Orthognathic surgical procedures have become routine in many European Medical centers, with excellent results in most cases. However, complications can occur, and the critical observer will sometimes detect discrepancies between preoperative planning and the final result. The risk of adverse outcomes can be minimized by attention to detail in orthodontic management, planning and technical procedures, and surgical planning and execution. Postsurgical relapse and condylar resorbtion are further important factors in determining outcome, and this course considered all these topics from the orthodontic, technical and surgical aspects.
48 participants from the UK, Europe and beyond made their way to Liverpool to attend this course run by the Orthognathic section of SORG, and feedback demonstrated a very positive evaluation of the course. The next course activity of the Orthognathic section is already planned for December 10th, 2016: A 3D-computer planning d surgery course in Bruges.