BOOKS REVIEW

Impacted Third Molars

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2019.6(3).bookreview.5

Author: John Wayland

Dr. John Wayland, founder of the Western Surgical and Sedation, has a mobile third molar practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA, and has authored the book entitled Impacted third molar, a surgical guide that provides all the information needed to remove the impacted third molars efficiently.
The book is divided into 10 chapters, followed by an index. It provides step-by-step procedures for removing impacted third molars and also includes practice management, legal aspects, and marketing advice.
After presenting the anatomy data of the two fossa, submandibular and infratemporal, we are introduced to the data regarding case selection and possible complications. We are acquainted with the equipment, instruments and materials, as well as the surgical principles and techniques.
Separate chapters present the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, sedation and emergency techniques in sedation and their monitoring. The book insists on the informed consent and describes possible cases of malpractice which are. The last chapter presents the author’s experience regarding the mobile third molar practice, highlighting the benefits, promotion, IV sedation, guidelines, instruments, medical history, pre and postsurgical instructions and consent.
Each chapter is accompanied by compelling radiological drawings, photographs and images and up-to-date references in the specialized literature. This book is a beneficial surgical reference for a general dentist, specialist or resident, being accompanied by video support on the publisher’s website.

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