Treating Soft Tissue Oral Disease in Everyday Practice ADA Guide now available

The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease (P033) is a tool to aid in identifying, diagnosing and treating soft tissue oral disease in everyday clinical practice. This 247-page guide directs readers through screening examinations, description and documentation and differential diagnosis. Readers also can review guidelines for observation and referral using color photos, case studies and discussion, and synopses of best current treatments based on uptodate literature.

Some highlights of the guide include:

  • 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, as well as several less common but lifethreatening conditions such as oral cancer and infections.
  • More than 60 brief patient clinical scenarios with diagnostic exercises.

Ideal as a clinical handbook or review guide, The ADA Practical Guide to Soft Tissue Oral Disease (P033) is $59.95 for ADA members and $89.95 retail. To order, call (800) 947-4746 or visit

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About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website