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Anatomical Variations in Clinical Dentistry

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1. Auflage, 2019

This excellently illustrated book aims to equip dentists, oral surgeons, and trainees with the detailed knowledge of anatomical variations in the oral region that is now required for optimal daily clinical practice. The book opens with an introductory section on anatomical variations from the point of view of different clinical practitioners - oral and maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and endodontists. The newest anatomical knowledge and variations are then presented in turn for the mandible, maxillary sinus, hard palate, floor of the mouth, lips, temporomandibular joint, and teeth. In each chapter, clinical annotations are included in order to enhance understanding of the relationships between surgery and anatomy. The internationally renowned authors have been carefully selected for their expertise in the topics that they discuss. Anatomical Variations in Clinical Dentistry will be invaluable for general dentists, endodontists, periodontists, and implantologists and will also be an asset for anatomists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists, dental students, and dental hygienists.

Joe Iwanaga, DDS, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, WA, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. He has also been a visiting professor at St. George's University in Grenada. Dr. Iwanaga graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry and completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the Kurume University Hospital in Kurume. He has expertise in both oral and maxillofacial surgery and clinical anatomy, and his research and surgical focus is on anatomical variations and microsurgical anatomy. He has delivered numerous presentations and is the author of over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Iwanaga serves on multiple editorial boards and as an AACA Co-editor for the Journal, Clinical Anatomy. He has authored a chapter for the upcoming 42nd edition of Gray's Anatomy and acted as an international advisory board member of the 7th editions of Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy.

R. Shane Tubbs, MS, PA-C, PhD, is Professor, Chief Scientific Officer, and Vice President at the Seattle Science Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA. He holds professorships at St. George's University, School of Medicine, Grenada, University of Dundee, UK, Vanderbilt University, and the Institute for Systems Biology, WA. Dr. Tubbs is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Anatomy and is an editorial board member for various other journals.  He has edited the 41st and 42nd editions of Gray's Anatomy and the 5th to 7th editions of Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy. Dr. Tubbs is chair of the Federative International Committee for Scientific Publications (FICSP) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA). He has authored more than 1,400 peer-reviewed articles and many books including Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation and Nerves and Nerve Injuries volumes 1 and 2.

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