Now in its second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been fully updated to reflect current guidelines, with new images and annotated x-rays to support the text.
Split into sections based on clinical areas, vital knowledge is distilled into bullets and summary boxes for quick and easy reference. Covering all common complaints likely to arise in everyday duties alongside a dedicated emergencies section, this handbook ensures all trainees from both medical and dental backgrounds, specialist nurses, and medical students gain a solid understanding of oral and maxillofacial surgical presentations, practices, and procedures.
Luke Cascarini qualified in dentistry and medicine, and then trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on head and neck cancer and reconstruction. He was appointed as consultant surgeon at North West London hospitals in 2010 and subsequently joined the head and neck team at Guy's Hospital in 2014. He has published over 40 papers in scientific journals, written several chapters for textbooks, and co-authored and edited multiple surgical textbooks. Clare Schilling studied medicine in London and discovered OMFS as a speciality during her pre-registration year. Fascinated by what she saw the maxillofacial team doing, she secured her first SHO job in maxillofacial surgery. After finishing her basic surgical training, she decided to take the plunge and went to study dentistry as a mature student and was delighted to find several like-minded medics along the way. Since qualifying in dentistry she has entered a Specialist Training program for OMFS and can honestly say that she hasn't looked back once. Ben Gurney trained at Edinburgh Medical School before completing his basic surgical training in the North East of England. It was during his second year of the BST that he was exposed to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery whilst working in an intensive care unit, looking after head and neck cancer cases that had undergone major surgery. Ben was appointed as an OMFS SHO at Sunderland Royal Hospital where he had a wonderful year of training and a thorough introduction to OMFS. Having been inspired to pursue a career in OMFS, Ben completed a second undergraduate degree in dentistry at Kings College London, and he is now a specialty OMFS trainee with the London Deanery. Peter Brennan is a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He is also honorary Professor of Surgery. He has been a consultant for nine years and has clinical interests in the management of head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, and microvascular free tissue transfer. In addition to a busy clinical practice, Peter is committed to research and education. He is currently the honorary editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and is on the editorial board of other journals. Peter has recently been elected as the next chairman of the English College Court of Examiners for the MRCS examination - a first for a maxillofacial surgeon. He is an author on nearly 200 peer reviewed papers and supports trainees at all levels. He teaches worldwide, particularly in India on a regular basis.