The book opens by summarising head and neck and then oral anatomy before moving onto the main subject of tooth morphology. It then has chapters on eruption, occlusion, dental abnormalities, operative and forensic dentistry. It seems mainly tailored to the pre-clinical student but also provides lots of information about the clinical relevance of anatomy. It also contains many practical exercises that would be of use to a clinical student, like a guide to extra-oral palpation. The bulk of the book (5 chapters on tooth morphology) contains if anything too much information, leaving the reader rather overloaded with facts. It handles the examination of extracted teeth in a logical fashion and would be useful in practical lab sessions. It also contains quizzes and tear-out sheets about tooth morphology. The other chapters in the book make for good introductions to the various subjects, with some excellent diagrams, but do not really cover the depth of knowledge required (e.g. about head and neck anatomy). However, a textbook that summarises many different subjects is certainly a more cost-effective buy than getting 7 or 8 more complete texts. Parts of the book are genuinely interesting. The chapter on dental abnormalities contains the case of a dental exchange student with 23 upper teeth, including 13 molars. Also the chapter on forensics gives an insight into something not normally discussed on the BDS course. In general, quite a good pre-clinical textbook ideal for a student interested in tooth morphology.