Fellowship in Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Laleh Abdolazeh, CDR, D.D.S., M.S., DC, USN
Chairman, Maxillofacial Prosthetics
Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship Program Director
The candidate for 1-year training in maxillofacial prosthetics must have satisfactorily completed a 3-year formal training program in prosthodontics.
This program is designed to train the aspiring maxillofacial prosthodontist in the rehabilitation of patients with congenital or acquired head and neck defects. Resultant disabilities may range from minor cosmetic discrepancies to major functional compromises. Candidates will be exposed to an area of patient care requiring greater management skills and greater patient sensitivity. Working relationships in the hospital environment and the team approach to rehabilitative services with the other medical specialties: A branch of medicine or surgery that a doctor specializes in. will be emphasized. Areas of patient treatment will include acquired defects of the mandible and maxilla, palatopharyngeal function, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and occluofacial defects.
Curriculum for the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Fellowship
|NPDS 372 Advanced Osseointegration
|NPDS 401 Cleft Palate Conference
|NPDS 402 Consultant Lectures and Seminars
|NPDS 403 Continuing Education Courses and Observerships
|NPDS 404 Head and Neck Surgery Observership
|NPDS 405 Head and Neck Tumor Board
|NPDS 400 Maxillofacial Clinical Prosthetics
|NPDS 344 Maxillofacial Prosthetics
|NPDS 410 Maxillofacial Prosthetics Laboratory Procedures
|NPDS 407 Seminar, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Literature
|NPDS 406 Seminar, Patient Presentation (Maxillofacial Prosthetics)
|NPDS 292 Speech Pathology
|NPDS 409 Teaching, Maxillofacial Prosthetics
|Orientation, GMT, PRT, etc.
**Course hours will vary depending on availability and type of patients.