What is Surgery First?

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Cirugía Maxilofacial

What is Surgery First?

The Surgery First technique, which has revolutionized the panorama of the maxillofacial sector, consists in changing the classic sequence of treatment in orthognathic surgery (braces-orthognathic surgery-braces), and replacing it with orthognathic surgery- braces, that is, first, the bony bases are repositioned through surgery and then dental malposition is corrected, resulting in three great advantages: The...

Differences between the Maxillofacial Surgeon and Dentist

Unlike a dentist, who can be defined as a doctor of the oral cavity, graduates in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery have surgical and dental history, and are especially qualified to perform cosmetic procedures that include not only the teeth, but the functional and aesthetic aspects of the entire mouth, face, jaws and...

Prof. Hernandez-Alfaro collaborates in the new SECOM CyC Atlas

The Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Head and Neck (SECOM CyC) has published the work 'Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery . Atlas of Procedures and Surgical Techniques', where Professor Federico Hernandez Alfaro, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, has collaborated as one of the coordinators in the section of Orthognathic Surgery, a complex...

New minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors

The minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors was first described by our team of surgeons in the article "Minimal incision in parotidectomy" (Int.J. Oral Maxillofac, Surg., 2007; 36: 72-76). The design of this approach is in the form of "V" and requires only prearicular incisions that are continued by the fold of...