During the diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial diseases, clinical and radiological data play a
major role. In this region, only a good clinical diagnosis along with a radiological examination
may lead to a successful diagnosis. A successful diagnosis and evaluation of clinical
examination are generally up to a profound knowledge of the normal anatomy of the region.
It is difficult to overstress the importance of a good history and thorough
clinical examination for every patient. On this the diagnosis is made and
the treatment plan based. A full, clearly written record of the original consultation
is essential to assess progress following treatment. Particularly
is this true if a colleague should be called to see the patient in the practitioner's
tioner's absenceT. he medicolegali mportanceo f accurater ecords cannot be
This book brings together core text from the traditional
subject areas of oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology
and radiology to help readers to organise their
knowledge in a useful way to solve clinical problems.
We believe that this core text of knowledge is essential
reading for university final examination success and
will also be of help to graduates undertaking vocational
training, their trainers and those preparing for postgraduate
professional examinations such as MFDS.
is with great pleasure and honor that I embrace the
opportunity to write this book. After more than 25
years of practice, clinical observation, and case documentation,
you get excited about what works and
what does not work. The case study format is an
excellent way to share this knowledge. All the cases
are presented in a systematic format illustrating
examination, diagnosis, diagnostic wax - up, treatment
plan, treatment sequence, provisionalization, and the
fi nished case.
It is a great pleasure to introduce volume 19 of
the book series Monographs in Human Genetics
entitled ‘Craniosynostoses: Molecular Genetics,
Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment’. The initial
idea for this book was born during a workshop
on craniosynostoses held at the Academy
of Human Genetics in Würzburg (Germany).
Hartmut Collmann and Wolfram Kress brought
together many seemingly diverse aspects of craniosynostoses,
including clinical approaches, genetics,
molecular mechanisms and, most importantly,