This book discusses the various clinical factors affecting outpatient surgery performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The text is based on the scientific literature from the last 10 years, with a focus on traditional oral surgery of the intraoral soft tissues and the hard dental structures. Examples of intraoral procedures are presented step-by-step using high-quality color photographs. The book also features a chapter dedicated to the rationale behind endosseous implant placement as an alternative to tooth-preserving surgery. A central theme throughout the book is safety, from the principles of providing preoperative information to patients and treating at-risk patients to addressing the possible consequences of intraoperative complications. The appendix provides an extensive list of Internet resources to help the reader stay up-to-date on the latest information on this topic.
504 pp; 1,490 illus (mostly color)
Contributions by A. Dunsche, R. Ewers, A. Filippi, B. Hoffmeister, T. Kreusch, and K. Wangerin