This book is a complete guide to oral diseases common in tropical environments.
Divided into five main sections, the book begins with an overview of the epidemiology of health and disease in the tropics, followed by anthropological and environmental factors affecting oral health in theseregions.
The following section discusses the diagnosis and management of both infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, including bacterial infections and their causes, and disorders due to poor nutrition, anaemia, and bleeding and endocrine problems.
Section four covers oral and salivary gland neoplasms and the final chapters describe numerous other oral and dental diseases in the tropics. An appendices section provides advice to travellers visiting tropical regions and normal reference values for practitioners.
Edited by an internationally recognised team of experts, predominantly from Australia, this comprehensive text is highly illustrated with more than 500 clinical images, diagrams and tables.
- Comprehensive guide to oral diseases in tropical environments
- Covers epidemiology, infectious and non-infectious tropical diseases, and neoplasms
- Internationally recognised editor team
- Highly illustrated with more than 500 clinical images, diagrams and tables
S R Prabhu BDS MDS
Senior Lecturer in Bio-Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, New South Wales; Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland School of Dentistry, Australia
D F Wilson BDS MDS FFOP FDS RCPS
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
D K Daftary BDS MDS FDS RCPS
Formerly Professor, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai; Consultant, Basic Dental Research Unit, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
N W Johnson CMG FMedSci MDSc PhD
Emeritus Professor, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia