International Arab Journal of Dentistry


Al-Zahrawi - popularly acknowledged in the West by his Latin name Abulcasis - is considered as one of the greatest medieval surgeon in the Islamic world. His magnum opus “Al-Tasreef” is a thirty-volume encyclopaedia of medical practices. Al-Zahrawi is well recognized for his innovative methods in all the branches of surgery. A limited conceptual work has been done on his contribution in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Through this review we intent to highlight oral and maxillofacial surgical views as practised by Al-Zahrawi.