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Friday, September 16, 2011
3:30pm — 5:30pm


(C) Ballroom A

Update on Nerve Injury: Diagnosis and Repair


The field of trigeminal nerve injury management has been evolving due to the advent of new technologies and techniques to both diagnose injury and perform surgical repairs. These innovations could affect decision making by the practitioner regarding referral to a microsurgical colleague. Diagnosis methods may decrease the chance of surgery for patients that do not have serious nerve injuries. Surgical time and morbidity may also be decreased by newer techniques and materials techniques.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the imaging techniques that are currently available to help diagnose injuries to the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve.
  2. Describe the methods to repair nerve injuries and the newer materials to reduce surgical time and morbidity.
  3. Explain the outcomes of nerve repair surgery for both the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve.

Mark J Steinberg, DDS, MD
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Northbrook, IL

3:30pm — 3:55pm

Imaging and Visualization to Evaluate and Guide Treatment of Maxillofacial Nerve Injuries
Leon A Assael, DMD
Department of OMS
Oregon Health Science University
Portland, OR

3:55pm — 4:20pm

Advances in Conduits and Allogenic Nerve Grafts
Shahrokh C Bagheri, DMD, MD
Private Practice
Atlanta, GA

4:20pm — 4:45pm

Update on Injuries Related to Injection of Local Anesthetics
Soren Hillerup, DDS, PhD, DrOdont.
Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

4:45pm — 5:10pm

Outcome Assessments of Nerve Repair Surgery
Vincent B Ziccardi, DDS, MD
Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Newark, NJ

5:10pm — 5:30pm


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