Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinical Synopsis
The Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine is a regional center for dentoalveolar surgery and wisdom teeth removal, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, microsurgical repair following peripheral trigeminal nerve injury, and maxillomandibular reconstruction for head and neck cancer. Division faculty also perform orthognathic surgery, bone grafting, and dental implant insertion, treatment of maxillofacial trauma, surgery for sleep apnea, and treatment of congenital and acquired facial deformities.
Division surgeons perform a wide variety of diagnostic, inpatient, and outpatient services at The Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Grady Memorial Hospital.
Our clinical program offers virtual surgery planning for for free flap reconstruction of head and neck cancer damage and reconstruction of congenital and developmental maxillofacial defects. This computerized system allows outcomes and accuracy measurements to be reviewed immediately, adjustments quickly calculated, procedures practiced again and again with logistical ease, and precise assistance designing the surgical guides used for osteotomies and plating. In addition to better functional and aesthetic outcomes for patients, the planning process results in measurable reduction in OR time as well as improved patient recovery.
For more details regarding the program's clinical services, please see the oral and maxillofacial surgery section of the Emory Healthcare website.