A clinical guide to oral surgery - book 1

Dental surgery medical Illustrations for publishing

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Client: British Dental Association
Medium: Digital
Categories: PublishingPublishing

British Dental Association (BDA)

James Sleigh from the London based British Dental Association (BDA) commissioned Joanna to create a number of anatomically precise medical dental illustrations and diagrams for a book based on dental surgery.

The medical illustrations to be part of a book called ‘A clinical guide to oral surgery – book 1’ and aimed at providing an evidence-based practical and pragmatic guide to dentoalveolar surgery containing advice on minimising complications and optimising patient care.

The dental medical illustrations were to accompany the written explanations of dental surgery to add extra clarification to the procedures.

Dental Illustration Project Detail

The BDA produced the book in conjunction with two expert dental surgeons as its authors. The target audience were general dental practitioners and undergraduate students. The book is also of value to specialist trainees and to more senior colleagues interested in clinical updates and practical knowledge with regards to patient care. Alongside Joanna’s illustrations were full colour photographs and its written in a reader-friendly style so the book is both comprehensive and practical. Overall, this book gives clinical dentists a practical, logical and convenient guide helping to update knowledge and provide improved patient care.

To compliment the medical text the medical illustrations needed to be completed in a realism style with anatomical clarity to enhance and compliment the photography and detailed oral surgical descriptions.

We had 36 medical illustrations to complete, of various dental procedures such as suturing techniques, illustrating the correct application of forceps with tips engaging with the crown, superior aspects of the tooth roots, effects of chronic oral infections on general health and a description of dental pulp pain.

Anatomical artwork included the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint, a key anatomical feature in dentistry. The maxillary and mandibular root patterns and the mandibular and maxillary nerve and its distributions. Healthy anatomy of the jaw and nerves supplying teeth.

Client Comments

James Sleigh of the BDA said of the project delivery by Joanna and her team

Punctual, accurate and great to work with.”

“Joanna has a great eye for detail and the illustrations were loved by everyone, most especially by the client.”Stuart Banks, Digital Project Manager, Frontera
“Joanna was right at home working with us to develop illustrations that both met our clinical needs and fit perfectly into the aesthetics of our user interface. Her work is superb!”Michael Gold , Director of Product Development, CareCloud
“We have now received the new folder with your illustrations: I love it!”Lisa Ruckstuhl - Product Manager Osteoporosis, Daiichi Sankyo (Schweiz) AG
“I’m really pleased with how the book finally looks and that is in part huge thanks to Jo for such fantastic and skilled art. The level of detail that Jo achieves is incredible and her medical knowledge clearly abounds. She is always such a pleasure to work with – nothing is too big or small a job. It was all approached with the same cheery manner! Jo always delivered on deadlines too, which is a huge relief to us designers! Many thanks – it has indeed been a pleasure. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jo!”Senior Designer, Duncan Baird Publishers
“Joanna and her team are a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and creative. They turned around several excellent animations and drawings for our video series. We certainly would enjoy working with them again!”David Mathison, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Pediatric Transport, Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Joanna has provided the core illustrations for a number of our iPad Apps, and her illustrations have received terrific reviews from our users. She understands our requirements clearly and also understands the specifics of illustrating for digital media and mobile applications. The quality of her work is outstanding, and she can be relied upon to hit deadlines and deliver to the exact clinical requirements of each project.”Todd Morgan, Co-Founder, drawMD
“Hello Tim and Joanna,
Thank you for the illustrations, you have done an outstanding job on the finished articles… The service provided was efficient and very thorough, we were very happy with the way you able to understand and translate the brief into an illustration which captured the desired output.”Clare Lynex, Senior Medical Writer, UBM Media Asia, Singapore
“We found medical-artist.com to be energetic, imaginative, and efficient, a joy to work with!”Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London