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Expanding Our Scope of Corrective Jaw Surgery

Dr. Lee attends ACOMS conference to expand service offerings and better serve patients.

From February 15-21, Dr. Lee joined industry colleagues at the annual American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ACOMS) midwinter meeting. The event showcased world-renowned lecturers from across the United States and Europe, who introduced new procedures for corrective jaw surgery of the upper and lower jaw. The procedures use CAD-CAM Models, as well as 3D computer software specifically created to help correct severe bite deformities and facial imbalances.

The highlight of the six-day conference was the introduction of novel approaches to corrective jaw surgery, specifically in reshaping and realigning the jaws of transgender patients. Reconstructive surgeries of this nature are important for cosmetic and emotional reasons, as patients who have undergone other sex change procedures or modifications often have a facial structure that does not properly reflect their sexual identity. By implementing these advanced procedures to modify the facial structure, patients can be given an overall appearance that properly reflects their sexual identity.