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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

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


(C) 201C


Anatomy and Surgery of Oral and Maxillofacial Infections

Thomas R Flynn, DMD
Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Boston, MA


An update and review of the principles of management, anatomy, clinical presentation, and complications of oral and maxillofacial infections. Best practices for surgical therapy are identified, including clinical evaluation, imaging, surgical approaches, drains, and postoperative followup. Presenting factors that predict complications, length of hospital stay, and abscess formation are identified.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the anatomic deep fascial spaces involved when given clinical presentation.
  2. Identify the anatomic spaces in which infection can threaten the airway, and develop and communicate a primary and secondary airway management plan
  3. Describe the eight principles of management of OMF infections

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