Key Features

  • Authoritative: over 30 international contributors who between them represent the peak of professional expertise in the field.
  • Unique: the only book available devoted to a surgical specialty of growing relevance.
  • Practical: profuse illustrations of the highest quality combine with step-by-step textual guidance to give clearest possible practical instruction.
  • Detailed: presents in-depth descriptions of surgical conditions and detailed surgical explanations.

Table of Contents


Section 1 – Surgical Biology

Oral soft tissue wound healing

Maxillofacial bone healing

Use of antibiotics and antiseptics

Anaesthesia and Pain management

Enteral nutritional support

Section 2 – Surgical Methods

Instrumentation, surgical positioning and aseptic technique

Suture materials and biomaterials

Laser surgery

Microsurgical techniques in maxillofacial surgery

Use of cat and dog in experimental maxillofacial surgery

Section 3 – Exodontics

Principles of exodontics

Closed extraction of single rooted teeth

Extraction of canine teeth in dogs

Extraction of multirooted teeth in dogs

Special considerations in feline exodontics

Complications of extractions

Section 4 – Periodontal surgery

Principles of Periodontal Surgery

Gingivectomy / Gingivoplasty

Periodontal Flap Surgery and Mucogingival Surgery

Osteoconductive and Osteoinductive Agents in Periodontal Surgery


Management of Periodontal Trauma

Section 5 – Endodontal surgery

Principles of Endodontal Surgery

Apicoectomy Techniques

Section 6 - Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Principles of Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Facial Soft Tissue Injuries

Surgical Approaches for Mandibular and Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Symphyseal Separation and Fractures Involving the Incisive Region

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Non-invasive Techniques

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Intra-osseous

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Mini-plates and Screws

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using External Fixation

Fractures and Luxations Involving the Temporomandibular Joint

Maxillofacial Fracture Complications

Section 7 - Palate Surgery

Biologic Basis of Cleft Palate and Palatal Su


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About the authors

Frank Verstraete

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis Adjunct Professor of Orofacial Sciences Department of Orofacial Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco

Milinda Lommer

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor - Volunteer Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis