There are a number of excellent anatomical atlases and textbooks available to dental clinicians, but often these atlases fail to meet the clinical demands of dening intraoperative structures for oral implantologists because of the overwhelmingly detailed minutia.
The aim of this book is to present an adequate amount of anatomical material in a readable and interesting format. I have relied on my own clinical and teaching experience to determine what is adequate. No major omissions have been made intentionally, but the primary focus is the clinical relevance to oral implantology. Every effort has been made to sequence the information in a logical manner.
The illustrations in this book are the result of very hard work and cooperation between the illustrators and me. Nonetheless, certain anatomical landmarks are difcult to illustrate in a diagram format, which leads to confusion when students and professionals are confronted with actual specimens in the dissecting room or in the operatory. Therefore, photographs of some clinical cases and of dissected structures of the maxilla, the mandible, and the nasal cavity are provided in this book that show structures as they actually exist in the dissected or live body. I hope that they will bridge the gap that occasionally exists between books and the “real thing.”