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Torque Orthodontics / CPD dental / June CPD event

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
Refreshments from 5:30pm


Quest Mackay on Gordon, 27 Gordon Mackay, QLD 4740

The timeline of the night

  • 5:30pm - Arrival of guests and refreshments served
  • 6:30pm - On screen presentation
  • 7:30pm - Questions
  • 8:00pm - Finish

About the event

Facial Reconstruction & Facial Transplantation: Achieving Success Through a Team Effort Part 2

Individuals with facial deformities, due to either congenital or acquired conditions, usually require multiple surgical and/or prosthetic procedures to provide some semblance of normal appearance or functional capacity. Often, following many procedures, these patients still are lacking in their sense of “normalcy” of appearance and still lack function. Through the development of a team approach and advances in digital technologies, many previously unimagined reconstructions are now possible, and achieved following fewer and more efficient surgical procedures that also facilitate improved prosthetic restorations and functional outcomes. The culmination of the team concept can be seen in the advances in composite tissue allograft surgery (facial transplantation) for the severest of facial deformities. This presentation will review the NYU Langone Plastic Surgery experience in advancing the surgical-prosthetic-industrial team approach in reconstruction, from the simplest examples to the most complex, including facial transplantation.


Attendees of this presentation will:

  • Understand the role of digital technology in planning and executing complex maxillofacial reconstructions.
  • Understand the benefits of the teach approach in caring for complex reconstructions.
  • Have an exposure to the emerging field of facial transplantation.

Our speakers Dr Lawrence E. Brecht

Dr Lawrence E. Brecht

Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS, is the Director of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in at New York University College of Dentistry in the Jonathan & Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. He has a joint appointment at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery of New York University Langone Medical Center where he is Director of the Dental Services and serves on the Institute’s Cleft Palate, Craniofacial, Ear Anomalies and Facial Transplant teams. Dr. Brecht received his DDS from New York University and completed a residency at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a Fellowship at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He then earned his Certificates in both Prosthodontics, as well as Maxillofacial Prosthetics from the New York Veterans Administration Hospital. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and is a Visiting Professor at the MD Anderson Cancer Center of the University of Texas. In addition to memberships in many prosthodontic organizations, he is a past-president of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics as well as a past-president of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. He is a frequent contributor to the plastic and maxillofacial prosthetics literature and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, The International Journal of Prosthodontics and Journal of Prosthodontics. Dr. Brecht serves on the Board of Directors of myFace, a charitable organization that supports children with craniofacial conditions and their families. In addition, He sits on the board of the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Foundation as well as the Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation. He maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics in New York City.


Lawrence E. Brecht, DDS
NYC Prosthodontics
275 Madison Avenue – Suite 2900
New York, NY 10016 USA
011-212-557-1300 (Office)
011-212-263-5891 (Hospital)
011-917-750-0804 (Mobile)

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