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Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Course

The Indian subcontinent has an alarmingly high prevalence of oral and oro-pharyngeal cancer. While specialists in the medical and dental fraternity have the skills required to eliminate these cancers, not much attention is paid to the rehabilitation of the oral and oro-pharyngeal cancer survivor. In spite of elimination of the malignancy via a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer survivor has an extremely poor quality of life. Difficulties for cancer survivors include chronic pain, phonation, deglutition, mastication and access to care. Furthermore, the non-rehabilitated cancer survivor has a difficult time being reintegrated back into society due to the lack of understanding of the burdens of cancer treatment among the general population.

While the prevalence of facial cancers is relatively low in India, encountering a patient in need of facial prosthetic reconstruction is not uncommon, especially for those practitioners associated with hospitals and educational institutions. The time and expense related to the fabrication of the prosthesis and the lack of trained specialists remain huge barriers to successful rehabilitation of facial cancer survivors. These patients are frequently removed from society due to their obvious facial deformity, and hence are forced to live in isolation.

Course directors

Dr. Shankar Iyer, DDS MDS

We invite you to participate in the Masters clinical series presented by Smile USA. The faculty has been selected based on their proficiency in multi-disciplinary approach. Learn from their vast experience & expertise.

Dr. Davis Thomas is an expert in his field and he will not hold back information. Instead his main goal is to make sure you get what you deserve with unbiased, fair, non-commercial, sound knowledge upon which you will build your career dreams in TMD & sleep medicine."

Dr. PC Jacob, BDS, MDS

Dr. Jacob completed his Residency in Maxillofacial Prosthetics, UCLA, 1997. Mars international fellowship by the American Cancer Society - 1996. Active academician since 1994, currently Professor and consultant Dept. of Prosthodontics and Implantology, Vydehi Institute of Dental sciences, Bangalore, India. Maintains a private practice since 1998, focusing on Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, Dental implants and full mouth Rehabilitation.

Dr. Varun Acharya, BDS

Dr. Varun Acharya obtained his B.D.S degree from Saveetha Dental College in 2008, where he was adjudged to be the Best Outgoing Student. He completed his post graduate Prosthodontics (2008-2012) at The New York University College of Dentistry and received the Adisman Award for the most Outstanding Graduating Resident. He completed a fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral Oncology from The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2013.




150 International CE Hours

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