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.
- Presents a concise, extensive update of the successful first edition, with input from international contributors
- Provides a definitive source of authoritative information for trainees in oral and maxillofacial surgery and qualified surgeons undergoing revalidation
- Supplies content aligned with UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum curriculum for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Features full-colour photographs and artwork to illustrate key concepts
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
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
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