ASMS Members Corner
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Leaders in the Education, Art, and
Science of Facial Reconstruction

Back to Educational Programs
August 9-11, 2013
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

A Word from the Chairmen

Thank you for your interest in the ASMS Basic Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques Course. We are proud to be part of this dynamic educational program jointly sponsored by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation.

We hope you enjoy the course.

Joseph Losee, MD, Don Mackay, MD, DDS, Warren Schubert, MD, Jesse Taylor MD

Local Host:
Joseph Serletti, MD

Program Faculty:
Stephen Baker, MD, DDS, FACS
Georgetown University

Chris Brooks, MD
Brooks Plastic Surgery

Amir H. Dorafshar, MBChB, FAAP
Johns Hopkins University

Gaby Doumit, MD, M.Sc, FRCSC
Cleveland Clinic

Kant Lin, MD
University of Virginia

Joseph Losee, MD, FAAP, FACS
Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh

Donald Mackay, MD, DDS
Penn State Hershey
Pravin Patel, MD
University of Illinois & Shriners Hospital

Warren Schubert, MD
University of Minnesota

Joseph Serletti, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Derek Steinbacher, MD
Yale University

Jesse Taylor, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Wexler, MD, MA, FACS
Southern California Kaiser Permanente

Intended Audience
This course is appropriate for all practicing plastic surgeons, residents and other physicians interested in a greater understanding of basic maxillofacial principles and techniques.

This course is a three-day program consisting of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. The goal of this course is to introduce the principles of maxillofacial surgery, with a unique emphasis on the topics of dental anatomy, occlusion, dental impressions, orthodontics and prosthodontics, orthognathic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. Over half of the course is devoted to unique “hands-on laboratories” to teach plastic surgeons the basics of taking impressions and working with dental models, cephalometric analysis, osteotomies and plating techniques. All plastic surgeons should consider taking this course as part of their core curriculum in maxillofacial surgery.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the anatomy of the head and neck area, especially as related to
    dental aspects of the oral cavity.
  • Take impressions, construct and mount dental models and make acrylic splints.
  • Implement current concepts in diagnosis and treatment of facial fractures.
  • Incorporate cephalometric prediction tracings and application of orthognathic
    principles and techniques to diagnose and treat congenital and post-traumatic
    deformities in their practices.
  • Incorporate use of bone cutting equipment and rigid fixation in maxillofacial
    surgery in their practices.

This course is supported by:

© 2023 The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy       Twitter @Facialartists