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UKRAINIAN-BRAZILIAN COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

UKRAINIAN-BRAZILIAN COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
UKRAINIAN-BRAZILIAN COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
Smile Ukraine Project

The Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of Childrens Age, within the framework of the bilateral agreement between the Bogomolets National Medical University and the University of Itaúna and the São Paulo University (Brazil), participates in the project «Smile of Ukraine» (Smile Ukraine). The project is aimed at the treatment of patients with deformities of the maxillofacial region of the face and, in particular, cleft of the palate and upper lip. The project is funded by a grant from the International Rotary Charities.

It is worth noting that in the context of bilateral cooperation there will be a constant exchange of personnel between the NMU and the educational and therapeutic institutions in Brazil.

The programme «Smile Project» was organized and is chaired by Professor Saulo Borges, the Rotarian, the head of the club in Arcos (Brazil), owner of the Sabor INC (Construction Company), former Professor of Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Orthopedics in the Brazilian Dental Association. The agreements were drafted between the Department of DE CLÍNICA, CIRURGIA E PATOLOGÍA Faculdade DE ODONTOLOGIA DA UFMG and Universidad de Sao Paulo USP (Brazil) and the Bogomolets National Medical University (Ukraine), which are aimed at academic collaboration for student exchange, staff training and scientific research, for a practical implementation of the ideas of this program.

In April of 2015 in order to discuss the modalities of future cooperation the representatives of the clinic Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofacais DA UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Professor Saulo Borges and Eudes Nobrega PhD, MD of Maxillofacial Surgery, the head of the department of Plastic Surgery of the „Centrino“ hospital Bauru, Brazil, have visited the Ukrainian center of assistance to children with congenital and acquired diseases of the maxillofacial part of face, on the basis of the Maxillofacial Hospital Department 7.

During the first visit, the staff of the Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofacais DA UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO told about the provided specialized help to children with congenital malformations of the maxillofacial part of the face within their clinics. Eudes Nobrega PhD. MD of Maxillofacial Surgery gave a lecture on the methods of surgical treatment of congenital nonunion of lip and palate, which are used in the «Centrino» clinic. Conversely, two employees of the Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of Children’s Age are going to participate in a monthly internship (May 2015) of a «Centrino» Hospital UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO, Brazil. During this time they took part in a surgical-orthodontic treatment of children with congenital lip and palate, they also became acquainted with the structure, organization of work of the clinic «Centrino» and participated in scientific-practical conference XLIV Conferencia do Distrito 4560 «Conferencia da Luz», realizada em Caxambu/MG, 22-24.05.2015.

Representatives of our Department together with Prof. Saulo Borges visited different cities of Brazil, where the Rotary clubs function, presented the future agenda and the level of medical care for children with maxillofacial pathology in Ukraine.

When our specialists returned, they began the next stage of cooperation, which included the drafting of the cooperation agreement, the selection of patients with maxillofacial deformities that require gnat-surgical operations, identification of necessary logistical support for carrying out of general surgical treatment, and developing areas for collaborative research.

The Department and clinic of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of Children’s Age have prepared and created a working environment for a team of specialists from Brazil: Prof. Dr. Saulo Borges, Prof. Dr. Sergio Monteiro Lima, Prof. Dr. Boos Fernanda Lima, Prof. Dr. Paulo De Moraes, and Prof. Dr. Theo Colferai.

In February 15, 2016 within the framework of the project «Smile of Ukraine» (Smile Ukraine) at the Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of Children’s Age at NMU (Children’s clinical hospital No.7, Pechersk district) the presentation of the project was held. The event was attended by specialists (maxillofacial surgeons, implant dentists and dental prosthetists) from Brazil Saulo Borges, Sergio Monteiro Lima, Fernanda Brasil Daura Jorge Boos, Théo Peres Colferai, Paulo Hemerson de Moraes; Chairman of the Pechersk district in Kyiv state administration S. A. Martynchuk, representatives of the Rotary Club of France, Brazil and Ukraine, administration of the Children’s clinical hospital No.7, the administration of the O. O. Bogomolets NMU, the Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of Children’s Age.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • to educate Ukrainian doctors, especially, maxillofacial surgeons, how organizes and operates the Rehabilitation Hospital of Maxillofacial Anomalies (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and to outspread this experience within Ukraine;

  • to train specialists for operational techniques and methods, to improve the quality and operation results of children with the cleft of the palate and orthognathous deformities;

  • to introduce facial and cephalometric analysis in treatment planning and evaluating of its results;

  • to familiarize with the work of the documentation centre of the hospital in Brazil and the opening of the centre in Children’s Clinical Hospital 7 in Kyiv city;

  • to create a system of training for students, doctors, speech therapists, dentists and orthodontists in treatment and further rehabilitation of patients with deformities of the maxillofacial region;

  • to facilitate collaboration between physicians, dentists, social workers, speech therapists, psychologists and various medical institutions in the treatment of children with nonunion of the palate;

  • to conduct basic and advanced courses (both, theoretical and practical) for the treatment of the cleft of the palate and orthognathic surgery;

  • together with the employees of the Department of Surgical Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery of children’s age of NMU to operate two Ukrainian girls with serious deformities of the maxillofacial region.

  • 16, 17, 18.02.2016 two teams of surgeons from Ukraine and Brazil have made 3 surgeries of children with maxillofacial pathology, which included an implant of the lower jaw, the lower orbital edge, held gnat-surgical correction of the jaws.

    Operations were available for everyone to watch on-line, or to do this in the operating room, because a few cameras were installed.

    19.02.2016 on the basis of Dental Center at the Bogomolets National Medical University students and teachers had an opportunity to attend 3 lectures.

    Prof. Dr. Saulo Borges made opening remarks and presented the participants of the scientific-practical conference.

    Prof. Dr. Sergio Monteiro Lima delivered a lecture on «General principles of orthognathic surgery of patients with oral and maxillofacial pathology».

    Prof. Dr. Theo Colferai delivered a lecture on « Materials that are used in orthognathic surgery and their technology in Brazil.»

    Prof. Dr. Paulo De Moraes delivered a lecture on «3D modelling and the use of implants in orthognathic surgery on the face in Brazil.»

    Lecturers, doctors, students showed keen interest in the presented information, debated and asked questions.