Cranio-maxillofacial surgery is a superspecialty that evolved after the world wars. The complexity of the field and the dedication required to achieve mastery has resulted in very few surgeons specializing in it. Prof. S. M. Balaji, a renowned Cranio-maxillofacial surgeon from Chennai, India had meticulously documented every case during his twenty seven years of practice and has authored this book so that the knowledge gained during those years is not lost to the world.

This book is designed primarily as a reference book for post-graduates and residents in Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery. Liberal use of line diagrams, photos, and infographics in this book has made the learning process more interactive with greater involvement of the reader. Dr. Kenneth Salyer, one of the pioneers in the field of Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery in the world has penned the foreword for this book in recognition of Dr. Balaji’s many innovations and contributions to this demanding field, which is being published by Elsevier India and was released in a grand function at Hyatt Regency on October 4, 2017.

The book was released in the presence of several key opinion leaders in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery and Eminent Dental Researchers. They included Prof. Newell W Johnson, CMG, FMedSci, Professor of Maxillofacial Pathology, Honorary Professor of Dental Research, Menzies Health Institute Queensland and School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, Prof. Peter Mossey, PhD., Professor of Maxillofacial Surgeon, Professor of Craniofacial Development, Associate Dean Research & Director WHO Collaborating Centre, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee, UK, Prof. Angus William G. Walls, FDSRCS, PhD., President, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Director, Edinburgh Dental Institute, Deanery of Clinical Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland, Prof. Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD., President-Elect, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Associate Vice-Provost for Research, Professor of Dentistry, University of Utah, USA, Dr. Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc., Executive Director, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Alexandria, USA, Prof. Mirek Tolar, MD, PhD., Pacific Regenerative Dentistry Laboratory, Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, Cleft Prevention International Foundation , San Francisco, California, USA and Prof. David C. Alexander, MD, PhD., Principal, Appolonia Global Health Sciences, Greenbrook, New Jersey, USA.