Glick, Michael; Greenberg, Martin S.; Ship, Jonathan A.
September 2008
Burket's Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Treatment;2008, p1
Book Chapter
Chapter 1 of the book "Burket's Oral Medicine" is presented. It addresses the rationale and method for gathering relevant medical and dental information and the use of the information to provide safe and appropriate oral health care. It states that obtaining a medical history of a patient is important for assessing the patient's health status because it facilitates the diagnostic process for the patient's orofacial complaint.


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