This book is designed to guide the dental practitioner in the medical and surgical management of the oral surgery patient. It provides dentists and dental professionals with up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to handle any oral surgical problem and how to work up a patient. The book is divided into five sections, the first two of which present overviews of general and basic perioperative topics and the principles of exodontia. Management of oral pathology is then discussed in detail, covering odontogenic infections, osteonecrosis, preprosthetic surgery, common oral pathology, biopsy techniques, and dentoalveolar trauma. The fourth section is devoted to topics in advanced oral surgery, such as disturbances of the temporomandibular joint apparatus, facial deformities, and dental implants. Finally, a series of illustrative case reports and unusual surgical cases is presented. The book is multi-institutional and multispecialty based. Both editors have extensive academic experience and have authored numerous scientific publications.
Elie M. Ferneini, MD, DMD, MHS, MBA, FACS, is a practicing oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA and an associate clinical professor at the University of Connecticut, with responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate training. He is also the medical director of Beau Visage Medical Spa. Dr. Ferneini is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University (BS, magna cum laude), Quinnipiac University (MHS, MBA), and University of Connecticut Medical and Dental Schools (DMD, MD). He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Connecticut and then undertook 2 years of general surgery training at the same institution. Dr. Ferneini has a long history of conducting research, resulting in more than 70 scientific publications. He has lectured nationally and internationally. His professional interests span hospital-based and office-based maxillofacial surgical procedures, including reconstructive facial surgery, maxillofacial pathology, and cosmetic facial surgery. Dr. Ferneini is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. He is currently the editor in chief of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, the official publication of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery co-editor of the Springer books Perioperative Assessment of the Maxillofacial Surgery Patient: Problem-Based Patient Management and Complications in Maxillofacial Cosmetic Surgery. Michael T. Goupil, DDS, MEd, MBA, FACD, is an emeritus faculty in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dental Medicine (DDS), University of Southern Mississippi (MEd), and the University of Hartford (MBA). Dr. Goupil completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in the Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. He retired in 1992 from the Air Force as a colonel after a 23-year career during which he served as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery consultant to the Air Force Surgeon. Dr. Goupil then joined the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, where he concurrently served as Associate Dean for Students. He recently retired from the university as an Emeritus Associate Professor and still maintains several other academic appointments. Dr. Goupil practiced full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery for over 40 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is the author of numerous publications and a reviewer for various journals.