This clinical, step-by-step manual simplifies and demystifies general, everyday oral surgical procedures and provides the knowledge needed to perform these procedures with competency.
Oral Surgery for the General Dentist is written specifically for the general dental practitioner. This step-by-step clinical manual illustrates general, everyday oral surgical procedures and provides the knowledge to perform these procedures with competency.
"Finally, a no-nonsense manual specifically written for the general dentist that actually teaches good 'bread and butter' general oral surgery in a step-by-step fashion accompanied by numerous color photographs."
- Dr Charles Balaban, DDS, FADI
Dental students are often inadequately trained in, or exposed to, oral surgery techniques while in school. This practical resource details commonly encountered dental conditions requiring surgical intervention and includes hundreds of full color photographs. This manual is a must for every general dentist!
- Surgical Techniques
- Hyperplastic Tissue
- Soft Tissue Tumors
- Removal of Tori
- Removal of Exostosis
- Removal of an Odontoma
- Impacted Cuspids
- Removal of a Stone in the Submandibular Duct
- Frenectomies (preprosthetic, preorthodontic, ankyloglossia)
- Incision and Drainage
- Sutures and the Square Knot
- Postoperative Surgical Considerations
- Special Topics
- Over 40 surgical cases with over 660 color photographs
- 20 new surgical cases included within 12 new sections
- Photographs of instruments and descriptions of their use accompany each surgical case - no more guessing as to what instruments to use
- The “ART” mandibular block technique will reduce your failure rate
- How to properly treat a dry socket
- What to do when roots fracture
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Lawrence I. Gaum, DDS, FADSA, FICD, FADI is an oral surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Dental School in Nova Scotia and was the recipient of several awards throughout his studies.
He practiced general dentistry for five years before taking his specialty training in Anesthesia and Oral Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Wilmington Medical Centre. He is a former associate in dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto where he taught for over 20 years. He has lectured extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and other countries, teaching his fellow colleagues oral surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacology.
He is the author of numerous articles on Oral Surgery and Anesthesia published in major dental and medical journals. He is the principal developer of the "ART" Mandibular Block, used successfully by thousands of dentists around the world.
Dr. Gaum is a member of several dental associations in Canada, United States, and the European continent, and is a life member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is a staff member of St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto and is the Director of Global Professional Seminars.