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maxillofacial

[‚mak·sə·lō ′fā·shəl]
(medicine)
Pertaining to the jaws and face.
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Maintaining the tooth, bone and surrounding orofacial structures is considered to achieve success in maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation cases.
(2) Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Function, Division of Maxillofacial/Neck Reconstruction, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549, Japan
Clinical maxillofacial prosthetics. Chicago (IL): Quintessence Publishing Co; 2000.
Key words: Maxillofacial prosthetics, facial defects, silicone acrylic resins.
Looking for a more rewarding career, though, he went back to school to study maxillofacial prosthetics. His goal was to apply his talents "to help people in real need," he told FoxNews.
Maxillofacial prosthetics is the science and art of anatomical, functional, or cosmetic reconstruction by means of artificial replacement of head and neck structures that are missing or defective.
Hoekema, who is a dentist and research associate in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery and maxillofacial prosthetics at Groningen University Hospital in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Peter Jeynes, from the hospital's Maxillofacial Prosthetics department, said: "This is a tremendous breakthrough in the construction of making facial splints for burns patients."