A user-friendly instruction book based on Geoffrey Howe's original text written in the 1970's. It retains the unchanged principles underpinning the extraction of teeth and established techniques of surgical management, whilst incorporating the changes which have taken place in key areas of practice. New sections have been added on subjects such as the use of general anaesthetic and the medico-legal climate.
A virtual 'Apprentice's Manual', this practical guide takes the student through basic procedures in simple steps, thus underpinning more theoretical teaching provided elsewhere. The author begins with the principles of tooth extraction then goes on to advise on the use of radiographs and the administration of anaesthesia. Surgical removal of teeth is also covered, and a complete section deals with possible complications and their management.
This new book not only provides students with the fundamental knowledge needed to perform their first tooth extraction but also prepares them for more complicated techniques they may need to use later on. It should be an essential purchase for every dental undergraduate.
By Paul D. Robinson, PhD, BDS, MBBS, FDS, Senior Lecturer/ Consultant, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guy's King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, King's College, London, UK
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