First published over 40 years ago, this is one of the best-established introductory texts for students of dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. It covers each of the basic tenets of the specialty, from patient management to anxiety and pain control, to implant dentistry and maxillofacial trauma. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, and each chapter has been completely updated and restructured. New chapters specifically on implant dentistry have been included. This latest edition also features for the first time colour images of clinical procedures, clear colour diagrams and e-learning references.
This book is of undoubted value for students and recently qualified practitioners of dentistry, for whom it acts as a complete and ready reference through which to gain a firm foothold in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
• Covers each basic tenet of oral and maxillofacial surgery
• Presents information in a clear and student-friendly style
• Reflects latest developments in the field with updates throughout
• Provides new chapters specifically on implant dentistry
• Includes colour clinical photographs and diagrams
Table of Contents
Preface to the Sixth Edition.
Foreword to the First Edition.
List of Contributors.
1 The New Patient.
2 General Patient Management.
3 Problems Related to Certain Systemic Conditions (Mark Greenwood).
4 Medical Emergencies.
5 Pharmacology and Oral Surgery (John G Meechan).
6 The Operating Room, Instruments and the Surgical Team.
7 Surgical Principles and Technique.
8 Extraction of Teeth and Roots.
9 Extraction of Unerupted or Partly Erupted Teeth.
10 Complications of Tooth Extraction.
11 Preparation of the Mouth for Prostheses (Justin Durham and Francis Nohl).
12 Treatment of Surgical Infections in the Orofacial Region (Jonathan G Cowpe).
13 Treatment of Cysts of the Jaw.
14 Management of Maxillofacial Trauma.
15 Tumours of the Mouth and the Management of Oral Cancer (Peter J Thomson).
16 Surgical Treatment of Salivary Gland Disease (Peter J. Thomson).
17 Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) and Chronic Orofacial Pain (Justin Durham).
18 Facial Deformity (Keith R Postlethwaite).