2nd Edition

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

By David Mitchell Copyright 2015
    460 Pages 673 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    460 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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

    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



    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

    "…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