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This work presents the current status of the fields of oral medicine and clinical oral pathology. It also outlines the dentist's role in the management of patients with severe medical problems. The text 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. Chapter topics include 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. Also examined is the growing importance of geriatrics in dentistry and the issues of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and elderly patients receiving multiple medications.