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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM


(C) 204A


Pearls and Pitfalls of Local Flaps in Maxillofacial Surgery: A Comprehensive how-to Approach

Rui Fernandes, DMD, MD
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL


The course will cover the indications of local flaps in maxillacial reconstruction. It will provide a detailed approach in flap raising and insetting, as well as how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the anatomical basis of varied soft tissue flaps in the maxillofacial region.
  2. Describe flap raising techniques varied soft tissue flaps in the maxillofacial region.
  3. Identify potential pitfalls in soft tissue reconstruction and how to avoid them

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