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Maxillofacial Prosthetics


Laleh Abdolazeh, LCDR, D.D.S., M.S., DC, USN
Chairman, Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship Program Director

Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship

The candidate for 1-year training in maxillofacial prosthetics must have satisfactorily completed a 3-year formal training program in prosthodontics.

This program is designed to train the aspiring maxillofacial prosthodontist in the rehabilitation of patients with congenital or acquired head and neck defects. Resultant disabilities may range from minor cosmetic discrepancies to major functional compromises. Candidates will be exposed to an area of patient care requiring greater management skills and greater patient sensitivity. Working relationships in the hospital environment and the team approach to rehabilitative services with the other medical specialties will be emphasized. Areas of patient treatment will include acquired defects of the mandible and maxilla, palatopharyngeal function, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and occluofacial defects.

Curriculum for the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship


Course
Contact Hours
NPDS 372 Advanced Osseointegration
NPDS 401 Cleft Palate Conference
NPDS 402 Consultant Lectures and Seminars
NPDS 403 Continuing Education Courses and Observerships
NPDS 404 Head and Neck Surgery Observership
NPDS 405 Head and Neck Tumor Board
NPDS 400 Maxillofacial Clinical Prosthetics
NPDS 344 Maxillofacial Prosthetics
NPDS 410 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Laboratory Procedures
NPDS 407 Seminar, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Literature
NPDS 406 Seminar, Patient Presentation (Maxillofacial Prosthetics)
NPDS 292 Speech Pathology
NPDS 409 Teaching, Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Orientation, GMT, PRT, etc.

Total

18
21
54
55
**80
41
838
26
200
120
3

4
20
95

1575

**Course hours will vary depending on availability and type of patients.
 

Contact

NPDS-Maxillofacial
Building 1
Chairman: (301) 295-5828