by George Laskaris, 454 pp, $149, ISBN 1-58890-138-6, New York, NY, Thieme, 2003.
In this time of managed care, many patients visit their local dermatologist for a "skin scan." Most of our colleagues administer a very thorough cutaneous examination, but unfortunately, due to time constraints, limitations of expertise, or even lack of interest, oral mucosal examination is often cursory at best, or not performed at all.
Thus, George Laskaris' Color Atlas of Oral Diseases arrives at a most opportune time. This book contains 777 beautiful photographic illustrations of a multiple of oral mucosal disorders. This text is divided into 39 chapters encompassing autoimmune, congenital, drug-induced, irritant, infectious, inflammatory, metabolic, neoplastic, nutritional, paraneoplastic, primary mucosal and cutaneous, syndromic, and vascular entities.
Schneiderman PI. Color Atlas of Oral Diseases, 3rd ed. Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(6):765. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.6.765