Reviewer:Lawrence Golden, DDS (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description:This first edition textbook is similar to another that I have used, Principles of Implantology.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide an instructional book on the procedures of endodontic surgery. This a worthy objective and it is met by the authors.
Audience:I believe this book was written for endodontic graduate students and practitioners who want to perform more challenging endodontic procedures. I do not believe it would be of great value for a dental student because of the level of sophistication.
Features:This is a very detailed, instructional book of endodontic surgery. The pictures and subheadings are very helpful.
Assessment:I like this book because the graphics include great clinical photos and drawings. They tell you what instruments to use, and they offer informative, insightful suggestions.
Produced to convince the dental practitioner that new methods of apical root canal surgery are a viable alternative to extraction in cases of curved roots, accessory canals, fractures, resorbtive destruction, or perforations. The material is presented in the form of lessons that present only the information related to specific procedures. Forty-two lessons demonstrating a variety of techniques are divided into sections treating such areas as: examination and diagnosis, surgery preparation, surgical techniques, postsurgical care, and management of difficult endodontic conditions. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.