The Modern Methods in the Surgical Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Orofacial Region: A Review of the Literature


  • Pádraig Ó’Fearraigh School of Dental Science, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland




Maxillofacial and dental defects often cause detrimental effects to patient health and appearance. A holistic approach of restoring lost dentition along with bone and soft tissue is now the standard treatment of these defects. Recent improvements in reconstructive techniques over the past number of decades especially osseointegration, microvascular free tissue transfer and improvements in bone engineering have yielded excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes. This article reviews the literature on these modern reconstructive and rehabilitation techniques.

Author Biography

Pádraig Ó’Fearraigh, School of Dental Science, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland

Fifth Year Dentistry, TCD


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Ó’Fearraigh, P. (2008). The Modern Methods in the Surgical Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Orofacial Region: A Review of the Literature. Trinity Student Medical Journal, 9(1), Page 44–47. Retrieved from