeloma
       Paget Disease
       Odontogenic Tumors
  • Chapter 11 Neck Swellings
       Branchial Cyst
       Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
       Dermoid Cyst
       Cystic Hygroma
       Nonspecific Lymphadenitis
       Submandibular Sialadenitis
       Tuberculosis
       Heerfordt Syndrome
       Sj'gren Syndrome
       Hodgkin Disease
       Metastatic Carcinoma in the Lymph Nodes
  • Chapter 12 Lip Lesions
       Cheilitis Glandularis
       Cheilitis Granulomatosa
       Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome
       Exfoliative Cheilitis
       Contact Cheilitis
       Actinic Cheilitis
       Angular Cheilitis
       Lip-Licking Dermatitis
       Median Lip Fissure
       Angioneurotic Edema
       Lymphedema due to Radiation
       Systemic Diseases
  • Index

Recognizing Oral Diseases

From the Preface

Seven years have passed since publication of the first edition of the Pocket Atlas of Oral Diseases, and its enthusiastic acceptance by dentists, hygienists, physicians, and medical and dental students has exceeded all expectations. For the second edition, the orientation remains unchanged. However, the book now contains 31 new topics and over 100 additional color plates. The text has been revised and updated to keep pace with the latest concepts in oral medicine.

The classification of the material is based on the morphological presentation and the site at which the clinician first sees the lesions at examination. The book rigorously follows a clinical orientation, allowing fast diagnosis of the most common oral diseases using differential diagnostic considerations. Each entity is provided with a representative color plate and a brief and concise description of the definition, etiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, and directions on treatment.

It is hoped that this atlas will serve as a quick chairside clinical guide for the dentist, hygienist, dental and medical student, for the family practitioner, dermatologist, otorhinolaryngologist, and any other medical specialists who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.

George Laskaris, DDS, MD, PhD
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