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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115  

Current concept in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Technological University of Aachen, Germany

Date of Web Publication31-Mar-2012

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Ghassemi Alireza
Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Technological University of Aachen
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.94462

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Alireza G. Current concept in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2011;2:115

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Today's maxillofacial surgeon is engaged in more of dentoalveolar treatment than traditionally. In some parts of the world, the plastic surgeon has to have additional dental education to understand the jaw problem and the dentist becomes educated in medicine to understand medical problems. Both happened to offer a better treatment concept to the patients. The surgeon who works on the face consequently is demanded to look for solutions for the following problems:

  1. Trauma of soft tissue and bony structures
  2. Dentoalveolar including teeth extraction and abscess treatment
  3. Treatment of cancer from excision to reconstruction of soft to the bony tissue
  4. Craniofacial deformity from the skull base to the mandible including crniosynosteosis, orthognathic and cleft
  5. Last but not least the aesthetic procedure from rhinoplasty to rejuvination
For solving all the above-mentioned factors to achieve the best result, a profound knowledge and experience is important but good co-operation with experts of the other fields of medical science, and having sufficient knowledge, is another important issue, which should be taken into consideration.

Since we cannot constrain our service to the patients in a limited stereotype, we have to expand our clinical experience and scientific work dependently. It can only be possible by global thinking of professionals throughout the world. It means exchange of knowledge and students to increase the dimension of this network.

We have to work to find the best way of treatment with good outcome in trauma patients with all available modern osteosynthesis and computer-assisted surgery in addition to the clinical experience of regions, where these are not available.

Dental care should be standardizing to reduce the implication of inadequate treatment of the retained teeth or cysts.

For cancer treatment, we need to know more of the cause in addition to prevention work. Nevertheless, we also should continue our consideration regarding reconstruction from autologe to synthetic measurements. Also, preoperative computer-assisted surgery is increasingly playing an important role.

Craniofacial deformity should be treated according to established concept in the hands of a specialist to avoid disastrous outcome. The procedure should started early in co-ordination with other medical fields.

The need for aesthetic surgery is continuously increasing throughout the world, which means an increasing demand for better and adequate procedure. Consequently, it puts more responsibility to the surgeon working on the face more than any other region of the body.

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