omfs books

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  1. WizzieMon

    WizzieMon Junior Member

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    Hi,
    What OMFS books do you guys recommend other than Marx and Peterson. Should I get Fonseca? And which set the 2 or 8 volume? I'm just an intern but I have a $800 designated just for books and I don't know what to get and from what I heard I better get my books now because it takes a really long time to get reimbursed by the hospital. Thanks.
     
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  3. north2southOMFS

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    Wow, that is a pimp sized book fund you got there pal. I would scrap Marx cause' its too expensive, and its too biased, and i would get the cheaper and (i think) just as good neville and damm. Get yourself the two volume petersons(or pirate the CD like every other resident in the country) but you'll probably want it someday in hardcopy anyhow so how about now. Then think about surgical approaches by "fast eddie and the parkland gang", and if there is any left get youself a 'scription to the clinics and atlas. And if you can read all that in your first year your a rock star. :thumbup:
     
  4. scalpel2008

    scalpel2008 beep beep beep...smash

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    N2S has good advice. i would also get topazian and goldberg's oral and maxillofacial infections.
     
  5. flat4

    flat4 Mullet Redesigner

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    I'm just a dental student but I've repeatedly been told by residents of different programs to get "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets". I guess it's some anti-pimping cliff notes type book. Anybody care to elaborate?
     
  6. Reconabe

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    Its just about impossible to order right now. I tried from amazon and they kept delaying shipment for like a month. I finally called the publisher and I guess they are coming out with a new edition early next year, so stock is low. even the publisher doesnt have copies to purchase. good luck trying find it.
     
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    scalpel2008 beep beep beep...smash

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    for about $40, it's worth it. perfect for externships.
     
  8. per te

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    hi

    according to amazon.ca , a new edition of the book is available for pre-order... to be released Sept 12, 2006.

    hope that helps :)

    ~*per te*~
     
  9. scalpel2008

    scalpel2008 beep beep beep...smash

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    i didn't know canada did OMS
     
  10. tx oms

    tx oms Welcome to Thunderdome

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    The secrets book is stupid. You'll learn just enough to dig yourself a hole.

    Get a general book, like Peterson, a trauma book, like Fonseca, and a path book like Neville and Damm. Interns don't need Ellis's surgical approaches book, or at least not unless there is money left over. Interns also don't need the Clinic or the Atlas.

    Also, has anyone mentioned a good medicine book of some sort and a physical exam book? You should read about the medical problems your patients have.

    Most interns around the country are primarily doing dentoalveolar stuff, initial trauma work-ups, and H&P's. Hence, you need a basic OMS book, a trauma book, a path book, a medicine book, and a physical exam book.
     
  11. north2southOMFS

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    Yes they do.
     
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    I would like some recomendations for a good, concise medicine book.
     
  13. tx oms

    tx oms Welcome to Thunderdome

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    Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. A new edition is put out each year. It's a paperback book, blue cover. It's thick, but not as thick as Cecil's or Harrison's.

    Interns don't need OMS Clinics and the Atlas unless they've already read through their textbooks.
     
  14. scalpel2008

    scalpel2008 beep beep beep...smash

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    Clinics is a great resource, even for interns. However, if limited to $800 it doesn't make the cut over the basic textbooks interns need
     
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    hey guys,

    If anyone was still looking for the OMFS secrets book, it might be hard to find in bookstores right now but check out your university bookstore to see if they carry it. I was just on campus and I happened to see it amongst the other Secrets series.

    ~*per te*~

     
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    The newest edition was just released and I picked it up at the univ. bookstore. Just in case any of you noobs were wondering.
     
  18. north2southOMFS

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    No. We already know all of the secrets. Apparently if you don't your somehow out of the loop.

    As a side note. Just bought the new approaches book really cheap used on amazon. Who is buying these new books and selling them right away? If its an oral surgeon you'd think they would just keep it as a reference.....its not that expensive?
     
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    I hate black and white pictures. That's a problem with both this book and peterson's. However, peterson's on CD is nice because it has color pics and it's really easy to navigate.
     
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    anyone know where to get the Peterson's text on the internet?
     
  22. scalpel2008

    scalpel2008 beep beep beep...smash

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    i bought a copy for about $200 brand new on ebay and it comes with the cd. but find someone with the disc and uhh...and by "uhh" i certainly don't mean you do something illegal like burn it because it has beautiful color pictures and a nice index and is also adobe friendly.
     
  23. north2southOMFS

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    What is that new OMFS book? And what the hell is that front cover a picture of? Is it any good? Anyone bought it?
     
  24. esclavo

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    We have the 1999 edition here in our resident library. It is pretty good... in a european sorta way...not quite as good of a contribution from the europeans as say.... Belgium chocolates or french fries or spaghetti/pizza....
     
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    ...or Heidi Klum....
     
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    .... or internal fixation :D

    One book I got a few years back, and use a lot, is "Maxillofacial Trauma and Esthetic Facial Reconstruction", edited by the same Ward Booth. It has contributors from both sides of the Atlantic and is in my opinion one of the best advanced texts on maxillofacial trauma available. Propably not something you'd by as an intern, but worth getting later on.
     
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    GatorDMD Suck ChocoSaltyBalls

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    I like the book. It is limited on general info but has great nuts and bolts about procedures. Not much on infections though. The guy on the cover is some dude with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma who lived from 1945-2002. His name is Barrister Henry de Lotbiniere. He had 14 operations losing half his face.
     
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    Just picked up Marx for $159 shipped brand new, Surgical approaches for $99 shipped brand new, and fonseca for $175 shipped brand new. Barnes and Noble had a 40% off coupon code that was good for one use per membership account - and it was stackable with the membership discount. This offer ended on Jan 1. Anyway I stacked the coupon code with 3 different memberships I purchased to knock down the price, got the items and cancelled my 3 memberships for full refund, virtual credit cards = the best.


    Time to start reading :p
     
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    I also ordered some books from Barnes & Noble recently. They have most of the surgical books I was interested in for 20-30% off with a membership.
     
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    Anybody hear that there will be a new Fonseca 2 vol OMFS book (not trauma)? Saw a book list from this years meeting. Both peterson and fonseca needs an update.
     
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    That 2 volume set from Ward is excellent. I actually think its got great sections on Onc/Recon, Cleft lip/palate, Craniofacial, Trauma. I actually use this with Pettersons and I have everything I need.

    I also own Kaban Pediatric OMFS, Surgical Anatomy book, Marx book. You can get too many books so dont get overwhelmed or you will never have time to read. I highly recommend Clinics and Atlas of OMFS. Very useful. Thats all.
     

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