New book dispels anxiety surrounding oral and maxillofacial surgery

March 12, 2008
Surgeon and first-time author Donald R. Grippo, DDS, promotes a proactive approach to oral health care.

MYSTIC, Connecticut--Designed to ease the minds of readers who are apprehensive about oral and maxillofacial surgery, "A Guide to Oral and Maxeo ... Maller ... The Guy or Gal Who Takes Your Teeth Out" by Donald R. Grippo, DDS is a collection of short stories for young people about a variety of oral and maxillofacial conditions.

In the book, the author presents seven fictional stories about young people--all with an oral and maxillofacial surgical problem. In addition to providing an anecdote, the author also imparts nonfictional information about modern oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Readers will learn about oral health care by reading stories on subjects such as mountain biking and softball. The author hopes that, by being informed, the reader will lose his or her fear of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

The book should be valuable to those who want to achieve and maintain good oral health.

For more information or to request a free review copy, media can contact the author at Donald Grippo.

"A Guide to Oral and Maxeo ... Maller ... The Guy or Gal Who Takes Your Teeth Out" is available for sale online at,, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

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