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An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

2nd Edition

By David A Mitchell

CRC Press

460 pages | 673 B/W Illus.

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery. It also addresses the necessary core competencies for undergraduates and those pursuing basic specialist training.

The second edition now includes international perspectives. In the UK, oral and maxillofacial surgery is a unique discipline—the ninth of ten currently recognized surgical specialties—and trainees usually start from a dental qualification before gaining a medical one. In contrast, in Germany practitioners often start from a medical base and then obtain a dental degree while in North America they start from a dental base and may or may not become dually qualified.

The book’s initial chapters cater to all approaches of initial training and crucially bring them together in the specialist surgical sections. In chapters where the UK, US, and German perspectives are distinctly different, a section at the end has been added offering a specific perspective. However, where there is general consensus the international views have been integrated into the main body of text.

At the end of each chapter, where appropriate, readers will find relevant references and recommendations for further reading. This book can also be considered a definitive and consistently reliable source of information for those following the UK’s Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum.


"…a valuable edition for any clinician considering specialist training within the oral and maxillofacial division."

—British Dental Journal

I think this is an excellent introduction to oral and maxillofacial surgery for anyone with a little experience in the fi eld. The basic patient care section is basic but does include considerable amounts of information in a relatively short section.

Ian Ormiston, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgery Cleft Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infi rmary, UK, The PMFA Journal, volume 3 issue 1

Praise for the first edition

"The approach is pragmatic throughout and it focuses on the core competencies and practical skills required by trainees in the specialty. The operations are described succinctly but adequately, and they are illustrated extensively with colour photographs."

—R.J.G. Stevens, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK in British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Table of Contents

What Is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Basic Principles and Getting Started

Asepsis, Antisepsis and Instruments

Managing People, Pain and Anxiety

Medical Management of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Patient

Exodontia and its Sequelae

Surgical Endodontics

Third Molar Surgery

Dentoalveolar Surgery for Orthodontic Treatment

Orofacial Infections

Cysts of the Jaws

Benign Surgical Conditions of the Mouth, Jaws and Neck

Paranasal Sinuses

Temporomandibular Joint and Facial Pain

Implantology and Preprosthetic Surgery

Maxillofacial Trauma—Hard Tissue

Maxillofacial Trauma—Soft Tissue

Facial Skin Cancer

Orthognathic Surgery

Cleft and Craniofacial Anomaly Surgery

Salivary Glands

Oral Cancer

Reconstruction of the Mouth, Jaws and Face

Facial Aesthetic Surgery

Cutting Edge

Getting into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


About the Author

David A. Mitchell, MBBS, BDS, FDSRCPS, FDSRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (OMFS), consultant oral and maxillofacial/head and neck surgeon, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK; honorary tutor, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK; Editor, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Anastasios N. Kanatas, PhD, MD, BSc, PGC, MBBS, BDS, MFDSRCS, MRCS, FRCS (OMFS), consultant oral and maxillofacial/head and neck surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and associate professor, University of Leeds, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Dentistry / General
MEDICAL / Otorhinolaryngology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial