In an easy-to-follow, highly illustrated approach, this popular text presents the fundamental principles of surgical and medical management of oral surgery problems. This well-organized text defines the role of the general dentist as a member of the surgical management team. Basic techniques of evaluation, diagnosis, and medical management are presented in explicit detail that allows the reader to immediately apply these methods to practice. It provides information on the basic oral surgery procedures that the general practitioner encounters, as well as an overview of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures performed by the specialist. All surgical techniques are well illustrated so readers can visualize key surgical concepts.