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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

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


(C) 104A-B


Mandibular Trauma: From the simple to the complex and everything in between

Brian Thomas Bast, DMD, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
San Francisco, CA


This course will guide the surgeon through the process of evaluating and treating mandibular truama. Clinical vignuets will range from closed treatements of nondisplaced fractures to open treatements of complex mandibular trauma associated with "pan facial" injuries. Perioperative care, surgical access, endoscopic approaches and complication management will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review the components of a complete evaluation of a patient with mandibular trauma. Indications for radiographs, computed tomograph( including three deminsional reconstructions), medical and dental models will be described.
  2. Review the anatomy and describe the open approached to the diffent regions of the mandible. Oral, submandibular, retromandibular and endoscopically assisted approaches will be reviewed.
  3. Identify the possible complications of mandibular trauma care will be reviewed (infection, osteomyelitis, malocclussion). The evaluation and treatment of each complication will be described.

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