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The mouth and salivary glands 

The mouth and salivary glands
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The mouth and salivary glands
Author(s):

T. Lehner

and S.J. Challacombe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1506
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date: 16 December 2017

Stomatology is the branch of medicine that deals with oral diseases of both hard and soft tissues. For historical reasons and due to the rather technical aspects of treatment of teeth, dentistry has been separated from the main body of teaching medicine. This has created a curious anomaly in the training of doctors, namely that oral diseases receive low priority in teaching, and yet many systemic diseases are associated with oral symptoms and signs....

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