This three day fresh cadaver workshop covers the whole range of cranio-maxillofacial procedures with an UK based faculty that brings together expertise from maxillofacial, ophthalmic, ENT surgery and neurosurgery

Lectures with meaning

The short interactive lectures focus on current surgical techniques and outline the modern management of maxillofacial pathology in a multidisciplinary setting

You will leave each lecture with clear learning outcomes, relevant to your practice

About the Course

The operative surgery practice on fresh cadaveric material provides a realistic setting with close supervision with only two dissecting participants per operating table (one on each side)

The course is directed to maxillofacial surgery trainees during their central period of specialist surgical training

The course presents a balanced multidisciplinary approach to the management of cranio-maxillofacial conditions and will allow the delegate to develop the surgical skills necessary for interventions relevant to the cranio-maxillofacial area through cadaveric operative surgery practice


Day 1


  • Orbital anatomy
  • Approaches to the orbit and zygomatic area
  • Dermal fillers and the use of Botulinum toxin
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty and lateral canthotomy
  • Facial skin surgery
  • Operative surgery practice:
  • Subcilliary, transconjunctival and upper blepharoplasy approach
  • Lateral Canthotomy, Cantholysis
  • Orbital floor, inferior orbital rim and fronto-zygomatic area reconstruction
  • Intraoral and Gillies’ approach to the zygomatic bone Dermal fillers and botulinum toxin A infiltration Upper and lower blepharoplasty
  • Facial skin flaps
  • Wedge excision, Karapandjic and Abbe flaps

Day 2


  • Surgical approaches for craniofacial trauma
  • Overview of orthognathic surgical procedures
  • Operative surgery practice:
  • Tracheostomy
  • Coronal and pericranial flap
  • Anterior craniotomy and cranialisation of the frontal sinus
  • Lateral fronto-orbitotomy
  • Harvesting calvarial bone grafts
  • Surgically assisted rapid expansion SARPE
  • Le Fort I Osteotomy
  • Forward sliding saggital split mandibular osteotomy

Day 3


  • Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
  • Surgical approaches to the fractured mandibular condyle
  • Salivary glands surgical procedures
  • Operative surgery practice:
  • TMJ arthrocentesis and arthroscopy Eminectomy and high condylar shave
  • Transparotid, retromandibular and submandibular approaches to the condyle
  • Removal of sublingual and submandibular salivary glands
  • Superficial parotidectomy and principles of extracapsular dissection



Our course is held in the award winning West Midlands Surgical Training Centre at UHCW NHS Trust, in the heart of the UK

Located within the main University Hospital building to provide comprehensive simulation of a real operating environment and deliver medical, educational and instructional teaching using self donated fresh human tissue and an unrivalled collection of plastinated prosections

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