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How to plan for jaw surgery in digital custom era

Saturday, April 13 2024

How to Plan for Jaw Surgery in the Digital Custom Era: A Paradigm Shift in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Using Digital Tools and Custom Guides and Plates.

Workshop Description:

This comprehensive course is designed for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, and dental professionals, focusing on the latest advancements in jaw surgery within the digital custom era. It emphasizes the paradigm shift from traditional methods to modern, digital techniques in diagnosis and treatment planning for jaw surgery. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge about the use of digital tools, custom surgical guides, and plates, enhancing precision and outcomes in orthognathic surgery. The course will combine theoretical knowledge with practical applications, providing a holistic understanding of the digital revolution in jaw surgery.

Course Objectives:

1.    Understanding the Digital Shift: Grasp the fundamental differences between traditional and digital approaches in jaw surgery, including the benefits and challenges of transitioning to a digital platform.

2.    Custom Surgical Planning: Master the use of digital software for creating detailed surgical plans, including the selection and customization of osteotomy guides and plates.

3. Integration of Orthodontics and Surgery: Understand how to coordinate orthodontic treatment with surgical plans using digital models, ensuring optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes.

4. Case Studies and Clinical Application: Analyze various case studies to understand the application of digital techniques in different clinical scenarios, including complex cases.

5. Outcome Analysis: Learn methods to evaluate post-surgical outcomes using digital tools, focusing on accuracy, patient satisfaction, and aesthetic results.

Future Trends and Innovations: Explore the latest advancements and future trends in digital jaw surgery, preparing participants for ongoing learning and adaptation in their practices.

By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently incorporate digital tools into their practice, improving the precision and outcomes of jaw surgery procedures.


Speaker: Dr. David Alfi

Dr. Alfi, originally from Los Angeles, California, attended Columbia University for dental school, where he developed a passion for oral surgery, radiology, anesthesia, diagnoses, medical management, dentistry, and surgery. After completing his residency, he joined Houston Methodist and Texas Children’s Hospital as an associate professor and full-scope surgeon. Driven by a commitment to research, innovation, patient care, and education, he later established his private practice. Dr. Alfi is dedicated to achieving excellent surgical outcomes, advancing the field through research, and ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction. Grateful for the opportunity to contribute to others’ well-being, he remains at the forefront of evolving techniques and technologies.

Speaker: Dr. Amir Davoody

Dr. Amir Davoody received his dental degree from University of Maryland School of Dentistry and his Orthodontic certificate and Master of Dental Sciences from University of Connecticut. Dr. Davoody is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontists and is an active member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists. He was awarded the Thomas Graber Award of Special Merit from American Association of Orthodontists in 2011 for his research on temporary anchorage devices (TADs). He has taken an active role in his profession by serving as a part time faculty member at the University of Connecticut Department of Craniofacial Sciences as well as staying current with the latest advances in orthodontics by attending meetings nationally and internationally.