ADA releases guide to soft-tissue oral disease

By staff writers

June 2, 2014 -- The ADA has released the ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease to aid in identifying, diagnosing, and treating soft-tissue oral disease.

The 247-page guide directs readers through screening examinations, description and documentation, and differential diagnosis. Readers can also review guidelines for observation and referral using color photos, case studies, and discussion, as well as synopses of best current treatments based on up-to-date literature. The guide is created for everyday use at dental practices, the organization noted.

Some highlights of the guide include the following:

  • Basic information on how to most effectively and efficiently perform a complete and thorough head and neck soft-tissue screening examination
  • An overview of the top 40 oral soft-tissue lesions and also several less common but life-threatening conditions, such as oral cancer and infections
  • More than 60 brief patient clinical scenarios with diagnostic exercises

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