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Department of oral and maxillofacial surgery

PD. Dr. med. dent. Christine Jacobsen
oral and maxillofacial surgery

About the department

The department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin has many years of experience in the surgical treatment of the upper respiratory tract, the facial skull and tumour and reconstructive surgery, including microsurgery in the entire head and neck area. Modern technologies are implemented, such as 3D planning and computer-assisted implantations. Particular specialization of the department is cause-related therapy of obstructive sleep apnea. Nocturnal sleep-related breathing disorders are diagnosed and eliminated using the cause-related therapy of "bimaxillary advancement with counterclockwise rotation". The long-term results of this causal therapy impressively show what an operative procedure for the sustainable expansion of the upper airways can do for the patient's quality of life. A team of two experts is working in the department, providing excellent care for the patients. Modern technologies are implemented, such as 3D planning and computer-assisted implantations.

Medical services include surgery on the jaws and face, both functional (to restore function) and aesthetic. The specializations, along with sleep apnea, include implantology and jaw misalignments treatment.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Surgical procedures:

  • Dysgnathia operations according to computer-aided 3d planning
  • Computer-assisted implant placement
  • Alveolar process (tooth sockets) surgery
  • Sinus floor elevation
  • Functional surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses (to restore function)
  • Expanding interventions in the nose and throat area (septoplasty, turbinate reduction, laser adenotomy, tonsillectomy, soft palate lift)

Plastic reconstructive facial surgery:

  • Chin plastic surgery/Genioplasty
  • Rhinoplasty (plastic reconstruction of the nose)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Advanced full-face composition (skin grafting)
  • Earmold surgery
  • Skin surgery in the facial area

Specialities:

  • Causal therapy of obstructive sleep apnea (CPAP mask - overpressure ventilation mask and bimaxillary advancement with counterclockwise rotation)
  • Surgical treatment of jaw misalignments
  • Implantology
  • Plastic reconstructive facial surgery
  • Functional surgery of the nose
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2009 Fellowship Cleft lip Palate Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital London, UK
  • 2007 Fellowship Cleft lip palate Surgery, Department of Craniomaxillofacial and Oral Surgery, University of Pretoria South Africa
  • 2005-2009 Resident at the Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005 Training, Clinic for Laser Medicine, Elisabeth Hospital, Berlin
  • 2004 Teaching Training Craniofacial Malformations Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001 TCM Training Department of Orthopedics, Military Hospital, University of Beijing, China

Experience

  • 2019 - today self-employed, The Facial Surgery Team (practice)
  • 2020 - today senior physician at the University Hospital Zurich, focus on craniofacial surgery (part-time)
  • 2020 - today member of the cantonal ethics committee of the canton of Zurich
  • 2015 - 2020 instructor and teaching surgeon for the treatment of craniofacial malformations, department for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich
  • 2015 – 2019 Clinic Professor Sailer, Zurich, Senior Physician
  • 2009 – 2015 Senior Physician Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zurich
  • 2004 Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of West Indies, Barbados
  • 2002-2003 Dentist, Clinic for Prosthetics and Materials Science Dental Center, University of Tübingen
  • 2001 Orthognathic Surgery Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Marienhospital Stuttgart
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