Children are not Small Adults: Contemporary Management of Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Injuries
The types and patterns of craniomaxillofacial injuries sustained in the pediatric population differ from adult populations. This session will review management of both hard- and soft-tissue craniomaxillofacial injuries in the pediatric population. These management strategies will be contrasted to injuries in the skeletally mature patient. In addition, special considerations in this population will be reviewed – including dental development, scar maturation, growth abnormalities and ankylosis. The goal of this session is for OMSs to have increased confidence in managing the injured pediatric patient.
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Review growth and development of the craniomaxillofacial complex.
- Discuss common craniomaxillofacial injuries in the pediatric population.
- Describe management of hard- and soft-tissue craniomaxillofacial injuries in the pediatric population.
- Contrast management of pediatric craniomaxillofacial injuries to similar injuries in the skeletally mature patient.
- Review special management considerations in the pediatric population.
Caitlin B. Magraw, DDS, MD, FACS
Head and Neck Surgical Associates
Disclosure(s): No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
An Internet-based CDE/CME Activity
Original Release Date: September 23, 2023
Expiration Date: September 23, 2026
Estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1.0 hours
Method of participation: Self-Study
Caitlin B.L. Magraw, DDS, MD, FACS
Head and Neck Surgical Associates
Dr. Caitlin Magraw is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgical specialist in Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery with expertise in the correction of congenital, developmental, and acquired surgical problems of the skull, face, jaws, and mouth from infancy through adulthood. Her practice includes the management of patients with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis (abnormal head shape), craniofacial syndromes, Pierre Robin sequence, skeletal facial deformities requiring orthognathic/corrective jaw surgery, and craniomaxillofacial traumatic injuries.
She is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and completed her undergraduate education at Georgetown University. Educated in both dentistry and medicine, she received her dental degree from Columbia University and medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Following residency, she completed fellowship training in Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery at the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida, which is associated with one the of largest and busiest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country. She is the only surgeon in the state of Oregon to hold a Certificate in Advanced Qualification in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. She is the director of the Portland Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Differences and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the OHSU Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as well as the WSU Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine.
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The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit(s).
AGD - Accepted Program Provider
Provider ID# 214680
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this internet-based enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.