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Q: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: torquey-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 06 Apr 2006 16:52 PDT
Expires: 06 May 2006 16:52 PDT
Question ID: 716293
Due to a cyst, my daughter had her top right jaw removed. After many
operations to install a graft with only one partly successful we would
like to find the best maxillofacial surgeon to advise us on the next
course of action
in Canada
Subject: Re: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
Answered By: hummer-ga on 29 Apr 2006 12:06 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi  torquey,

I think if I were your daughter, I would take a trip north to Edmonton
and have a consultation with the team at Misericordia Community
Hospital,  Craniofacial Osseointegration and Maxillofacial
Rehabilitation Unit (COMPRU).

University of Alberta
Craniofacial Osseointegration and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit (COMPRU)
"COMPRU is a highly specialized unit that reconstructs the features of
the head and neck. COMPRU includes team members who specialize in
surgery, jaw and facial prosthetics, hearing, speech, dermatology,
pathology, hyperbaric medicine, psychology, biomechanical engineering
and radiology. COMPRU is purpose-designed to meet special needs, and
its aim is to provide excellence in care, research and teaching."

Where do I receive my care?
Misericordia Community Hospital
Centre of Excellence for Head and Neck Reconstruction

What will treatment cost?
"If a patient is accepted for treatment, costs of treatment undertaken
by COMPRU are covered under Alberta Health provided the patient is a
resident of Alberta and has a valid Alberta Health Care number."

Some examples of care provided
Osseointegrated implants for jaw reconstruction
"Patients seen in COMPRU for intraoral implant retained prostheses
have usually undergone surgery to remove parts of the jaw due to
trauma or cancer. Often, these patients require complex reconstructive
surgery (for example bone grafts or skin grafts) before implants are
considered. Treatment planning is complex and patient care requires a
team approach."
[see photos]

An overview of stages of treatment

Craniofacial Osseointegration and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit (COMPRU)

Regarding Calgary, there are maxillofacial surgeons in Calgary, but
I've not been able to find a team of specialists that compare to

Douglas J. Vincelli, Douglas DDS, BSc, Dip. ABOMS; FRCD(C)
100, 628 - 12th Ave.   SW
Calgary  AB  T2R 0H6
Phone: 	 (403) 263-5193
"Full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery, including: dental
implants, orthognathic surgery, and TMJ surgery."
Referral not needed

Choose "Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery" in drop down list and click "Search":

I was glad to find COMPRU for you and I sincerely hope the team there
can help your daughter. If you have any questions, please post a
clarification request and wait for me to respond before closing/rating
my answer.

Thank you,

Google Search Terms Used: 
maxillofacial university  of calgary
Vincelli, Douglas university of calgary
South Calgary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre 
COMPRU alberta
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Alberta
torquey-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Very helpfull, Just what I was looking for and will follow-up

Subject: Re: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
From: bobbie7-ga on 06 Apr 2006 22:36 PDT
Dr. Yaremchuk , Dr. Super and Dr. Posnick are mentioned at the Facial
Implants Network Discussion & Support Forum; however they are not
located in Canada.;read=19172
Subject: Re: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
From: bobbie7-ga on 06 Apr 2006 22:37 PDT
Subject: Re: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
From: frde-ga on 07 Apr 2006 07:03 PDT
I know rather a lot about these things, since 14 years ago, through
dental problems
- I developed 'Neuralgia in the Trigeminal' not to be confused with
'Trigeminal Neuralgia'

If your daughter is not in pain, then she is bl**dy fortunate, the
cosmetic side can be sorted out with a prosthetic (false teeth)

Exposing her to surgery is very risky.

If she is in pain, then get it sorted
- if not, then don't even think about Titanium implants to hold the
false set in place.

One thing you can't ignore, is a pain in your jaw
Subject: Re: Best maxillofacial surgeon in Canada
From: hummer-ga on 30 Apr 2006 10:02 PDT
Torquey, thank you for your nice note and tip! Best of wishes for your
daughter. Sincerely, hummer

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