I am pleased to write this foreword of this new book on local anesthesia and exodontia.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has an extensive body of literature; the dental extraction is one of the essential dentoalveolar procedures and the dentist should be well oriented to it scientifically and technically.
I found this book an excellent and impressive work which has been written in a concise and precise manner. The concept of local dental anesthesia and dental extraction is focused in book.
On reading this book, I have felt, it is not only recommended for undergraduates. It is also highly suitable for postgraduate trainees in their residency program, such as those in the level of Saudi Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program. It may help in a rapid revision of the management of simple and complicated dental extraction during the pre-exam period.
I dedicate this book to undergraduates and postgraduates trainees with the hope that it fulfills their need in understanding the concepts of dental extraction.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Chief of Saudi Board in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SB-OMS)
The target of this book is the undergraduate dental students to give them the basic concept and outline of the principle of local anesthesia and exodontia in brief short notes form that is easy to understand, remember and to implement clinically.
The local anesthesia and exodontia is the fundamental part of Oral Surgey that should be known well by all dentists, since it is one of the daily surgical procedures in dentistry.
This book is suitable as well for the oral & maxillofacial surgery trainees who are looking for a concise rapid revision of management of simple, complex dental extraction and management of medically compromised patients.
I dedicate this book to my students everywhere, my parent and family. I would like to express sincere thanks to my wife for continuous support, encouraging and help.
I would like to acknowledge Dr. Fadi Jarab and Dr. Wamig Fareed for their contribution in this work (Chapter 3 and part 2 in chapter 4 written by Fad Jarab and Chapter 6 by Wamiq Fareed).
The figures of this book has been drawn by: Dr. Omar Mohammad Dad. I would like to acknowledge him for his help in producing the figures of this book, his help was valuable and appreciated.
This book has been revised by: Dr. Ghaith Gazal, and Dr. Albaraa B. Alolayan. I would like to acknowledge them for their contribution in this work.
With appreciation and thanks to Instant Anatomy. 10 Summerfield Cambridge, CB3 9HE, UK. http://www.instantanatomy.net, for their permission for using some of their illustration in chapter one (The Outline of the Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy).
Conflict on Interest
The authors confirm that this article content has no conflict of interest.
Esam Ahmad Z. Alomar
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
College of Dentistry
Taibah University, Madinah
List of Contributors
Esam Ahmad Z Omar
Wamiq Musheer Fareed