This new edition outlines the dentist's role in the management of patients with severe medical problems. It reflects the dramatic alterations in some disease patterns as well as the medical advances, which have impacted the field of oral medicine. This book focuses on the current knowledge of the pathogenesis and management of diseases and stresses new diagnostic techniques as well as new concepts of therapy. It includes an examination of the significant research in the field of facial pain management and the impact in oral medicine of such diseases as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and tuberculosis. The text also discusses the growing importance of geriatrics in dentistry and the issues of Alzheimer's Parkinson's disease and elderly patients receiving multiple medications.Greenberg, Martin S. is the author of 'Burkett's Oral Medicine Diagnosis & Treatment' with ISBN 9781550091861 and ISBN 1550091867.