The Foundation for Oral-facial Rehabilitation (FFOFR) and its international team, conducted an outreach program on September 5-7, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A three-day program was tailored for prosthodontists and restorative dentists.
The major topics included the use of digital technologies in the management of oral and facial defects, prosthetic restoration of facial defects, combined surgical-prosthetic restoration of tongue-mandible defects, restoration of hard and soft palate defects, and dental management of irradiated patients.
Several hands-on sessions and a poster competition were also be conducted. We were thankful for the efforts of Dr. Ana Soares and her colleagues at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital for their tireless efforts in planning for and conducting the conference.
Maxillofacial Prosthetic Symposium and Outreach in Alexandria University, Egypt, 2016
The symposium and outreach program devoted to comprehensive lectures and discussions on surgical management and prosthetic rehabilitation for head and neck cancer patients. The hands-on session for ocular and facial defects. The overall goal of this outreach efforts is to educate medical and dental professions for more interdisciplinary team approach to optimize the rehabilitation outcomes in restoring oral functions and facial esthetics in patients with major orofacial deformities.
The speakers and teaching faculty include Dr. John Beumer, Dr. Ting-Ling Chang, Dr. Evelyn Chung, Dr. Jay Jayanetti, Dr. Peter Moy, Dr. Dave Parks, Dr. Kumar Shah, Dr. Arun Sharma, Head and Neck Surgeon Dr. Maie St. John, Dr. Teoh Kim, Ms. Tomomi Baba, and Mr. Don Pedroche.