Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Edition 2 An Objective-Based Textbook
Edited by Jonathan Pedlar, BDS, PhD, FDSRCS(Eng) and John W. Frame, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDSRCS(Eng & Ed)

Publication Date: 30 Jul 2007
This textbook of oral and maxillofacial surgery is directed at dentists in training and newly qualified practitioners. The book aims to provide the theoretical background to a range of common procedures to assist in the DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS required in diagnosis, treatment planning, and active surgical and postoperative management.The book has been prepared by a variety of authors, all of whom have extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate education in oral and maxillofacial surgery and whose views represent those of UK mainstream dental schools.

Key Features

  • New edition of a highly successful ‘skills based’ textbook on oral and maxillofacial surgery, liberally illustrated in full colour
  • Ideal subject coverage for those who are, or who will become, general dental practitioners, i.e. comprehensive coverage of diagnosis and oral surgery with a discussion of with maxillofacial surgery suitable for the early years of training
  • Clear identification of conditions and procedures suitable for the general dental practitioner, and of those requiring referral
  • Procedures clearly illustrated when routinely carried out in general practice
  • Learning objectives, lists of assumed knowledge and summary boxes provided to make learning easier
  • Ideal as a ‘dip in’ book for using in parallel with lectures and ‘small group’ learning, or in relation to specific patients seen

New Features

  • Increased used of self-assessment material, particularly in the chapters on diagnosis and medically compromised patients
  • Reshaped chapters on pathological conditions of the oral mucosa and bone, as well as the use of biopsy as an investigative tool
  • New discussion about cleft lip and palate
  • New section on osteonecrosis of the jaws, associated with bisphosphonate medication, and on infection with methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus
About the author
Edited by Jonathan Pedlar, BDS, PhD, FDSRCS(Eng), Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery, Leeds Dental Institute, Leeds, UK and John W. Frame, PhD, MSc, BDS, FDSRCS(Eng & Ed), Emeritus Professor of Oral Surgery, Department of Oral Surgery and Pathology, The University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, Birmingham, UK
Table of Contents
Why and how you should read this book. The scope of oral surgery. Diagnosis: the process and the result. Control of pain and anxiety: selection of and preparation for anaesthesia or sedation. Extraction of teeth. Removal of unerupted teeth. Surgical endodontics. Spreading infection. Benign cycts. Benign oral lesions. Malignant disease of the oral cavity. Surgical aids to prosthodontics, including osseointegrated implants. Surgical aids to orthodontics and surgery for dentofacial deformity. Maxillofacial trauma. Salivary gland disease. The maxillary antrum. Facial pain and temporomandibular disorders. Surgery of the temporomandibular joint. Surgery for the compromised patient.
Book Reviews
Comments about first edition

While written to represent the mainstream views of United Kingdom dental schools, the information presented could be used anywhere in the world. Eleven well known oral and maxillofacial surgeons have contributed in their area of expertise……The authors have done an excellent job in condensing a mass of pertinent oral and maxillofacial material into a well structured and very readable book…….While this excellent book may not be for the practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon, it is highly recommended for use in dental education. In addition, it will surely become a popular textbook for general Dentists

International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Book details
ISBN: 9780443100734
Page Count: 296
Retail Price : £45.99
Peterson: Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 0323 018874, 2003, Mosby

Much longer and more detailed.

Dimitroulis: Synopsis of Minor Oral Surgery, 07236 10940, 1996, Wright.

No colour illustration.
Dental students
Vocational trainees (dental residents in USA)
Candidates for postgraduate dental exams e.g. MFDS