Dr Luis Pinheiro was invited by the faculty of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Eastman Institute of the University of London to give a lecture on surgical solutions for extreme resorption of the Maxilla.
He shared the stage with his colleague and friend Dr Fernando Duarte.
More and more often in our clinics, we receive patients with very complicated situations that require complex and differentiated medical and surgical solutions. They usually come to us just to hear one last opinion before giving up on solving their problem.
We often hear it during our consultations:
- I know my case is very complicated…
- I know there’s no solution to having fixed teeth.
- I know that bone grafting is impossible.
- I’ve heard that implants are no longer a solution for my case and that it could even be dangerous.
- … and so on.
We see patients with diverse and very complicated medical conditions:
- With chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
- After several failed attempts to place implants or bone grafts.
- After cancer treatments, either in the oral and maxillofacial region or in other regions of the body, using chemotherapy, radiotherapy or more invasive and radical post-cancer surgeries.
- Discouraged patients with no hope of being able to access excellent treatment with fixed teeth.
- Patients with pain and infection.
- Patients with very low Quality of Life levels and indicators, directly affecting their day-to-day activities and contact with family and friends.
And with this responsibility and demand, we must know how to respond to these more complex and extreme situations.
It was in this context that Dr Luis Pinheiro returned to London once again, to the University where he studied and completed his Master’s Degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and where he developed and has developed his research projects in this area.
Dr Luis Pinheiro and his colleague and friend Dr Fernando Duarte presented the latest techniques and trends in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology worldwide, as well as the research and scientific publications in which they are involved.