Latin America

Maximiliano Diamante


Hospital Dr. Cesar Milstein

Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Group Members

Luis Quevedo Rojas

Institut of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Santiago, Chile

José Octavio Cintra

Well Clinic

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

São Paulo, Brazil

Omar Alejandro Vega

Hospital Militar Central

Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Bogotá D.C., Colombia

Henrique J. Vélez

Hospital Dr. Domingo Luciani

Dept. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Caracas, Venezuela

Laura Pacheco

Centro Médico Nacional “20 de Noviembre” ISSSTE

Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery

Mexico-City, Mexico

Goals and tasks of LATIN AMERICA

The Latin American section is a fairly young section, only founded in November 2011.

Main focus of this group will be teaching and education in the regional area as well as the scientific exchange amongst colleagues on all CMF-related topics: Trauma, Orthognathic surgery, TMJ, Reconstruction, Craniofacial, Head & neck as well as preprosthetic surgery. The section aims for a close cooperation with the major S.O.R.G. institutions based in Europe and the USA.

From the scientific standpoint the section is dedicated to:

  • Basic science in bone healing and biomechanics, stress vectors and stress shielding
  • Instrumentation and equipment which allows the development of new materials, instrument design and surgical practice. This counts in the same way for diagnostic purpose as for surgical practice.
  • New technologies on both technical data, virtual planning, robotics and others.
  • Application of software, instrumentation and new elements which can incorporate into our clinical practice.


Because of the large geographic distance as well as the high cultural and economic difference and open mind towards different surgical approaches is of high importance to the group.

News from the Latin America Group

State of the Art in Virtual Surgical Planning

The biannually celebrated “International Congress of the Latin American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery CIALACIBU”, this year taking place in Buenos Aires, more...

State of the Art in Preprosthetic / Pre-Implant Surgery

Another successful S.O.R.G. Latin American event has taken place at the occasion of the XXVI. more...


As a successful premiere for S.O.R.G. Latin American Group, the first course combining theoretical lectures and a hands-on fresh cadaver workshop was carried in Bogotá, Colombia on November 13th + 14th, 2015 attracting the assistance of almost 70 registered participants from all over South America.  more...

5th S.O.R.G Course Latin America – Satellite Symposium „State-of-the- Art in Distraction Osteogenesis”

On April 19th, 2015 the S.O.R.G Latin America Group started their scientific year with a Satellite Symposium during the International Congress of ALACIBU in Lima.

The 5th course with a well-known faculty and the continuing high standards of the S.O.R.G. courses once again attracted more than 100 participants from all over Latin America. more...

S.O.R.G. Masterclass in TMJ Surgery, Buenos Aires, 2014

On June 6th - 7th the S.O.R.G. Latin American Group organized a course with the title "Masterclass in State-of-the-Art TMJ Surgery". Under the course chairmanship of Maximiliano Diamante and in cooperation with the local partner Orlosh more than 170 participants from Latin America attended the course. more...

COBRAC 2013: Excellence in Surgical Technique in Oral- and Maxillofacial surgery

The S.O.R.G. Latin American Pre-Conference of the COBRAC was held in Rio de Janeiro on Aug 20th, 2013. The event with more than 150 participants focusing on "Excellence in Surgical Technique in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery" was presented by an outstanding faculty.  more...

S.O.R.G. Latin America takes off

It has been a strong desire for various years, now finally set into reality: The foundation of an own S.O.R.G. regional South American section which has been celebrated during past November in in Santiago de Chilemore.  more...

Latin America Courses