Weighs the pros and cons of tooth-preserving surgical procedures against implant dentistry
Offers extensive guidance on the etiology, prevention, and management of complications
Includes numerous full color clinical photos of step-by-step surgical procedures
This atlas is unique in comparing the two disciplines of dental implant surgery and tooth-preserving surgery with respect to common procedures, problems, and failures and in providing excellent guidance on the prevention and management of complications. Theetiology of a wide variety of implant-related and non-implant-related complications and failures is carefully explained. Since many complications have their roots in oral and periodontal surgical maneuvers, these maneuvers are themselves discussed and extensivelyillustrated. The most frequently used tooth preservation procedures are also fully described, with emphasis on correct surgical technique as a means to avoid complications. The use of these procedures is constantly weighed against the effects of tooth removal andinsertion of dental implants. The text is complemented by the inclusion of a substantial number of helpful references. While the atlas is intended primarily for dentists involved in outpatient implant dentistry and oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgeons will also findthe descriptions of innovative techniques or maneuvers to be of interest, including those relating to the selection of incision and flap design and the sinus floor elevation techniques.
Zoran Stajcic, MSc, PhD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, is Chief Surgeon at the Dental/Medical Center for Maxillofacial Surgery, “Beograd-Centar”, Belgrade, Serbia. Dr. Stajcic is former Professor of Oral Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Faculty ofStomatology, University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka, and the Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol, UK, as well as former Professor of Oral Implantology in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad. Professor Stajcic isa fellow of the International Team for Implantology (Registered Speaker) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is a past President of the Serbian Association for Oral Implantology and the Dental Chamber of Serbia, as well as a past Councilor of theEuropean Association for Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery. Professor Stajcic has published 76 articles in peer-review journals and is the author or editor of four textbooks. He has delivered 200 presentations and lectures by invitation worldwide and has served on theeditorial boards of the Medical Science Monitor, Serbian Journal of Stomatology, and Balkan Journal of Stomatology.