Perfect human face is de novo gift. Iatrogenically creating this to satisfy the patient; and to achieve functional optimacy requires commendable skills.
Being a renowned centre for orthognathic surgeries, our aim was to share our experience with the budding surgeons, and give them a feel of osteotomies through our workshop. With this, we hope to inspire and encourage young surgeons to perform orthognathic surgeries with confidence.
Day 1: Hands On workshop
Saveetha’s Orthognathic Symposium started off with a hands on workshop where the delegates were exposed to maxillary and mandibular osteotomy procedures which they got to practise on skull models using bone saws and other high end surgical instruments, usually considered a novelty in most teaching hospitals.
Day 2: Lecture Series
Day 2 started off with an Inauguration Ceremony graced by Dr.Andrew Edwards, the Guest of Honour; Dr.Deepak Nallasamy, Dean of Academics, Saveetha Dental College; Dr. Rajagopal, Advisor, Saveetha Dental College. The OGS Symposium Handouts were released by Dr.Deepak Nallasamy. The scientific session consisted of a lecture marathon with a plethora of lectures by all the eminent personalities in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics.
Day 3: Live Surgical Demonstration
A bi-maxillary procedure with High LeFort 1 osteotomy with advancement of the maxilla and Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy with mandibular setback was performed for the live surgical demonstration. Live HD video streaming was done with commentary and an interactive session where the delegates could ask questions to the operating surgeons was conducted. An e-poster competition was conducted.
The three day Symposium ended with felicitation of the e-posters prize winners by Dr. Andrew Edwards, followed by a gala lunch.
We received positive feedback from the delegates who enthusiastically enquired about future events.