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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Clinician

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  • Unique presentation with contents divided into color-coded core competency gradations
  • Covers all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Supplemented with videos of all commonly carried out procedures as operative video
  • Every chapter or topic concludes with “future perspective” and addresses cutting edge advances in each area
  • Every topic has a pull out box that provides the most relevant systematic reviews/ key articles to every topic

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About this book

This is an open access book with CC BY 4.0 license.

This comprehensive open access textbook provides a comprehensive coverage of principles and practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. With a range of topics starting from routine dentoalveolar surgery to advanced and complex surgical procedures, this volume is a meaningful combination of text and illustrations including clinical photos, radiographs, and videos. It provides guidance on evidence-based practices in context to existing protocols, guidelines and recommendations to help readers deal with most clinical scenarios in their daily surgical work.

This multidisciplinary textbook is meant for postgraduate trainees, young practicing oral surgeons and experienced clinicians, as well as those preparing for university and board certification exams. It also aids in decision-making, the implementation of treatment plans and the management of complications that may arise.

This book isan initiative of Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI) to its commitment to academic medicine. As part of this commitment, this textbook is in open access to help ensure widest possible dissemination to readers across the world. 

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Table of contents (88 chapters)

  1. Preoperative Assessment and Patient Preparation/Optimization

  2. Anesthesia for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  3. Imaging in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  4. Principles of Maxillofacial Surgery

  5. Dentoalveolar and Oral Surgery

Editors and Affiliations

  • Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain hospital, Bangalore, India

    Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya

  • Associate Professor, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

    Elavenil Panneerselvam

  • Ananthapuri Hospitals & Research Institute, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, India

    Suvy Manuel

  • Department of Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

    Vinay V. Kumar

  • Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India

    Anshul Rai

About the editors

Prof. Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya did his post graduate dental studies from Mangalore University and then he obtained his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He is also a fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.  He is currently the project director of Smile Train Project treating cleft lip and palate deformities at Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bangalore. He also holds the position of professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, which involves undergraduate and post graduate training and the routine mix of maxillofacial surgical management. He is the editor in chief emeritus of Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery and has numerous publications to his credit.

Dr Elavenil Panneerselvam completed her post-graduation in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Government Medical University, Chennai, India. She also hasa master’s degree in business administration, specializing in hospital management and a fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine. She is an avid researcher with a strong publication profile in journals of international repute. She has also contributed to textbooks on Oral anatomy, Local anaesthesia, Plastic surgery and Pediatric TMJ surgery.  An invited speaker in national and international forums, she currently serves as executive editor to the SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences and as a reviewer for many specialty journals. Presently, she holds a faculty position at the SRM Dental College (Ramapuram) Chennai as Associate Professor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She is also the recipient of the MM Cooper Memorial Award for research from the Indian Society for Anatomists and the Ginwalla Trophy for Best Scientific Presentation, Delegate Category.

Dr Suvy Manuel after his Post graduation from Government Dental College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala in 2002,gained the Diplomate of National Board in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery ,  Membership from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India and  Diploma of Membership in Oral surgery, Royal college of Surgeons ,Edinburgh .

During his tenure in the United Kingdom, he attained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England. Subsequently he attained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He is the MOMS RCSEd (Diploma of Membership in Oral Surgery) Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the Faculty of Dental Examiners, as appointed by the Dental Examinations Committee, RCS Edinburgh.

He is former Professor and post graduate guide at the Kerala University of Health Sciences and is a reviewer for the Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery.

Currently he is attached to the maxillofacial units at Ananthapuri and KIMS Hospitals, Trivandrum, India.

VinayV. Kumar, completed his masters in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India in 2008. He was an ITI Scholar in the Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery in Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) Mainz, Germany in 2011; where he went on to complete his Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry (2013), obtain a practicing license and served as a visiting faculty. He completed the MD and PhD program in Molecular Mechanisms of Regenerative Processes from University of Rostock, Germany in the Department of Experimental Immunology and Proteomics in 2018. He is currently a faculty in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Dr Anshul Rai, is an Associate Professor in Department of Dentistry, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal, MP. He has 46 publications to his credit out of which 20 belongs to prestigious International Journals. He has contributed as a co-author to a Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by Dr. Borle. He is a Fellow of Indian Board of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (FIBOMS) and a fellow of International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (FIBCSOMS). He is a reviewer for National journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the Clinician

  • Editors: Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya, Elavenil Panneerselvam, Suvy Manuel, Vinay V. Kumar, Anshul Rai

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1345-9Published: 15 February 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-1348-0Published: 16 February 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-1346-6Published: 14 February 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 2008

  • Number of Illustrations: 384 b/w illustrations, 1518 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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