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Manual of Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

Manual of Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

Karl R. Koerner

ISBN: 978-0-470-34447-7 January 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


The Manual of Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dentist provides a clear and thorough practical guide to performing the common surgical procedures encountered in dental offices on a day-to-day basis. Building on a sound basis of the proper protocols and appropriate standards of care, the book approaches each procedure through detailed, step-by-step description and illustration. Richly illustrated with clinical photography, the Manual of Minor Oral Surgery offers dentists an indispensable tool to carry out their everyday work, as well as providing information on more advanced procedures for those experienced dentists wishing to develop professionally.


Chapter 1 Patient Evaluation and Medical History. (Dr. R. Thane Hales).

Chapter 2 Surgical Extractions. (Dr. Hussam S. Batal and Dr. Greg Jacob).

Chapter 3 Surgical Management of Impacted Third Molar Teeth. (Dr. Pushkar Mehra and Dr. Shant Baran).

Chapter 4 Pre-Prosthetic Oral Surgery. (Dr. Ruben Figueroa and Dr. Abhishek Mogre).

Chapter 5 Conservative Surgical Crown Lengthening. (Dr. George M. Bailey).

Chapter 6 Endodontic Periradicular Microsurgery. (Dr. Louay Abrass).

Chapter 7 The Evaluation and Treatment of Oral Lesions. (Dr. Joseph D. Christensen and Dr. Karl R. Koerner).

Chapter 8 Anxiolysis for Oral Surgery and Other Dental Procedures. (Dr. Fred Quarnstrom).

Chapter 9 Infections and Antibiotic Administration. (Dr. Thane Hales).

Chapter 10 Management of Perioperative Bleeding. (Dr. Karl R. Koerner and Dr. William L. McBee).

Chapter 11 Third World Volunteer Dentistry. (Dr. Richard C. Smith).


"(This book) contains much universal and valuable information for all GDPs irrespective of the country in which they practise.
The chapters on surgical extractions, surgical management of impacted third molar teeth and pre-prosthetic oral surgery would be useful for pre-finals undergraduates, newly qualified dentists and dentists wanting to revise their techniques as part of their general continuing professional development (CPD) requirements."

bdanews, December 2006

  • Fully illustrated with step-by-step clinical photography
  • Demonstrates everyday procedures as well as more advanced surgery
  • Designed specifically for the general dental practice
  • Provides patient management guidelines and appropriate safety protocols