There are frequent situations in which oral and maxillofacial surgeons find themselves in need of an immediate answer to a clinical problem. However, this can involve a time-consuming search for the appropriate reference source. This book continues the format of the previous edition by providing a single place to quickly find information on a diverse range of clinical topics, including dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial trauma, craniofacial anomalies, and oral pathology. All of the previous chapters have been updated, and new chapters on implantology, cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial reconstruction, oral squamous cell carcinoma, and cosmetic surgery have been added. Moreover, increasing the size of the book has allowed for the inclusion of many summary charts, tables, clinical photographs, and radiographs, which was not possible in the previous version. As a result, this new edition provides expanded information in an improved format.
Although this book is designed as a quick reference source, familiarizing oneself with its content in advance will both add to the reader’s general knowledge base and improve the ability to find information quickly in urgent situations. Residents in oral and maxillofacial surgery should find its content particularly useful during their clinical training, and the concise organization of the material should also be helpful to them in retaining information when subsequently preparing for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
624 pp; (softcover); 374 illus;