An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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.
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
Third Molar Surgery
Dentoalveolar Surgery for Orthodontic Treatment
Cysts of the Jaws
Benign Surgical Conditions of the Mouth, Jaws and Neck
Temporomandibular Joint and Facial Pain
Implantology and Preprosthetic Surgery
Maxillofacial Trauma—Hard Tissue
Maxillofacial Trauma—Soft Tissue
Facial Skin Cancer
Cleft and Craniofacial Anomaly Surgery
Reconstruction of the Mouth, Jaws and Face
Facial Aesthetic Surgery
Getting into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
"…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