Medical Assessment of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Patient

  • Steve R. Ruiz
  • Steven Halepas
  • Jeffrey Bennett
  • Elie M. Ferneini


Gathering data: the preoperative medical assessment is arguably the most important visit for proper patient care. The dentist should review the patient’s medical history and do a thorough review of systems and a proper physical exam. If necessary appropriate testing should be done such as blood glucose or INR. This chapter is designed to improve outcomes by teaching clinicians how to perform a proper medical assessment through evidence-based guidance and provide recommendations for altering care with certain medical conditions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve R. Ruiz
    • 1
  • Steven Halepas
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Bennett
    • 3
  • Elie M. Ferneini
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of General Dentistry, Department of Craniofacial SciencesUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.IndianapolisUSA
  4. 4.Beau Visage Med Spa, Greater Waterbury OMSCheshireUSA
  5. 5.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA

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