The Art of Facial Prosthetics Training Course

On January 10th, 2022, the Faculty of Dentistry at Tishk International University organized a maxillofacial prosthetic rehabilitation training course for faculty staff under the title of ‘The art of Facial Prosthetics’. The training was presented by Dr. Zhala Dara Meran, Ph.D and is sponsored by Zirve Digital Lab. Approximately 35 participants including faculty staff and members of the Kurdistan Board of Medical Specialities attended the course.

Maxillofacial Prosthetics is a field of prosthodontics that focuses on the rehabilitation of patients who have birth deformities or limitations that have arisen as a result of disease or trauma.

Replacing lost bone or tissue and restoring oral functions including swallowing, speech, and chewing are common uses for prostheses. In some cases, a face or body prosthesis may be required for cosmetic or psychosocial reasons. 

The aim of the course was to enable participants to have a wider view of maxillofacial prosthodontics and improve their hand skills in constructing facial replacements.

The training course will continue for the next three days.