AO CMF Masters Course—Orthognathic Surgery, Challenges and Controversies

AO CMF Masters Course–Orthognatic Surgery, Challenges and Controversies (with human anatomical specimens)


December 8-11, 2019


Ignacio Ismael Garcia Recuero (Hospital Universitario (H.U.) 12 de Octubre, Spain)


Mike Leung (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Course description

This 4-day, Masters-level course focuses on state-of-the-art techniques and best practices at a master's level in orthognathic surgery. Emerging technologies, computer planning and clinical controversies in orthognathics are addressed. Using human anatomical specimens, surgical access techniques are developed and osteotomies are performed. Patient cases and outcomes are addressed with expert faculty in small group discussions. This course is delivered using a combination of small group discussions, cases, exercises with human anatomical specimens or other simulation materials, and summary lectures. All activities are moderated by expert faculty in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss the cases and content in an open manner and to share their own experiences.


Due to demand, this year for the first time the Masters Course will include 1 full day of 3D hands-on computer planning. This day of the course will be led by Florian Thieringer and Sabine Girod.

Sabine Girod (Stanford University Medical Center, US)

Florian Thieringer (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland)

Target Participants

This course is for experienced certified surgeons and doctors nearing the end of their training in surgery accross the craniomaxillofacial specialities (including oral and maxillofacial surgery, ENT, head and neck and plastic surgery). It is targeted at participants who want to improve their knowledge or specialization in the management of complex patient problems in the field of CMF reconstruction.

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Sarah Groves (AO CMF, Switzerland), at:
Ariadna Guirao (AO CMF, Switzerland), at:


Congress Center Davos (for lectures)
Talstrasse 49A
7270 Davos, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 62 00

Spital Davos (for wet-lab)
Promenade 4
7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland
Phone +41 81 414 88 88



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Course Program—AO CMF Masters Course—Orthognathic Surgery, Challenges and Controversies