This text shows how developmental and structural microscopic anatomy form the foundation for everything students will need to know for effective study of oral health care. This text makes a connection between concept and clinical application, providing an explanation for the cause-and-effect nature of clinical oral manifestations. Clinical Comments boxes throughout the chapters present tips that help readers apply key content to everyday clinical practice. Learning Objectives at the beginning of every chapter list important topics readers should know after completing the chapter. An alphabetical list of Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter helps readers learn to use these words in the correct context within clinical practice. Features a wealth of new full-color illustrations and photographs. Evolve website includes a test bank, image collection, weblinks, and interactive student exercises.