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Lunch and Learn Sessions

Saturday, September 17, 2011
11:30AM - 1:00PM


(C) 108A-B


Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery: Recent Advances, Lessons Learned, and Future Opportunities

Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD
Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


In recent years there has been a groundswell of enthusiasm regarding pediatric craniofacial surgery. A number of key events have helped propel new academic and private practice opportunities for oral and maxillofacial surgeons that have an interest in treating patients with clefts, craniofacial anomalies and other disorders seen in children. Additionally, a number of innovations and technological advances have provided interesting opportunities for improved care for the pediatric patient. At this lunch and learn, we will discuss some of the historical events that helped propel our specialty forward in this area, and also discuss cases that highlight innovation.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe some of the key historical events that helped move OMS forward in the area of pediatric craniofacial surgery.
  2. Describe the nature of innovation in surgery and the use of evidenced-based thought when evaluating new techniques and technologies.
  3. Describe the future possibilities for training in this area and the improvement of care.

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