Since the publication of the first edition of this book, increased knowledge of treatment outcomes combined with better techniques, new materials, and innovative technology have led to improved diagnosis and management of dental traumatic injuries. This new edition emphasizes a minimally invasive approach to treating dental traumas in which procedures are aimed at assisting the natural healing process of the dental hard tissues, pulp, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone; where possible, invasive restoration, pulpectomy, and extraction are avoided. As in the previous edition, key points related to examination and diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment procedures are described for specific types of dental trauma, and long-term follow-up is encouraged. New cases and updated protocols elucidate the most recent approaches to effective treatment of dental traumatic injuries, and the use of dental cone beam computed tomography, which has dramatically improved diagnosis for traumatized teeth, is emphasized throughout.
"If there were to be the perfect chair-side companion for handling traumatic injuries to teeth, this manual would earn the highest marks. It is comprehensive, well organized, beautifully illustrated and documented with high quality clinical photographs. […] This excellent volume takes you step by step through each of the classifications of traumatic injuries, and visually instructs with detailed illustrations, photos, X-rays and CBCT images of case studies. It could be considered to be an atlas of diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries, with detailed explanations and extensive references to the literature. It is a volume that should earn a place in the library of anyone who treats dental trauma, including the hospital emergency department. I recommend it highly."
-- Daniel H. Flanders, DDS, MS The New York State Dental Journal November 2012