Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma in Dogs and Cats: Repair using Internal Fixation and Flaps

2 day class

Through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs, attendees will receive advanced training and techniques for managing real-life oral and maxillofacial injuries in dogs and cats. From understanding imaging modalities to mastering internal fixation techniques and soft tissue reconstruction using advanced skin flap techniques, participants will gain hands-on, practical experience to confidently handle complex traumatic conditions in the maxillofacial region. This course is tailored for practicing veterinarians aiming to elevate their proficiency in oral and maxillofacial surgical techniques.

Level - Advanced

Available Sessions

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OBJECTIVES

Course Objectives & Outcomes

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Diagnostic Skills and Planning

Understand the role of diagnostic imaging in oral and maxillofacial (OMF) trauma management.

Explore the use of 3D printing for surgical planning in OMF trauma cases.

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Biomechanics and Surgical Techniques

Comprehend the biomechanics and kinematics of the mandible.

Learn about materials used for internal fixation in maxillofacial fractures.

Master practical aspects of mandibular internal fixation techniques.

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Day 1 Hands-on Labs

Perform pharyngostomy and transmylohyoid intubation, including temporary mandibular maxillofacial fixation (MMF).

Practice surgical approaches to the mandible.

Learn and apply locking miniplates for mandibular fractures in small breed dogs.

Gain proficiency in using locking miniplates for mandibular fractures in cats.

Familiarize with locking reconstruction plates for medium to large breed dogs.

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Maxillofacial Fracture Repair and Soft Tissue Reconstruction

Understand the principles of maxillofacial fracture management using internal fixation.

Learn about trauma management techniques for the palate and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) fractures.

Explore principles of soft tissue reconstruction using skin flaps.

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Day 2 Hands-on Labs

Practice the approach and internal fixation of the zygomatic arch.

Perform extraoral approach and internal fixation of the frontal-maxillary region.

Learn and apply intraoral approach and internal fixation techniques for the maxillary region.

Gain proficiency in performing Angularis Oris and Superficial Temporal Axial-Pattern Flap procedures.

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Case Presentation and Discussion

Discuss case studies related to mandibular fractures.

Comprehensive review of techniques learned and their application in clinical scenarios.

Faculty

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Boaz Arzi, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

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