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Third National Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

April 26-28, 2018 – Hotel “Admiral”, Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria

New deadline for early registration

The organizers extend the early registration deadline to April 15, 2018

The Congress Program includes the following main topics::







The Congress speakers are recognized international professionals and leading Bulgarian experts in the field. We will enjoy the great honor to have as keynote speakers of the event Professor Dr. Julio Acero, President of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (IAOMS) and the world-renowned American specialist in the field of surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the head and neck area Professor Dr. Jatin Shah.

Programme overview
Thursday, 26 April 2018

16:00 – 19:00 Registration
19:30 Welcome cocktail

Friday, 27 April 2018

08:00 Registration
08:30 Opening ceremony

Plenary session – Maxillofacial Traumatology
  • Management and treatment of orbital trauma

10:00 Anton Djorov

  • Facial and jaw bones fractures

10:20 Sponsored lecture – Ewopharma
10:30 Coffee break

Plenary session – Clefts / Dentofacial Deformities / OSAS

11:00 George Sandor – CV

11:45 Hesham Negm

  • Patient assessment and management of OSA
  • New diagnostic horizons in OSAS

12:35 Sponsored lecture – Zimmer
12:45 Lunch


14:00 – 14:10 Faculty introduction and session objectives – Risto Kontio
14:10 – 15:30 Clinical presentation, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of ARONJ – Sven Otto
15:30 – 15:50 Microvascular reconstructions in ARONJ – Risto Kontio
15:50 – 16:00 Questions and discussions – all
16:00 Coffee break

AOCMF Seminar – Trauma Reconstruction

16:30 – 17:00 Load sharing – load bearing osteosynthesis of the mandible – Risto Kontio
17:00 – 17:20 3D planning in CMF – Boyko Gueorguiev
17:20 – 17:35 Midface fractures (Le Fort and zygomatic bone) – Sven Otto
17:35 – 17:45 Orbital and NOE fractures – Risto Kontio
17:45 – 18:15 Virtual planning of orthognathic surgery – Sven Otto
18:15 – 18:30 Questions and discussions – all
19:00 Departure to Gala dinner venue (Magic Spring – Devnya)

Saturday, 28 April 2018
Plenary session – Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction

08:30 Jatin Shah

  • New staging, and the factors affecting selection of therapy for oral cancer

09:30 Julio Acero

  • New technologies in cranio-maxillofacial reconstruction
  • The Head and Neck Microvascular Road in Bulgaria – an inspired trailblazing

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Jeremy McMahon

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of early oral cancer

11:40 Chavdar Bachvarov, Pavel Bochev, Elitsa Encheva

  • Salivary gland malignancies – ultrasound & PET CT imaging and radiotherapy

13:30 Lunch
14:30 Sponsored lecture – Roche

Free paper

14:50 Dineen DS, O’Connell A

  • Replacement of a Macrodont by Transplanting a Supplemental Tooth: A Case Report

15:05 Tonchev K, Mehterov N, Sarafian V, Vladimirov B

  • MicroRNAs in oral cancer – promising biomarkers

15:20 Haralanov G, Petrov P, Vladimirov B

  • Dislocation of the mandibular condyle into the middle cranial fossa – a case report

15:35 Radev I

  • Submental endotracheal intubation – an alternative to tracheostomy in severe maxillofacial trauma

15:50 Grozev R, Haralanov G, Vladimirov B

  • Intraoperative CT imaging in maxillofacial trauma – report of two cases

16:05 Coffee break

16:30 Svechtarov, Nencheva–Svechtarova, Prodanova

  • Superluminous devices and low intensity laser for temporomandibular disorders

16:45 Svechtarov, Nencheva–Svechtarova, Prodanova

  • Contractures and comorbid conditions in Axis II positive TMD patients

17:00 Slavkov S, Markov D, Andreev D, Kolarov R

  • Epidemiologic and demographic characteristics of patients with salivary gland tumors

17:15 Markov D, Slavkov S, Yanev N

  • Principal microvascular composite flaps in head and neck reconstructive surgery

17:30 Markov D, Andreev D, Krasteva A

  • LT test application in dental medicine and maxillofacial surgery

17:45 Karadjova N, Toncheva B, Tonchev T

  • Transoral approach to large cysts of the floor of the mouth

18:00 Closing ceremony

We expect your active participation, which will contribute to the organization of a fruitful and valuable forum – an arena for the exchange of knowledge, experience and innovative ideas.

For further information and questions, please email us at
Contact Person: Petia Momchilova, Tel.: +359 52 60 24 17, Mob: +359 887 65 05 49, e-mail:

Please confirm your participation until 31 March 2018 through REGISTRATION button.

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Abstract Submission Guidelines
We are pleased to announce that the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS) will award Helene Matras Congress Scholarships of 500 Euros to the two best trainee presentations at the National Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bulgaria as a support for the participants’ educational activities.
The presenters must be members of EACMFS. Possible membership types in order to be eligible for the scholarship are:
Trainee membership: open to practitioners enrolled on certified European training programmes complying with the European guidelines for training in cranio-maxillo-facial surgery
Junior Trainee and Undergraduate Student Membership (JTUS): available to any medical or dental graduate aspiring to become a specialist in cranio-maxillo-facial surgery. This category of membership is also available to medical or dental undergraduate students.
Active Membership: open to surgeons undertaking the major part of their work in a range of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery who have satisfied the education & training requirements as set down in the Constitution of the Association.
More information about EACMFS membership and on-line application form can be found at the Association’s website:
Inquiries can also be addressed to Dr. Boyan Vladimirov, EACMFS Councillor for Bulgaria: email:; tel. 0898 690959