University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
9.1/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery (292216)

Günter Lauer

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent.

Günter Lauer

Specialized in: adult and pediatric oral, maxillofacial surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the teeth, oral cavity, jaw deformities, head and neck neoplasms. The high-tech modern equipment helps doctors make an accurate diagnosis, plan surgery and predict its result, while the outstanding professionalism of doctors allows providing therapy for extremely serious and rare diseases, and conducting complex surgical interventions. The department treats more than 1,200 inpatients every year. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Günter Lauer.

For the inpatient treatment of patients with oral and maxillofacial diseases, there are 25 beds and two places for intensive care. Inpatient medical care is provided mainly to patients with tumors, skull bone fractures, dysgnathia, extensive bone and soft tissue inflammation. The children in need of hospitalization are accommodated in the specialized unit of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

In the course of surgical treatment, navigation computer systems are widely used, for example, in the treatment of complex midface fractures. Also, the department offers modern laser technology, which allow for virtually bloodless operations and at the same time provision of a positive therapy outcome.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of  injuries of the facial part of the skull
    • Surgical treatment of midface and lower jaw injuries
      • Osteosynthesis using mini and micro plates
      • Osteosynthesis using tension screws
      • Implantation of absorbable plates
    • Orbital surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of oral and maxillofacial cancers
    • Surgical treatment, adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy (in interdisciplinary collaboration)
    • Functional restoration using flap plastic surgery
    • Reconstruction using epitheses (installation of soft tissue prostheses)
  • Diagnostics and correction of oral and maxillofacial malformations
    • Treatment of craniofacial malformations
    • Treatment of cleft lip and palate
  • Surgical correction of abnormal jaw position (dysgnathia)
    • Transposition of the upper and lower jaw
    • Chin plastic surgery
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery
    • Aesthetic facial surgery
      • Face lift
      • Profile correction (nose reshaping)
      • Wrinkle treatment
      • Eyelid correction
    • Scar revision
    • Reconstruction after tumors and accidents
      • Microvascular surgery
      • Nerve microsurgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of temporomandibular joint diseases
    • Functional treatment using splint placement
    • Temporomandibular joint arthroscopy
    • Temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Laser surgery
    • Removal of oral and maxillofacial  tumors 
    • Scar treatment
    • Hemangioma treatment
  • Dental surgery
    • Cyst removal ((filling of cavities with an artificial bone substitute or bone tissue from the iliac crest)
    • Removal and exposure of wisdom teeth, retention teeth
    • Root apex resection using a surgical microscope
    • Correction of lips and frenulum of tongue
    • Vestibuloplasty
    • Implantology
      • Dental implant installation
      • Jaw augmentation
      • Sinus lift
      • Alveolar ridge distraction
    • Treatment of high-risk patients
  • Dental roentgenography 
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa
  • Diagnostics and treatment of salivary gland diseases 
  • Diagnostics and treatment of maxillary sinus diseases
  • Pain therapy
  • Other medical services

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