AOCMF Masters Course Davos—Orthognathic Surgery, Challenges and Controversies
Davos, Switzerland
08 Dec 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
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AOCMF is pleased to announce that the AOCMF Master Course- Orthognathic Surgery, Challenges and Controversies (with human anatomical specimens), will again be held at the Davos Courses 2019.

Led by Mike Leung and Ignacio Ismael García Recuero, this four-day course focuses on state-of-the-art techniques and best practices at a master's level in orthognathic surgery. Emerging technologies and clinical controversies in orthognathics are addressed. Using human anatomical specimens, surgical access techniques are developed and chin wing, Le Fort I, and BSSO type Obwegeser osteotomies are performed. Patient cases and outcomes are addressed with expert faculty in small group discussions.

All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.

The first day will be new and will focus on Advances in 3D Planning and 3D Printing in CMF Surgery.

This additional new course day directed by Florian Thieringer and Sabine Girod addresses current, patient-specific, and practical applications of medical 3D printing and 3D planning in orthognathic surgery. The principles and advanced workflow processes from the lab to the OR are discussed in detail.

Practical exercises include 3D planning of patient-specific solutions and production of accurate patient-individualized 3D printed anatomical models. This innovative hands-on day is delivered using a combination of lectures, case discussions, and practical exercises. Participants will train in small groups on computers with cutting edge segmentation and virtual surgery planning software and 3D printers.

Courses highlights

  • The four-day course includes a wet lab (one full day with human anatomical specimens - 1 specimen per 2 participants)
  • 1 full day of hands-on 3D computer planning, printing exercises
  • Courses limited to 32 participants each with two participants per workstation
  • Debates, lectures, and small group discussions
  • Interactive sessions with expert faculty from around the world
  • Exhibition and networking AO WORLD NIGHT
  • European CME Accreditation (2018 courses awarded 19 points each)
  • Course reception – meet the faculty of the courses
  • Invitation to the Opening Ceremony

Event program
Learning objectives
Perform a complete workflow for computer assisted planning in orthognathic surgery
Discuss the latest advances and controversies in surgical orthodontics
Discuss how to improve aesthetics with genioplasty, chin wing procedures, malarplasty and adjunctive soft-tissue procedures
Discuss sequencing for bimaxillary surgery, splintless surgery and distraction osteogenesis (DO) vs conventional osteotomies.
Develop a plan to deal with complications and relapse
Identify and treat specific problems such as anterior open bite, idiopathic condylar resorption, alterations of the occlusal plane, and arch width discrepancies
Perform chin wing and Le Fort I and III osteotomies
Discuss the pros and cons of surgery first approach
Lynne Fryer FRCS(I),BDS,FDS RCS(Ed),BSC (Hons),FRCS (OMFS),MB CHB(UK)  (Course Chair)
Ignacio Ismael Garcia Recuero Dr. med.  (Course Chair)
Mike Leung  (Course Chair)
Sabine Girod MD,PhD,DDS,FACS  (Course Co-Chair)
Florian Thieringer MD, DDS, MHBA  (Course Co-Chair)
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ID AOCMF10009127
Level Masters
Region Europe and Southern Africa
Language(s) English
Scope Regional
Academic status Non peer reviewed
Format Course
Content Artificial bone practicals, Cadaver practicals, Debates, Discussion groups, Lectures
Target audience CMF musculoskeletal oncology, ENT surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery, Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Plastic surgery
Closing date08 Dec 2019
Available places0
Cancellation policy50% until 30 days before the event. No refund thereafter
Swiss Francs 3650.00 CHF
Included services
Course bag
Coffee breaks
Course materials
Ms Sarah Rosalind Groves (Participant contact)
AO Foundation
Education Project Manager, AOCMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos Platz
Mobile+41 794787301
Ms Ariadna Guirao (Faculty contact)
Project Coordinator Education AOCMF
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos
Phone+41 81 414 2555
Fax+41 81 414 2280
Mobile+41 79 458 73 99
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Commercial partners
DePuy Synthes; KARL STORZ; Siemens; Synbone