New developments

Most of our discussions of treatment options for maxillofacial conditions include recent clinical practice, with the occasional hint at further developments and research at pre-clinical stage, or in clinical trials.

Not all initially promising developments will end up as accepted clinical practice – some drawbacks may be encountered along the way. On the other hand, it is not uncommon that surprise discoveries swiftly become adopted as standard practice: serendipity sometimes is a great aid for useful discoveries. Of slightly more concern, new gadgets and techniques have an innate appeal to many surgeons. In the UK there are several national processes to try to moderate the enthusiasm to ‘try out the new’.

In order to keep the content of this website up to date, we include this section about new developments. The selection is, by necessity, reflecting our opinions and expectations. Only time will tell if we were right or wrong about promising developments. Obviously, this section of the website will also need regular updates.

The content of this page is given in alphabetical order for convenience.