Elective Workshop

Wednesday, July 25th

Starting with the End in Mind – Virtual Surgical Planning and Implant Placement in Maxillo-Mandibular Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

The anatomic constraints of the craniofacial skeleton are a challenge for finding an adequate bone for sustained osseointegration particularly in the ablated maxilla, the resected mandible and the rehabilitated facial bones using the grafted fibula. Regular implant fixtures seldom satisfy both the surgeon and the Prosthodontist for sustained osseous and prosthetic retention of the rehabilitation. With the era of computer-assisted design and 3D printing, virtual surgical planning for maxillomandibular reconstruction and rehabilitation has gained popularity over the last 5 years. Despite the ease of computer simulation, the virtual surgical planning and clinical execution of the osteotomies and implant placement requires a significant learning curve. This workshop aims to provide interactive lectures on how to utilize this technology to its full potential beyond just using it for cutting guides for osteotomies, provide tips and tricks for decision making on flap design and orientation. It will involve live planning sessions of a mandibular and maxillary reconstruction using a fibula composite flap with guidance on how to plan for simultaneous implant insertions.

This workshop is divided into two main sessions. The morning session will focus on the reconstructive and rehabilitation with implant-supported prosthesis targeted at head and neck surgeons, reconstructive surgeons and oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The afternoon session will focus on the prosthetic phase and planning which may be more relevant to a prosthodontists day to day practice.

Theme: Surgical Concepts & Technique – Surgical Workshop & Technical Demonstrations

Moderator: Anand Ramakrishnan, Royal Melbourne Hospital

0800-0815: Evolution of computer-assisted surgery and custom-made implants in maxilla-mandibular reconstruction – Dr Felix Sim
0815-1000: Implant Supported Craniofacial Rehabilitation – Prof. Dale Howes, Prof. Hadi Seikaly, Prof. Martin Osswald, Prof. Dan O’Connell
1000-1015: Coffee Break
1015-1100: Role of Zygomatic Implants in Head & Neck Oncology & Reconstruction – Prof. Dale Howes
1100-1130: Virtual Surgical Planning in Maxillo-mandibular reconstruction & rehabilitation – Prof. Dale Howes
1100-1130: Mandibular reconstruction (please see conference program for additional detail)
1130-1200: Live planning session – “Angle to Angle Mandibular Reconstruction”
1200-1230: Maxillary Reconstruction (please see conference program for additional detail)
1230-1300: Live planning session – “Brown 3 Defect”
1300-1400: Lunch on your own
1400-1420: The role of the Prosthdontist in a multidisciplinary head and neck oncology team – Devin Okay
1420-1440: Post-Traumatic Stress in Prosthodontic management of Head & Neck Cancer – Meriting Thokoane
1440-1500: Functional Outcomes in Head & Neck Cancer – Harry Reintsema
1500-1525: Long-term outcomes of craniofacial implants for the restoration of facial defects – Dr. Stephen Gibbons, Royal Melbourne Hospital
1525-1550: Anaplastology, Facial Prosthetics & Pre-prosthetic surgery: Surgical Considerations & Planning for Rehabilitation with Vistafix – Rosemary Seelaus
1550-1615: Surgical Technique with Vistafix-Jodie Oakley, Cochlear
1615-1700: Surgical Technique demonstration & Hands-On Surgeon’s Practice – Jodie Oakley, Cochlear
1700: Opening Reception ANZHCS / ISMR

Registration Fees:

Full Day:          $125 USD / $167 AUD
AM session:    $75 USD / $100 AUD
PM session:    $50 USD / $66 AUD
Residents/Trainee: FREE