The treatment of dento-maxillofacial deformity with orthognathic surgery has undergone a profound revolution during the last years. The reach - and hence the objectives - of this kind of surgery have been redefined to cover three basic pillars:
- The correction of the underlying malocclusion and skeletal base discrepancy
- Upper airway management
- Harmonization of facial esthetics.
There is currently no national or international continued education program in this field in any University. This hands-on course aims to provide participants with a comprehensive practical overview of all techniques of the orthognathic surgery spectrum, including ancillary procedures to optimize esthetic results. To this effect, an eminently practical course on cryopreserved cadaver heads has been designed.
- To review the relevant clinical anatomy to the treatment of dento-maxillofacial deformities.
- To review and execute all contemporary techniques in orthognathic surgery.
- To review and execute all contemporary techniques in facial esthetics optimization in the context of orthognathic surgery.
- To review and execute the basic contemporary techniques in speedy orthodontics.
- To provide an update of surgical techniques in this field of knowledge.
Abilities to be acquired by participants
- Theoretical-practical knowledge in maxillary osteotomies:
- One-piece Le Fort I osteotomy
- Segmented Le Fort osteotomy (three/four-piece)
- Minimally invasive techniques (“twist technique” according to Hernández-Alfaro)
- Theoretical-practical knowledge in mandibular osteotomies:
- Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy
- Inferior subapical osteotomy (frontblock)
- Chin wing
- Theoretical-practical knowledge in malar osteotomies:
- Sandwich osteotomy
- Theoretical-practical knowledge in complementary procedures for facial optimization:
- Buccal fat pad transposition
- Facial liposculpturing
- Theoretical-practical knowledge in accelerated (surgically-assisted) orthodontics: