Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The aim of those lectures is to promote knowledge in oral and maxillofacial diseases
To help the student in the diagnostic procedures of trauma,infections,dysplasias and neoplasias of the mouth and maxillofacial region
In the topic of infections a precise description of the anatomical spaces apt to develop an odontogenic infection, is given along with the therapeutic protocols,
pharmaceutical and surgical.A special lecture is dedicated to osteomyelitis of the jaws,with an emphasis in osteonecrosis due to the use of bisphosphonates.
In the topic of TMD students are focusing in the anatomy of the masticatory system,learning how to examine the masseterial muscles and how to diagnose and differentiate the internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint according to the meniscus position.Osteoarthritis and reumatoid arthritis is among the important diseases examined in detail.All the therapeutic protocols are presented and discussed in detail.
In the diseases of paranasal sinuses the odontogenic infection of the maxillary sinus is the main entity of interest.Students learn the physiology of the antrum and the mechanisms of infection thru the nose or the sinus floor.The surgical approaches of the antrum and the drugs adminestered in such cases are discussed.
Pain and neoplasias are special lectures in this semester.Students are learning to discriminate trigeminal pain from other pain sources in the area of the face and jaws.In neoplasias a special effort is given for the ability of the student to identify malignant lesions among others.
In every topic radiographic examination of oral and maxillofacial patients is discussed with the students.Advantages and disadvantages of all methods are presented.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Fractures of the mandible
Fractures of the maxilla
Soft tissue tumours
Treatment of Oral Cancer
Facial Injuries, Bone Fracture, Jaw Fracture, Dentofacial Fracture, Odontogenic tumours, Oral Cancer