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First President’s Note

It is with great pleasure and honor that I announce the establishment of the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS).

A scientific company for the medical specialization of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Cyprus that has been a dream for several years and finally became a reality.

Both myself as the founder and first president of C.Y.A.O.M.S. as well as the first members of our scientific company, are very happy and proud that at last Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Cyprus, creates its own voice and is able to represent our country internationally and to participate actively in global scientific communities.

Our goal is to inform the Cypriot public and the medical community and to promote the developments in the field of Maxillofacial Surgery, to improve the quality of life of patients and of course to provide further education to our members about our scientific field.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Zoe Nicolaou

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Current Presidents Note

On behalf of the organizing committee of The Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS), I would like to welcome you to the official website of our scientific company.

As it is known, the mission of CYAOMS is to exploit every legal way and mediums to promote the science of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and to ensure the progress of the specialty and its subjects in our country and beyond. In addition, it aims to promote research work through various conferences and sessions in collaboration with other colleagues and other similar local and foreign scientific companies.

I am sure that on our website you will find all the information you need about our scientific company as well as useful information regarding the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Both myself and the Secretary of our association, Dr. Zoe Nikolaou, but also the rest of the members of the organizing committee, are at your disposal.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Eleftherios Kalimeras

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Message from the President of the ICMFS 2015

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 29th World Congress of the International College for Maxillofacial Surgery (ICMFS), which will be held in sunny Cyprus between the 5th and 9th of October 2015.

Our objectives for this Congress will be to link research with practice, as well as to advance our surgical knowledge and professional care of jaws, face and skull pathologies around the world.

This Congress will offer you keynote lectures, high quality masterclasses, panel discussions, controversies, oral presentations and poster presentations. The meeting will also give everyone a chance to get closer together, make new acquaintances or meet up with old friends in a captivating setting, whilst facing new challenges and discovering new pathways of dealing with patients.

Enjoy this unique chance for all of us to meet, learn and socialize in an environment that is sunny and friendly.

Limassol, the town which will be holding the Congress, is located on the Southern Coast of Cyprus. Our congress venue the Carob Mill, is situated at the historical center of Limassol surrounded from the town’s old port and the new Limassol Marina. It is an excellent conference area by the Medieval Castle of Limassol allowing you to experience the city’s old rhythm.

Our small island has an old-fashioned lifestyle with many modern features and it is full of museums, enchanting castles, inviting beaches and nearly all year-round sunshine. Cyprus is an island of legends and stories that date over 10,000 years ago, and has seen many civilizations come and go which includes people like Alexander the Great to Cleopatra when faced with such beauty. Aphrodite made Cyprus her home too, and travelers throughout the ancient times came here to pay her tribute.

Cyprus is also well known for Copper, large deposits of which are found in Cyprus and thus the name of Cyprus derives from the ancient Greek word for copper.

To conclude, it is of great importance that we remain united and strengthen our friendships, contacts and knowledge, whilst keeping up to date with the latest developments within our field.

I hope you will enjoy and learn from our Congress Programme.

Wishing everyone all the best,

Zoe Nicolaou

President of the 29th World Congress of the ICMFS 2015

Vice President of the ICMFS

The Association

The Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (C.Y.A.O.M.S) (ΗΕ 335462), is registered in the files of the state’s registrar as a non-profit company/association for the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Cyprus.

The Purpose

The Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS) was founded and established in 2014. Via this scientific company, we aim to inform and keep up to date both with the medical world and the public around the matters of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

Objectives

1

To display and promote by every possible and legal mean, the scientific field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

2

The development and composition of publications and researches that promote the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery so as to be presented in Scientific Congresses and Seminars in collaboration with other local, European and International Associations.

The Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS) participates actively in a number of local and international scientific events

What is Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgeons specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

OMF surgery is often seen as the bridge between medicine and dentistry, treating conditions that require expertise from both backgrounds such as head and neck cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial disproportion, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections.

Also, OMF can correct skeletal disorders of developmental or congenital etiology, correction of clefts and other craniofacial anomalies. Finally, it deals with the repair of traumas and tumors in the area of the head and neck.

Many OMF surgeons focus on one of these areas to develop a sub-specialist interest within the scope of the wider specialty.

Services we Offer

Wisdom Teeth Management

When the wisdom teeth are not aligned and affect the adjacent teeth, nerves of the bone jaws, removal of the wisdom teeth (impacted, semi-impacted or not) is required.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are metal screws (made out of titanium) that are permanently placed in the jaw bone. Modern dental implants are now in many cases the most appropriate treatment for the restoration of lost natural teeth or for the support of dentures.

Oral Pathology

Pathological conditions to the jaws, such as cystic lesions of the jaws, white lesions of oral mucosa as well as ulcers of oral mucosa and other conditions to the oral mucosa, the tongue and the palate, can be cured with minor surgery, after diagnosis is made and if treatment is required. The patient can go back to his/her activities right after the operation.

Pathology of Maxillary Sinuses

Sinuses are hollow spaces filled with air behind the facial bones that lead to nose cavity. Maxillary sinuses can also appear inflammations such as the Maxillary Sinusitis. This infection may be associated with both bacterial and fungal infections. The symptoms of sinusitis are headache, usually near the involved sinus, and foul-smelling nasal or pharyngeal discharge, possibly with some systemic signs of infection such as fever and weakness. There are different types of sinusitis, including chronic, acute and mild sinusitis which also have a variety of different symptoms such as facial pain, high body temperature, toothache, fatigue, blocked nose, and more. In many cases, maxillary sinusitis is randomly diagnosed after a radiographic examination and it can be of a dental etiology. A paranasal sinus tumor is a cancer that has grown inside your sinuses, the open spaces behind your nose. This tumor can begin in the cells of the membranes, bones, or nerves that line the area. Though tumor is growing until it spreads.

Pre-prosthetic surgery

Pre-prosthetic surgery is that part of oral and maxillofacial surgery which restores oralfunction and facial form. This is concerned with surgical modification of the alveolar process and its surrounding structures to enable the fabrication of a well-fitting, comfortable, and esthetic dental prosthesis.

Sinus Lift Surgery

A sinus lift, sometimes referred as ‘sinus augmentation’ as well, is a surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the space between your molars and premolars, which is also the space between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane is moved upwards, or is “lifted”. A sinus lift surgery is usually performed by a dental specialist like an oral maxillofacial surgeon or a Periodontist. In many cases, sinus lift surgery is considered as an ideal solution to enhance the upper jaw in order to accommodate special dental implants when the available bone is not sufficient.

Bone Augmentation & Atrophic Jaws

Severe bone loss leads to a condition known as atrophic jaws. In such cases, the placement of standard dental implants is limited owing to the risk of damaging critical anatomical structures, such as nerves. When this occurs, the solution, in most cases, is bone augmentation to build bone so that dental implants can be placed. Dental bone augmentation is not uncommon and it includes a variety of procedures such as sinus lifts, bone graft procedures either using patient’s bone or processed bone and finally, manipulation of bone using an osteotome or osteotome mallet.

BRONJ and MRONJ

Biphosphonate (BP)-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) and Medical-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ), are complications of biphosphonated and other medicines, reported only in the jaws, in which necrosis of bone is followed by exposure to the oral cavity.

Osteomyelitis of the Jaws

Osteomyelitis is an infection in a bone. Infections can reach a bone by traveling through the bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Infections can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to germs. Although once considered incurable, osteomyelitis can now be successfully treated. It can be complicated due to the presence of teeth and persistent exposure to the oral environment. In many cases, surgery is required to remove areas of the bone that are no-longer alive but after surgery, strong intravenous antibiotics are typically needed for successful and complete healing. ­­

Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw

Osteoradionecrosis, is a condition where the bone becomes necrotic or/and exposed due to radiation. The bone dies because radiation damages its blood vessels. Osteoradionecrosis is a rare side effect and a serious complication that develops sometimes after radiation therapy has ended. It usually occurs in the lower jaw and can ever arise over 5 years after radiation. Usually, osteoradionecrosis is treated with conservative or surgical management

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) & Facial Pain

The Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) is characterized by a group of problems attributed to the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint/s. It may adversely affect the patient’s quality of life since it hampers everyday functions like chewing, swallowing and speaking.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy of the Temporomandibular joints is the procedure that provides the ability to visualize the internal parts of the joints in order to locate the causes of the problems and it allows the surgeon to correct them. It is also a technology guided operation.

Treatment of Facial Injury

Maxillofacial injuries, also referred to as  ofnimally invasive of the body as the most appropriate and innovative since it is ry important for the limitation of the tumor.Facial trauma, encompass any injury to the mouth, face and jaw. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons treat injuries to the teeth, mouth, jaws and facial structures.

Salivary Glands Pathology & Sialendoscopy

For the diagnosis and treatment of both inflammatory and obstructive pathology related to the ductal system, Sialendoscopy is indicated in all large glands of the body as the most appropriate and innovative treatment since it is minimally invasive.

Head, Neck and Oral Cancer

Many cancers of the head and neck can be cured, especially if they are found early. Although, eliminating the cancer is the primary goal of treatment, preserving the function of the nearby nerves, organs and tissues is also very important. When planning treatment, we consider how treatment might affect a person’s quality of life. The surgical treatment in combination with later chemotherapy or radiotherapy is very important for the limitation of the tumor.

Orthognathic Surgery / Aesthetic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery corrects irregularities of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws (maxilla & mandible) and teeth so as to  improve the functionality of the Stomatognathic system and the facial aesthetics. Overall, an Orthognathic Surgery can improve your facial appearance and restore the smile on your face.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)

During sleep, the muscles controling the upper respiratory tract relax. If the relaxation is significant, the respiratory tract is narrowed and it causes several problems and obstructive incidents. Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be diagnosed from the first year of age up to adolescence.

Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery

Clefts are one of the most common craniofacial anomalies tha occur during birth. In Cyprus, around 15 babies with cleft lip/palate are born every year and the exact causes remain unknown. Similar are also the conditions when it comes to other craniofacial anomalies and syndromes.  The correction of the cleft/s is arranged and completed within a few months after the birth. The scars that occur, follow the natural direction of the filter of the lip and most times they become almost invisible with the passing of time.

Craniofacial Anomalies

There are several craniofacial anomalies, some of them are quite unique and rare. However, all of them have some specific morphological features, functional problems and of course their own treatment. A few of these craniofacial anomalies are: Hemifacial Microsomia, Pierre Robin Sequence, Crouzon Syndrome, Apert Syndrome, Pfeiffer Syndrome, Cranio-Frontal-Nasal Malformation, Saerthe Chotzen Syndrome, Treacher Collins Syndrome, Muenke Syndrome, Hyper/Palatal-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, Goldenhar Syndromes.

Members of the CYAOMS

Cyaom’s organizing committee

Dr. Eleftherios Kalimeras

President

Dr. Zoe
Nicolaou

Secretary General

Dr. Christos Samaras

TBD

Dr. Andreas Prokopiou

TBD

Dr. Stavros Eleftheriou

TBD

Dr. Anna
Christou

TBD

Ιf you wish to join our association and become a member, please contact the Secretary General Dr. Zoe Nicolaou: drzoenicolaou@ccmfc.com.cy or call: +357 25761010 to request the application form.

CYAOMS Affiliations

The Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS) is officially affiliated with:

If you are an association’s member or a country’s councilor and wish to affiliate with the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgey (CYAOMS) please contact us.

Contact Us

For more information about our association or if you wish to join our association and become a member, please contact the Secretary General Dr. Zoe Nicolaou: drzoenicolaou@ccmfc.com.cy or call: +357 25761010 to request the application form.

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Successful completion of the 29th World Congress of the ICMFS

5-9 October 2015

Dr. Zoe Nicolaou, Vice President of the International College for Maxillofacial Surgery (ICMFS) and first President of the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (CYAOMS) hosted the 29th ICMFS World Congress which was held in Limassol, Cyprus, between the 5th and 9th of October 2015. The 29th ICMFS, aimed to advance surgical knowledge and professional care of jaws, face and skull pathologies around the world. It successfully managed to gather nearly 500 maxillofacial surgeons, researchers, scientists, scholars and other professionals from related fields from around the world. It facilitated in the best way the community to share doctrines and experiences with each other and provide discussion and learning of the latest scientific achievements in these specialized disciplines. With the slogan “Let us give them the opportunity to live and laugh”, Dr. Zoe Nicolaou, Congress President of the 29th ICMFS World Congress along with her team and business associates, did their best to make the delegates’ stay unforgettable and enjoy a taste of what Cyprus has to offer.

“New Innovations”. Scientific Seminar by the CYAOMS

16 June 2018

On Saturday 16th of June 2018, the scientific seminar of the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CYAOMS) was successfully held at the Amathus Beach hotel. With the title “New Innovations”, the main subjects focused around Sialadenoscopy, Implantology, Oral Pathology and Arthroscopy of the Temporomandibular Joints. The participants had the opportunity to catch up with the latest innovations, presented by distinguished speakers from abroad with a rich medical and academic background. More specifically, Professor Ilana Kaplan MD, presented the modern methods of differential diagnosis for the treatment of oral lesions which, while they may seem benign, in fact may be malignant and vice versa. Also, Professor Oded Nahlieli D.M.D., presented the developments in the already revolutionary endoscopic surgery and in particular that of the salivary glands (also known as Sialadenoscopy) as well as the methods of closed sinus augmentation with the use of new revolutionary implants. For the above, patients from Cyprus can now receive high quality medical services and the most advanced medical technology is finally available in our country. Finally, Professor Samer Srouji D.M.D., analyzed the developments of methods for the treatment of diseases related to the temporomandibular joints. The president and secretary of the Cyprus Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Eleftherios Kalimeras and Dr. Zoe Nikolaou respectively, stressed in their speeches the need to preserve and promote the specialty and objects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Cyprus. The importance of the work of the scientific company (CYAOMS) both locally and internationally is great, since it is affiliated with international organizations and participates in World conferences and congresses.

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