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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 of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

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 diseases of the teeth and oral cavity, jaw deformities, head and neck neoplasms. High-tech modern equipment helps doctors make an accurate diagnosis, plan surgical intervention and predict its outcomes, while the outstanding professionalism of doctors allows them to treat extremely serious and rare diseases, including complex surgical interventions. The very latest navigation systems are widely used in the department's operating rooms, which ensure high safety of surgical interventions, as well as state-of-the-art laser systems allowing for the therapeutic manipulations in the maxillofacial area to be performed with minimal blood loss. The department provides treatment to more than 1,200 inpatients every year. The medical team takes care that the patient receives high-quality treatment and can return to his usual lifestyle without discomfort. The Head Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Günter Lauer.

The department has 25 beds and two beds for intensive care for the patients suffering from maxillofacial pathologies. The inpatient medical care is mainly provided to the patients with tumors, skull bone fractures, dysgnathia, extensive bone and soft tissue inflammations. Those children who need hospitalization are accommodated in a specialized unit of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.

When performing surgical treatment, doctors widely use computer-assisted navigation systems, for example, for the treatment of complex midface fractures. The department also has modern laser techniques. They allow surgeons to perform practically bloodless operations and at the same time ensure a positive result of therapy. For example, the department's surgeons perform laser resection of maxillofacial neoplasms (benign and malignant) and hemangiomas, laser scar revision, etc. The department successfully uses such innovative laser systems as CO2 laser, Nd:YAG laser and diode laser.

The department's priority clinical focuses include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of facial bone injuries
    • Surgical treatment of midface and lower jaw injuries
      • Osteosynthesis using mini- and microplates
      • Osteosynthesis with screws
      • Implantation of absorbable plates
    • Orbital surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of maxillofacial cancers
    • Surgical treatment, adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy (in interdisciplinary collaboration)
    • Functional repair with flap surgery
    • Reconstruction using epitheses (implantation of soft tissue prostheses)
  • Diagnostics and correction of maxillofacial malformations
    • Treatment of craniofacial malformations in adults and children
    • Treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate in children
  • Surgical repair of the incorrect jaw position (dysgnathia)
    • Surgery to displace the upper and lower jaws
    • Chin plastic surgery
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery
    • Facial aesthetic surgery
      • Face lift
      • Profile correction (nose reshaping)
      • Treatment of wrinkles
      • Blepharoplasty
    • Scar revision
    • Reconstruction after surgical treatment of tumors and accidents
      • Microvascular surgery
      • Nerve ending microsurgery 
  • Diagnostics and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders
    • Functional treatment with splints
    • Temporomandibular joint arthroscopy
    • Temporomandibular joint surgery
  • Laser surgery
    • Removal of maxillofacial neoplasms
    • Scar revision
    • Hemangioma treatment
  • Dental surgery
    • Cyst removal (filling cavities with artificial bone substitutes or bone tissue from the iliac crest)
    • Extraction and exposure of the wisdom teeth, impacted teeth
    • Root apex resection using a surgical microscope
    • Reshaping of lips and frenulum of tongue
    • Vestibuloplasty
    • Implantology
      • Dental implant placement
      • Jaw augmentation
      • Sinus lift
      • Alveolar distraction
  • Diagnostics and treatment of oral mucosal diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of salivary gland diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of maxillary sinus diseases
  • Pain management
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Günter Lauer

University Education and Professional Career

  • 1979 - 1986 Study of Human Medicine, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg; admission to medical practice.
  • 1986 - 1989 Study of Dentistry, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg; admission to medical practice.
  • 1987 Thesis defense in Medicine. Subject: "Study of cell differentiation and transepithelial transport in cell culture".
  • 1990 - 2000 Research Fellow in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 1991 Thesis defense in Dentistry. Subject: "Cultivation and differentiation of gingival epithelial cells".
  • 1992 - 1994 Annual Award of the Working Group on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 1994 Board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 1997 Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 1998 Additional qualification in Plastic Surgery.
  • 1998 Senior Physician in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 1998 Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • 2000 - 2009 Managing Senior Physician, Deputy Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden.
  • February 2000 - May 2000 Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, work on tissue engineering of soft tissues.
  • 2001 - 2002 Venia Legendi in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Dresden University of Technology.
  • 2002 Dentsply Young Talent Award from the German Society for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, DGZMK (Senior Author).
  • May 2002 - June 2002 Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, work on tissue engineering of hard tissues.
  • 2005 Extraordinary Professorship.
  • 2008 Founder and Chairman of the Transdisciplinary Working Group on Regenerative Medicine.
  • 2009 - 2011 Professor for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Vienna.
  • November 2011 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden and Professor for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Dresden University of Technology.

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