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Description and Learning Objectives

Incidence, Evaluation and Management of Neoplasms of the Maxilla


This lecture will discuss various neoplasms (benign and malignant) of the maxilla with their incidence, evaluation, and management, as well as, the role of free tissue transfer flaps.

Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Acquired Maxillary Defects


Maxillary defects from head and neck cancer treatment often results in a high level of morbidity with significant psychological and functional implications for patients and impair quality of life. For managing maxillary defects, the prosthetic rehabilitation will be presented.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss step-by-step fabrication of a maxillary obturator prosthesis.
  • Discuss effectiveness of the maxillary obturator for speech intelligibility, regular daily activity and psychological well-being .
  • Discuss various methods and techniques for the fabrication of removable or fixed maxillary prostheses.
  • Discuss prosthetic rehabilitation with zygomatic implants.
  • Discuss prosthetic rehabilitation for velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Discuss maxillofacial prosthetic learning at the University of Pennsylvania

Dental Implant Reconstruction of the Atrophic or Resected Maxilla

A discussion of options for the dental implant reconstruction of the atrophic or resected maxilla in a case-based manner.
Learning Objectives
  • Understanding and defining degrees of atrophy of the maxilla and defects of the maxilla
  • Identify surgical techniques to overcome challenges with a lack of bone in the maxilla
  • Demonstrate various implant techniques including sinus lifting, vertical and horizontal augmentation, traditional dental implants, piriform implants, pterygoid implants and zygomatic implants
  • Delineate the positives and negatives of an obturator based implant reconstruction versus a flap-based implant reconstruction of the maxilla
  • Learn the “belt and suspenders” technique for long term implant success in the compromised maxilla
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