2nd Annual OMFS Alumni Lecture

December 2015

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Time: 13:00 to 15:00
Location:  “La Citadelle” 410 Sherbrooke Street West, 3rd floor

Registration Deadline:

Minimally Invasive Reconstruction


Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc

Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)
The Walter C. Guralnick Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Director of the OMFS Residency Training program at Massachusetts General Hospital

During her career she has changed the face of clinical OMFS by pioneering the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, both distraction osteogenesis and endoscopic procedures. Her work in this area has paved the way for what has become the rapidly growing use of minimally invasive alternatives for the reconstruction of the jay. Dr. Troulis also refined the minimally invasive approach of endoscopic management of salivary duct stones, sparing many patients from invasive surgical procedures.



Advances in technology and instrumentation have allowed surgeons to develop and refine minimally invasive procedures to replace standard, maximally invasive operations. Initially, minimally invasive surgery was synonymous to endoscopy but now it has evolved to the « the discipline of surgical innovation combined with technology ». In this talk, the endoscopic technique for access to the mandibular ramus/condyle unit will be described in detail. The principle of this technique is to use very small submandibular incisions with minimal dissection to facilitate insertion of an endoscope. The surgeon is then able to visualize the anatomy of the ramus/condyle region and to perform a variety of mandibular osteotomies, device placement, condylectomy, coronoidectomy, repair of fractures, and to biopsy and excise pathology.

RSVP your attendance to Susan Young (susan.young@mcgill.cano later than Thursday, May 19, 2016.


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