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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
11:30AM - 1:30PM


(C) 204B


Endoscopic Techniques in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Joseph P McCain, DMD
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine
Miami, FL

Luis G Vega, DDS
Assistant Professor, Assistant Program Director, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Florida, Health Science Center Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL


Endoscopy represents an extension of the surgical field that allows direct access to areas of difficult visualization. The development of these minimally invasive techniques has enabled oral and maxillofacial surgeons to use endoscopic assisted treatment in multiple conditions such as trauma, orthognathic surgery, pathology, etc. Decreased complication rates, comparable success rates, diverse functionality and efficiency make endoscopy a helpful technique in the oral and maxillofacial surgeon armamentarium.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the latest applications of endoscopic techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  2. Review the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of these techniques.

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