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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
7:00AM - 9:00AM


(C) 204A


Facial Asymmetry: Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations

Larry M. Wolford, DMD
Clinical Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry
Dallas, TX


Significant and sometimes severe facial asymmetries are common in the population. This program will present etiologies, diagnoses, and treatment planning of the most common facial asymmetries. Treatment protocols as well as the role of the TMJ in facial asymmetries will be presented.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Present diagnostic criteria to aid the clinician in determining etiology and diagnosing the most common facial asymmetries, as well as improve abilities to develop comprehensive treatment plans.
  2. Identify the appropriate "State of the Art" surgical procedures and proper sequencing to provide the optimal treatment outcomes.
  3. Recognize which surgical techniques are predictable for various facial asymmetries and specific factors that can lead to unfavorable outcomes

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