In the second edition of the book a detailed and authoritative exposition of basic principles of oral and maxillofacial surgery is presented in altogether 50 chapters under 12 sections. From basic oral surgical procedures encountered by general practitioner to advance and complex surgical procedures that need to be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist, all are covered in sufficient detail with a judicious mix of text and illustrations including clinical photos, radiographs, CT and CBCTs.
Consists of 2454 high resolution clinical images, for better clarity of the surgical concepts in step wise manner; 400 neatly drawn anatomical line illustrations, valuable for preparation during exams; and 150 tables and more than180 boxes for better understanding of the discussed core concepts
Includes chapters like Emergency Management and Preliminary Examination of a Trauma, Basic Principles in Management of Maxillofacial Injuries, Dentoalveolar Fractures, Mandibular Fractures, Maxillary Fractures, Orbitozygomatic complex, Naso-orbito-ethmoid Fractures and Frontal Fractures in Section XI on Maxillofacial Trauma
Contains chapters on Local Anaesthesia, Armamentarium, Impaction, Exodontia, Implantology, Orofacial Clefts and Distraction
Discusses important concepts like Definitions, History Taking, Radiodiagnosis, Biochemical, Haematological and Microbiological Investigations, Histopathological Investigation, Impaction, Endodontic Surgery
Covers recent advances: Bone Substitutes, Bioresorbable Plates, Lasers in Oral Surgery, Piezoelectric Surgery and
Robotic Surgery along with a chapter on Medicolegal Considerations in Dentistry
About the Author
SM Balaji is the Founder Director and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon of Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai, India, which caters to patients with complex problems of the cranium and face from all around the world. He was formerly Professor, Govt Dr MGR Medical University and later the SRM Deemed University. He is the first PhD, from Govt Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, in the field of Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery (AMS), a Pubmed indexed journal and Executive Editor of Indian Journal of Dental Research (IJDR). To his credit he has received numerous awards including the prestigious Dr BC Roy National award, the highest of the Medical Council of India. An acclaimed speaker at National and International conferences, he has received Dr Ginwallah Trophy, the highest of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India twice. He has won various best scientific research awards including the 'Modus Award of Merit – a cash award of 50,000 Yen' for the 'Best Innovative Surgical Technique' at the 6th Asian Maxillofacial Conference, Tokyo.
He has also delivered various orations including the prestigious Dr. MS Ginwallah Oration, the highest oration of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India and the highly esteemed Dr R Ahmed Oration, the highest oration of the Indian Dental Association. He has also represented the nation at various International forums including the ADA, FDI and IADR. He was the first Indian to be the President of the 7th World Cleft Lip and Palate Congress. At present, he is the Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon to Victoria Hospital, Republic of Seychelles; Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Republic of Maldives; Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, Republic of Mauritius and GB Pant Hospital, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.