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Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00pm — 3:00pm


(C) Ballroom A

Symposium on Craniofacial Surgery


Distraction osteogenesis has become a relatively common procedure in maxillofacial surgery. Like many surgical procedures, the best indications for its use have not been clearly defined in the area of craniofacial surgery. For maxillary and midface advancement, its use in certain circumstances may allow earlier treatment than was previously accomplished with traditional orthognathic techniques. Assumed advantages have also been purported for improved speech and for greater distances in advancements. The goal of the symposium will be to provide an overview of the use of distraction osteogenesis in the cleft/craniofacial patient, and to provide context, advantages, and disadvantages of its use.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain indications for the use of DO for maxillary or midface advancement.
  2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of DO relative to traditional orthognathic procedures.

1:00pm — 1:30pm

Speech and Resonance Changes In Cleft and Craniofacial Patients Following Maxillary Advancement: Distraction Osteogenesis Vs Lefort I Osteotomy.
Ann W, Kummer, PhD
Senior Director of Speech Pathology, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Speech Pathology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

1:30pm — 2:00pm

Distraction Osteogenesis for Maxillary and Midface Advancement: Techniques and Outcomes
Joseph E Van Sickels, DDS
Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Divsion of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

2:00pm — 2:30pm

Complications of Distraction in Maxillary and Midface Advancement
Stephanie J Drew, DMD
Private Practice
Success, NY

2:30pm — 3:00pm

LeFort III vs Monobloc for Midface Retrusion in Syndromal Craniosynostosis
Torstein R Meling, MD, PhD
Oslo University Hospital-Rikshospitalet
Oslo, Norway

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